Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. Set in the late 21st century, the story centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map discovered among the remnants of several ancient Earth cultures. Led to a distant world and an advanced civilization, the crew seeks the origins of humanity, but instead discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.
Prometheus is a film saddled with impossible expectations. For some, it is first and foremost the mysterious prequel to Alien; for others, it is Ridley Scott's return to dark sci-fi; and for a smaller subset, it is the next thing from LOST writer Damon Lindelof. I just wanted a fresh sci-fi film, because the truly adventurous, horrific, and dangerous sci-fi seems forever trapped in the 80s and early 90s. That Prometheus serves all these masters without being a complete disaster is a small miracle, but it's not without some serious flaws. The year is 2089. Two archeologists, Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) have discovered an identical star map in several drawings around the world. The map points to a... Read Review