Monday, June 18, 2012
Saw this movie at the imax theatre this weekend. I was really hoping it was going to be as good as Alien or Aliens. And it was in many ways. The acting was excellent. I thought everyone played their role to perfection, especially Michael Fassbender who played the role of the David, the android. The visuals were spectacular, exceeding my expectations, and the ship, Prometheus, was just plain effing awesome. Exactly the sort of ship you'd need for what they were doing. In fact, I want one.
But ...I had trouble with motivation, that is, the characters' motivation. I didn't understand why people did certain things. It didn't make sense to me given what I knew. Wesley Lovell said in his review "It's a striking composition that's burdened by frustrating unanswered questions that distract from the greater themes of faith and religion in science." And that pretty much sums it up.
Have you seen the movie? If so, what did you think?