Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and her boyfriend Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) find what they believe to be clues to mankind's creation all over Earth, and lead a team of space soldiers, along with the secretive Captain Vickers (Charlize Theron), to a small planet that they believe will answer questions of theirs. If you've ever seen an Alien movie, you know this is a bad idea. Even though the team finds the answers they're looking for, they've also indirectly started a chain of events that could affect the world as we know it.
Allow me to break out of my usual review format and split my thoughts on the film into what worked, and didn't work for me.
|Michael Fassbender: WORKS!|
|The Story: DOESN'T WORK!|
But maybe there's something more to it. Maybe it'll get better with a rewatch. Maybe it'll get better with a sequel, which the film not so subtly hints that there will be. However, as of right now, it's just not up to proper par as an overall, singular product.
**1/2 / *****