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.
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A lot of people thought that Ridley Scott was biting off more than he could chew when it was announced he was going to helm Prometheus, a pre-quel to his 1979 classic, Alien. It was a worthy effort, but the fact is that this film falls well short of fulfilling the expectations of what I was hoping it would do. While there are elements of what makes the first two Alien films sprinkled here, Prometheus tries to hard for it's own good to be clever and that is the major flaw of the film. Scott has already said he is doing a sequel to the movie, and I have to wonder what he has up his sleeve.
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The stakes were set very high for Prometheus. Returning to one of history’s most venerable franchises that he helped create, director Ridley Scott had his work cut out for him. Although in numerous interviews Scott had said that Prometheus was not a direct prequel to Alien, it indeed is. The origin of the iconic antagonists of Sigourney Weaver’s Eleanor Ripley are finally be revealed by the end credits and that in itself is one of the highlights of the film. There are a few others. The cast is full of talent and Michael Fassbender especially shines as the android assisting the research party on mission to a planet which may hold the key to the beginning of man. But much of the remaining talent goes to waste as a lot of the characters are generic cutouts which could be swapped out with other movies in the genre. The other problem with Promotheus is that it is too deep for its own good. There are many new questions to ask once the curtain has closed and some of the theories I am seeing already are way out of left field. It may never be known as to what Scott’s true vision was for the backstory of this film. But one thing is already certain: Fanboys will rage with their opinions until someone (be it Scott or otherwise) offers another entry to further explain things. In the meantime, enjoy some top shelf special effects at this on the surface beauty that shows some corrosion when you look under the hood.