Monday, June 11, 2012

Prometheus: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly according to Playlist

Out of all the snarky articles written since Friday about Prometheus, this Playlist article stands out because it breaks down the good and the bad aspects of the film, according to those who have issues with the film.  Some films need to be viewed a second time at the theater so that the viewer can have a true appreciation and understanding of what the film is about. And that is the case with Prometheus. A lot of people love it as is, but there are many people who found many faults with the film and therefore dismiss it as a complete disappointment. Some concerns and issues are very valid, others are nit-picky and irrelevant.

Be that as it may, we're all entitled to our opinions about movies. And that's why I want to give a fair shake and share the Playlist article with FF readers so that they can see a half-serious and half very-comical critique about Prometheus. However, before I do that, I found an article on Ridley Scott from RTE explaining that he enjoyed making Prometheus so much, he can't wait to make the sequel. Note that screen-writer Damon Lindelof's comment is very telling:

The filmmaker revealed that he enjoyed making the sci-fi blockbuster so much that he wants to work on a follow-up, although he admits that he has no idea what he would do to extend the story.
Speaking to Collider he said: ''I really enjoyed it so much, I really want to do the sequel, it's interesting to do a sequel because it leaves the door so open to some huge questions.
Screen-writer Damon Lindelof recently stated that he had to work hard to leave the movie open to a sequel saying: ''Ridley was very interested in talking about, 'What are the answers to the questions that Prometheus is posing that are not necessarily definitively spelled out in the body of 'Prometheus'?'
''I said to him, 'We should be prepared for people to feel frustrated if we're going to be withholding, so we have to be very careful about what we're saving for later', because it's not a foregone conclusion that there are going to be sequels.''

And yes, as Damon anticipated, Prometheus has left a lot of viewers frustrated for various reasons, but again, the film standing as is, has a lot of fans as well.
To read the Playlist article, go here. It is chock-full of SPOILERS, so be warned, but it is very funny and brutally frank. I still stand by my decision that Prometheus is a great film and I can't wait to see it again later this week!
Lastly, the June 8th episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Michael and Noomi - you can go here, to see it. Just click on their segment and you're ready to go.


Dionne said...

I loved the playlist article. lol
I'm going to watch Prometheus again in IMAX sometime this week. I hope there is a sequel, because I want answers dammit :p Also it's a great excuse to see Android Fassy again.

I loved the Charlie Rose interview. Noomi is absolutely adorable! I would have liked for Michael to talk a bit more, and have Ridley there but it was nice.

Simone said...

I love the Playlist article too, the 'Chuck E. Cheese' comment had me laughing and in tears for about 5 minutes while here at work! LOL!

I'll be seeing it on 3D IMAX this week.

Veronica said...

I saw it in 3D already, so now I’m up for IMAX. I definitely need to see it again though because I feel like there are some things are might have missed. And, like Dionne, seeing Michael as “David” is a lovely fringe benefit. He really had some great one liners! The Playlist article is definitely amusing and I’m glad you posted the link to it for the FF crew.

Hupsakeek said...

Although it`s not my genre, I enjoyed the movie a lot. I like it that much that I want to see it in imax this week to see if I get my answers ¦D
The Charlie Rose interview was good, and love the way Noomi laughs...they have a good chemistry together. She talks a lot but she is forgiven.

marcia said...

LOL! I haven't seen the movie yet but this( the playlist) was very funny, I love the "Vin Diesel" joke!

émilie said...

Thanks for the link to the great article! Such an unanimous support for Michael's performance ! It makes me very happy and proud of him :D

Anonymous said...

Yay! i will finally get to watch it this Thursday. bought my ticket today. but not in 3D, i cant, with the terrible migraine it gives me.

Manuela said...

it was awesome. Michael is great. i really couldnt imagne he could be so real as robot. eh Noomi Noomi she is totally in love woth our boy) who wasnt...i dont know about resoponses but i want prometheus 2. im totally in love. cast is great. directed amazing. about american box office - ive seen Madagaskar and i have to say it s less funny that 2 previous parts.

Simone said...

Read this article interview with Ridley Scott to learn more about what thought processes went into creating Prometheus and the Engineers.

Be warned, SPOILERS!

Manuela said...

thanks for article Simone. i really enjoyed prometheus. seen it twice and still not enough Fassy is brilliant

pati said...

I saw PROMETHEUS tonight.