Release date: June 8, 2012
Runtime: 2 hr. 4 min.
MPAA rating: R
I'm just going to say it: I LOVED this. I enjoyed everything about this movie - the story, the actors, the world they were in, the style of the film... you get the point. And I don't even like science fiction! I was surprised to read some of the negative comments about the film and I honestly think it was one of the best ones I've seen recently. Of course it had its minor flaws, just like any movie is not perfect, but overall I thought it was great.
Michael Fassbender seemed extra creepy in his portrayal of David the robot. I have always wondered about performers playing robots - moving things devoid of emotion. That seems contradictory to the whole point of acting, as the job of an actor is to truthfully convey emotions to begin with. Nevertheless, he managed to be impressively emotionless, but very alive, and evoke a strong response in me.
Noomi Rapace was wonderful as always. I really enjoy watching her change from role to role. She really moved me in Prometheus. I was also impressed with her English, since I know that she barely spoke it a few years ago when The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came out. While with proper coaching learning the accent is quite possible, the real challenge is getting over the language barrier within character itself. I have seen many actors struggle with roles because they weren't speaking their native language and therefore couldn't get make the final connection between the text and the character. Noomi Rapace nails the task, just like everything else she does.
Finally, not being a religious person myself, I was surprised to enjoy the intertwined themes of science and personal beliefs. While most of the time in film we see extremes one way or the other, the writers of Prometheus somehow found a way to combine the two in a way that made sense.
Can't wait to see the next film Ridley Scott has in store for us. I am yet to see a film of his I didn't enjoy.