In all honesty I was never a big fan of the original Alien films not because I didn’t think they were good, I think it was just that I never got round to watching them. However although this film is considered a prequel it can be enjoyed as a standalone movie without having to go through the alien box set to understand it.
At the start of the film we learn that an archaeological dig has uncovered a star map which our main character believe is an invitation from whoever put us on this rock (there is more in the opening but I don’t want to give it away)
Cut to the end of 2093 (what a year) and the space ship Prometheus is on its way to the unknown location looking for the reason we are here.
The film has a great cast with Michael Fassbender as an very interesting robot called David and Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace (minus a dragon tattoo) Logan Marshall-Green and East London’s Idris ‘Stringer Bell’ Elba.
The storyline has enough twists and turns to keep you locked in and perhaps (not saying it does) uncovers the truth behind who the space jockey really was (original alien reference)
There are some great surprises in the film however if I had to pick one thing I would say that if you plan on watching the film, don’t bother watching the alien films before as you will just be left asking questions and trying to link the films together (I’ve been thinking about it since)
Moments for me that stood out was the fact that one of the first things Elba’s character Janek did after waking up from a 2 year sleep was light up a cigar and decorate a Christmas tree.
There was also an entertaining moment came when he quoted Luther Vandross (classic)
The premiere took place in Empire Leicester square and the whole cast were there and they even stayed to watch the film which is very rare for a premiere. I did try and take some of Fassbenders Popcorn but he’s not a sharer.
Cut the Cap did notice the absence of Idris Elba (perhaps he was busy filming Thor 2?)
Spotted at the premiere was Mark Strong, Goldie (who sat in front of me), someone from made in Chelsea, Selma Hayek, Guy Pearce, Nick Cave, Mimi Driver, Peaches Geldof as well as many many more
I’d fully recommend this film as one of this year’s big blockbusters and to quote the trailer: “Prometheus has landed” (which wasn’t actually used in the film)
And FYI – you may fancy calamari after watching
Let us know what you thought of the film as it’s released today (June 1st) in the UK and 8th June in the USA.