First the good news: This movie erases the lovely movie going experience I had with Alien^3, Alien Resurrection and Aliens VS. Predator.
So, where do we begin?
We begin in 2004 where I bitched about AvP not adhering to any of the established mythos for cheap thrills. Now eight years later, Twenty Century Fox attempts to get the franchise back on track with the man who directed the first movie.
The word prequel has been bounced around a lot and while the filmmakers have poo pooed that word, this is a prequel to Alien. Straight up. Space Jockies. Xenomorphs. Fourth Act endings. Weyland Corp. Building Better Worlds
And, the movie is better for it since it fills in details that were left up in the air just beware of plot holes.