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Movie Review: Prometheus (2012)

June 24, 2012

My friends and I were supposed to be in a client meeting yesterday, but since there was some kind of misunderstanding, we ended up agreeing to spend time together. One of them wanted to watch The Amazing Spiderman, the other wanted Prometheus. Since the next Spiderman movie isn’t showing yet, we ended up with Prometheus.

This is one of those times that I didn’t look up information about the movie beforehand. I was expecting the movie to be related to Greek Mythology.

Titan God Prometheus

Prometheus – a Titan who is chained and tortured by Zeus for stealing fire from heaven and giving it to humankind. (Merriam Webster)

Etymology: Prometheus derived from the Greek pro (before) + manthano (learn) and the agent suffix –eus, thus meaning “Forethinker”.

He is the Titan God of forethought and crafty counsel who was entrusted with the task of moulding mankind out of clay. His attempts to better the lives of his creation brought him into direct conflict with Zeus. It is because of him that Zeus ordered the creation of Pandora.

The Movie: Prometheus

Spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned.. 😉

An exploration of faith and mankind’s origins on a distant moon LV-223, the movie has great acting and great look, but the plot is confusing. It is said to be the prequel of the movie ‘Alien’ (from the same director), but it doesn’t seem like it – just that they exist in the same universe.

Exploring the unknown..

The astonishing surgery scene featuring the female lead was the highlight for us. She is unable to get pregnant and to know that she’s pregnant for THREE months with SOMETHING (she only had contact with her infected boyfriend 10 hours ago..) – she undergoes an impromptu Caesarian section. Somehow it’s upsetting that there’s some kind of discrimination with the med-pod, which was for male patients only, even if we say it’s just for ill Waynard’s use.

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw after her self, impromptu Caesarian surgery in the med-pod. Wow, she can still run x.x

The technology, of course, gave a big WOW factor.

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in Cryo-sleep, the chamber’s glass acts as a touch screen monitor. Yes, Prometheus is the name of this ship.

There also the robot named David played by Michael Fassbender.

He can speak a variety of ancient languages. Cool~

Verdict: Interestingly weird xD

Additional Readings:

If you’re interested about the Titan God Promentheus, read here and here.

If you’re interested to know more about the movie, read here.

  1. I did not like this movie very much. I called it the “unscientific sci-fi movie” because it did not follow the most basic principles of science and medicine. Fiction, yes, but the basics should be grounded. That said, the visuals are breathtaking! Too bad the story was not.

    1. I can agree with you. It’s too fictional. The story lacks something I can’t point out. Though the technology was really impressive and I believe would be possible, if not all of it.

  2. I couldn’t stand the c-section as well! Cringe-worthy! Yet, I loved the whole film. I didn’t have any expectations going in, and did not read reviews nor spoilers. So, my viewing pleasure wasn’t tainted. The finale scene did seem to suggest to an Alien prequel. But it didn’t have any impact for me…mostly because, I already forgot what Alien was about and may need to rewatch that movie to make a connection.

    1. I don’t remember watching the Alien movie, so I don’t have any idea of what would happen next.
      It is, as we said, interestingly weird, in a good way 🙂

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