Prometheus!(We’re Fairly Certain It Isn’t a Star Trek Prequel…Or Is It??)

POSTING BY JOHNNY RANTAVIUS

Dude! It’s the Alien prequel! Kind of…sort of…not really. It’s just a movie. That may or may not be slighty related to Alien. But don’t use the word “Alien”.

Ready to see Prometheus? (The Alien prequel, but it’s not an Alien prequel)Let’s get this party started.
This is an excerpt from the Prometheus entry on Wikipedia:
“a separate story that precedes the story of Alien but is not directly connected to that franchise. According to Scott, though the film shares “strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak”, and takes place in the same universe, Prometheus explores its own mythology and ideas.”
Enough of the back story.If you want to make an Alien prequel, make an Alien prequel. If you don’t, then just make another sci-fi movie without the Alien references,  Mr. Scott. I just sat through two hours of it looks like an Alien prequel, sounds like an Alien prequel, has the H. R. Giger household furnishings of an Alien prequel, but it’s not Alien prequel.*SPOILER ALERT* (but it’s not a spoiler to an Alien prequel movie because it’s not Alien prequel)

This movie may not be an Alien prequel but it has so many Alien overtones,  it just sucker punches you at every turn.  I’ll give a couple of examples,  but there are so many that by the time the film is  over,  you’ll  just wonder, “why did they even bothered to make this movie?”

Near the end of the movie, one of the Engineers (without giving too much away, an old alien race) is in the driver’s seat and you think he will end up there like at the beginning of Alien, which would be the well known “space jockey”.  Nope, he ends up elsewhere.  Because this isn’t an Alien prequel.  You think Elizabeth (Noomi Repace) is going to set the distress beacon because she’s the last one left…the same beacon that gets the crew’s attention in Alien. Nope, she flies away on a spaceship because this isn’t an alien prequel. I could go on, but you get the idea.

Yes, we know it is not an Alien prequel. Then why put characters in situations, again and again, that line up so close to being a prequel?  Just to make them go left when they should have gone right.  This movie just becomes its own distraction from any story it was trying to convey.

Can’t wait for the sequel that’s not a sequel.

Johnny Rantavius

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4 responses to “Prometheus!(We’re Fairly Certain It Isn’t a Star Trek Prequel…Or Is It??)

  1. Johnny Rantavius, ladies and gentlemen. Writes an article every six months for us, and destroys the most awaited non-prequel in film history in under 500 words. God, Rants. I’m glad you’re on our side. Can’t wait for the non-sequel, non-prequel unauthorized reboot review of the upcoming Spiderman film.

  2. So….since I have yet to see this “non-prequel” but I have also not yet seen the original ALIEN movie, should I watch this one first?

    • Original Alien is a classic. I would recommend it. But if you have to see Prometheus don’t see Alien. Then Prometheus will “seem” to suck less.

      • I’m not sure why, but for some reason I’ve lived my whole life without seeing iconic movies. Every once in a while I’ll watch one and then do a blog post about it. I think I’ll make the next one Alien and see how it goes. Thanks!

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