Bottom Line: Setting an ambitious cinematic course to meet our maker(s), PROMETHEUS becomes an intricate, intelligent and indelible sci-fi thriller that’s also one of the most thought-provoking movies of the year (thus far; assuming you’re into the whole sci-fi thing). More eerie than scary, more subdued than action-packed, this breathtakingly beautiful, unofficial quasi-prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 ALIEN is sure to spark discussion and debate within geek ranks worldwide. Not without flaws, like thinly fleshed out characters making ill-thought choices (save Fassbender and Rapace; both brilliant here) and a script that teems with way too many unanswered questions – it remains an IMAX/3D-worthy space epic that’s nearly out of this world.
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green
Directed by: Ridley Scott (ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, GLADIATOR, BLACK HAWK DOWN and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN)
Running time: 124 minutes
Story: Filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery. (20th Century Fox)