Prometheus

I started watching Prometheus late one night, purely because I was bored and I wanted something to kill an hour. I ended up so engrossed by this sci-fi film that two hours later, as it finished, I was tempted to watch it again. Set in 2089 the film follows the crew of  the  spaceship ‘Prometheus’ on their mission ‘seeking the origins of humanity’. After two years of hyper sleep the crew awakens to find they have arrived at a distant planet, thought to be the home of our ‘Engineers’. However it seems that our potential gods are less interested in meeting the Prometheus crew and more interested in annihilating humanity altogether.

The Spaceship Prometheus (pictures 20th Century Fox)

The Spaceship Prometheus (pictures 20th Century Fox)

***FUN FACT: Two members of the crew (Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway) discover what they believe to be a map to the ‘engineers’ on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and this final piece of the puzzle is what gets the team the funding from The Wayland Corp for the mission.***

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Let The Skyfall

ONE BILLION DOLLARS

ONE BILLION DOLLARS

Skyfall is the James Bond film to beat all others. This, the twenty third installment of the Bond series, has more than made up for the disaster that was Quantum of Solace. With 143 minutes of action packed first-class adventure and the edge of your seat chase scenes that accompany every Bond film, its easy to see where the $150-200 million budget went. In one scene we see Bond destroying FIVE  Volkswagen Beetles ( making my heart ache – could you not have saved one for me, James?) with a digger before ripping apart the back of a train carriage. And for those of you poor students like myself that find the production price heart stopping, the amount the box-office made is something that would make your jaw drop. Over One Billion dollars.

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