A few deals available for the next 2 hours over at Amazon. In case you missed the ‘Daria’ deal in the past, it’s not available for 59% off the $26.98 list price.
Or you can get these recent genre hits:
- 'Prometheus' - $14.39 3D Blu, Blu, DVD, Digital (71% off $49.99)
- 'Warm Bodies' - $6 Blu, DVD, Digital (85% off $39.99)
Briefly, there are just a few movies on sale for the next four hour lightning deal, available until 11:20 am.
- 'Iron Man' Blu-ray $3.96, DVD $1.96
- 'Prometheus' $8.96 DVD
- 'The Matrix' Blu-ray $3.96
- 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Blu-ray $8.96
- 'Battle Los Angeles' Blu-ray $3.96
I think we’re far enough out that this isn’t much of a spoiler anymore.
Prometheus is still keeping fans furiously chewing over its various questions and mysteries, with the release of a previously unseen image showing another member of the extra-terrestrial race known as the Engineers…
Lookalikes: Charlize Theron in ‘Prometheus’ and Samus Aran (via Vulture)
You’re thinking way too much into this movie.
Somebody’s gotta do it.
where did [‘Prometheus’] critique on rape? Or did i really miss a big scene?
The creatures are all depicted with a combination of yonic and phallic imagery. Albiet this can be found in ‘Alien’ as well, but to reproduce the aliens must penetrate a human and impregnate them, thus raping them. In ‘Prometheus’ we see a tube-shaped alien thrust into the mouth of a human (and humanoid). In the end - SPOILER ALERT, the multi-tentacled creature literally pushes down the space jockey and overcomes him to implant its seed. So, by my reading and the person I saw the movie with, there was lots of sexually aggressive, unsettling rape metaphor throughout, as there was in ‘Alien.’
By its nature, ‘Prometheus’ had large shoes to fill, and just as large expectations. The second the term “Alien prequel” was thrown out, and that it would be original director Ridley Scott’s return to form with Damon Lindelof working on the script, the stakes were immediately raised. Pair that with a marketing scheme that was not only meant to invoke ‘Alien’, but was seemingly inspired by the success of ‘Inception’, and you’ve got a perfect storm of high hopes. ‘Prometheus’ is an enjoyable movie but all of this may have worked to its disadvantage.
It should be said, that I saw this at midnight on proper, large format IMAX in 3D. (At the Lincoln Square AMC. If you live in the NYC area you’re likely familiar with this screen, and if you’re not, you should be.) It’s hard for a movie to look bad on that screen and ‘Prometheus’ delivered ten fold in overwhelming, immersive imagery. Whereas ‘Alien’ (and ‘Aliens’) contains much of its action to claustrophobic hallways and air vents, Prometheus, the ship, and ‘Prometheus’ the movie felt big and inviting. This worked to the film’s favor in putting the human heroes at a properly inferior place. Practical special effects combined with detailed and purposely-‘Alien’-evoking production design gave the movie a visceral and striking aura. This comes out all over the place (literally), but mostly in gut-wrenching, unexpectedly gruesome set pieces. Its imagery is purposeful and memorable and makes it worthwhile.
The question of whether this is a prequel or not is an interesting one to look into. For a while now Scott and Lindelof have been denying that it’s a true prequel. Perhaps that was to avoid those aforementioned big expectations (didn’t work) or to misguide the audience story-wise, but in the end, SPOILER ALERT it pretty much is an ‘Alien’ prequel. That said, it may be one of the stronger prequels ever made, if only because it doesn’t end up at the beginning of ‘Alien’, but it still takes a lot of the right cues. It’s akin to JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ in that it’s a play on the original universe and tropes but manages to be thoroughly modern. “Spiritual sequel,” “not prequel,” or just straight-up “prequel”, whatever you call it, ‘Prometheus’ did a superb job in honoring the original without bastardizing it with a formulaic sequel. If it was a choice between another ‘Alien’ movie and this, I’d pick this every time. And though structurally and sometimes thematically the two sync up very well, other times … not so much.
It’s hard to ignore the fact that ‘Prometheus’ frequently gets lost in its own head. It has a lot of big ideas and is trying to say a lot about creation, evolution, gender roles, rape, free will, religion, why are we here, what’s point of it all, and on and on, that it inevitably ends up skimming most of these. A movie shouldn’t ever give all the answers but maybe pick one or two of these issues instead of all of them and go a little deeper. For every eye-popping set piece and thought-provoking theme, there’s a heavy-handed metaphor or clunky reveal. The script presents a lot of creativity and interesting sci-fi that manifests well, but most of its characters lack characterization and it takes some unfortunate leaps for sake of plot. All of this comes under a microscope largely thanks to ‘Alien’ and the film’s marketing. We’ve been set up for such a stunning, revolutionary movie, that anything short is a disappointment.
Then there’s the issue of spoilers in the promotional material. While I’m sure the onslaught of trailers and TV spots will get people in the seats, it comes at the cost of them knowing everything that happens. The entire climax of the movie is in the trailers and commercials. This is a big problem and while I’d normally criticize people for complaining about something being “ruined” for them, in this instance, it took away a lot of the magic of this film. Especially, SPOILER ALERT, the fact that Prometheus plunges into the alien ship at the end. That is the freaking climax of the film and it has no business being shown outside of the movie.
Being a reincarnation of ‘Alien’ clearly had its pros and cons, but ‘Prometheus’ is far from a total waste. I’d recommend seeing in the biggest theater possible and in 3D (which it was shot in), I’m not sure I would have liked it as much if I saw it any other. If for nothing else you’ll get to see Idris Elba play a mini-accordian.
Watch: Joel McHale Parodies Prometheus Viral | The Soup
Handsome, funny, handsome, good looking, empty.
The IMAX Poster For Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ | Collider
The newly unveiled IMAX poster for ‘Prometheus’ will be given out in limited quantities to those attending the IMAX 12.01AM showings of the film. You can find the closet IMAX theater to you hosting midnight shows of ‘Prometheus’ here. ‘Prometheus’ opens June 8th.
The ‘Prometheus’ IMAX poster looks like an old school ‘Alien’ poster, thus making it the best ‘Prometheus’ poster so far. Oh man, look at how beautifully retro that font is.
EW Has Loads Of Dope New ‘Prometheus’ Images
This week’s EW cover story is ‘Prometheus’ which not only officially acknowledge to the rest of the world that ‘Prometheus’ is connected to the world of ‘ALIEN’, but is packed with some awesome new images from the film and of the cast.
Sadly there is no official confirmation if Sad Robot Michael Fassbender goes insane, vomits milk on the entire crew before murdering them all with his giant robot cock.