Indies Unchained!

Prometheus was my most anticipated blockbuster of the year. It had a very visceral trailer and an amazing viral campaign, which included this fake robot ad. Maybe I just love Michael Fassbender, but this stuff gave me a lot of hope. I thought Prometheus was going to be an intelligent, thought-provoking, hard science fiction film in the same vein as Alien or Moon. In reality, Prometheus is kind of a mess. It feels like someone threw a bunch of ideas at a wall and made whatever stuck. Does it want to be a generic horror film? A big summer blockbuster? An art film that asks “big philosophical” questions? A trilogy? An Alien Prequel? Does it even matter? The studio behind the film obviously knew how to market it… There are a lot of things that really frustrated me about Prometheus, including: the never-ending contradictions, plot holes, one-dimensional characters, etc…

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About Sean Temple

Filmmaker, Progressive, Feminist, Emerson MFA Student, Director of HUNT. I use film to critique our society and reveal the struggles real people deal with every day. View all posts by Sean Temple

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