Ladies and gentlemen on no. 9 we have Prometheus. “The Beginning” of the Aliens franchise. It tells how the original “Alien”, created by Ridley Scott, came about on a distant planet.
Great actors for a great movie.
It stars a colourful pallet of actors including the likes of Noomi Rapace (from the original Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), Michael Fassbender (“X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “12 Years a Slave”), Charlize Theron (no introduction needed), Guy Pierce (“Memento”, “L.A. Confidential), Idris Elba (“The Wire”, “Luther”), and others.
It was worth the wait…
Ridley Scott created a whole universe unifying “Blade Runner” with the “Alien” world, in a way taking him 30 years to build the ground works for this film. The CGI was breathtakingly beautiful and somewhat realistic, but even though the 3D effects were stunning there were a few criticism for the lack of character development and for the deep philosophical and creationist connotations.
The plot takes place some 30 years before the events of Alien, scientists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a star map among the remnants of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, they journey aboard the spaceship Prometheus and arrive on a distant world in the Zeta2 Reticuli system, the same region of space that the planetoid from Alien is found. There they discover the remains of an advanced civilization (the same race as the dead pilot from the derelict ship in Alien) who were developing horrific biological weapons which could cause the extinction of the human race.
I won’t go into detail because I can’t do that without using spoilers, but try it yourself.