'Prometheus' Review: Serviceable Sci-Fi Flick Doesn't Live Up to 'Alien' Legacy

As the youngest of seven kids who all attended the same high school, I know firsthand how hard it is to live up to an illustrious predecessor. So I feel for "Prometheus," Ridley Scott's prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror classic "Alien." If his latest film were allowed to be unaffiliated with a hit franchise and could be graded on its own merits, it would be a sleek scientists-in-space thriller.



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