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Prometheus (2012) by Ridley Scott (Director), Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof (Writers)
Review by Ernest Lilley
20th Century Fox  ISBN/ITEM#: B005LAIHXQ
Date: 24 June 2012

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In the much anticipated prequel to Alien, a pair of archeologists discover ancient carvings around the world which lead them to believe the not only did aliens (big human looking ones) visit Earth thousands of years ago, but that they left their address and would like us to come visit. Which we do, in a trillion dollar spaceship with a full compliment of science types, some gritty spacers, a few mercenaries, an ice princess, soulless robot, and a few surprises in the fridge. Having traveled a long way they waste no time checking things out from orbit, but head down to look for something interesting. What they find is a beehive like structure in a valley, so, despite fading daylight, they mount up their ATVs and zip over for a look. Unfortunately for them, these people have serious impulse control issues. Soon they've opened a can of alien pod spore whoop-ass, which makes things much more interesting for the folks wandering around the tunnels looking for a way back to the ship.

As in every successful Alien movie, there's a heartless company stooge (Charlize Theron) and a soulless company android named David (Michael Fassbender), neither of which have exploring the wonders of the universe on their minds. The corporation is the Weyland Corporation, and its founder sent the Prometheus out to get some answers about life, the universe, and everything, though not quite because he's excited about the wonder of it all.

Soon, the perky young woman scientist that was so excited to head off to the stars and find the ancient aliens has good reason to come to the realization that might have saved them all all a lot of grief if she'd had it a bit sooner.

"...we were wrong....we were so wrong."

We could have told them that.

From official release/information:

Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

(Source: 20th Century Fox)

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