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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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?
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.
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.
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.
A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Designer H.R. Giger, who worked on the original design of the Xenomorph from Alien (1979), was brought in to assist in reverse-engineering the design of the Aliens in the film. Giger died of fall-related injuries in 2014, making this the last movie related to the Alien franchise that he worked on. See more »
Holloway regards the mission as a failure because the Engineers on the planet are all dead. This, however, makes little sense, as it's obviously very unlikely that this was the Engineers' home world. Additionally, his work has directly found conclusive proof of the existence of advanced intelligent alien life, found preserved biological specimens of that life to examine, and working advanced technological artifacts from their culture including writing, art and still-working information technology. The mission had been a massive success by any metric.
That said, Holloway could be considering it a failure in that he wanted to meet the Engineers and interact/ learn from them directly. See more »
What can I say about Prometheus? As a science fiction stand alone film it is a definitely better than most films in its category but then that is a given with the huge budget and Ridley Scott behind the camera. As part of the Alien canon however it might be a bit more complex. Alien fanboys might get offended with where Scott has taken the story and the entire bit with the space engineers will elicit opinion on the extremes. Visually the film is stunning and some scenes are truly awe inspiring. The film has a feel and tone which is expansive. Scott, perhaps nearing old age wants to find the bigger questions to life and uses his film as a springboard to question it. There is no point comparing this film to Alien or even other films of the series simply because the approach is different. If you enjoy science fiction films you will certainly have an opinion on Prometheus.
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