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PROMETHEUS: FILM OF THE YEAR?

Right then, yes that most certainly is a very bold statement or just question. Who has seen it already? Hey, anyone not seen it?

So with so many reviews coming along now, from practically everyone, every magazine, blog etc. I right now am just going put out some thoughts on how I saw the film, my view, some of my opinion.

So then, I saw it in 3D, which I usually do keep well away from most of the time, but after keeping AVENGERS safely a 2D experience, and knowing how visually stunning RIDLEY SCOTT movies are, I just decided to try it. Thankfully, my experience was not absolutely ruined, and thought the 2D did not massively enhance the viewing, at times-definately the first ten minutes- it did make it amazing, or just more so.

So we have a film that was probably more highly anticipated than any or film for such a long time, yes much more so than THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, however great that might be when it comes. This was RIDLEY SCOTT’S first sci-fi flick in decades. That is an absolute neccessary thing worth heading to the cinema for. On top of that, he was returning to the ALIEN franchise, which many people have wished that he had done long, long ago.

There were so many hopes, so many rumours about this vastly important science fiction movie for many months leading up to the release.

Did it and could it please us?

I personally, have to say that yes, I am very pleased with the movie that I saw. But remember, so many people were hoping that this would be such a huge thing, a total revelation and specifically a huge link and connection to the ALIEN movies. Would it reveal many things alluded to in the very first movie? Did it?

PROMETHEUS is a huge film. In many ways, obviously. It is epic. A very amazing, impressive film, probably the best SF movie in a very long time for sure.

The question is, with all the trailers, teasers and rumours suggesting many possibilities, many directions it might have gone in, did it explain ALIEN? More specifically-the origin of the ALIENS?

Well, did it have to do that? Really?

It did certainly give some kind of answers, and information, but like many good tales, or sequels, (and prequels) it then provided a number of more questions once again. Guess, that makes us think about some sequels to this kind of prequel then.

There is now much space ahead, a long way, narratively leading up to the time of the original ALIEN movie, leaving space for more to come, more answers, or more questions. Either way, if RIDLEY SCOTT is involved in more to come, it will continue to be worth waiting for.

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About JAMES E PARSONS

Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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