I know I'm going to be suffering from nightmares because of Prometheus for months, but I'm also sure that it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while.
I know I'm going to be suffering from nightmares because of Prometheus for months, but I'm also sure that it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while. It has horror-film imagery with a science-fiction premise: A team, led by researchers Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway (Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green), goes on a mission aboard the spacecraft Prometheus to a distant planet in 2093 to find information about the origins of humankind. Before they get into the field, though, they get the feeling that something is amiss when Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), the head of the corporation that's sponsoring their mission, gives them strict guidelines about what they're allowed to do. Then things get freaky: strange creatures emerge, people start acting weird, and the blood starts oozing. It's creepy, tense, and graphic, but unforgettable.
The main elements of Prometheus, like the script and the performances, come together to make it a solid movie, but it's the visual experience that makes it memorable. The film is stunning, and its special effects make you feel like you've really been transported to another planet (and for that, even 3D haters won't mind that it's in 3D). From the incredible opening scene to some of the more horrifying, "I wish I could unsee that" images, Prometheus is worth checking out for anyone who loves sci-fi — and jolting movie experiences. To find out why else I thought the movie was so good, just keep reading.