Was it a prequel? A sequel? An hommage? A tribute? A reboot? Personally, I would say that it was a reboot to 'Alien' but who cares? It was visually impressive with some awesome directing by Ridley Scott and a very strong cast (Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Patrick Wilson). Personally, I couldn't choose between Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron which one gave the best performance, they were all very good. Still, even though the story was definitely entertaining, it was still nothing ground-breaking like I was hoping for. I am always expecting a lot from the movies directed by Ridley Scott but, even though they are all well made and a feast for the eye, the plot is always kind of weak and this movie is, I'm afraid, not an exception. First of all, it was way too similar to 'Alien', it is basically the same story. Secondly, Scott tries to go all metaphysical on us but doesn't quite pull it off. I mean, he is a fine director but he never gets to the depth reached by some directors such as Stanley Kubrick or Terrence Malick. Finally, I thought that the first part was tight and gripping whereas the second part was honestly pretty messy with some major plot holes ( why does David infects Charlie?!? Even worse Shaw manages to get rid off of the embryo at some point during an awesome sequence but, after that, she gets back in the team as if nothing happened before...). To conclude, I liked it but it remains a typical Scott feature (some awesome craftmanship displayed but, at the end of the day, nothing really challenging) still, it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.