October 20, 2013 13 Nights of Hallowe'en: Night #2 Prometheus (2012)
This is Ridley Scott's prequel to Alien (1979) (movie). It had massive shoes to try and fill. Your mileage may vary wildly. It generated a bit of controversy with a supposed hidden meaning that I just don't really see in the movie. It has similar elements out front and center though, since the basic premise is a crew follows a star map left behind by aliens that the lead scientists, and their benefactor, believe created the human species. What follows of course is tough choices, body horror, and indirect history to the originating Alien film. I've seen this movie twice since acquiring it at the end of last year. I'd say its everything I expected it to be for a prequel.
Out of the cast I wanted to call attention to Idris Elba whom I recommend seeing in The Reaping (2007) (movie). Michael Fassbender was a standout previous to the release of the film as the android David. David was prominent in promotion of the film involving a timeline for the Weyland corporation funding the mission to the alien planet, and a set-in-the-movie-universe promotional ad for the release of the David model androids. Michael Fassbender also has a great role in X-Men: First Class (20110) (movie) that you may want to see--he's Magento.