I watched the trailer for this film over and over again, thinking how kick-ass this prequel would be. But the movie stunk badly. It had excellent special effects and that opening scene with the engineer was AWESOME! The movie was great until it came time to deliver on its powerful suggestions. . . then, it just fizzled out with the force of a wet firecracker. The engineers--to whom we are introduced at the very beginning, as enigmatic, powerful, techno-masters who ritualistically sacrificed themselves to spread their genome throughout the cosmos--were nothing more then big, bald-headed villains who apparently had an alien problem of some sort. Of course, we can never truly know because, at no point, does anyone actually COMMUNICATE with them (duh!!!!). The stupid scene in which three or four crewmembers are killed by the one infected scientist-turned-zombie was extra STUPID. Man. If Ridley Scott needed to make an Alien prequel that badly, then he should have come to me for a script. I certainly would have topped this piece of trash.