Prometheus opens with some glorious shots of nature. Visuals of films like Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi comes to mind to describe the beauty of the opening sequence and the 3D just multiples the joy of watching it.
Through that opening sequence director Ridley Scott in a way tells us that this is going to be more of a visual spectacle and it turns out to be one, if you look at it that way. But, if you are going in purely for the story then the film will disappoint you.
In a spaceship called Prometheus a crew of 17 people land on a planet searching for the most important question asked by mankind - Where do we come from? As expected they have to fight Aliens and survive on the planet and save planet Earth.
Interestingly and ironically this weeks two releases Shanghai and Prometheus pitched itself completely opposite from what the final film eventually turned out to be. Shanghai was pitched as a fast paced political thriller and Prometheus was pitched as a fast paced sci-fi action adventure. Like Shanghai Prometheus too is more of a mood piece in which the visuals, art design and the 3D overshadows everything else.
None of the actors except Michael Fassbender make an emotional connect. Why Guy Pearce was cast is also an important question that needs to be asked. There is also Sean Harris (my favorite character in Borgias). Noomi Rapace comes across as if she is walking in Sigourney Weavers shoe especially in one nail biting sequence which involves an emergency surgery. In the end most of the questions dont get answered and you walk out with a lot more questions in your head.
Word of mouth Prometheus will leave you in awe of its visual splendor.
Rating 3.5 (Good)
Ticket Meter Worth a visit to theatre and watch it in 3D.