Movie review: Prometheus

Grade: C+

I love you, Michael Fassbender.

Words cannot express how glad I am that Ridley Scott has finally returned to his sci-fi roots. This is not to say that I did not enjoy “Thelma and Louise,” “Gladiator,” or “American Gangster,” but I definitely could have done without “A Good Year” and “Kingdom of Heaven.” I consequently overhyped “Prometheus” in my head, though I suppose over-hype was unavoidable with the “TED Talks” featurettes and other promos they came out with months before its actual release. This movie was a valiant attempt to recreate the awesomeness that was “Alien”– it is admittedly something of a quasi-prequel to the “Alien” franchise– and it succeeded in certain areas (effects, action, casting, general storyline). However, it failed in others (cliched, formulaic, overly vague) and left me rather frustrated when I got out of the theatre. Continue reading