Also a 40% chance of spoilers with a risk of laughter follows after the break
So first thing that stood out to me as cool is that the stasis pods are less advanced than in Alien (Prometheus is a prequel to Alien if you didn't already know that, which you should if you are reading this). In Alien we don't see any vomiting or other side effects from the pods, so clearly these are an earlier incarnation of the technology. Also I loved watching me some Michael Fassbender just doing his thing, eating, watching a movie, dying his hair and... being a robot. Why would a robot have to dye its hair? Regardless I was having a minor "Mmmm Michael Fassbender" moment.
|Super surprised I couldn't find a David dying his hair meme.|
So thanks to David the curious android some badassical holograms lead the team to their first dead alien. They assume it is one of their "engineers" just because it was there. Did it ever occur to them there could be multiple alien species out there? But of course they were right and it does turn out to be one of their engineers. And now our curious android friend leads everyone into a room full of canisters that bear a remarkable resemblance to the eggs in Alien... of course it would be a good idea to play with them and take one home. Then of course we see a carving of what looks like the creature from Alien as Space Jesus. Maybe the entire reason the "engineers" created us was to use us as incubators for their alien inventions...
And now back on the ship Noomi's boyfriend gets crazy alien poisoning via our good friend David. Noomi and co. investigate the alien remains to discover the DNA is a match to humans and ponder what killed them. Why doesn't it occur to them that whatever killed these "engineers" could easily kill them as well. Meanwhile some folks trapped in the alien building encounter... awe, it's a baby facehugger. And it turns out Charlize Theron's character is the daughter of the ancient man who funded the mission and invented our robo-friend David (the closest thing he would ever have to a child). This explains why David and Charlize's character look like they could have been siblings. David would be designed to look like his creator and everything makes sense now.
David finds one of the engineers in stasis and that dude looks like bane from the upcoming Batman movie in his stasis getup. Noomi also has a demon monster spawn growing inside of her all because she had sex with her poisoned boyfriend/co-scientist. And that is why even if you are infertile you still use a condom kiddies. She removes it and it is not seen again until the end of the film where it has grown to massive proportions and we learn it is the true proto-facehugger.
I hear that some people are hating on this movie, but I really enjoyed it. I recommend you see it while it is in theatres, but not until you have seen Alien.