Thursday, 7 June 2012

Movie Matters Mini #2 - Prometheus

In this Movie Matters Mini episode, co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie turn their attention to one of the most anticipated films of the year: Ridley Scott's return to the universe he helped to create in PROMETHEUS, the long-awaited prequel to ALIEN starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. In this free-flowing discussion, Lee and Michael take a detailed look at the already contentious sci-fi blockbuster and where it fits into the Alien series.

The music sampled in this episode is from PROMETHEUS by Harry Gregson-Williams.

Created by Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie
Edited by Michael Mackenzie

1 comment:

  1. Great ep, guys.
    Definitely though Noomi looked like Sigourney at times. Didn't notice the same outfits!

    If you do ever do an Alien special, I'd love to be involved, if you need a guest.

    Michael was right (in a private message) - my feelings are pretty much in line with Lee's.

    Agree with Michael about the "removal" scene - does feel the most like the first film.

    The highlight for me was David. I think he is perhaps the best android of the entire series.
    Related to cousin noticed and pointed out to me that the names of the androids throughout the series chronologically (not chronologically within the films' timeline though) are A-B-C-D (Ash, Bishop, Call, David). Completely coincidental, I'm sure, and not really "important", but neat nonetheless.
    Ha. The "David's head in a bag/adventure" comment made me chuckle.

    I saw the film in 3-D, only because it was shot in 3-D and I actually thought it looked great. It wasn’t dim like other 3-D films I’ve seen. It looked pretty magical.
    I want to see it again in the theater in 2-D.

    Lee – I like ALL the Alien films and I think I’m in the minority of people who like Resurrection (I’ve always enjoyed it on its own merits) more than 3.

    When you brought up the android question about one of the characters, it made me wonder if because Ridley is going to make another film in the Blade Runner universe (and I’m more than slightly concerned about that now that I’ve seen Prometheus) whether he’ll connect that world with the one in the Alien universe (replicants…androids…)

    Someone made a raspberry noise at the end of the film in the screening I saw (midnight, day of release).

    It was my most anticipated film of the year as well. And I didn’t dislike it, but I have just as many issues with the film as you fellas do. My most anticipated film of the year is now Django Unchained (and I’m not crazy about the trailer for that one).

    This is how my year ranks so far:

    1. Beyond The Black Rainbow (2010) ****1/2
    2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) ****
    3. The Avengers (2012) ****
    4. God Bless America (2011) ****
    5. Prometheus (2012) ***1/2
    6. Haywire ***1/2

    Honorable Mentions:

    1. The Dictator (2012) ***
    2. The Cabin In The Woods (2011) ***