starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Perce, Indris Elba, Logon Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron
written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof
directed by Ridley Scott
Set in the year 2093 Prometheus is a prequel to the Alien franchise. The end of the story sets us up for the opening planetary scenes of the original Alien (1979), and it was kind of neat to see the same old graphs neatly lined up to synchronize with the beginning of the story of Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley and her doomed crew of the Nostromo cargo ship. It’s directed by Ridley Scott, the original director, which was
excellent. Prometheus, however, is pretty bad for a director of Scott’s reputation.
How many Alien movies have there been now?
1 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott Excellent
2 Aliens 1986 Ridley Scott Outstanding
3 Alien 3 1992 David Fincher So-so
4 Alien Resurrection 1997 Jean-Pierre Jeunet Mediocre
5 Alien vs. Predator 2004 Paul W.S. Anderson Poor
6 Aliens vs. Predators 2007 Colin and Greg Strause Revolting
7 Prometheus 2012 Ridley Scott Disappointing