Friday, May 17, 2024

“Prometheus” Looks Like a Hit for 20th Century Fox


It looks like “Prometheus,” directed by Ridley Scott, is going to be a big hit. It opens tomorrow with a high rating and amazing 3D. Our LEAH SYDNEY saw the film this week and she reports: “Visually stunning with seamless and dazzling CGI, Scott’s film expertly blends crisp 3-D effects and suspense along with the nerve-wracking tense drama and intense paranoia of the characters.  So well paced was the film that I was gripping my seat handle in a packed screening room practically the entire 123 minutes of the film.

“While over the top avid geek fans might not feel the same gut wrenching affect that they had with his previous films, (think John Hurt’s chest exploding scene from “Alien,”)  “Prometheus,”set in 2093 roughly thirty years earlier than “Alien,” bedazzles with visual fireworks that will impress even the most jaded moviegoers.

“A crew of space explorers are traveling on a trillion dollar mission to a remote moon hoping to find answers to mankind’s beginnings.  The actors all deliver with strong performances, especially Idris Elba as the ship’s sexy albeit no-nonsense captain, Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green as a pair of in love scientists, Michael Fassbender as an eerily precise android and the icy corporate supervisor Charlize Theron.

“Scott, who teamed with writers Damon Lindelof (“Lost,”) and Jon Spaihts, create a story that questions mankind’s origins, touching on science vs. belief and Darwinism vs. creation. Though these ideas  are not quite fully developed, they are fascinating and worthy of continuation, where it indeed seems like “Prometheus” is headed”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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