Prometheus 2012 ★★½

Plenty of style but unfortunately severely lacking in substance. Superfluous characterisation, woolly plot and almost zero tension make this a below-par entry to the alien franchise. Don't get me wrong it's enjoyable enough in a blockbuster way but it isn't a patch on the original. A prime example of how modern cinema is bewitched by creating a visual feast but leaving only crumbs when it comes to writing anything actually worth investing emotionally in.

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