Director: Ridley Scott
Main Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
Storyline: We get the history of the beginning of the Alien’s series with the Maker of man
Review (Spoils): We go into the future with a pre-storyline of the Aliens series with a film named after the great ship that started this adventure. We have a group of doctors, explorers and robots (that look human) going into another planet area looking for the answer on the creation of mankind. In this we learn about a race known as the Engineers. We learn that different people within the mission have different reasons for going. The plot thickens and we learn that there was a battle between the Engineers and an alien race but why did the creators hate humans if they created them?
To be honest the first hour can be a bit long and dry and a tad confusing as your trying to guess how this ties into the Aliens series. But after the first hour the sci-fi tames down and the horror starts to cut in with some space goo, alien hatchlings, robot heads flying, some blood and a very neat surgery scene. The special effects are actually done very well and the movie does keep you entertained and it kind of makes sense all in the end. We have the lovely Noomi Rapace playing in the lead and she was fantastic and her cast around her did an amazing job. The acting was perfect. And the scenery of the ship and the ideas of the future were very cool and not over the top.
Rating: I was not sure about this film as I started it as I’m a huge sci-fi fan but dug the first couple of Aliens films so this intrigued me. The first half-hour to a hour I was regretting the film but once I started to make connections of the Aliens films to this one I could not stop watching. Great action, some awesome effects and stay glued till the very end as it has a nice special treat for alien fans.