14 June 2012 8:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Why is it that movies about outer space always involve creatures of the slithery, reptilian variety? Sorry, but these slimeballs just aren't that scary – or original

Like all critics, I live in fear of accidentally giving away the ending of a movie, fearing the wrath and derision of the public, even though the trailers for most films tell you exactly what is going to happen anyway. Be that as it may, I am not going to spoil anyone's fun by revealing how Ridley Scott's new film Prometheus ends. Does the crusading scientist played by Noomi Rapace ultimately discover the meaning of life? Does the icy czarina played by Charlize Theron finally get to meet the intelligent life form – or life forms – that created humanity in the first place? Does the cheeky robot played by Michael Fassbender ever get to speak with the creatures that created the creatures that created him? »

- Joe Queenan

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