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A team of space explorers embarks on a fantastic voyage to the edge of the universe after making a profound discovery that hints at the true origins of the human race. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Charlize Theron head-up the cast of this epic sci-fi saga from director Ridley Scott and writers Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) and Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek).
When my wife and I saw this movie in the theater, we did not realize it was a prequel. So we liked it — until about 2/3rds in, at about which time the movie began to consume itself and then successfully completed the task. Both of us came away disappointed, because we thought, misguidedly as it turned out, that the film possessed the potential to teachus something and deliver a positive message about the human experience in the exploration of the universe. Obviously, we were naive to even entertain that notion, never mind actually buying tickets to see the thing. Well, I guess that's lesson enough in and of itself.
Incredibly disappointing. Lots of power in the fassbender character, yet lacking in so many other areas of the movie.
Having recently re-watched Bladerunner, it's clear that Ridley is such an awkward story teller, that it makes sense, he wouldn't know an Ass from a worthless-character.
Still I had higher expectations....
Flawed but intriguing