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Review: Prometheus (2012)

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This Ridley Scott’s comeback film centers on the crew of spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map that led them towards an unexplored intergalactic world. Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) were inspired by the inscriptions they found in a 32,000 year old cave pointing them towards the answer to human’s existential question that they convince multibillionaire Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) to fund the trip to this distant cosmos with Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), the robot David (Michael Fassbender) and captain Janek (Idris Elba) joining in for the ride.

I thought the first half of the film was truly compelling particularly the overwhelming ideas that the cast and ‘you’ may ponder upon (the existence of man, the origin of aliens and all) but it became unsteady towards the end. It has quite a few plot holes. Suddenly, I feel that most of the dialogues became meaningless with the characters doing irrational stuff, which may perhaps lead to a sequel.

There is still so much to like about this film though. Michael Fassbender for one steals the show as the well-mannered David. Noomi Rapace is decent enough while Theron and Pearce were quite a delight even if their character lacks development. In addition, I would like to say how bothered I am by the make-up that drowned Pearce almost instantly. There are also the stunning visuals and the extraordinary soundscape that I felt like I was transported into another dimension. The cinematography was divine! Truly, Scott is a master in visuals.

I feel that the film has a touch of cliché after watching it but I thought it was intelligent and somehow original despite the nod towards Alien. It ain’t finish as we’re up to the inevitable sequel and I’m actually excited about it. I have not seen a film quite like this in a long time and I couldn’t care less if the ending was a bit weak as long as there’s a sequel in the near future.

Rating: 7/10

Director: Ridley Scott

Casts: Roomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

First posted at the Pinoy Exchange Official Movie Reviews

Review: Thor (2011)

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I am not a big fan of any Marvel characters or any Nordic myths, which means I don’t have the brightest idea about Thor. I just know that he is the God of Thunder from word of mouth. Upon seeing the film’s trailer, I’d say that I was quite impressed by it and was excited to catch the film in the cinema.

Last Sunday, I was finally able to catch it and true enough, it didn’t disappoint me one bit. The film was basically about Thor who is vanished by his Father from his kingdom to teach him a lesson –from then one, events took place to regain what he had lost.

The film was actually a typical superhero film for me. There’s the hero, his love interest, the goody-goody thing that he does and of course, the bad guys. Chris Hemsworth in my opinion was perfect for the role. He was very charming and looks great. Whilst Natalie Portman maybe a great addition to the cast as the Scientist Jane Foster, I find her character excessively flirty and not being there at all. Darcy, her assistant had stolen the scenes from her by delivering the humor of the film along with the lead character, Thor.

The best part about the film is its visuals. I daresay that it’s the best film I’ve seen this year so far – for this technical aspect alone. It has the perfect formula of a good film. Okay lines, kinda great characters and stunning visual effects. One will be able to understand and enjoy it thoroughly.

Based on Thor by Stan Lee
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

I’ll give it a 9.5/10 ratings.