At CineWorld last night with Son #2 to see Prometheus. He seemed surprised that I wanted to see this. I think he thinks I only do either religious or romantic these days. When I found out it was 3D I nearly didn’t go because I found the last 3D film so awful, but I’m glad I did.
The cinematography was glorious and the 3D subtle and in fitting with the movie. (Sometimes they seem to use it just to make you duck.) The Director is Ridley Scott, he of Alien fame among others, and indeed this is meant to be a kind of prequel to Alien. Ridley Scott does like his lead female characters so it is always good to have some strong women instead of the usual men in string vests. And I was delighted to see that the lead female actually was not a Size Zero or whatever passes for acceptable in Hollywood these days. Not that’s she’s exactly super-size but she had a good pair of thighs on her.
The story is set around the story of Creation. Is there a God or was the Earth created by someone/thing else? So spaceship lands on distant planet and finds evidence of previous life forms on it. Enter the aliens. Now I did feel that this bit could have been a bit more scary and filled with suspense. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but just didn’t scare the heebeegeebees out of me, which I was expecting.
Worth a visit though.