Welp it has arrived, one of my most anticipated movies of the summer. Alien fan boys have been anticipating this movie for the past decade and Ridley Scott delivered. Now the question you may want answered is, "Is this really a prequel to Alien?". Well the answer is...kinda, sorta, yeah...well you wanted a answer didn't you? If your expecting to see Ripley or any of her crew don't count on it. This movie is an entirely new story that just happens to take place in the Alien universe. Now did the movie deliver? In more ways then one, yes it did and it mos def lived up to the hype.
Prometheus is the story of an archaeologist couple played by Noomi Rapace (2009 version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Logan Marshall-Green (Devil) who discover a star map among several unconnected ancient cultures. They see it as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, or “Engineers" as they called them. After being funded by the Weyland Corporation, CEO Peter Weyland (Guy Pierce), builds them a ship named the Promethesus which helps them journey to the distant planet. Charlize Theron plays mission director Meredith Vickers who represents the corporation who oversees everything. Idris Elba (c'mon now you KNOW who is by now..) plays the captain of the ship and pretty much brings comic relief to the film. Also along with the journey is an android named David (Michael Fassbender, X-Men: First Class), who takes care of everybody on the ship and also seems to have his own agenda. After the crew lands on the planet, they quickly realize that shit isn't all that it seems. It turns out that the "Engineers" didn't make the map for no damn invitation, and the crew quickly discover that shit just got real.
Visually this movie is just stunning, I know that it is a very cliche thing to say but that is the only way I can describe it. In my opinion, the only way for you to watch this movie is in 3D IMAX, that is the best visual experience you will get. Ridley Scott and his crew did a tremendous casting everybody, and also did a AMAZING job on the special effects. It's a damn shame that not a lot of people know who Noomi Rapace is, however, after this movie you will remember her name. How Ridley Scott made Sigourney Weaver's career in Alien, he pretty much made Noomi Rapace's acting career in Promethesus. Especially a certain scene in particular that you are going to remember for a long time. I'm not going to spoil it for y'all but let's just say it's every women's nightmare...
Now I'm not going to lie, there ARE some plot holes in this movie. But there are meant to be there for a reason. Ridley Scott has said that there will be sequels to this movie, and alot of questions that were not answered in this movie WILL be answered in the sequels. That's Hollywood for ya, have to milk it for every penny. Now the OTHER question I bet y'all wondering is if the famous Xenomorph Alien makes an appearance in this movie. Well, I'm gonna plead the FIF on that question, you just gotta see the movie.
Now overall, I liked the movie and it lived up to the hype. This movie delivered in more ways then one, and Ridley Scott showed that he still got it. Now if you are religious and get sensitive about it, you may not like this movie. It's a movie that purposely makes you think, and in my opinion it makes the movie a whole lot more interesting. But for me I just take the movie for what it is, pretty fucking entertaining. Like I stated before, this is one of the best movies of the year...that is until Chis Nolan comes and crushes the buildings.
Busby's Review: 5/5