My spoiler free review-
Studio- 20th Century Fox
Director- Ridley Scott
Writer- Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts
Starring- Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Patrick Wilson, Ian Whyte
We all had high hopes for this one. Much like we had for the Thing prequel that came out last year. However with this one, director of the original Alien, Ridley Scott, was at the helm.
When it came to The Thing prequel, most regarded it as mediocre. Not the worst flick. But not nearly up to par with John Carpenter's 1983 film.
Like The Thing, Alien is an iconic film. It's even regarded by mainstream film critics as one of the best films ever made. And like most hit horror films it spawned sequels. Some good. Some wretched.
2007's Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, killed the franchise. It is a film that is on par with Batman And Robin. A true contender for "the worst film ever made" title.
So like so many other film franchises, Hollywood thought it was time for a remake/reboot in the form of the prequel Prometheus.
But hey! We have Ridley Scott on this prequel! No way could it suck right?
If you can divorce yourself from all the previous films, it's mediocre, at best.
It is not nearly as smart as it wants to be.
Compared to the previous films, it's garbage. You will long for a four hour director's cut of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.
A "meh" film made worse by the fact that because of it we will never see "At The Mountains Of Madness" on the big screen.
Go see Battleship. At least you will go into it knowing it will suck.
One out of five stars.
Spoiler filled review-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXsB37vLHVg