Helmed by Ridley Scott, who primarily projected on making a prequel to his 1979 film “Alien”, but then he decided to make its own separate story. Such a task led to speculation and high hope from people for what would ultimately develop into Prometheus. Yet for a movie that apparently merit severance from becoming a direct Alien forerunner, the sequence of events in the movie are noticeably close to that of Ridley's early effort.
The film follows Elizabeth Shaw (played by Noomi Rapace) and her companion Charlie Holloway (played by Logan Marshall-Green). They have uncovered very old star maps that probably lead to the Engineers, who are responsible for creation of the humankind. So with the financial support from wealthy Peter Weyland (played by Guy Pearce), they embark on a Journey to a distant moon. Upon landing, they discover a gigantic torc-shaped alien craft, packed with dead bodies. But there is also a weird black fluid that ravages anybody who is exposed to it -- and leaves Elizabeth intimidated by a weird alien life form. As she learns the ugly true reason behind the mission, she also discovers that dead bodies are not what she expected.
The camera work and visual effects are striking, plus designs and sets. The production is just outstanding. The acting is great, particularly, by Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. The plot is somewhat wearisome, due to many issues it proposes, but I thought the pacing was reasonable. It felt like it was quicker than Alien's and that has to do with less character development scenes.
Those who are expecting a new flick just like Ridley’s earlier film may be let down due to the fact that this is a completely new tale built in as an early prequel to that film, and I also could see them making a sequel to this film.
20th Century Fox will release Prometheus to DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on October 09, 2012. The DVD will price at $ 29.99 (SRP) and the combo pack (Blu-ray 3D/ Blu-ray/ DVD/ Digital Copy) will sell at $49.99 (SRP).