Prometheus Film Analysis

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Prometheus directed by Scott Ridley, who is known for Blade Runner (1982), Alien (1979), Gladiator (2000), and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). Ridley has been nominated for 3 Oscars for best director for such films as Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, and Thelma and Louise. The name of the film itself echoes Greek mythology of the Titan Prometheus who is known as “the creator of mankind,” and thief of fire from Zeus which advanced the human race. Additionally Prometheus is also referenced to as “the search for scientific knowledge,” and suggests that in improving human life can lead to tragedy. This touches on the bases of what the film tries to accomplish with its viewers. This film invokes wonderful storytelling and even greater visual stimulation. Prometheus’ screenwriters Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), and Damon Lindelof, (Star Trek: Into the Darkness, and World War Z) tries to convey both theology of the search of “why we humans are,” and tie the storyline with classic horror sci-fi. The opening scene of Prometheus starts with …show more content…
Her personality is the embodiment of the Badass sci-fi female protagonist Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) of the Aliens franchise. Mind you, this is not a prequel to the Alien films says Director Scott Ridley. But unlike Ridley’s “Rippley,” who sets out to eradicate all Xenomorph of the Alien movies. Shaw has a belief that life has ultimately a divine origin, and sets out to find the answers of it. Prometheus, does echoes many of the classic Alien’s technology such as hyper sleep chambers and a curious yet devious android called “David” (Michael Fassbender of the X-men: Days of Future Past.). Another great character is Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) who is supervises the expedition, but is also the daughter of Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), the proprietor of this mission. Vickers, had father issues since Weyland refers to David as a son putting him before his own flesh and

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