“If we’re lucky, there will be a second part of this, the film does leave you with some nice big open questions.”
Still no exact idea of how this ties into the Alien franchise but I think it was a smart move to not sell it as a prequel because with that comes certain expectations.
What we do know is that this movie is about a crew (Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green) that discovers an ancient civilization of aliens.
I think the line “We were so wrong” from original Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace says it all. Things don’t go so well, and poor perpetual geological-damsel-in-distress Earth is in eminent danger in the year 2085.
I’m thinking 2085 isn’t far enough in the future for my comfort. Am I really supposed to believe that in 73 years, when I’m on my deathbed, we’re finally going to be exploring other planets and lifeforms in legit spaceships?
This is a promise that authors and Hollywood figures have been teasing us with for ages. It’s probably never going to happen.
Oh well, at least we get to see bloodthirsty monsters, Charlize Theron in her first sci-fi role since Aeon Flux and Ridley Scott not sucking! Russell Crowe as Robin Hood? Jesus. What was that??