A review by - Steve Mezo
I have waited thirty years for this, and I have to say it was so worth it! It just blows me away how Sir Ridley Scott managed to keep die hard ALIEN fans like myself beyond happy and at the same time made a great Science Fiction movie that could be watched as is.
Now people are going to say "Well is it a Prequel to Aliens or not?!" This one is a easy to answer from a certain point of view.
Kind of like Allan Gilbert's "All is Vanity" (1892)
Some can look at it and see the skull right away. Others just see a woman at her vanity table and mirror while others see both, and everyone is right.
Sir Ridley had done the same thing with Prometheus, the skull (or prequel) is there you just see it or you don't. And it made me ecstatic because I have been obsessed with "The Space Jockey" and the origins of the Xenomorphs since the first time I saw them on Cable TV thirty years ago.
I'm talking I was like Jay from DOGMA
after the "Bartleby Angel" head explosion scene.
WTF was that giant pilot looking alien thing
with the busted out chest?!
From the beauty of looking through the front visor of a spaceship to the unforgiving weather and atmosphere of a far off planet it's delivered. Then it was that excitement of the unknown of the alien planet would it be an amazing find or wishing to god that you had never shown up because you are a forever trip from Earth.
Then there were all of the sets and surroundings that were like "Hey kid remember us?" And I did! The movie had me so drawn in that I jumped and said "Holy $#!T" more than once. And every single question I ever had was answered so much that I could mentally tie it into the AVP series too.
Now like I said you don't have to be a Xenophobe Fanboy like myself to enjoy it. The story is so solid that if you just love Science Fiction movies you will not be disappointed. One persons quest reminded me of an old saying where "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" well this person unwittingly helped make a couple miles of freeway. And another came to mind like "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" for another situation.
I'll give it a few weeks and then I'll post a new tell all review, but it will be labeled "LOT'S OF SPOILERS".