“…”Prometheus” the long-awaited “Alien” prequel is an enthralling popcorn spectacle.
Somber, spectacular and ponderous, “Prometheus” virtually thrums with the desire to become a classic of science-fiction cinema -
- as well as a late-career landmark for its 74-year-old director, Ridley Scott.
As movie buffs around the world already know, “Prometheus” is a long-contemplated prequel — presumably the first in a series of prequels — to Scott’s 1979 “Alien,” -
- which blended the horror and sci-fi genres to powerful effect –
- and announced the arrival of a distinctive visual and design aesthetic…”
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