Marcos – henrymakeo.com June 28, 2012
Fans all over the world were anxiously waiting for the prequel of the Aliens movies, where actress Sigourney Weaver killed serpent-like aliens in what is considered some of the best horror/action movies of all time.
Unfortunately, fans were bitterly disappointed with what looked like a confusing, boring movie, full of plot holes. Was it possible that Ridley Scott, one of the best directors of our time, simply forgot how to make a good movie ?
Of course not. In reality, Scott was not concerned in entertaining people. He was supposed to pass a message, and he’s performed his task very well.
The movie starts with a humanoid alien in a primordial planet (Earth?) drinking some DNA-changing black goo, which makes himself explode and create life in the oceans from strands of his chromosomes.
Fast forward to 2089. Some archeologists, including a Christian named Liz Shaw find several ancient paintings depicting a particular star system.
Peter Weyland, trillionaire CEO of the largest company on Earth, decides to send a spaceship to a planet on that star system, looking for the alien gods that visited Earth long ago.
Once there, the astronauts find a star-ship loaded with jars of the black goo and several dead giant human-looking aliens, the Engineers. It is revealed that the Engineers were on a journey to destroy Earth with the goo weapon, when something bad happened 2000 years ago that prevented the mission. Somehow, the evil serpent-like aliens grew from the goo and killed the humanoid aliens.
The astronauts wake up the last sleeping Engineer, who in turn, in an attempt to resume his mission, kills everybody with the exception of Liz, only to die later at the tentacles of a monster alien from the Aliens franchise.
Liz, with the help of David, an android built by Weyland, take control of another abandoned alien spaceship and instead of coming back to Earth to warn people, decide to go to the alien-gods planet in order to convince them not to exterminate humankind.
The movie touches many complex issues, but two subjects are the most important: