Prometheus is a prequel to the science fiction classic Alien or a quasi-prequel according to some including the director Ridely Scott himself, and has attempted to uncover some questions raised from the original films such as the origins of the Xenomorphs. Most of the characters are forgettable bar the android David played excellently by Michael Fassbender and the main heroin, Elizabeth Shaw, portrayed by Noomi Rapace who strives for answers about the existence of humans.
In 2089, Shaw and an archaeological team are excavating a site in Scotland. Elizabeth explores a cave and discovers a cave painting similar to symbols other ancient unconnected societies that were separated by sea and vast areas of land. It is therefore revealed that the symbols are a star map that leads the squad to a distant moon in which they hope to find answers about the beginning of humanity. The Weyland Corporation, a shadowy organisation from the series, funds this mission and eventually manages to get the individuals to their destination via the spaceship Prometheus.
While it may suffer from some flat characters with no real drive or motivation and may lack elements of horror that I believed it would entail, it is a great movie to watch as it will keep you entertained the whole way through. I particularly enjoyed David and Shaw’s motivations, seeking out the truth to their existence. In my opinion this is strong enough to spawn a sequel but I don’t believe that it would really add to the story, after all it is best to leave some things unanswered. The third episode of the adventures of Fletch and Roman is up at Warehouse 17.
Quote of the day
You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Batman: Arkham City
Greetings, Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to Arkham Asylum which was released in 2009 and includes more villains, who were missing from the original, such as Two-Face or the Penguin from Bruce Wayne’s rouge list. It is an open world game like its predecessor with the addition of optional side missions including challenges from the Riddler, most of which are linked and activate with plot progression. The game focuses heavily on the strange and complicated relationship between the Dark Knight and the Crown Prince of Crime, the Joker. I believe that it has an even darker tone than the original.
In terms of plot, psychologist Hugo Strange convinces the newly elected Mayor of Gotham and former Warden of Arkham Asylum, Quincy Sharp to break off apart of Gotham City from the rest of it. This divided part acts as a high security prison, allowing the super villains to fight each other in a turf war between the Joker, the Penguin and Two-Face. In order to find out what is going on inside the city, Batman as Bruce Wayne gets himself arrested protesting about the prison. Once the Caped Crusader is in he learns that Hugo Strange has a secret operation planned called Protocol ten which will initiate in several hours.
The talented cast suit their roles perfectly, especially Mark Hamill as the Joker who brings a disturbingly dark comedic quality to the character. As well as the voice acting, the music also fits perfectly with the gritty story which helps make it a more entertaining game. I think this one is as good or if not better than Asylum, hopefully the next instalment, of which there have been a few subtle clues will keep up the trajectory of its success. The second episode of the adventures of Fletch and Roman is up in Warehouse 17.
Quote of the day
We are trained for espionage. We would be legends, but the records are sealed. Glory in battle is not our way. Think of our heroes: the Silent Step, who defeated a nation with a single shot. Or the Ever Alert, who kept armies at bay with hidden facts. These giants do not seem to give us solace here, but they are not all that we are. Before the network, there was the fleet. Before diplomacy, there were soldiers! Our influence stopped the rachni, but before that we held the line! Our influence stopped the krogan, but before that, we held the line! Our influence will stop Saren. In the battle today, we will hold the line!