After a 30-year wait for Ridley Scott to dive once more into the sci-fi blockbuster bucket where he first found fame (Z Cars notwithstanding), it was only fair that he shouldn’t keep us waiting much longer for the real action to begin.
And thus it was, with what’s been loosely described as his Alien prequel. After a rudimentary few minutes and a prod around some Scottish caves whose carvings gave us "an invitation to go find them", we were off in the spaceship, and it felt like we, and Sir Ridley, had never been away.
On this distant planet, determined scientist Dr Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) is determined to discover and, if possible, encounter its inhabitants, which we know of old, probably won’t be a completely good thing. Sure enough, this is a cue for her crew, including an almost unrecognisable Guy Pearce, to spread out and leave themselves at the mercy of their enigmatic hosts. Read More..