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So I rewatched Prometheus last night, for the first time since I'd originally seen it (in IMAX 3D). The lack of OMG SHIT IS RIGHT THERE IN MY FACE made for a far more objective assessment, so here it is:
This is a gorgeous film. Even sans IMAX, this is probably the most beautifully shot film I've seen since... Hell, I don't know. In a long time. Fassbender is great. There are some really incredible ideas being played with here, and the general thesis of the film...
..."What if God made us not for any special reason, but just because he could? And what if he also hated our guts and tried to kill us all?"
is very interesting. The fact that most of these questions are not answered is also ballsy and I appreciate that. So there's the good.
However, the characters- and the script in general - are a fucking mess. All of the criticisms about people doing things for random, nonsensical reasons are spot-on. Yes, there are after-the-fact justifications you can use to explain this stuff, but you have to do this with almost every character. The plot is very "this happens and then this happens and then this happens" rather than "this happens, therefore this happens, but then this happens, therefore this happens," and it pulls you out of the movie. The actors deliver their lines well, but the lines and situations are poorly written.
Overall, it's definitely a film worth watching, and there's enough good to balance the bad that I consider an overall enjoyable experience. I wound up buying it on BD because it was only $10 and I'm interested in the bonus materials. I'll probably have more thoughts after I pore through those. But I'm glad I rewatched it, so there you go.
I don't know enough about Strange's character to know what he's like, but Joaquin at least looks the part and he's a fantastic actor with a good range, so I am tentatively pleased with this tentative decision.
I don't have a huge problem with that costume, and it at least avoids looking silly, but they should have gone with the color palette from Thor (or, say, the Superman you just made a whole goddamn movie about). Reds and blues, but somewhat muted so as not to look too much like a box of crayons.
She has a good look, though, and I can buy her as Wonder Woman. If I have any problems with the film(s), they will probably continue to be thematic, as with MoS.
I do find it ironic that the grimdark comic universe is the one featuring the goody-two-shoes space alien and the star-spangled chick with the magic lasso, while the happy-fun-times universe has the raging angst monster and the PTSD alcoholic.