POSTING BY JOHNNY RANTAVIUS
“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.”
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.