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The visuals are another story. Everything about the film is eye candy. The CGI work is bar none some of the best I've seen recently and the landscapes are rendered perfectly. From the opening sequence forward, I thoroughly enjoyed the visual spectacle of Prometheus. They did an absolutely phenomenal job matching up that distinct feel of the original Alien. And there is smoking aboard the Prometheus. I loved that nod to the Nostromo.
I walked away from Prometheus with a feeling that a new franchise will be spawned from this film. I just hope that it's as good of a sequel as Aliens was and will up the ante with more character development and stronger dialogue. Don't go in to Prometheus with the idea that this will be as good or better than Alien. That's a hard movie to live up to. But, Scott delivers a unique prequel that builds a solid foundation for the stories that take place after and beyond Prometheus.
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