Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Prometheus’ Asks Questions, Holds Answers For (Possible) Sequel?

ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER director Ridley Scott has returned to the genre he helped define.
 
Welcome to 2093 on board the spaceship PROMETHEUS and its team of explorers in search of the origins of mankind on earth. Where are we from? How did we get here?
 
After all, big things have small beginnings. And to create, you must first destroy.
And so we take an extraordinary journey to the darkest corners of the universe.
 
PROMETHEUS is speculative science-fiction.

 
Some would suggest it to be the ‘prequel’ to ALIEN. But is it?

It does have doses of ALIEN-like gross-out scenes. There’s the snake like creature flying into one poor souls mouth to possess his body. And how about the grisly, self-inflicted cesarean-section of an alien beast that’s grown inside one of Prometheus’ female explorers?

Definitely R-rated stuff.

I did like the way the automated machinery stapled her stomach shut though following the procedure.
 
All in all a fascinating futuristic exploration co-starring Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce—and David, the humanoid/android butler with a fascination for everything Peter O’Toole as Lawrence of Arabia.
He’s portrayed by Michael Fassbender.
 
Does this movie answer those critical questions?

Only up to a point. We’ll have to wait for a possible sequel for the full story, I guess.

And yes it’s in 3-D which is decent but certainly not critical to the enjoyment of the film. I’d suggest saving the 3-D upcharge.
 
Ridley Scott’s cinematic futuristic exploration PROMETHEUS: Another small step for mankind.

I’m materializing 3-1/2 out of 5 imaginative fingers with a nod to HAL in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.
 
JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES Friday mornings at 6:40 a.m. on KMBZ Am & Fm / Also anytime on Time Warner Cable’s K.C. ON DEMAND, Channel 411 / And on NEBRASKA ON DEMAND, Channel 411.

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13 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Prometheus’ Asks Questions, Holds Answers For (Possible) Sequel?

  1. chuck says:

    Sean Harris’
    grim reaper schtick on “The Borgias” is pretty creepy.

    Ridley Scott’s first major flick, “The Duelist” is can’t-stop-touching-my-sore-tooth personification of the ego and the self destructive absurditities that accompany the concept of “Honor”. Cool flick.

    I like “Good Wife” too. 🙂

    “Prometheus” should be right in my wheel house. I loved “Alien” and “Blade Runner”.

    Roy Batty: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”

    That Tannhauser Gate comment always made me think of hot chicks in Oktoberfest outfits bringing him beer.

  2. jack p. says:

    …..Uhhhh
    ….that’s DEEP!

  3. chuck says:

    Even though Rutger is Dutch,
    He seems so German. Hence the Tannhauser connection

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannh%C3%A4user

    which game me a chuckle.

    Sheesh…, tough crowd.

    I’ll ask smartman to vette my humor from here on out Jack.

  4. jack p. says:

    🙂
    Dankeschoen–und habe ein schoenes Wochenende.

    Juergen (a.k.a Jack P.)

  5. chuck says:

    Ausgezeichnet!
    Gonna take it easy all weekend. Bitte bitte. Langsam aber sicher.

    How did I do?

    🙂

  6. the dude says:

    Fazit-
    Verleih.

  7. Super Dave says:

    Hiermit k

  8. chuck says:

    Damnit! Now I gotta try and figure out what
    that says.

    Gimme some time, I am so slow on this stuff.

  9. chuck says:

    Yes!! Beer!!
    I’m in!!

  10. Super Dave says:

    @ Chuck
    Careful Jack will know what it means and hold you to it

  11. smartman says:

    Deaf Leopard
    I get lost after uten gleetin gloutin globen and it’s not an oven it’s a buffet. I am intrigued by “speculative science fiction”. As a sci-fi fan I will have to meditate on the potential for that idea to exist outside proper literary content. That is really deep……as opposed to Depp. Johnny really belongs in a sci-fi franchise. He’s more suited to play L. Ron Hubbard, or as he is known in Mexico El Ron Hubbard…..than Hunter Thompson or Willy Wonka. LRH is the original KING OF STING.

  12. the dude says:

    Jesus jumpin’ christ,
    looks like Lindeloff just lifted most of this limp story from “At the Mountains of Madness” – sounds like a complete ripoff.
    These bad robot shmoes are the worst at taking a big handfull of stuff that has already been done before and just reassembling and repackaging it. I have figured them out.

  13. paulwilsonkc says:

    Chuck, email me…
    I’ve got a link / story that will curl your toe nails!

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