The imperfection of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS is matched only by its absurdity. The ALIEN director is unclouded by conscience, remorse, and delusions of originality when it comes to revisiting the legacy he helped create.
Rather than create something truly unique, Scott uses his new sci-fi thriller to pay homage. PROMETHEUS finds the filmmaker purloining more material from his latter-day imitators (and FORBIDDEN PLANET) than from his own masterful 1979 JAWS-in-Space body horror classic. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…and Scott, architect behind the brilliant BLADE RUNNER, flatters himself here.