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For non-ALIEN and ALIEN fans alike. This movie is absolutely stunning. Whether it is the visuals, the story, or the character performances, this movie will GRIP you and never let go until its run time is finished. Let me start with the visuals. I haven't seen such good practical work in a film for many years. The film-making industry being so heavily influenced by CGI, it's understandable. But there's always a fine line between silly practical and bad CG. Yes, it's a thin line but Ridley Scott has managed to land Prometheus right on that line because it has practical work rivaling that of ALIEN and CG that makes you wonder if it really is CG.
The cast in my opinion did an outstanding job in making their characters distinguishable from one another. Noomi Rapace should receive an Oscar nomination for her performance. Rarely do we ever see someone expressing true fear and terror in a way that doesn't make the actor/actress look silly, and this is one of those occasions. I would really describe her as a more feminine Ellen Ripley. But not at all does she steal from Ripley's character. After the movie is over, You'll always know her as Elizabeth Shaw. The rest of the cast did pretty well, namely Michael Fassbender, who plays an amazing android as David. He seems even more ambitious and inquisitive than Ash was in the original ALIEN, but in a more innocent way. Charlize Theron was pretty good, but she lacked any dialog that would make her as memorable as the rest of the cast. She still played out her role in the story well enough to give it some embellishment.
Okay, as for the story, it would be like trying to explain calculus to a fourth grader. Just go see it! And as for the people who are saying "Come into the movie without expectations, and you'll enjoy the movie more", yeah, ignore them. If you're coming into this movie expecting to see some form of ALIEN as I did, you will be most pleased. The only way this movie isn't a DIRECT prequel to ALIEN is the fact that there's room for a sequel to Prometheus. There's MANY questions answered in this movie regarding the metamorphosis of the ALIEN but there's also many left unanswered regarding some more or less prominent topics of the film. But I guess that's what the most likely sequel will be for. And as for people who haven't seen the original ALIEN, this movie is pretty standalone, so whether or not you choose to watch ALIEN before this is entirely up to you. Not necessarily recommended.
Overall score: 10/10!
Terminator Salvation (2009)
A Terminator movie in which more sequels can surely fall back on!
This movie was absolutely stunning! Visual effects were incredible, the story line was very innovative, anybody a fan of Terminator or sci-fi action movies will not want to miss this. McG, being a young director, did a fantastic job with this movie. The acting was a little dull, but each actor surprisingly filled their role pretty good for being as new to the Silver Screen, excluding Christian Bale. The action was over the top and left me speechless. I do not know why people are saying that the visual effects were bad and that the story line was bad. How can you expect something that's not even imaginable to look real, and personally, if those Terminators, H-K's, and other machines were real, I think the special effects team hit it dead on the spot as to being real. Come on guys, the story line was amazing, Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) was the best character in the whole movie. A Terminator with a heart and free will, that is just touching, and he was surprisingly bad to the bone, he kicked some serious butt in this movie. This movie isn't supposed to really have much of a story line anyway, it's a war against the machines, the importance of Marcus Wright, the life and importance of Kyle Reese, and the rise of the T-800 machines. What more could you want? It's finally a step back from the great John Connor. It's a step back to show that John has weaknesses and that he doesn't ultimately destroy Skynet by himself. Just go see this movie, you'll be blown away! Oh and one more thing, Arnold Schwarzenegger does have a cameo role so be amazed!