ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER director Ridley Scott has returned to the genre he helped define.
Welcome to 2093 on board the spaceship PROMETHEUS and its team of explorers in search of the origins of mankind on earth. Where are we from? How did we get here?
After all, big things have small beginnings. And to create, you must first destroy.
And so we take an extraordinary journey to the darkest corners of the universe.
PROMETHEUS is speculative science-fiction.
Some would suggest it to be the ‘prequel’ to ALIEN. But is it?
It does have doses of ALIEN-like gross-out scenes. There’s the snake like creature flying into one poor souls mouth to possess his body. And how about the grisly, self-inflicted cesarean-section of an alien beast that’s grown inside one of Prometheus’ female explorers?
Definitely R-rated stuff.
I did like the way the automated machinery stapled her stomach shut though following the procedure.
All in all a fascinating futuristic exploration co-starring Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce—and David, the humanoid/android butler with a fascination for everything Peter O’Toole as Lawrence of Arabia.
He’s portrayed by Michael Fassbender.
Does this movie answer those critical questions?
Only up to a point. We’ll have to wait for a possible sequel for the full story, I guess.
And yes it’s in 3-D which is decent but certainly not critical to the enjoyment of the film. I’d suggest saving the 3-D upcharge.
Ridley Scott’s cinematic futuristic exploration PROMETHEUS: Another small step for mankind.
I’m materializing 3-1/2 out of 5 imaginative fingers with a nod to HAL in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.
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