Director: Ridley Scott
If the plot seems manufactured, it can be forgiven. Prometheus was created to be the quintessential sci-fi roller-coaster, as well as a vehicle for later films. It is everything you would expect from an action blockbuster, and yet it upheld the standard of its Alien legacy. The plot was interesting, the special effects were incredible, and the acting was respectable. The only actor to break mediocrity was Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, A Dangerous Method), playing David the robot assistant to perfection. For a film in a series, Prometheus holds its own, and excels as a homage to sci-fi.
My rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰