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Are there any xenomorphs in Prometheus?

Yes. After a lot of intentional and unintentional DNA-swapping, we get one xenomorph in the final shot, emerging whole from a chest-bursting sequence involving one of the bald aliens (see below). It looks a bit like the 'Bambi-burster' from Alien 3, but more anthropomorphic. It shows its second set of teeth in the last two seconds of the film.

Who are the primary 'enemies' in Prometheus?

A race of bald, roman-nosed human types, about nine feet tall. These are the 'space jockeys'. Yes, the space-jockey's elephantine appearance, clearly meant to be bones in Alien, has been retro-imagined as a kind of suit/helmet combo instead.

Are the main enemies frightening?

Yes, if you're afraid of baldness.

Does the ending of Prometheus logically lead to a xenomorph-free follow up or franchise?

Depends which path they take, if any. If they follow Noomi Rapace's quest as explained in the last reel, there's no reason to see any more xenomorphs. If the producers cop out and stay on LV-421, then there's scope for it.

What does Prometheus bode for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner sequel?

Ill. It bodes ill. Scott is 74, and has had nearly 30 years of talk about Alien and Blade Runner sequels. Seems like he's getting them out of the way so everyone will shut up.

Is Prometheus a worthy prequel to Alien?

It's not even a worthy prequel to Galaxy Quest.

Is the film frightening?

There's a sequence with some impromptu automated surgery that might wake you up. That's it.

Is the ending spectacular?

In its way. You'll finally see the Giger 'bone ship' in flight, and then crashing colossally back to the planet's surface, wiping out most of the cast (for which you'll have few regrets).

How's the 3D?

Fine. It's fine. If you give a damn. It doesn't help or hurt the movie one way or the other.


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#1 Not LV 421 @Cadaboo 2012-06-03 17:17
First off, the planet was not LV 421, it was LV 426. And Prometheus is not set on LV 426, but LV 223. Which Ridley Scott has already confirmed is a separate planet.

With the exception of that detail, I agree with everything else said.
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