Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce
Synopsis: Preceding the events of Scott’s Alien, this film certainly inhabits the same world, but in every other way is a very different film. It explores classic themes such as the origins of humanity, and examines the motivations that drive us to answer these questions. It is less a prequel than it is another stand-alone story in the same world, that does manage to answer some questions from the original film whilst raising many more of its own.
I am taking a bit of a break from the usual review format today and going to hit reflection mode. I have always understood that the statement in the title of this post is very true, yet I still find myself a victim of expectations. True, it happens a lot less regularly than it once did, and I can often find something in most films such that I spend an enjoyable 90-180 minutes. Yet anyone who read my Skyfall review would be aware, my biggest complaint is that the film did not feel like a James Bond film.