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Prometheus 2: 10 Lessons It Must Learn In Order To Succeed

Or, how Ridley Scott can avoid dropping the ball a second time.

Last month Ridley Scott's 2016 "mystery project" was finally revealed - after a lot of speculation on movie forums, 20th Century Fox announced that the film in question will be the sequel to Prometheus, with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and David. The announcement immediately reopened the can of worms regarding the merits of Prometheus (something which this article will be guilty of doing in a moment), a movie which has stirred up no end of debate since its release. Is it a cinematic masterpiece or a hugely wasted opportunity to really flesh out the Alien mythology? Or is it - more plausibly - something in between; a decent science fiction film based on a much-loved franchise that's as entertaining as it is over-ambitious? To many, Prometheus felt like a project in which the makers - aware of the great expectations the movie had - couldn't quite decide which direction to take it. The end result, while visually impressive (if there's one thing Ridley Scott understands, it's how to make good-looking movies) ultimately feels disjointed and somewhat derivative. The following list covers some of the shortcomings of Prometheus and considers what the sequel can learn from them in order to deliver a more coherent, engaging and ultimately more successful movie.
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