Prometheus

A group of space archaeologists place their hopes on a star map said to lead to an ancient civilization.
Creature Feature
United States
United Kingdom
2012
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Christmas
Character Focus: 
Alien Film
Parasite Film
Dimensional: 
God
Unknown
Fluids: 
Acid
Infected: 
Host
7.04
The paragon of creativity!
8
6
8
8
3
4
3
Performances
Pace
Photography
It all confusingly starts with a translucent humanoid disintegrating, then the plot starts centering on a bored android who greets a group of people awakening from stasis aboard a spaceship. This addition in the Alien franchise tells the story of a scientific expedition motivated by existential hypotheses. The script is daring and shocks through unlikely devices; namely religions and beliefs.
An immersing exploration scene gradually pulls us from the sterility of the ship to the claustrophobic setting of an underground alien shrine. The environments are constantly evolving when not literally self-destructing for our enjoyment. This is a visually charged movie with a thin story and great performances. It also relies highly on dialogue and gets increasingly tense in the second act.
The creature effects, mostly practical, look amazing, eluding to the Aliens movies while teasingly remaining "everything but". The interior and exterior sets are once again a textured masterpiece. As a stand-alone film, this is the perfect excuse for a nice controversial blend of horror, adventure, science-fiction, science, faith and philosophy.
Alternate Titles: 
Alien Prequel
Subgenres of Terror 2020: Slasher Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent slasher films.

In slasher films, characters die one by one at a steady pace.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Best of Terror 2020: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the top 13% of 2250 horror movie reviews. I use a classification method that combines genres, subgenres, ambiances, and antagonists. My evaluation ratings are stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness, and rewatchability

My Movie Reviews

Be your own film critic!

• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
• 200 pages, 6" x 9"