200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
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It's stated at one point engineer's DNA is "an exact match" to humans. There are numerous flaws with this. If raw human DNA was dumped into an otherwise inert source of water (as seen in one scene of the film), it would not initiate abiogenesis- bacteria do not magically form from free strands of human DNA. Furthermore, the pressures of evolution have no goal; even if dumping human DNA into water somehow spontaneously created simple cellular life, it would not eventually "evolve back to human". Lastly, if engineer DNA was indeed an exact match to humans, engineers would logically look almost identical to humans. Environmental pressures on individuals cannot plausibly explain the clear physiological differences in height, hairlessness, universal albinism, and superhuman strength as seen in the film. See more »
So much of this movie could have been easily fixed...
Don't get me wrong. It's gorgeous to look at, and I'm definitely going to go and see it again. It's really impressive.
But... It's stuffed with scenes without any payoff. Again and again it sets stuff up and then just... walks away from it.
In at least one unforgivably stupid scene, someone *literally* just walks away from an antagonist and leaves it there. And then doesn't tell anyone about it. Some of it's really effective. There are some scenes that are absolutely gripping. But so much of it doesn't make any sense...
Having said all that I think it's very clear that what I just saw was Prometheus part 1. It's very definitely supposed to have a sequel and I will certainly go to see the sequel. I think both movies taken together might score a 10.
But this movie by itself doesn't.
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