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Prometheus Receives Mixed Reviews
Prometheus Receives Mixed Reviews

Ridley Scott’s new movie, Prometheus, has been receiving some mixed reviews.

Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Prometheus received its premiere and press screenings yesterday, and the reviews for the film have been a little mixed, although generally positive.

There have been no outright slatings of Scott’s return to the world he created in Alien, but not everyone has been completely impressed or satisfied by the new movie.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw said, “Ridley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting. In place of scariness there is wonderment; in place of tension there is hugely ambitious design; in place of unforgettable shocks there are reminders of the original’s unforgettable shocks. There are also some shrewd and witty touches, and one terrifically creepy performance from Michael Fassbender, who steals the film with the chilling, parasitic relentlessness of that first gut-bound alien.”

The Hollywood Reporter had Todd McCarthy calling it, “A visual feast of a  sci-fi movie… Technically, Prometheus is magnificent. Shot in 3D but without the director taking the process into account in his conceptions or execution, the film absorbs and uses the process seamlessly…”

The Daily Telegraph’s Robbie Collin summed up his opinion on Twitter, posting, “Prometheus is, um, absolutely nuts. Not perfect by a stretch but there are ideas here you wouldn’t expect a studio to touch with a 10ft pole.”

The movie also stars The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce.

Charlize Theron Discusses Prometheus Co-Star Michael Fassbender’s Manhood
Charlize Theron Discusses Prometheus Co-Star Michael Fassbender’s Manhood

South-African born actress Charlize Theron spills the beans to Mtv on ‘Prometheus’ co-star Michael Fassbender's manhood.

Michael revealed all in the production of 2011 film ‘Shame’, which prompted MTV to ask Charlize just how much of his masculinity would be on show in the new Ridley Scott sci-fi thriller ‘Prometheus’. Charlize cheekily replied with a totally serious expression, ‘Oh my god. I don’t think [his pen*s] was available. It was shooting the sequel for ‘Shame’ so we couldn’t get it for ‘Prometheus.”

She continued to personify her co-star’s manhood throughout the hilarious interview. ‘It’s a hitch pen*s’, she explained with a laugh. ‘The pen*s attaches and works separately; it’s a whole working entity.’ She confessed that she would’ve liked to have seen it had it not been busy all the time with work and such.

This is not the first time the shameless ‘Monster’ actress has made jokes regarding Michael’s film flashing. Earlier in the year she was presented with the Ally for Equity award from The Human Rights Campaign by Mr. Fassbender and proceeded to talk about his ‘Shame’ appearance in her speech, joking that she was impressed that he chose to ‘play it big’ and that she was ‘available to work with it any time’.   

Charlize Theron discusses baby boy Jackson
Charlize Theron discusses baby boy Jackson

Snow White and the Huntsman actress Charlize Theron shocked quite a few people earlier this year, when she revealed that she had adopted a baby boy called Jackson. Now, Charlize has been discussing her new baby, admitting that she hopes to raise him in a similar way to how she was raised by her mother.

Theron explained to Vogue, “I’ve always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I’ve always known I wanted a family. I don’t think my mom could wait any more! Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever.”
 
She added, “I hope to be like my mom, fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.”
 
Charlize Theron is next set to appear on the big screen, starring alongside Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce, in the Ridley Scott directed movie Prometheus, which is set to be released in the UK on June 1 and then released in the US a week later on June 8.
Universal reboot The Mummy franchise
Universal reboot The Mummy franchise

It has been reported that Universal Pictures is planning to reboot The Mummy franchise, which has been making them a lot of money for many years. The Mummy reboot will see Jon Spaihts, who penned the screenplay for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, on writing duties.

Spaihts explained to Variety, “I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus. To go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before.”
 
Universal first released The Mummy back in 1932 and it when on to have four sequels up until 1944. However, in 1999 Stephen Sommers directed a reboot, which grossed $414m worldwide. Then The Mummy Returns was released in 2001 grossing $433m worldwide, before The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008 made $401m.
 
Jon Spaihts is expected to begin work on The Mummy reboot, when he has finished with the currently untitled Jerry Bruckheimer movie, as well as World War Robot. Meanwhile, Prometheus, which Jon Spaihts co wrote with Damon Lindelof, is released on June 8.
Michael Fassbender discusses Prometheous character
Michael Fassbender discusses Prometheous character

Michael Fassbender is set to appear in the Ridley Scott directed movie Prometheus later this year, where he will play the android David. Michael admitted that he believes that David could develop his own human personality. 

Fassbender explained, “You’re essentially trying to build a computer that has a physicality to it, that can respond and understand human behaviour. It’s programmed to be able to incorporate itself within a human environment. So, what happens when you programme that and the programme then starts making its own connections and joins up to its own electrical linking to other areas and forming its own ego, insecurities, jealousy and envy?”
 
He added, “What I thought was very interesting was that you have this guy who was on his own for two and a half years while everyone else was in cryostasis, so what did he do to amuse himself? The idea that there is something of a little boy there, and that he has to rely on his imagination to keep himself occupied, imagination is a very human trait.”
 
Michael continued, “The way that [screenwriter] Damon [Lindelof] wrote it, people treat him as a robot and there’s a bit of contempt towards him because he has all the answers. He’s hyper-intelligent. His physicality is more advanced than human beings.”
 
Prometheus is released on June 1 in the UK and June 8 in the US.
Ridley Scott explains Prometheus and Alien connection
Ridley Scott explains Prometheus and Alien connection

Alien director Ridley Scott has revealed how his latest film Prometheus links in to his classic 1979 Sci-Fi/Horror movie Alien, claiming that, while the two are connected, Prometheus is a brand new movie all to its own. Many people have been calling Prometheus an Alien prequel, and while that is slightly true, Ridley is adamant that Prometheus is a stand-alone movie.

Scott explained, “When the first Alien movie and Blade Runner were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies. This is why we have the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner, and Weyland-Yutani in Alien. They sent the Nostromo spaceship.”
 
He added, “The Prometheus is owned by an entrepreneur called Peter Weyland, and is played by Guy Pearce. That’s the connection between the two films, and nothing more. Prometheus is a new film, a new world, and is full of new ideas. And of course new monsters as well.” Guy Pearce also confirmed that he is only in the movie for a matter of minutes. Prometheus is set to be released on June 1 in the UK and June 8 in the US.
Michael Fassbender talks fame
Michael Fassbender talks fame

X-Men: First Class actor Michael Fassbender is one of those actors who has really come into his own as he has aged and developed as an actor. Michael is currently one of the most sought after actors in the business but the 34 year old has admitted that he is glad that he has achieved fame later in life, rather than becoming famous at a young age.

Fassbender explained, “You know, I spent a lot of time out of work. Now I’m trying to make hay while the sun is shining.” Michael then discussed how he thinks he would have coped if he had have found fame at a much younger age. He added, “I wouldn’t change anything. The fame thing, the honey traps, I don’t know that I would’ve handled it well at 23. I would’ve gone ape s**t.”
 
Michael Fassbender can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace, in the Ridley Scott Alien prequel Prometheus, which is set to be released in the UK on June 1 and in the US on June 8. Michael Fassbender is also set to work with Ridley Scott again later this year for the movie The Counselor, which will be released next year.
Prometheus actor Benedict Wong discusses 3D filming
Prometheus actor Benedict Wong discusses 3D filming

Prometheus actor Benedict Wong, who plays the character Ravel in the Ridley Scott directed prequel to the hit movie franchise Alien, has revealed how the 3D technology used during filming is set to blow the viewers mind. He also revealed how he liked to watch back his scenes, which he was worried Ridley Scott would not approve of.

Wong explained, “It’s gonna be in 3D, so get thee to an IMAX. The cameras are… well, if you got very excited about the 3D usage on Avatar, it’s gonna be the next level now. The type of cameras they’re using - the RED cameras. The technicians that use the cameras are really excited about it.”
 
He added, “Occasionally, when you do a take and what I kind of sort of like is asking for a PPB - Personal Play Back. So, I sat down and put the glasses on, and then Ridley called me, ‘What a minute!’ And I was like, you know, when you think you’re doing something wrong? But he was absolutely fine, he was like, ‘Okay, okay. Sit down,’ and just cranked it up. It looks fantastic.” You can see Benedict Wong in Prometheus, which is set to be released on June 8.
Idris Elba talks Pacific Rim
Idris Elba talks Pacific Rim

There has been a fair amount of talk surrounding the latest Guillermo del Toro movie Pacific Rim but we are still not all too clear on what the movie will be about. We know there are set to be giant monsters in Pacific Rim but that is all a bit vague. One of the actors of Pacific Rim, Idris Elba has tried to help clear things up a little but to be fair, we are still none the wiser.

Elba explained, “It’s hard to say. Godzilla would throw out the wrong sort of image, I think. We are talking about some big MF-ers. There’s a lot of actuality in this one because he’s created huge sets. I mean, we’ve taken over four sets in Pinewood in Toronto and built a lot of the stuff that you might see. Yes, there is huge CGI I’m sure, but we built a lot of stuff too.”
 
Idris Elba is one of the busiest actors in the business right now, as he is out and about helping to promote, not one but two of his upcoming movies, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Prometheus. He is also busy filming current movie Pacific Rim and then there is the fact that he is signed up for Thor 2. We hope he does not enjoy an active social life.
Ridley Scott talks Blade Runner and Prometheus
Ridley Scott talks Blade Runner and Prometheus

There has been a lot of talks in recent weeks about the next instalment of the Ridley Scott movie Blade Runner, whether it be a prequel, a sequel, a remake or a reboot but it seems that even Ridley is not too sure on that. Ridley has been meeting with Hampton Fancher, who penned the original Blade Runner screenplay but, as of yet, the new Blade Runner is still without a script.

Scott explained, “We’re still in discussions about whether it should be a prequel or sequel. I’m meeting with writers and I’ve also gone back to Hampton Fancher, and he still speaks the speak” He then discussed the rumours that Harrison Ford would be returning for the next instalment of Blade Runner.
 
Ridley added, “I’m not sure that that’s going to be a story point, so I don’t know. But if it were, nothing would please me more. Honestly.” Ridley Scott’s next film to hit the big screen will be the Alien prequel Prometheus and Ridley said of the movie, “I’m also thinking about what the hell I might do for a Prometheus 2.” Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron and is set to be released on June 8, 2012.
Charlize Theron teases her Prometheus character
Charlize Theron teases her Prometheus character

Young Adult actress Charlize Theron has teased some information about what the audience members can expect from her character in the forthcoming Alien prequel Prometheus. Charlize claims that her character is a bit of a villain in the film but, without giving too much away, her character starts of one way and ends up another.

Theron explained, “I play somewhat of a villain in it. She’s the suit that runs the company that has nickeled and dimed this whole thing together, to fund this mission. She starts out one thing and ends up another thing. It’s a pretty nice surprise, toward the third act, so I don’t want to ruin that for you, but she really does start out very one-dimensional.”
 
She added, “The great thing about Ridley is that he shoots everything so layered that you always wonder. There were many days that I showed up and he would do this tiny little thing like throw me in the corner, just lurking. And then, all of a sudden, that became a character trait. I would always be in the corner, lurking over everybody, and not saying anything, but just watching. Then, you realize that it really adds to this enigma of this character and what her agenda really is.”
 
Prometheus is set to be released on June 1, 2012 in the UK and then on June 8, 2012 in the US.
Noomi Rapace compares her Prometheus character to Sigourney Weaver’s Alien character
Noomi Rapace compares her Prometheus character to Sigourney Weaver’s Alien character

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows actress Noomi Rapace has spoken about how her character Elizabeth in the Alien prequel Prometheus compares to that of the character Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver in the Alien franchise. Noomi claims that, while Elizabeth is a much more feminine woman than Ripley, there are still many similarities between the two characters. 

Rapace explained, “She has similarities with Ripley but she’s more feminine, she’s a bit more naive in the beginning.” She then continued by adding, “She’s a believer, she’s full of faith, she’s a scientist and archaeologist. She goes on this journey in space and she changes into a fighter, warrior and survivor. She’s very much a typical Ridley Scott woman!”
 
Noomi Rapace will appear on the big screen alongside Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson in the Ridley Scott directed Action Horror, Prometheus, which is set to be released in the UK on June 1, 2012 before being released a week later in the US on June 8, 2012. Noomi Rapace can currently be seen on the big screen in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which was released last month.