I don't know what it is about Midnight Movies but just the thought of staying up past my bedtime to be among the first to feast my eyes on what I hope will be a Bladerunner-esque masterpiece conjures up feelings of everything that I've ever loved about going to the pictures. Late nights, big screen, something round the corner, big sound, popcorn and not being able to sleep because it was just that good!
Why am I, full on, totally excited about seeing Ridley Scott's return to fine sci-fi form with Prometheus? Well, if you missed the epic trailer premier on Channel 4 in April, then let me fill you in. Ridley Scott is the Oscar award winning sci-fi genius brain behind Alien and Blade Runner (ok he also directed G.I. Jane, but nobody's perfect) and what he can't do with shadows and lighting and futuristic uncertainty might not be worth doing. Add to this Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba, and you've got yourself a film.
From what I can tell, the plot is something to the effect of: people thing they understand alien messages, go to have a chat, find out that the aliens aren't that friendly. The IMDB sum up Prometheus like so:
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
If you can't make it to the Midnight Screening, here is a list of the showtimes, cinemas and prices where you can see Prometheus in 3d at more socialable hours over the bank holiday weekend. Both the Odeon and Vue are showing the film in 2D but to be honest, the less said about that the better.
|Odeon||3D adult £7.25|
|Friday 1 June||12:00||15:00||18:00||21:00|
|Saturday 2 June||12:00||15:00||19:00||22:00|
|Sunday 3 June||12:00||15:00||20:00||23:00|
|Monday 4 June||12:00||15:00||21:00||00:00|
|Vue Cinema||3D adult £9.00|
|Friday 1 June||12:00||14:50||17:40||20:30||23:20|
|Saturday 2 June||12:00||14:50||17:40||20:30||23:20|
|Sunday 3 June||12:00||14:50||17:40||20:30|
|Monday 4 June||12:00||14:50||17:40||20:30|
|3D adult £10.50|
|Friday 1 June||12:45||15:30||18:20||21:00|
|Saturday 2 June||12:45||15:30||18:20||21:00|
|Sunday 3 June||13:00||15:30||18:20||21:00|
|Monday 4 June||12:45||15:30||18:20||21:00|