Magazine July 9, 2012, Issue

Hostile Creators

Noomi Rapace in Prometheus (Scott-Free Productions/Fox Film Corp.)
A review of Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus seems to have been made as a kind of rebuke to those publications that attempt to distill their movie reviews down to simple letter grades. If I were forced, whether by a flamethrower-wielding Charlize Theron or an ooze-dripping alien parasite, to assign such a grade to Scott’s return to the universe he first explored in the original Alien, I would have to give it a middling mark: a C-plus, or if I were feeling generous a B-minus. But that sounds like a grade suitable to a so-so romantic comedy or a flabby superhero flick. Prometheus deserves better, and

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