Before I begin with the synopsis, let me say that this movie left me dumbfounded in a bad way.
This story is actually a prequel to the popular movie Alien starring Sigourney Weaver. It was set way way way way before the Alien movie setting and even after the movie, it's not even close to the Alien storyline yet. There's suppose to be another follow up movie after this should the movie be a hit then only it links more towards the Alien story.
A group of explorers that were hired by Weyland Corporation were instructed to embark on a journey on an insanely expensive spacecraft to a distance planet. The majority of them were not informed on the objective of their journey nor their purpose so most of them are in the dark. During their arrival to their intended destination, they were finally enlightened on why they were summoned.
In 2089, the archaeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discovered ancient hieroglyphs in a cave which contains some common pictograms that is from other ancient civilization as well which they interpret it as star map. That pictogram led them to find out a very distant planet that could be where the maker of human life may be. And that's what the purpose of this voyage is, to find the "Engineers" as they so called them and answers to the questions of life and how it came about.
So they all landed to a strange looking structure that's definitely made by intelligent life and soon discovered many horrible truths, many horrible creatures, many strange happenings and many died in the course of this discovery.
This movie outrages me. It left me in a huff and I feel that I've wasted my time watching this. The whole movie was confusing until almost the end they started to reveal something and even after the movie ended, it still means nothing. There's still many unanswered questions and a lot of poorly plotted scenarios. If I knew the movie was over 2 hours long, I would've walked out 1 hour after into the movie but I was hoping that it was like the movie Piranha 3DD which although suck, it's short enough so that I don't feel so tortured. But no, it just goes on and on and on and I regretted sticking till the end. It has left me scarred fearing to watch another movie at the cinemas when I've already predicted that it will suck. One of the worst movies I've ever watched in my life.
But I heard some fans of the Alien series loved it because it sheds some light on how the Alien movie came about. But to me, although I loved the classic Alien, Aliens and even Alien 3, this movie is a monstrous waste of time. I rate this 0.5 stars out of 5. Ya, less than Piranha 3DD because that movie has one thing good....it's short.