Some random bits and pieces:
- First 45 minutes, leading up to the attack in the fields, is staggering. A sight and sound show of texture and flair, taking its sweet time in the evocation of production design, thematic foundations, character development, and special effects wizardry. It felt like Ridley dug up B-Roll from the original Alien; measured, dazzling, mysterious.
- But whenever Scott has to *do* things (ie: ramp up structure, build a climax, construct further depths in…