Prometheus by Ridley Scott (2012)

Michael Fassbender is an android – very convincing and emotionless just like in Steve McQueen’s Shame.

Noomi Rapace  – very convincing in the role of survivor and fighter – just like in the Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Charlize Theron – slim and shy, as if forced to command the quest to the far moon seeking answers to world old questions.

Remarkable and brilliant Guy Pearce – totally unrecognisable.

The opening scene – especially when watched on the IMAX is breathtaking. There is an ancient monk or perhaps a super-human or human engineer committing ritual suicide at the verge of huge waterfall. The 3D version of the scene allows for total immersion into the world.

The story is flat and shallow and although there is an attempt at the existential angle – introducing the up-to-date discussion between darwinism and creationism, the film is weak in terms of built characters and the plot is simplistic.

There is potential for sequel, but why not making the story in this film rather than promising a next one?

You can skip it.

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