I saw Ridley Scott’s latest movie, Prometheus, which is a prequel of sorts to his 1979 masterpiece, Alien. I thought that Prometheus was a good film, not a great one. As with many other films these days, you should not tug too hard on any one of the plot threads, or it will all unravel.
Even if you don’t see Prometheus, you should check out Govindini Murty’s fantastic examination in The Atlantic Monthly of the cultural tropes and influences in it. This might be one of the few times that an article about a film is more interesting than the film itself.