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Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012)

Country:  USA

Director: Ridley Scott

Main Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce

Storyline:  We get the history of the beginning of the Alien’s series with the Maker of man

MV5BMTY3NzIyNTA2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzE2NjI4Nw@@__V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_Review (Spoils): We go into the future with a pre-storyline of the Aliens series with a film named after the great ship that started this adventure. We have a group of doctors, explorers and robots (that look human) going into another planet area looking for the answer on the creation of mankind. In this we learn about a race known as the Engineers. We learn that different people within the mission have different reasons for going. The plot thickens and we learn that there was a battle between the Engineers and an alien race but why did the creators hate humans if they created them?

To be honest the first hour can be a bit long and dry and a tad confusing as your trying to guess how this ties into the Aliens series. But after the first hour the sci-fi tames down and the horror starts to cut in with some space goo, alien hatchlings, robot heads flying, some blood and a very neat surgery scene. The special effects are actually done very well and the movie does keep you entertained and it kind of makes sense all in the end. We have the lovely Noomi Rapace playing in the lead and she was fantastic and her cast around her did an amazing job. The acting was perfect. And the scenery of the ship and the ideas of the future were very cool and not over the top.

Rating: I was not sure about this film as I started it as I’m a huge sci-fi fan but dug the first couple of Aliens films so this intrigued me.  The first half-hour to a hour I was regretting the film but once I started to make connections of the Aliens films to this one I could not stop watching. Great action, some awesome effects and stay glued till the very end as it has a nice special treat for alien fans.

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7/10 Beers!

Yacker

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Ravenous (1999)

Ravenous (1999)

Country:  USA

Director:  Antonia Bird

Main Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies, Jeffery Jones

Storyline:  During the Mexican-American War we hear a tale of cannibalism

MV5BMjExNTQ0MDE4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjI1NjAzMQ@@__V1_SY317_CR5,0,214,317_AL_Review (Spoils):  Captain John Boyd (Guy Pearce) is demoted during the Mexican-American War and sent to Fort Spencer. At this fort a Scotsman named Colquhoun (Robert Carlyle) shows up all frozen and looking for help. He gets warmed up and starts to tell the tale of his past leader who would eat people to survive. This starts the investigation and the tale of the Windigo.

Welcome to the 1800’s where we are at war and not afraid to fight, shoot, rape and eat people. This film is not your typical horror film as it does not just throw out some gore, some blood and shock. Instead this film builds on storytelling and that it does well.  We have a nice little story of war in the 1800s along with the mystery and then cut loose at the end. We have lots of eating, shooting and biting and a nice conversation piece on the right way to eat people.

Rating:  This is a savage film that does not need a lot of gore to make it work. Antonia Bird created something different here and I still count this as horror. The acting is very well done, the cast is great, the storyline is very interesting and hell it is about cannibals. I personally think Jeffery Jones stood out if possible.  If you have not seen this film I recommend it.

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7/10 Beers!

Yacker

 

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