On Sunday I went with JJ to watch ‘Prometheus 3D’ in the cinema. JJ’s a big fun of the Alien(s) series, the first ones. How many are they supposed to be? 6? Including the Alien vs Predators? Anyway, he’s been looking forward to the movie, counting the days, the same way I used to do for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ sequels. The first reviews were really good and the emerged pictures intriguing. So, with high expectations, I bought a huge (diet) cola and some salty (always) popcorn, I went to watch it holding my 3D glasses.
The movie started really good. The photography, direction and casting are immaculate. The main actors are really good, especially the main protagonist. It’s the girl from the Swedish ‘girl with the dragon tattoo’. There’s something about her that I really like. Up to middle, the mystery surrounding the Prometheus’ expedition builds really well. The excitement of exploring the unknown environment built in very well and I couldn’t help but feel interested and involved.
However, the plot and action go downhill through there. I don’t want to give you any spoilers, but I am going to say that I was left a bit disappointed. Twists in the plot are predictable, characters are making really bad judgement calls and things are exaggerated beyond comprehension. JJ liked how Prometheus is linked to the first ‘Alien’ movie. I’m going to remember the nice visual effects of Prometheus but the story at the end was a bit lukewarm to say the least.
What I also wanted to comment was the trailer of the movie: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’! Why was this make? Who thought of the concept of this movie? Why Abraham Lincoln? The movie’s probably based on a graphic novel or comic book.
You are probably going to hate me for saying this but I despise the movies where the American President is idolised and presented as a hero, a guy that gives these longs speeches on virtue, value and honour or behaves with heroic valour and saves the day! From the top of my head, the examples I’ll give you are ‘Air Force One’ and ‘Independence Day’. I know that from the names only I should expect this kind of things, but look at real life! Take for example George Bush junior. Can you imagine him saving anything?