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  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
  • Release Date: June 8, 2012
  • MPAA Rating: Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, brief language

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Exciting and enjoyable, if you don't think too much. - 17 June 2012

overall: 7

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Ridley Scott's new summer blockbuster has finally hit theaters.  A new installment to the Alien universe, Prometheus offers a unique story that takes place before the first Alien movie but can't quite be deemed a prequel.

The film follows a scientific expedition in the future on its trip deep into space.  After a strange archaeological discovery was found on Earth, the team travels to a remote planet hoping to unlock answers to the mystery of the mankind's creation.  The crew (with characters including an icy mission director played by Charlize Theron, a shady android played by Michael Fassbender, and two archaeologists in love played by Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) is full of different personalities, beliefs, and agendas, but is soon forced closer when things go wrong in a way that we have come to expect from the Alien franchise.

The movie was well-executed and very enjoyable.  Acting, effects, dialogue were all great and made for a very exciting summer thriller.  Prometheus fits nicely with the other Alien movies and I was happy with my decision to see it in theaters.  It wasn't until the movie was over that it started to unravel in my mind.

My main complaints with Prometheus had to do with the actual plot.  Flaky personalities, inconsistencies/holes, and odd decisions that probably wouldn't be made by rational scientists really brought down what was otherwise a great experience.  I won't go into specifics on this subject to avoid spoilers, but I'm sure another source breaks it down in much more concise detail.

Overall, this was still a fun film to see in theaters and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants their summer movie adrenaline fix or is a fan of the previous Alien films.

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