Thursday, 21 June 2012

first impressions from watching Prometheus

  1. Having memories of seeing the film Prometheus yesterday evening. Yes they were reasonable enough. Whatever criticisms I have about the movie, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender's performances managed to hold the movie together well for me. Piles of space jockey suits against a wall didn't do it for me as much as the one huge space jockey biomechanoid remains in a chair designed by Giger. The less said about the new aliens tongue the better. It might have been an idea to show how the characters were coming up with their ideas and theories about what they were dealing with. Still wondering why Noomi's character decided to refer to the alien humanoids as Engineers because it seems a strange title to give them from what we were shown at the beginning.
  2. If there was a sequel, it ought to be a movie about people going all that way to retrieve the medpod since it was a rare item rather than visiting the home of the Engineers
  3. Be seeing it again at least once pretty soon. Ought to see if there's a way of seeing it at the iMax. I'm surprised that the film wasn't being shown at the Odeon in Leicester Square but instead it was the Empire which is okay, but after the hype, it should have been in London's big Odeon.
  4. Wasn't too keen on the CGI used in the disintegration scene of the Engineer at the beginning.
  5. Chariots of the Gods was food for thought back in the 60s, a lot of people were finding ideas to be very inspiring back then whether they're to be disprovable or not and whatever there was to be discovered about the writers background in time to come from back then. I'd take that book as a sort of seemingly naive surrealistic item in this day and ag,e but beyond this book I think though that Ridley ought to have been looking for something a bit more developed about the Ancient Astronaut idea. The way they altered the Pakal Votan tomb lid in the future clearing the sky imagery and replacing it with the star system shown ought to have been unforgivable for anyone with an interest in Mayan imagery. At least they ought to have filled the sky up with a different set of details because they Mayans didn't like too many open spaces in their artwork.
  6. Wouldn't have minded if they approached the Von Daniken element with a greater tongue in cheek understanding about it.
  7. The process of "von Danikenizing" has helped to create some genuine wonders, if one thinks about how Giger managed to transform The Sokar Funerary Barge as seen in the Egyptian Book of the Dead into an alien pilot in a chair i.e. the original Space Jockey. Maybe there are a few other things like that still out there that need to be creatively Von Danikanized but for a movie rather than to be included as another mystery for Von Daniken to puzzle over. However I don't think they got there this time

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