Category Archives: Prometheus
The android David played by Michael Fassbender in Prometheus is such that will make you root for him and at the same time not trust him completely. His childlike behaviour and the curiosity to know about the surrounding and the people around is something that makes his character look innocent. There are parts in the movie were David goes into a complete sociopath mode and all he wants is to seek the ultimate truth behind life as directed by Weyland Corporation.
So, should David’s character be considered to be untrustworthy and bad? Perhaps the two years of solitude life that David spends in Prometheus when the other humans were resting in the cryosleep is what he had to himself when he enjoyed studying, learning, thinking more about humans and the likes. Read more about cryosleep at https://www.nasa.gov/content/torpor-inducing-transfer-habitat-for-human-stasis-to-mars/#.VvV_d0dRKtY. Everything went smooth until all the humans wake up from their long slumber and suddenly making David realize that he was not a human and had no soul.
But I would rather say that David was more than just being an android. During his solitude time, he evolved and developed many human characteristics which obviously he was not programmed to do. There were numerous comments over the internet cursing David and as he did whatever he wished to, there was something within David that drove him towards his goals. Elizabeth Shaw was the only person about whom David seemed curious and we all know his faithfulness until that very point. The role of David was that of a thankless crew and in fact Dr. Shaw was the only one who said him ‘Thank You’ when he saved her life. He even confessed to Shaw about intrusively watching her dreams while she was asleep during those two years span. The unhidden agendas of David and his curiosities made him an unpredictable and suspicious character throughout the movie. Click here to read more about the movie Prometheus.
Category Archives: Prometheus
A Ridley Scott movie and written by Damon Lindelof & Jon Spaihts, Prometheus is a science fiction movie released in 2012. The cast of this movie includes Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland, Michael Fassbender as David, Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw, Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers and Iddris Elba as Janek. This movie revolves round the crew of a spaceship named Prometheus which is travelling into the space following a star map.
The movie starts with a scene of Earth seeding which is later supported by another scene of DNA matching. Being a Ridley Scott film, you won’t see aliens dancing through the movie rather the movie slowly builds up with a narration and tries to take the audience to the expected epic climax. The haunting visuals depicted in the movie are what keep the audience’s eyes glued to the screen. But unfortunately the audience never got to see the expected climax and was rather left disappointed. Click here to know how Prometheus disappointed audience.
The plot of the movie i.e. engineered humans is a topic which almost everyone must have thought about at some point of their life and the movie has raised the same question which must have excited the lot. After arousing the interest and the obvious curiosity and then ending the movie without answering the question raise is not what many expected. Get to know more on engineered humans at http://www.jtcvsonline.org/article/S0022-5223%2809%2901333-6/abstract?cc=y=. Being a Ridley Scott movie, people did expect some answers towards the end and although he does go about uncovering few layers but then stops it there without going further. This can though be justified by the sequel of the movie.
I for one would have enjoyed more had there been more scenes of what Guy Pearce delivered in the TED talk and even whet Michael Fassbander was trying to convey from the pre-release videos that went viral. With the British accent, Noomi Rapace has done a great job. There are several best fighting scenes of her in the film including the one where she undertakes an automated surgery all by herself. The role of Charlize was not justified though. Being such a capable actress, her character had very less actions involved and even seemed bit forced at places.
Although Ridley had confirmed that, Prometheus is not a prelude to Alien but we did notice a somewhat lookalike alien seen in that escape pod resembling to french bulldogs. You can say this movie to be onetime watch one though you might watch again to admire the visual brilliance and the special effects done neatly with the other state of art equipments shown in the movie. Ridley has let no stone unturned to wow the audience as far as the movie’s visuals are considered.
This is a type of movie which you will enjoy more if you watch on your laptop with the headphones on rather than watching it in a theater. The reason being that the visual and sound effects are best enjoyed when you are distracted by the incessant gossipers who are very common in theaters. But then, it is up to you to opt for anyone.