Prometheus is another film I also might have benefited from having not seen the previous films in the series before I saw the film. I had no real connection to the Alien series therefore my expectations were fairly non-existent. Well again I enjoyed this film even if there are abundant problems. Many of the character actions make no sense, there are a few questionable performances, Guy Pearce as Mr. Burns (mostly for the casting) and Tom Hardy's clone (just without the acting talent). The film though worked for as just a rote sci-fi thriller with splendid visuals, which is elevated by a strong leading turn from Noomi Rapace and a memorable supporting performance by Michael Fassbender. Ridley Scott's actual direction is on point for the most part the problem with the film is the problematic script. It just is rife with plot holes and underwritten characters. The film though has enough thrills to make up for it, and I found it paced fairly well even though it doesn't build to the sort of stunning conclusion you'd expect from an Alien film.