Friday, June 08, 2012


Rating : 7/10
Release Date : 8th June, 2012 (India)
Time : 124 minutes
Directors : Ridley Scott; Writers : Jon Spaihts, Damen Lindelof; Music : Marc Streitenfeld
Starring : Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green

Sometimes a film is more about the questions than the answers.

Who created us ? Why ? Was it just because they could ? Who created them ? Why is there a common drawing across our ancient civilizations, of a giant being pointing towards a uniquely shaped planetary system ? What will Prometheus, a mission in 2093 heading towards the same system find there ? And why is Weyland corporation funding the mission ?

Amongst the crew on board are David, a high tech robot, who’s designed to be as human-like as possible because humans are more comfortable dealing with one of their kind. The scientists who made the discovery of the common drawings, Noomi Rapace and Logan. The head of the mission, a fiercely independent Charlize Theron, for whom self preservation comes before anything else. An assorted bunch of scientists, geologists, security. And finally, Idris Elba, the captain of the ship, who’s just interested in flying the damn thing and in none of the other answers

I have rarely seen a film unfold with so little known about what lies around the next corner. Even the questions are revealed via drip feed. And therein lies the beauty of this experience. Yes, the special effects are stunning. The visuals breathtaking. The performances incredibly convincing. But what impressed me most was the sense of foreboding, the steady build of tension, of not knowing whats coming at you next

Prometheus. The Titan who tried to make men equal to Gods. The champion of progress. Who, for that sin was cast aside, made to suffer in eternal torment by the Gods. This film asked the questions. Hopefully the sequel answers them.

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