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Clever but average prequel,
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Basically I wish I'd seen this in 3D at the cinema, as it's quite dramatic as far as the setting goes - eerie landscape etc - shades of HP Lovecraft in some of the themes too. Then you come to the point where it becomes apparent that this lays the foundation and background for the 1979 groundbreaking "Alien" Quite clever in many ways but borrowing heavily from the basic ideas set down in Alien, but explaining one or two of the not-so-obvious beginnings of that film....the abandoned wreck of the crashed spacecraft and it's pilot mummified in his control seat, for instance, and of course the dreaded lifeforms which wreak havoc at maturity in the Alien movies. Overall - pretty good, but without anything spectacular or surprising.