Well Prometheus upped it a notch.
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Wow! Talk about world building. This movie had one of the best space sets I've seen in awhile. Not to mention Charlize Theron who again stole the show. This woman can act her tail off. But she had competition with Noomi Rapace who plaid an awesome role to rival Sigourney Weaver's debut in Aliens. Okay, I told you about the awesome set, now to the thrill ride of the movie. The pros were the set, the tension and the special affects - wow! The alien was impressive. But there were things that ticked me off with thrillers and horror flicks. One, why did the head scientist 'Noomi Rapace' had the nerve to say while they are on their way into unknown territory in space, 'We don't need weapons for a scientific expedition' - wrong! This made no sense since even on archeological digs they have weapons is needed in the country they are going into is hostile. The other thing that got under my skin was, they actually listened to her and didn't take weapons. In addition, when the they go onto the planet - then into a cave they take off their mask. Why would anyone do that?! Okay, so that's the only issue I had with the plot. It was a wobbly one, but the suspense, the thrill, the scenery and the special effects made up for it. I give this baby, a 4 out of 5 alien rating.