Drs. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) have made a major discovery as to where the creators of the human race are located.  Funded by billionaire Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) who is dying, the doctors and a team of scientists travel to an undiscovered planet in the universe that takes years to get to. When they arrive they, the doctors find that their theory was correct and they find their maker. They also find creatures that are a threat to the human race. The creatures begin their attack on the crew and they must fight not only for their survival but for the survival of Earth too. Are all of the makers dead? Are the creatures contagious? Will they make it off the planet? If the makers created the humans, then who created the makers?

 

Review:

 

           

Well, going into this movie, I pictured it to be a remake of the classic movie Aliens. It was and it wasn’t. The story was unique and original and I enjoyed watching it. Meredith Vikers (Charlize Theron) is in charge of the crew but I didn’t really see a purpose for her except for being cold-hearted and unreasonable. I did like watching Michael Fassbender’s character as David the robot. His movement and speech doesn’t come off too artificial to tell the audience that he is not real but he does show some difference from the humans that reminds us that he is. For instance, when he walks, he doesn’t move his arms that much like humans do. I enjoyed watching the mystery unfold and the creatures slowly emerge from the shadows. Although the story is unique, there are traces of the movie Aliens within the film. Dr. Shaw just like Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is known right from the start as the strong-willed type who has to fight the creatures- with the crew-and stop them from traveling to Earth and destroying the human race. I also enjoyed the end. It was very suspenseful and seat gripping. Aliens will always be a classic but Promethus is a great updated version. All in all, I will see this film again.

Rating: 4 stars