I wrote this a few weeks ago and thought I would post it here - why? because I love Sci-Fi and was really looking forward to this movie. I love Ridley Scott and this was such a drag.
Last night I was taken to see Prometheus in 3D. I was so excited to see it. One of those movies that I HAD to see. But nothing life changing here. Just a fucking movie. Paying extra for the immersive experience and experiencing nothing. A void. Where capitalism overcomes what we really want: a story.
We always sit on the front row at the Arclight. Behind us a married couple who were huge and busily digging into their huge popcorn cups. They sum us all up. There to spend and watch. There to sit and experience. Like the drug addicts we all are in this country. Not that I am different.
I knew within 10 minutes this movie was bad. The acting was lazy. Charlize Theron was ridiculous. The characters seemed to exist only there to die. Like slaves in an Egyptian tomb. And good riddance to them. Vain and decadent characters no better than place cards. No one had a conscience, No one had anything to say, All selfish and blind and sucking whiskey and champagnes and living the high life on a ship furnished by high end furniture stores and pricey holo screens (that already look dated), pissed off under the cynical thumb of selfish corporate masters. Of course it’s a metaphor for today. But I want something new. Something new. Come one stop with the social commentary. Gimme a story!
The CGI was beautiful of course but like everything about this experience so excessive. So big. Bloated. Much like the human mountains behind me digging hungrily into their jumbo popcorn at every quiet moment. Kicking the back of my chair at every loud moment. They just did not care. I kept thinking about our sleeping giant of a nation and how it has been engineered for the last 30 years to be a terrifying corporate state with executive style detachment replacing our unwieldy and expensive constitution. Bigger than life. And no one seems to care.
To sum up: A fancy privileged corporate ship filled with spoiled fancy privileged people who there to be blood fountains. Vain rich actors in an important movie from the privileged vain important America faded ruler of the free world. The decay of lazy dialog, lazy religious references, lazy ideas.