Monday, July 2, 2012
If you make a film about aliens, the existence of God, origins of man, ancient myths, prophecies, hieroglyphics, space travel, throw in a lot of goo, birthing alien babies and an unnerving robot - then I'm most likely gonna love it!
And guess what? I did! Prometheus, Ridley Scott's pre-quel to his classic film Alien is visually and sci-fi-ingly satisfying.
That being said, it would take a far, far bigger geek than me to go into the ins and outs of whether this is a plausible pre-quel or not. I know nothing of star dates and although I'm a fan of Alien, I haven't seen it countless times like a true sci-fi aficionado.
But for me, all the characters in Prometheus worked - it's also a treat to have two men that I think are the sexiest alive in one movie - Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba. Although in this movie, Fassbender is super creepy. And convincing as a pansexual, free thinking Android. This guy is quickly becoming an actor's actor.
(Side note: I was completely bored with Snow White and The Huntsman. Visually it's perfect and I'm sure will be Oscar nominated for costumes. But I found the rest of it to be dull. I know the original fairytale doesn't give us much to work with, but this truly lacks a gripping storyline.)
Esquire Online: My favorite part of Prometheus is when a battered and bloody Noomi Rapace reaches for her crucifix necklace, and the decapitated robot head says to her, "Even after all this, you still believe." In that scene, are you Noomi or the robot head?
Ridley Scott: That's hard to say. [Long pause] I do despair. That's a heavy word, but picking up a newspaper every day, how can you not despair at what's happening in the world, and how we're represented as human beings? The disappointments and corruption are dismaying at every level. And the biggest source of evil is of course religion.
Read more: http://www.esquire.com/the-side/qa/spitznagel/ridley-scott-prometheus-interview-9423167#ixzz1yeRchQLA