This movie was successful at three things:
1) Grossing me out
2) being visually stunning
3) being highly confusing
Paul and I went down to the Cinerama on Fathers Day to check out this new Ridley Scott film that is (or is not…no one really
is admitting it knows) a prequel to Alien.
There is the chocolate popcorn I talked about the other day.
We both enjoyed this movie, but at the same time we had a LOT of questions about it. I actually kept thinking about it days afterward which is either a sign of a truly great movie OR a movie that has a lot of holes in it that you keep trying to plug by thinking about it harder (never works…btw…)
If you have read any of my past movie reviews, I’m not typical. I don’t usually talk a lot about the premise or plot of the movie and don’t like to go into too much detail about what actually happened. I like to focus mostly on my experience and general observations and hope you can glean enough out of that to determine whether or not you might want to see it.
However, this movie is a struggle because I REALLY want to talk about the (what I deem to be ) very obvious plot holes and inconsistencies that were scattered about.
BUT, I’m going to resist. Go see it (if you haven’t already) and then maybe I will come back in a few weeks and post some of my questions/observations and we can talk it out. Maybe not. We will see.
Overall, this movie was visually stunning with fantastic effects.
The action was intense and the acting was pretty spot on as well. I agree with most other reviewers that Michael Fassbender stole the show.
In typical Alien fashion, the gross out/scary scenes did not disappoint.
There were some very heavy themes in this movie about where we came from and what is the point of life. There was an intensive search for the “why” which I felt could have been very promising, but in the end we were left hollow and with the same questions we had at the beginning.
More than anything, its disappointing that a movie this hyped had such a poor story-line that was filled with holes. BUT it was fun to look at. Well, when I wasn’t being grossed out anyway.
Overall rating: Medium popcorn, medium drink
(click on above link for rating description)