fairly disappointing, maney new questiosn, few old answered, still want to see a prequel´s sequel
3.5 out 5 eventually
I saw it at the imax last night and came out absolutely confused and with a load of questions. One thing is certain, they have to be angling for at least one sequel considering how many loose ends were left
I give it three out of five confused badgers...
I thought it was all a bit of a mess though (spoiler alert)...
Superfluous characters (Charlize Theron's Vickers and Guy Pearce's Weyland especially), plot holes abounded (how the hell could Shaw run around after performing a c-section on herself? Why would the pilot crew suddenly decide to commit suicide based on the word of a woman who they'd only just met and couldn't possibly trust? Why would the crew sign up to a two-year mission they new nothing about? And so on and so forth...)
One thing was clear - the planetoid in this film was not the planetoid from Alien and Aliens (LV-426?). I assume that planetoid will be visited in the sequel(s), if they happen.
Here's some of the questions it has left me with...
1. How could David possibly know so much about a supposedly mysterious alien race and technology?
2. Why did David infect that dude's drink with the black goo? Did he know the dude was going to shag Shaw and thereby create a new alien creature? If so, why?
3. Who was the engineer at the beginning? Was he a rogue engineer sacrificing himself to create life on earth? And if so, was the engineer later in the film trying to clean up that earlier engineer's mess by attempting to travel to earth and killing everything?
4. Why were the engineers running about in those hologram recordings? What happened? Did they become infected with the black goo? If so, how/why? What were they doing there in the first place?
5. If we're to believe the black goo was some kind of WMD, what was it for? Why did it affect the crew in different ways?
6. If we're to believe that the alien chestburster at the end was a pre-cursor to the aliens we all know and love, how is that going to fit into the overall timeline? Are we being led to believe that, had the humans not interfered, the aliens we know from the original films would never have existed? This shit is messing with my melon, man
7. And most importantly, why didn't they have a ginger cat on board?
tl;dr - let's wait and see what happens in the sequels innit...
p.s. bad hubie ruining it for everyone