Prometheus: Ridley Scott’s Latest Sci-Fi Thriller

June 8, 2012

Ridley Scott kept his distance from the sci-fi genre for more than 30 years. The wait is finally over for fans everywhere with the release of Prometheus—in theaters June 8. A team of explorers embarks on a journey aboard the exploratory vessel Prometheus. Their goal is to investigate ancient paintings that suggest the presence of aliens on Earth thousands of years ago. Dazzling special effects, tense sequences, and a cast that includes Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce, make this a movie you don’t want to miss. Let’s go back in time and remember two movies that gave Ridley Scott the status of cinematic genius.

Alien (1979)
A journey through space turns into despair after the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. After encountering an egg nest, all hell breaks loose when the eggs give birth to menacing and seemingly indestructible creatures. With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Kerritt, John Hurt, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Blade Runner (1982)
A sci-fi masterpiece. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a retired cop from L.A. in the year 2019, when the world is filled with flashy advertising and flying vehicles. His job is to eliminate four escaped replicants—human-like androids—who have returned to Earth from the colonies. Complications ensue when Deckard falls in love with a replicant (Sean Young).

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