Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron
This is a neat little sci-fi movie. Honestly, the coolest part about it is that it’s a gorgeous hard science fiction film in wide release. That’s pretty ridiculously rare nowadays.
A crew of scientists travel to a far-off planet based on a bunch of cave paintings and pottery which seem to be pointing them there. They find the remnants of a humanoid species which may or may not have created humanity, as well as a bunch of evil black goo which turns everything into a monstrous vagina that wants to eat people. There’s also a robot man.
The biggest problem with this movie, and I’m sure I’m just echoing what everyone else has said, is that it’s obviously built for a sequel to answer all the interesting sci-fi concepts it comes up with. That’s… kinda not cool for a sci-fi movie to do. I mean, it’s lame for any movie to do, but when those concepts are really all you have in the movie, not answering any of them just comes across as lazy. Also, if you’re looking for the horror aspects of Alien or the action aspects of Aliens, or even the awesome science fiction of Blade Runner, you’ll find that Prometheus manages to kinda half-ass every one of them. I liked Fassbender as the robot man…