It's a sci fi horror. There is a premise in the movie that humans came from giant space-faring ancestors. And, that is not the only thing that came from them.
Is it just my imagination, or does main female character Elizabeth Shaw played by Noomi Raplace remind us a lot of Sigurney Weaver as Ripley in the original Alien?
Very suspenseful. Well done. And yes, horrifying. Leaving some unanswered questions.
SciFi 50% Mystery 10% Fantasy 40%
Can't write much more without spoilers so ***SPOILERS*** OK, so it turns out the Engineers that created humans decided to wipe us out. Instead of doing something that makes sense, like crush us like the insects we are, they decided to create Xenomorphs/Aliens to destroy us. Not only is this dumb, because it'd make the planet uninhabitable to them in every conceivable way, it ends up destroying all by one Alien Engineer. It's funny, there is even a picture of the Xenomorphs as we later know them in Alien/Aliens, but they never appear this way in this movie. So where did that picture come from? That's just one example of how poorly done this movie is.
There's a robot, who is of course evil. However, he's not really malfunctioning or programmed to screw everyone over. He just does it because...no reason. He does it because the plot needed something to happen, I guess.
Then the one surviving Engineer is revived and doesn't miss a beat trying to destroy Earth. Does he care he's been asleep 2,000+ years? Does he care that everyone else is dead and that his bioweapon is uncontrollable? Nope, superior, genius life-forms don't need logic, knowledge or order.
There's not really much to recommend this movie. The acting is good, and the story is interesting, but most of what happens makes no sense. It happens because it supposed to happen, not because it makes sense to the plot or motivation of the characters.
Much like Kubrick's "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY", this epic film raises deep-rooted psychological and spiritual questions that it doesn't have any answers to. That's bold.