After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.
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200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
The androids' names in the Alien films follow an alphabetical pattern: in Alien (1979) it's Ash, in Aliens (1986) and Alien³ (1992) it's Bishop, in Alien: Resurrection (1997) it's Call and in this film it's David. See more »
The windscreen of the personnel carriers they use on the planet has the familiar arc pattern created by the wipers. However the carriers have been been kept in the hold the entire journey and would have no dust on them whatsoever. Plus the wipers are never seen being used so they could not have created them. See more »
I had heard a lot of good things about "Prometheus", but also heard equally many bad things. And yes, the movie does have some big shoes to fill out. And now having seen this movie, I somehow fail to see the views and the dismay of the nay-sayers. I found "Prometheus" to be a very good movie, and a great way to kick off the series of prequel movies to the original "Alien" movie.
As in the first "Alien" movie, the atmosphere in "Prometheus" was really great, lots of super cool details and it really had that surreal alien-like touch to it, thanks to Giger's fantastic design, but also to Ridley Scott's great vision. As for a prequel this early in the universe of the "Alien" movies, there was a good amount of references that lets us fans get a look at things that were before and do our own adding up to the franchise's movies. And I am sure that the following movies to "Prometheus" will be equally great and add more good stuff to the lore of the "Alien" universe.
The people cast for the roles were doing great jobs. I especially enjoyed Noomi Rapace (playing Elizabeth Shaw) and Michael Fassbender (playing David); they were really putting on great performances.
I really enjoyed all the detail in the movie, I mean, both the alien ship and the human ship was full of great visual effects, both small and big. And they had really managed to build up a believable setting for both ships, giving it a very futuristic appearance (on the human ship) and a very dark, sinister (and very Gigerish) appearance to the alien ship.
And speaking of effects, the scene with the acid sprayed on the mask of the environmental suit was just amazing.
The creatures were also very nicely made. The concept of the parasite organisms was good and gives room (for obvious) evolution into the creatures that we have come to know from the older movies in the "Alien" franchise. Great creature concept and visuals, and they really came off as realistic creatures and also as very alien creatures. As for the 'engineers', that was just mind-boggling, so human and yet so alien. I loved those, and enjoyed the back-story that we came to learn about them in this movie, and hope to get more in the upcoming movies. I remember hearing nay-sayers complaining about the creatures in "Prometheus", but come on, it takes place a long time before the original "Alien" movie, and like humans have, why wouldn't (or shouldn't) these creature evolve as well?
And the storyline in the movie was also nice, although fairly confined in its aspect. But for a starting movie for a series of sequels, it did a good job. And I was thoroughly entertained from start to end.
I am a fan of the franchise, and I think that "Prometheus" really did a great job on expanding on already well-established lore. It did really give me a sense of closure to stuff from the very first "Alien" movie, and I am really excited about seeing the follow-up movies. Ridley Scott really delivered with "Prometheus". A well worthy addition to the "Alien" franchise, and a definite must watch for fans of the franchise.
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