Beginning with a roar as a speeding motorcycle races by, director Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" injects nerve-jangling excitement into a tried-and-true drug trafficking disaster. The set up is elegant and quick. The Counselor, committing to marry his adored Laura, agrees to participate in a routine drug deal. His greed will, unsurprisingly, connect him with a ruthless drug network.
As with the myth to which its title alludes, the film Prometheus involves man’s origins, punishment and suffering. And as he proved in his 1979 Alien, to which this is a loose prequel, director Ridley Scott has an array of deeply disturbing ways to attack, invade, and incubate the human body while asking vital questions.
As Cracks begins, self-possessed Spanish teenager Fiamma arrives at St. Mathilde's, a British girls boarding school, on Stanley Island, 1934. Her mysterious past enhances her allure as well as her disruption of the clique of six students she joins. More intense, adored teacher and diving coach Miss G. also becomes enmeshed in a dangerous emotional and psychological power struggle.