From the beloved director of the original Alien and the tech-noir classic Blade Runner, Ridley Scott delivers another great film from the Alien universe. 

Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is a scientist aboard the vessel Prometheus in an expedition to uncover the origins of life itself mapped by ancient Sumerian drawings. The destination is a desolate planet once inhabited by a superior race.

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox

The crew of scientists is led by Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), who seems to have a disassociated view of humanity and an obsession with carrying out her deceased father’s will. Michael Fassbender gives an exceptionally believable performance as David 8 reminiscent of the original android in the first Alien film.

The film takes a dramatic turn when one of the crew members becomes infected with an unknown virus acquired by from an alien substance. As the characters scramble to contain the virus and preserve their own lives, the mission becomes increasingly more complex as David’s mysterious behavior on the ship implies that he has been given a different objective than the scientists, a more insidious one.

This picture has all the elements of a great sci-fi film, complete with an extraterrestrial abortion that made even me, a bro, squirm in my seat. This movie has the story and characters that will keep an intellectual viewer on the edge of their chair and the action and suspense for the everyday layperson. Overall, Ridley Scott succeeded at reviving this adorned franchise for fans new and old with Prometheus