Starring: Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Swedish Version, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Logan Marshall-Green (Devil, Brooklyn’s Finest), Michael Fassbender (Shame, X-Men: First Class), Charlize Theron (Young Adult, Hancock)
Director: Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator)
Release Date: June 8
The meaning of life is something that civilization has tried to figure out ever since we were created. Many people have their own definitions and have searched extensively for answers to the biggest question of all, but no one can agree upon why we were created. Director Ridley Scott creates an “Alien”-like film that revolves around this theme in “Prometheus”.
The movie begins with an expedition crew on the ship Prometheus: Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green), supervisor of the expedition Meredith Vickers (Theron), captain of the ship Janek (Elba), synthesized robot David (Fassbender), and many others. The crew according to the movie added up to 17, but it seemed that there were more people than that on the ship. Rapace, Fassbender, and Theron are great in their roles, but everybody else feels like they came from the generic sci-fi outer space movie.
Prometheus lands on the moon where they believe they can find their makers. Geologists and excavators believed that the makers left a starmap via hieroglyphics on Earth that led them to the moon. Now I don’t want to spoil what happens next since all of the fun of this movie comes from traveling through the unknown, but I will say that this film takes a lot from director Scott’s previous film “Alien”; same formula, just different results. If you love the “Alien” series, you will want to see this movie. It is not as good as “Alien” or “Aliens”, but it is better than the other sequels.
Tagline: The search for our beginning could lead to our end
In Short: I hope that this is only the beginning to this series.