Movie Review: ‘Prometheus’ (*** Three Star)

 (By Akshat Sharma) ‘Prometheus’ is a movie which takes you to a new world. The tagline: the search for our beginning could lead to our end, is interesting and it gives us an insight about the movie even before you are comfortably perched on your seats in the theatre.

The movie begins with a group of scientists travelling to a secret location where a new human race could be possibly cultivated in laboratories. People travelling towards Prometheus are drawn to this huge vessel for their own individual reasons and the first few minutes of the film focuses on each person’s agenda.

Elizabeth Shaw (Naomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) are an archaeologist couple who believe that they were created in a facility like this. The large ship named Prometheus is captained by Janek who along with his crew provides moments of comic relief in the movie. They lift you out of that sapping feeling which you get while watching this Sci-fi movie.

A botanist named Milburn and a geologist named Fifield are also on board but they are not so impressed with this gigantic ‘Prometheus’. This entire expedition is monitored by Meredith Vickers played by Charlize Theron who maintains a composed and controlled persona throughout the movie. This project is funded by father’s company, Weyland Corporation. David played by Michael Fassbender is a butler on Prometheus but he is not human but a ‘living object’ made out of an android.

You can relate to some extent to these characters as they exhibit all human traits. But this movie is not about emotions or human touch. Prometheus becomes a vehicle to transport you into a world which dazzles and overwhelms you. If you are watching 3D version you feel as if you are floating in dark space.

Prometheus offers an assortment of visuals which evoke fear in you but the fear of unknown is the most powerful. Directed by Ridley Scott ‘Prometheus’ is shot entirely in 3D is a true bonanza for avid sci-fi lovers and even if you are not a ‘Sci Fi geek’ it is a visual delight for any cine goer.

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