Movie Review: Prometheus Keeps You on the Edge of Your Seat

Prometheus, the new sci-fi thriller by Ridley Scott, opens in theaters tomorrow. Scott, who is known for his films Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre after three decades, and we can tell you, does not disappoint.

The film centers around a crew of scientists (all with different specialties) who travel in space to meet their “makers” – those they believe created life on earth. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace, daughter of Flamenco singer Rogelio Duran) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) lead the expedition, with strict guidelines by Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), whose company is funding the project. Also taking center stage is the David (Michael Fassbender), a robot created by the corporation to take care of the humans. His “human” quality, however, is seen in his interactions with his own makers – humans – and his (somewhat) masked, unimpressed attitude towards them.

If the effects alone on their own aren’t enough to grab you, try watching it in 3-D. Seriously cool. It takes you on a journey, quite literally, and exposes you to a whole other world. New creatures, settings and discoveries will make you question the expedition at every turn, as you ask yourself, what else is out there? Leaving the theater will make you feel as if you’ve truly just experienced something not of this world (or is that shock?) and will definitely give you your sci-fi movie fix.

Prometheus opens in theaters June 8.  Check out the trailer:

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