Greetings inhabitants of the blacrenosphere. Big June here from a planet called B’klyn breaking down the cinematic coding of the New Sci-Fi Movie “Prometheus“. Now I have to admit, when I first saw the trailer for this movie I was psyched. I was waiting to see Avengers and the noise alone has me tripping like this was going to be one killer movie, seeing Charlize therion and Idris Elba I was certain that I was gonna shyt my pants before I could even make it to Avengers opening credits.
Movie Night: On the surface the (IMDB described) plot reads: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Ok so, I sat down to watch this movie and I must admit that it is a very entertaining, suspenseful and chilling thriller, that had me trying to figure out the true plot while at the edge of my seat waiting for the other shoe to drop. I was just a tad bit disappointed and I’ll tell you why.
1. The Script:
This movie stole so many scenes from the cult classic “Aliens” I expected to see Sigourney Weaver hop out like she did in “Cabin in the woods“. Honestly haven’t we all seen enough movies about a handful of people trapped on an alien planet with only 2 hours to save the salvation of mankind. It was tiring seeing the same old storyline but on the upside most horror movies steal from a previous horror movie, and truthfully if you are not a syfy movie buff who’s closer to 40 than 20 you might not even remember Aliens or Sigourney Weaver for that matter.
2. The Action (or lack thereof):
When it comes to Sci-Fi suspense thrillers it doesn’t have to be action packed to be a good movie. If you can recall movies like “Event Horizon“, “The Abyss“, and “Sphere“, were all good movies that scared the shyt out of you, while not really showing you any blood and guts, No eyeballs or severed heads. That being said if you feel that a good Sci-Fi should be filled with deranged killers who want nothing but to violently dismemberment of every actor in the movie then Prometheus is not for you.
3. Idris Elba’s Accent:
Idris Elba plays “Janek” a country bumpkin from earth who has the distinct responsibility of piloting the ship, oh he’s also he captain of the ship, but he is not in charge, and despite the fact that he is one of the few people who actually gets to get him some nookie before the end of the world he’s still terrible at pulling off a country accent. I mean really he’s British and although his NY accent is impeccable he hasn’t quite mastered Bubba from west bubble fawk. Idris starts off with a fairly decent twang, but once the action started and he had to focus on being the brilliant actor that he is, his “Howdy Partner” turned into “G’day mate” and really that is not acceptable for an actor of his caliber. He should’ve followed around some Alabama steel mill worker or a farm hand, or even watched Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade (seriously, how country is the name Billybob?)
Anywho, if you like Sci-Fi suspense thrillers, and you don’t mind the fact the action is few and far apart, if you are more interested in story line but not concerned with what movie they stole it from, you’re not looking for blood and guts, and you don’t mind actors who are not fully immersed in their rolls then you will love this movies, for the rest of you, it’s not bad, you will be entertained and enjoy the special effects at the very least, but don’t take my word for it watch it yourself and tell us what you think below in the comments section. Big June is Over and out
Blacren review of Prometheus coming soon
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