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Prometheus

Year : 2012 Director : Ridley Scott Running Time : 124 Genre : ,
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
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.

What did we think?
In space no one can hear you scream but here on earth they’ll hear the Alien fanboys squeal with glee. It’s been 26 years since we had a quality instalment of the Aliens franchise and Ridley Scott’s suspenseful prequel delivers an intelligent and visually appealing piece that leaves both the heart and mind racing.

Obviously a lot of love went into writing and making it and although a few reveals will spark some controversy, they’re relatively minor in the face of a wonderful sci-fi spectacle.

STEW SAYS: Much like Blade Runner upon initial release, this is a film sure to be better understood and adored with the passage of time. Logic and character ‘flaws’ are all genre tropes and reviewers that don’t understand that don’t deserve to be reviewing.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Jake Reedy says:

    Perfect spoiler free review. And agreed, a great prequel to The Alien franchise that finally gets the bad taste of 2 hideous AvP films out of our mouth without taking away from the mystique of our favorite acid blooded bugs. Great nods to the franchise without too much nodding and winking to the audience, And Noomi fills Sigourney’s space boots nicely. Smartly written (like this review) and beautifully shot.

  2. Leigh P says:

    No cowboys, just aliens.

  3. CJ says:

    This review ALMOST makes me want to watch it.

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