Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure. Rated R. 2 hours, 4 minutes.
by 20th Century Fox
The crew in Prometheus searches for ancient aliens.
Noomi Rapace, Charlize
Theron, and Michael Fassbender as a cyborg try to discover the
true beginning of human life by traveling to a distant planet
Director Ridley Scott goes back to his sci-fi roots by revisiting
the same fictional universe that his 1979 “Alien”
took place. There are some subtle (and not so subtle) hints to
that earlier film throughout “Prometheus.” However,
you do not need to have seen “Alien” to enjoy “Prometheus.”
I think it does not matter if you have or have not seen “Alien,”
because either way, you are going to have some questions left
unanswered after watching this film.
But that is okay. Great movies are supposed to leave us wanting
more or trying to wrap our minds around extraordinary ideas and
theories. That is exactly what “Prometheus” does.
I don’t want to get into the types of theories the film
explores, because that would greatly take away from the viewing
After an opening scene that will lead to many of the aforementioned
unanswered questions, we meet our two main protagonists. Elizabeth
and Charlie played by Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green. They
are scientists that believe they have found a map to a system
of planets that houses our true creators. Joining them on their
mission in the year 2093 is an excellent cast including Charlize
Theron, Idris Elba, and Michael Fassbender. Fassbender is chillingly
good as the cyborg David. I would say of all the characters, Fassbender’s
David is the one you most want to know where he is and what he
is doing at all times. Especially after you see his creator’s
This movie is bound to draw comparisons to “Alien,”
especially a particular scene that will remind viewers of the
infamous chest bursting event that took place in “Alien.”
I didn’t walk into the theater expecting to see another
“Alien,” but an original work of art, and I feel like
I got that.
credit: 20th Century Fox