After a long time exploring other genres, Ridley Scott comes back to science fiction (a genre he redefined). The highly anticipated movie, Prometheus is a visually stunning voyage to the origins of human race. With a breathtaking prologue, Scott, engages the audience in a journey guided by ancient messages that supposedly lead to find the creators of mankind.
Deep in space a team of explorers embark on a mission to find an answer to the eternal question: Where do we come from?
In this story, the iconic filmmaker Ridley Scott reinvents the classic myth that gives the title to the film. Daring the gods has its consequences and the insatiable thirst for knowledge can lead to a really sinister place.
In this perfectly constructed universe Scott nods at his classic film, “Alien” (1979). In this way he starts a dialogue with his past movies. Based on these references the audience can join this conversation, making this cinematic experience extremely interesting and fulfilling.
In Prometheus, Ridley Scott, masters (once again) visual storytelling and takes the viewer to an unknown and intriguing world where anything is possible. The critically acclaimed director puts his characters inside the belly of the beast, where danger is imminent and questions must be answered.
To execute this mission Ridley Scott casted an extremely talented group of actors. Noomi Rapace portraits Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, a passionate scientist that is willing to go to extremes to find the truth. Once the plot unravels she will have to make really difficult choices. Dr. Shaw will give the audience such an intense and terrifying scene that no one will forget it. Charlize Theron is stellar as Meredith Vickers a corporate cold-blooded businesswoman that rules the spaceship with an iron fist. Michael Fassbender gives a spectacular performance as David, the cyborg that may be more human than it appears. He also raises a crucial argument about the perpetual conflict between the creator and his creations.
As a thrilling science fiction film Prometheus delivers. All its elements are synchronized to create an exhilarating experience. The cinematography (Dariusz Wolski) is amazing and is wonderfully complemented by the original musical score (Marc Streitenfeld). The impeccable production design (Arthur Max) and the amazingly detailed special effects create a world that is almost palpable and truly scary.
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