In the distant past, a spacecraft arrives on Earth. And by distant, we mean a long, long time ago. A humanoid is seen drinking a gross-looking wriggling dark liquid. Its body then suffers disintegration and dramatically falls into a waterfall, seeding Earth with its DNA.
It would seem a bit confusing at this point but it’s in fact an act of “directed panspermia”. We know, we know, we had a hard time understanding that act too. Apparently, directed panspermia is the deliberate transport of microorganisms in space. Believed to seed or start new lives.
And so begins the story of “Prometheus”.
Set in the late 21st century, the story centers on a team of explorers that discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth. The discovery fuels their curiousity and soon they are hired as crew of the spaceship Prometheus. The ship follows a star map they discovered among the remnants of several ancient Earth civilizations, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.
You know what they say about exploration in uncharted territories?:
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Yup. It’s dangerous.
The plan was to seek the origins of humanity but instead, the Prometheus crew discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race. But, surprise! They find themselves having to fight a terrifying battle to save the future of their kind. Do they succeed? Do they not? Does anyone survive?
If not because you’re a big sci-fi fan, or not because you previously followed the “Alien” film franchise closely, then at least watch this Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal) film for the amazing CGI and visuals. It’s mind blowing, to say the least. Better yet if you plan to catch it in IMAX 3D or 3D.
And as with all sci-fi films, walk in without expectations. You’d come out of it pleasantly surprised!
For more information, visit Prometheus’ official website.