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This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a planet millions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. Written by
Michael Hallows Eve
When Charlie is describing the civilizations that provided the clues and star maps leading them to the distant moon, he explains that these civilizations were all separated by centuries and had no contact. In this list he includes Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians (among others). The Babylonian Empire rose out of the city-states of the Sumerians, borrowing heavily from their language, culture, and religions. It is also well known that the people of Sumer/Babylon had much contact with the ancient Egyptians via trade and war. See more »
I've been a Ridley Scott fan for years. I'll see anything with his name on it, and place "Bladerunner" at the top of my favorites list.
Michael-albertsen's review (with many spoilers) is on target, and I won't waste space being redundant. I will say that the 3-D version of the film is a total waste of money. There was little noticeable 3-D effect - less, even, than the cheesy promo ad for the theater in which we viewed this film. So (a) don't waste your money on the 3-D version, and (b) don't waste your money on this film. Aside from some middle of the road special effects, there is, unlike the majestic "Alien" or "Bladerunner" no character or storyline of any consequence, no scene designed to shock or startle which accomplishes that, and no meaningful philosophical question deeper than a couple stoned guys asking "like where does the universe end, dude?"
Michael-albertsen raises several issues I hadn't considered, and, although his review will spoil the film if you haven't seen it, his assessment that Scott has been on the decline for several years seems accurate.
To me, this film was so deficient, reminiscent of really trashy 1950's sic-fi, that I can't even call it a disappointment. It was a mess.
I'll think twice before assuming that I have to see a Ridley Scott film in the theater; or, for that matter, at all.
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