Number of Times Seen – 2 (10 Sep 2012 and 17 Sep 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A group of scientists and explorers travel to a distant planet in order to try and discover how life on Earth was started.
My Take on it – Creating a futuristic prequel can have it’s difficulties, but just as George Lucas was able to do with his Star Wars prequels, Ridley Scott was able to find the balance between the technologies of the movies and our own technology that has advanced since the first movie cam out 36 years ago.
This movie is both part of the Alien franchise but also has its own agenda and feel to it that you don’t feel the same kind of horror felt in the previous movies and it works extremely well.
The Xenomorph culture isn’t explored too much here and we get to meet a group of very diverse characters in this new chapter.
The setting of the story, the Xenomorphs and the Space Jockey history gives us a more complete picture of what happned in Aline (1979), but still keeps its own unique identity.
Choosing Michael Fassbender as David was an excellent choice and he is superb here in that role. The rest of the cast is also great with Noomi Rapase, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pierce all doing great jobs here.
Bottom Line – I liked the way that this movie had its own agenda but still tied in to the Alien franchise. Great new characters that add more to what we know about the Xenomorph race, their goals and ultimately, their achievements. Fassbender was an amazing choice to play David and the rest of the cast also give us a fresh perspective of this franchise world. Loved how they needed to find the balance and make the technology feel less advanced that the other movies in the franchise, but at the same time feel more advanced than what we have now. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The androids’ names in the Alien films follow an alphabetical pattern: in Alien (1979) it’s Ash, in Aliens (1986) and Alien³ (1992) it’s Bishop, in Alien: Resurrection (1997) it’s Call and in this film it’s David. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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