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Film: Prometheus

Year: 2012

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charliz Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall Green, Sean Harris, RAfe Spall, Emun Elliot, Benedict Wong, Kate Dickie, Patrick Wilson, Lucy Hutchinson,

Plot: A team of scientists journey through the universe on the spaceship “Prometheus” on a voyage to investigate Alien life forms. The team of scientists becomes stranded on an Alien world, and as they struggle to survive it becomes clear that the horrors they experience are not just a threat to themselves, but to all of mankind.

Review: ok so a bit of background, this film was due to be made after the original Alien film back in 1979 and be it’s prequel, this was eventually shelved and was resurrected back in 2010. This being the finished result.

So after that, what did I think of it? Well I was confused for most of it, as it doesn’t really follow any of the alien films, there is very little Alien action and what there is isn’t “Alien” I can understand it as a stand alone film, no need for any knowledge of the Alien Franchise etc… as part of this franchise it goes against pretty much all the films apart from the first one and would have worked well as the prequel before any more of the films were made.

That said as a stand alone film it was pretty good [but still confusing In parts] the special effects were great as you would expect the opening sequence shots were in Iceland which looked barren and hostile but beautiful at the same time.

Although this film is a stand alone film and the Alien references are subtle, they are there just subtle you just need to look for them.

The ending is left wide open for a new film which, by the way they have left it open would be a side movie rather than a follow on or yet another prequel of a prequel.

All in all this was a really good film, although I will have to watch it again and put aside the alien and AVP films, this is hard but I feel a must to watch this film then you can watch Miss Weaver in Alien and all will be well in the world, just don’t watch the AVP films because that will just confuse the issue!

10/10 good stand alone film, not for AVP fans


Wikipedia link gives a complete plot synopsis [SPOILER………………………….]



Film: Thor/Captain America

Year: 2011

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, STellan Skarsgard,  Kat Denning, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba, Colm Deore, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jamie Alexandra, Renne Russo, Adriana Barraza.

Plot: The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.

Review: Not a big super hero fan, as you’ll notice the lack of reviews, but I watched this as I had nothing else to watch!

As it goes it’s another super hero film, a tie in film for the Avengers film out in 2012 the film that will include Iron Man [Downey Jr] Thor [Hemsworth] CaptainAmerica[Evans] Black Widow [Johanson] and Hawkeye [Renner]

As a background story this wasn’t too bad as a stand alone story it was a bit weak as it just took too long to get going then it was over in a flash, good acting, and so it should be with the big money cast it had. CGI, makeup etc… was outstanding which you would expect, plenty of eye candy for the ladies as Hemsworth likes to take his shirt off.

As a side note because I can’t be bothered to do a separate review, I also watched CaptainAmericathe same night, pretty much the same as it’s a background film for the avengers on blah, blah. Bit more action in this one and more enjoyable than Thor.

6/10 for both films, watch them if your into Marvel and Stuff

Thor Film Trailer:

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