Logan Marshall-Green for Bullett Magazine

Posted on June 11, 2012

Darlings, for today’s lunchtime guyditorial, we decided to go in a pouty-lipped direction.

 

Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green is featured in the latest issue of Bullett magazine photographed by Eliot Lee Hazel.

Okay, not the most stylish or interesting editorial in the world, but he’s got a big movie out and he’s cute to look at, which is enough to justify it. And speaking of that new movie…

We grabbed a moment to catch Prometheus this weekend and since we can’t seem to go more than twenty minutes without expressing an opinion about something, here’s what we think: A visually stunning film; in fact, we’d go so far as to say it’s one of the most visually stunning science fiction films of all time. Fassbender gave an amazing performance; so much so that we’d cheer him on if he became the first actor to win an Oscar playing a robot. Other than that, there’s little to recommend. The rest of the cast is tragically wasted (especially Idris Elba and Charlize Theron), the dialogue is often as tin as it gets, and both the plot and the actions of the characters almost never make the slightest bit of sense. Don’t let the pre-press fool you. It’s every inch an Alien prequel; there’s absolutely nothing subtle about that part of it. Despite our issues with how the characters acted, the actual “alien” parts of the story didn’t bother us at all, even if they cast the original films in a decidedly different light. But there are times the plotting gets so bad or characters wind up acting wildly different from scene to scene that we actually wondered how the film made it to print in its current form. THAT’S how poorly put together it all is. A shame, really. Go see it for the visuals and for Fassbender’s Peter O’Toole impersonation, but don’t expect major scares or even a story that makes much sense.

 

[Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel for bulettmedia.com]

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OD35QQZNBPZJXWTCBY7N4EE7VY Sarah

      “The rest of the cast is tragically wasted (especially Idris Elba and Charlize Theron)”

      Well, there goes any chance of my seeing it. =/

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615187474 Trish Barker

        Even worse, there is an off-screen hookup between Idris Elba and Charlize Theron — OFF SCREEN! Couldn’t the audience at least get to see shirtless Idris?!

        • TieDye64

          A crime against humanity! 

          • http://133t.us/gn Angelina M. Braden

            Fassbender for every award.  Unbelievable technical performance with an incredible amount of nuance and humor...DailyJobPosition3.notlong.com

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          WHAT? Who is in charge of editing this thing?? Fassbender is cute and all, but he’s got nothing on Idris Elba. Idris and Charlize sound positively sizzling.

          • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

            Surprisingly, I thought Charlize and Fassy had better chemistry. Weird and creepy, but awesome.

        • schadenfreudelicious

          what??..Idris Elba is not to be wasted!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313126032 Ajuna Ariel Fenty

        I just knew Idris’ talent was going to be wasted once again uggh talk about driving Ms. Prometheus. On the bright side though, he has the lead role in an upcoming Guillermo del toro sci fi project. I believe it is called Pacific rim or something. Now that is a movie I am looking forward to.

    • ShivaDiva

      Color me disappointed as well, for most of the same reasons.  Funny to see a feature with this guy, because his character in the film was a HUGE douchebag, unconvincing as any type of serious scientist and completely unlikable.   We were supposed to root for these people?  I has a sad.

      • http://twitter.com/grooxcore Marie Ee

        “I has a sad” omg that is literally the best verbalized reaction to this film. In all seriousness though, he WAS huge douchebag, more like a frat boy than any type of distinguished scientist.

        • Melvis Velour

          Damn right – I was actually happy to see him done away with…and quite spectacularly…by Charlize…who should have blow torched that entire film while she was at it.

    • http://twitter.com/andakat andakat

      Absolutely agree with the Prometheus breakdown.  I’d add that Noomi Rapace was quite good in the latter half of the film, once she didn’t have to share scenes with Marshall-Green who really kind of sucked–his character and his acting.

      As pretty as this guy is, I sincerely doubt his career is going anywhere.  He really does look too much like Tom Hardy, with much less talent. 

      Fassbender for every award.  Unbelievable technical performance with an incredible amount of nuance and humor. 

      • ShivaDiva

        Yeah I agree on Noomi.  Very intense second half.  If the setup had delivered on the premise, she would have knocked it out of the park.

    • LuluBI

      Excellent review of Prometheus!  The opening scenes were so promising, but what a jumbled waste it turned out to be.

    • http://twitter.com/andakat andakat

      Oh, I actually would have appreciated a little TLO commentary on the costuming in the film.  The Vickers suits, David 8’s clothes, and the spacesuits were interesting.

    • MilaXX

      I haven’t seen it yet & I’m disappointed to hear your review, but that may explain why Madagascar beat it at the box office this weekend.

      • http://twitter.com/andakat andakat

        Not really.  R-rated sci-fi has much more inherent limited appeal, regardless of quality, than a children’s animated flick.

    • MilaXX

      Offscreen?
      Dang, that would have been hot as all get out.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      The script was so dumb that no amount of visual stunningness (which may not be a word, but let’s just let it go) could save it for me.  Somewhere a “Scientist’s Anti-Defamation League” should be mounting massive demonstrations against this movie.

      • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

        Yeah, the whole thing sort of deserves a That’s Not How Science Works label.

        • Jenny Martin

          Word to all of this.

    • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

      Sorry, I can’t see him as anything other than Trey Atwood.

      • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

         Me too! I didn’t even know his real name and immediately thought OMG IT’S TREY FROM THE O.C.!!!

        • Baditude

          Ditto. Glad I’m not the only one who remembers. 

      • kimmeister

        That, and his role in 24.  He’s always a miscreant.

      • Jill_3

         AHH me too! I saw this and just shook my head and was all, “Trey, can’t you ever get your act together?” Also a rousing chorus of that “MMM whatcha sayyyy-yy” song broke out in my brain. The Imogen Heap song that played when Marissa Cooper shot him.

    • janetjb

      Fassbender was quite entertaining, but the rest – apparently left me speechless (in a bad way).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IEBOA5WAAIRKYXLALBIKMDFKKE abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

      TOM HARDY.

      • http://twitter.com/kerrymccombs Kerry McCombs

        I just said the same thing!

      • Pants_are_a_must

         A very, very poor man’s Tom Hardy.

    • krelnick

      Fassbender was extraordinary.  Theron, Elba, and Pearce were tragically wasted.  The rest of the cast were a curious charisma vacuum.

      • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

        I can’t even figure out why they cast Guy Pearce. I kept expecting some sort of de-aging thing, but no…nothing. Why not just hire an OLD actor and age him further.  Seems like that would have led to a better performance, and perhaps been more believable. I think it’d be hard for any actor to shine under all that paint.

        • Melvis Velour

          Let’s face it folks, they all did it for the checks hoping it would turn into either a Titanic or Avatar saleswise!

    • Scott Prendergast

      Yes!  Great assessment of Prometheus.  A letdown.  

    • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

      “Okay, not the most stylish or interesting editorial in the world, but he’s got a big movie out and he’s cute to look at, which is enough to justify it. And speaking of that new movie…”

      In which I read it as,

      “Okay, not the most stylish or interesting editorial in the world -movie-, but he’s out, got a big — and he’s cute to look at, which is enough to justify it. And speaking of that new movie…”

      Heh.  

    • lordandtaylor

      Oh, i want those work boots. Nice. Another cute guy that has one good expression….which is kind of blank.

    • TieDye64

      Thanks for the breakdown on the movie. I may have to see it simply for the visuals and Fassbender, of course. Several people have told me his performance was crazy good. 

      As far as this editorial goes, meh. The shot of him on the railroad tracks is just odd.

      • Qitkat

        Not only odd, a really poor photograph. Waste of film pixels.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W7A5N4G7FDTV5U2KOHBVSB55XI Basket

      Is it too crude to say the first photo made me think, “A Snake in the Grass.” 

      • charlotte

         I thought “A guy named Green in green, how original”…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12801074 Brett Hulst

      Clearly, I am in the minority on this here, but I liked it.  It was a sci-fi movie that delivered some science and some fiction and I liked the idea about the feelings that the entity that created us might not be quite up to our own perceptions (I hope that doesn’t spoil anything). Fassbender was great, the movie was intense in a lot of places — it was a fun summer movie. Sure, people say don’t touch that and someone touches it and the dialog is stiff (at best) in places, but overall I wasn’t mad about my 11 bucks going towards it.

    • http://twitter.com/kerrymccombs Kerry McCombs

      Is it just me or is this guy a bit of a Tom Hardy doppleganger?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/toodleskitty79?feature=guide AWS

      Ashton Kutcher, right?

    • RebeccaKW

      He’s cute, if a bit vacant.  I know these types of editorials aren’t really about fashion, but usually the pictures at least follow a storyline.  This is sort of a random jumble of things. 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      What a yawn inducing guyditorial. He’s blandly cute, totally unfocused on camera, and indifferently dressed.  Too bad he seems to be just the same on screen as in these pictures.

    • joe_tey83

      In a reasonable world, Damon Lindelof will be banned from writing anything after the shit pie that is Lost. The story is such a very loose mess of bits and pieces. What’s with David poisoning this Logan guy anyway? How does it help anything? Huh?

      I want myself a David / Fassbender android sexbot.

      • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

        He’s conducting science experiments, and since he doesn’t have emotions, he doesn’t care about how the outcome affects anyone. He wants to know what this stuff does. So he finds out.

    • golspie

      So… this isn’t Tom Hardy?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1313126032 Ajuna Ariel Fenty

      Deer in the headlights much? he looks awkward and uncomfortable but I like him. He has that moody-introspective thing going on going on and I like that. He seems like a thinking actor with looks to match his brains. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

        This is kinda “look how tragically deep I am”

    • 5HT

      I thought Logan Marshall-Green’s acting, in particular, was disappointing. Oh, and how stupid most the the crew was – that was the definitely most disappointing (and unbelievable) part for me. 
      But yes, Fassbender was amazing, and visually it was pretty impressive.

    • http://twitter.com/kerrymccombs Kerry McCombs

      I really wanted to watch Lawrence of Arabia after seeing Prometheus. I have it on DVD and thought I would upgrade my copy to blu-ray…but LAWRENCE OF ARABIA IS NOT AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY! TRAVESTY!

    • Kate Borbas

      It’s Trey!

    • boweryboy

      Your assessment o f Prometheus is spot on: visuallly stunning but lacking substance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678337501 Carla Axtman

      The most unsexy thing in the world is a guy who smokes. It’s nasty. 

      That’s right. I said it.

    • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

      Hmm…I kind of disagree.  I thought there was a lot left unanswered, but I didn’t think the story was poorly told. It was just told from a limited perspective. I fully admit, there were a couple of things that were telegraphed so clearly I knew were going to happen from the moment the characters stepped into frame, but I really liked it. AND I thought it was plenty scary for most people. Obviously, Elizabeth Shaw is the main character, so she’s the most developed, but I didn’t think Idris and Charlize were underutilized, so much as subtly used.
      My biggest problem is that it was shot in 3D. I watched the movie in 2D, because 3D gives me horrible headaches, but there were NUMEROUS times that I felt the movie was wasting time on a 3D visual stunt. If they’d spent less time with exploding star maps and flailing limbs, there might have been more time to understand Charlize and David’s tenuous relationship, or find out who hired Scottish woman, or why the foreign Tupperware was so leaky.
      But even with those tiny things, it IS a gorgeous movie, well worth seeing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VW5XHSH45FBZ2ZEZJARYHILIZQ Leah

      WHOA. I saw that movie today and definitely thought he was Tom Hardy the WHOLE. TIME. :S LOL

    • Jenny Martin

      Thank you! All the nerds on my facebook feed won’t listen to me when I say I was very underwhelmed. Visually stunning movie but when all my husband and I can talk about for an hour after the movie is all the various ways the plot didn’t make sense, well, that just doesn’t cut it for me.

    • bitterk

      Definitely a cutie.  Now when are you going to feature his twin Tom Hardy?  

    • Tatiana Luján

      He looks a bit like Tom Hardy.