Year Released: 2012
Main Stars: Noomi Rapace, the original ‘Alien’ spaceship, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green 
Last watched: June 2012
Review Date: June 2012
Number Watches: 1

Prometheous / Alien 5 and although the alien myth is here in prequel, this is not just another alien movie. This one stands alone albeit showing much required continuity with the first film. Fans could never accept a Star Trek style revival of the series. However it’s not about that bit, there is really a point to the story. I suspect there are a lot of touches in there that are deliverately left for discussion and DVD extras though.

Noomi is good. Charlize is good but indicative of the USA style of posing and that’s what really lets the story down. These are supposed to be real people but most of them are run of the mill and stereotypes. The captain is an out and out American TV cop show actor and so is Logon. Where are the down-to-earth elements that added to the tension of the original? It’s not about comparisons though so the acting style is more a point against the film rather than a reason not to see it. Michael is a good robot man, playing it cool and putting on an air of android-wants-to-be-human.

Saw it in IMAX 3D, my first and I’m happy to say it worked really well. IMAX screen size was wonderful, realistic and an experience I’d be keento repeat with action movies. The 3D, well, nice but not a big thing for me. Maybe aye, maybe naw.

Overall a very good film with not enough time to cover all the characters and spoilt by the inclusion of non-realistic acting.

Keep DVD?
Yes, I mean, come on, defo.
Watch if on TV?
Yep, no question.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Marry and face-hug.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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