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No. I see it as a start of a new franchise that got its starting point from the Alien franchise. It has its connections, but these are not at the meat of the story. The tone is also very different. Both are horror films, but Prometheus is occasionally 2001-esque in tone, which fits in with its big, 'epic' ideas on meeting our makers, why they made us, and what we are capable of. As I said before, it has its obvious connections...both films have a Space Jockey, an android, Weyland-Yutani, and we obviously see an early Xenomorph and Facehugger, but the importance of these things are very different for both films. The early Xenomorph is not as important as the Space Jockey, which isn't even the same one in Alien.
So, no. Not a prequel.
I think that this is the first half of a prequel to Alien. As Scott says, it has strands of Alien's DNA, which we clearly see in the Engineers, their ship, and the evolvution of the Xenomorph. However, the ending alludes to the fact that there is obviously more. Shaw and David are now heading to the Engineers' home world, where I believe all hell will truly break loose, and the real set up to Alien will take place. I loved Prometheus, and I look forward to seeing how the planet that Ripley first encounters came to be!
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Without a doubt yes: Prometheus is a prequel to the Alien series. Not only are there some key resemblances between Prometheus and the Alien franchise such as the "primitive" facehuggers and Michael Fassbender's character but the film left you with questions that will undoubtedly be tied into the Alien Series as well as the sequel to Prometheus, assuming there will be a sequel: As is true with the Aliens, is there a Queen for these primitive forms of the origional Alien? Or are they actually engineered by the Human-like Aliens. If so would one concider that, down the line, the Alien that we have come to know and love/hate is not actually really its own race but a created product by another alien species?
I think its a prequel... but with a lot of space in between.
Lots of food for thought :)
This. Movie. Is. Amazing. PREQUEL!!!!
Let's call it a spiritual prequel in the same realm/universe as Alien. It'll need another movie or two in order to be considered a true prequel! :O
I haven't been able to see Prometheus yet, but from everything I've heard I'd absolutely consider it a prequel.
I don't see it as a prequel, more as a film that just so happens to take place before, but in the same universe as Alien. The references to Alien do not necessarily mean that it is a prequel.
I think it has the DNA of Alien but will they finish the story of builders.
It depends on Prometheus's sequal whether it is a prequel to our Alien. If the story continues on the way to Alien then yes, but if the next story has nothing to do with Aliens then no.
They're alike and not alike.,but still good.. Yes,I'd love to have this great prize
Prometheus is closer to a prequel then not because the lore could lead up to the Aliens film we know of today.
It's got the space jockeys, a ship that is the same as where the original Alien was discovered and an Alien like creature in the end that came out of a space jockey. It does'nt take place on the same planet that the Alien was found but you can tell that The Alien came from that black goo going wrong. So I feel its a prequel that will complete telling us the tale in more movies to come.
It is not a prequel, but that would be the best way to describe this one of a kind movie to the masses.
I think it is a possible origin story more so than a prequel. To me, a prequel would include more characters within the Alien franchise or eluded to by the Alien franchise. I think Ridley Scott intended to give a nod to his previous work without necessary inferring that it was interrelated.
Though the end of the film might lead you to believe a logical progression would lead to the Alien films, he could always go in a different way with it if he were to expand the Promotheus franchise. There is no guarantee he would have to make a bridge between this film and the other films.
sure, I'll say it's a prequel for now, but my judgement might possibly be better after I see the movie :)
I personally have not seen this movie; however, I was under the impression that it would be more of an end of the world type of movie and a bit of a spin off of Stargate or something similar.
yes, but only in the loosest of interpretations. the film acts as a "set-up" of sorts for Alien, all the while spinning its own tale in Ridley Scott's sci fi universe. pick me! i loved this movie and i would be forever grateful for a signed poster!!!
I believe it was intentional to unlink the first Alien movie from this one. It was never the intention of Ridley Scott to create a separate film altogether. The Space Jockey was clearly not in the chair when he died. However, he could have still been alive and crawled his way there in order to complete the mission. Definitely the queen coming out of the engineer at the end. Somebody has got to start laying those eggs we find in Alien 1..
The Deacon, AKA xenomorph, at the end of "Prometheus" ties well into the established "Alien" franchise. The birthed alien resembles a facehugger, though more octopus-like than the crab-like one in the original. The Space Jockey is revealed to be an Engineer, though both movies take place on different planets. It is safe to say that "Prometheus" is a prequel to "Alien", but not a direct prequel. "Prometheus" has many of the elements from "Alien" that made it work, going as far as casting a strong lead actress. After all, David did say: "Big things ["Alien"] have small beginnings ["Prometheus"]."
I say it is a prequel for a few reasons: The Alien ship was exactly the same as the one in the original Alien, both movies had a robot on their ship, David calls Charlize Theron "mama" when the origin movies computer that ran the ship was called mother, the company was run by Peter Weyland when in the other alien movies the company that ran everything was called Weyland-Yutani Corporation." Finally the strong female lead and the ending letting everyone know she will continue searching. Too me way to many similarities for this not to be a prequel.
I do consider it a prequel. A beautiful Prequel. It is unique in that it isn't directly tied to the Series that we know. It leaves the future up to the viewer to guess if you are well versed in the different ships then you recognize the name but know based on the ship number they are different vessels. It was a very creative approach and take on Aliens. It wasn't purely a fear movie. It pulled your attention and imagination towards the engineers and figuring out what was really going on. Which was never made quite clear. Just enough for us to inference, and just enough for us to enjoy a great ride! I knew all along it would be great. Thanks Mr. Scott and to all the actors, graphic artists, and associated parties as well!
Honestly, it's not all that much a prequel at all. Yes, it gives you an explanation of the space jockeys and what they were/are, but the film itself gives no further understanding or explanation to the original Alien film. I will say it was a great movie none-the-less. And the proto-xeno was a nice touch
Of course it's a prequel to Alien. There is Alien "DNA" all over the film. Considering the heavy involvement of Weyland Industries and the disaster the mission ends up being, I think it's safe to say the events of this film directly contribute to the Weyland-Yutani merger. The discovery made by the Prometheus crew is the catalyst for sending the Nostromo to LV-426 in Alien. The company knows what's out there, they want a piece of it, so they'll jump at any opportunity to obtain something. This is all besides more obvious ties; H.R. Giger "altar" in the "Big Head" room, the space jockeys/engineers and the design of their ships, the giant proto-face hugger, and the evolutionary ancestor to the Xenomorph that appears just before credits roll.
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