Prometheus 3D – Are You Seeing This – Blazing Minds Film Review

Prometheus

Let’s face it, this has to be the film that everyone has waited for and I don’t mean since they saw the trailers for it on YouTube, I mean ever since Alien was released in 1979, we’ve all been waiting for the Alien prequel and now we’ve got it, in 3D!

So here we find a team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of man on Earth, which in turn, leads them on a journey to the darkest corners of the known universe. Where they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. And we all know what that is, don’t we boys and girls 😉

Prometheus 3D – Blazing Minds Film Review

Ridley Scott takes us back to where it all started, but this is the origins and DNA of the alien species and though some would be waiting to see the Alien itself most would be surprised with an actual lack of The Alien, or is there!

With Prometheus we don’t so much have a prequel to the Alien saga, but more so an extension of the classic Sci-Fi movie, yes there are several questions from Alien that are answered and some not, there are also new questions that arise from Prometheus that have you asking more questions, but let’s face it, we all know that there is going to be a Prometheus 2, so hopefully those new questions will be answered.

Right from the very start of the movie, you just know that this is going to be a movie experience with the superb soundtrack from Marc Streitenfeld and that Ridley Scott feel right from the opening shots and the Prometheus title appearing like the Alien title did.

What you do have to take in to consideration with Prometheus, is that it’s not going to give you that massive impact that Alien had, the reason for this is, it’s hard to top what can only be described as the greatest horror/sci-fi movie. Instead Prometheus takes you on a ride in to that part of the Alien mythology that you thought you would never know.

Noomi Rapace is great as Elizabeth Shaw, bringing in that Ripley feeling in to the storyline, Guy Pearce performs well as Peter Weyland, but the scene stealer award has to go to Michael Fassbender as David, he’s almost like the puppet that wants to be a real boy, with his charm and dry wit, he’s brilliant.

Shivers!

For me even before Prometheus got in to the first five minutes I had shivers of anticipation on what I’d be seeing in this 2 hour movie and I wasn’t disappointed by any of it. I was glued to the screen and just couldn’t pull myself away from it.

The 3D in the movie has been done in such a way that it’s there, it’s not thrown in your face and it looks like the film wasn’t even produced in a way of saying “Yes this is 3D, look I can thrust things in to your face!”, all the depth is there, computer displays on the screen have that feeling of floating, it’s all done tastefully. This is how a 3D film should be made, using the technology in a simple but effective way without trying to push it to its limits!

Overall Thoughts For Prometheus

If you’re looking for all the answers to your Alien questions, then you’re not going to get them, instead you’re getting a new, if somewhat earlier, chapter in the Alien saga. Prometheus will leave you wanting more and hopefully the gossip of Ridley Scott being keen on Prometheus 2 then hopefully we will get it!

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Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. She has recently become an Award Winning Blogger and is listed in the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
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  • again you have wet my appetite .. great review , i like the line that “he’s keen to do 2” – 😉

  • What did you think of the video in the review? Suffice to say, it’s not in the movie 😉 😉

  • wow, you tricked me there, i thought it was the trailer again, but this was truly remarkable .. we australians know how to fill a screen 😉

  • Louis

    Great review Karen, I agree with everything you said, esp. regarding the evocative soundtrack. It was a truly stunning film and David certainly stole the show! Can’t wait for P2 to see how the end events unfold!

  • So many people have seen the umpteen trailers, so I thought it would nice to have this extra video in for a change 😉

  • Thanks Louis, I think the soundtrack is something that a lot are reviews fail to mention, it just worked so brilliantly through the film 😉

  • Louis

    Yes I suppose to a lot of the people the soundtrack is just the soundtrack. I read last night some big reviewers were dissing the soundtrack, saying it got in the way of the suspense and horror. Alien had little score so ultimately the silence was thrilling. I’m not sure I agree that the soundtrack was distracting in P… it was epic!

  • The soundtrack really added to the atmosphere, lets face it, half of the reviewers haven’t any music based experience 😉 😉

  • Craig

    This is one of those films that I am dying to see with being a big fan of the alien franchise (especially the early ones) your review has just made me want to see it even more lol.

    Thanks for the review

  • Thanks for stopping by and commenting Craig, I hope you enjoy Prometheus as much as I did 😉

  • john

    this movie isnt even out yet how come ppl commenting on it already

  • Prometheus has been released (Release Dates), it’s first release date was the 31st May in Belgium, we got it here in the UK on the 1st June, the USA gets it on the 8th June with several other countries following on.

  • Karan Lugani

    I’m surely watching this on the weekend . It seems to be quite interesting.

  • I don’t think interesting is the right word 😆 But it’s one heck of an amazing film, I may just have to go and see it again 😉

  • Jean

    Since Ridley Scott is behind it, I think I will definitely check it out, and in 3D of course. I love sci-fi fare in general and this one looks like a hit for sure.

    -Jean

  • Chris

    I posted this to my twitter account. Thought is was a interesting read. Side note I really hate 3D… I am a filmmaker and watching 3D seems so silly to me. Its always slightly out of focus and you lose resolution when you add the 3D stuff… It just seems like a marketing gimmick to me…

  • It’s going to be one of those films that is going to be talked about for ages 😉

  • The thing with 3D is that it doesn’t work for everyone, with Hollywood saying everything will be in 3D in years to come, there are going to be a lot of empty seats in cinemas 😉

  • Jean

    Well, I went to see it today and enjoyed it for the most part, although things were a bit too dark the whole time, perhaps due to the 3D. It was hard for me to get too attached to any of the characters.

    -Jean

  • The 2D version of the film is a lot lighter, that’s a major drawback with 3D, you do lose a lot of the brightness.

  • Jean

    Yes, it appears so. I think for my next movie, which will probably be the upcoming Batman movie, I will watch in 2D instead.

    -Jean

  • The good news is that The Dark Knight Rises is in 2D only (as far as I know!)