Ridley Scott cut his teeth on blockbusters with 1979’s landmark horror/sci-fi ALIEN. It was a Ridley’s debut in Hollywood and has scared the pants of millions of moviegoers in it’s 30 plus year history.
Ridley completed his flirtation with sci-fi with 1982’s Blade Runner.
Now thirty years later, Ridley has returned to sci-fi with Prometheus. This pseudo-prequel to his first blockbuster Alien is hands down one of the best films of the 2012 summer.
This movie is gorgeous to view, thrills and intrigue in almost every scene. It introduces us to even more creatures that go bump in the night as the crew of the Prometheus uncover the origins of man.
The film features dynamite performances from Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron as well as a tour-de-force performance from Noomi Rapace.
If there was any doubt about Rapace making the jump to Hollywood it is completely forgotten with this film.
This is not only a return for Ridley but a return for sci-fi fans who like intelligent and thrilling sci-fi. Who cares how it connects to it’s cousin Alien. The movie stands on it’s own as well.
Oh if you can see this in IMAX 3D you have to do it!
4.5 out of 5
So Says the Soothsayer