What’s it about?
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
What did we think?
In space no one can hear you scream but here on earth they’ll hear the Alien fanboys squeal with glee. It’s been 26 years since we had a quality instalment of the Aliens franchise and Ridley Scott’s suspenseful prequel delivers an intelligent and visually appealing piece that leaves both the heart and mind racing.
Obviously a lot of love went into writing and making it and although a few reveals will spark some controversy, they’re relatively minor in the face of a wonderful sci-fi spectacle.
STEW SAYS: Much like Blade Runner upon initial release, this is a film sure to be better understood and adored with the passage of time. Logic and character ‘flaws’ are all genre tropes and reviewers that don’t understand that don’t deserve to be reviewing.