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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Prometheus: The blu ray review

Four months after the debut Imax screening of Ridley Scott's Alien prequel - because that's what it is regardless of all the fuss about how it fits into the xeno saga - viewers can finally judge the movie on its own terms.

Nothing cuts through the gloss and wrapping of a movie better than a home viewing, and the result is a fractured, occasionally brilliant film.

Like a shattered mirror, shards of the film are superb, but harsh cuts to get the movie down to two hours have left a Frankenstein's monster, stitched together.

The performances, effects, set design and score are all great, but there are too many loose ends.

Maybe a director's cut or sequel will improve things, but as a standalone movie, this is just an elegant but annoying misfire.

Well worth repeated viewings, but still off target.

2 comments:

  1. I’ve liked most of Scott’s other movies he’s directed, so this one shouldn’t be a disappointment. I heard from a friend and co-worker at DISH that Prometheus just came out on blu-ray. I wish I had the money so that I could just go out and buy it, but sadly I don’t. So I’ll add it to my Blockbuster@Home queue. By using Blockbuster I’ve found that by paying a flat monthly fee to rent movies I save a ton of money in the long run. From what I’ve seen so far, it does look pretty interesting.

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    1. Thanks Bob. In no way did that look like a thinly veiled ad for Blockbuster.

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