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


  1. I have heard mixed reviews on this, people are really complaining about it. I do like that Ridley is doing a DIFFERENT type of movie though.

    1. Hi Rob,
      Forget what everyone is saying. Their main complaint is it isn’t a direct prequel to Alien, you know paint-by-numbers prequel and also so many more questions are asked. Who cares how it connects to Alien, it stands alone as a solo film too. This is a really wicked flick. And so much fun on the big screen. I know you’ll like it!

  2. Prometheus puts Alien in a much wider context. People who were disappointed by the fact it wasn’t a direct Alien prequel are missing the point. It’s a great movie on its own and expands the universe in which the Alien story is told. It widens the perspective in a subtle way that too many moviegoers refuse to have the patience for. What really stunned me was that some folks behind me in the theater said that they didn’t understand all of it. That one I didn’t expect. The performances are great, but I can see how some folks who wanted a closer look at all the characters are stymied b the more philosophical angles. Absolutely worth seeing on the big screen.

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