Exploring the world of film with Jonathan R. Lack
B+? I dunno, man.I like your analyses, especially your insights into "Mad Men," and I think you're dead on describing this movie's ambitions. But this film was saddled with such an inept script that the big ideas are wasted, which is a real shame given the creativity on display here.Other commenters and sites will more than adequately cover my reservations, so I won't waste my breath on more than two examples (no spoilers, I hope). First, if this is a team of scientists, why don't they act like scientists? Instead they run around touching and poking everything in sight. Really? Sure, it's a challenge to a writer and director to make drama out of the deliberation and caution real scientists have, but that's also an effective way of building tension and it was totally neglected. That lack of realistic characterization keeps snapping us out of the movie.Second, there's a moment when several characters have to choose to make an extreme personal sacrifice. The whole scene is played straight out of the Shane Black playbook, complete with jokey asides, when the gravity of the situation and the consequences demanded a sober, affecting, even inspiring mood.The entire film is riddled with wasted opportunities. I so wanted to like this movie, but it's only worthy in fits and starts. When I woke up this morning I was still angry: that's $20 I wasted, two hours I'll never have back, and in return I get memory like a bad taste for the rest of my life. Gee, thanks.
My review of the movie : PROMETHEUS Movie Review : Revelations and mythological connections (FR audio, ENG subs) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ulw0fK-4E