Prometheus is up there with anything Ridley Scott has directed since 2000. The pacing is perfect, the story is excellent and the visuals are stunning. So where does this rank in the Alien series? Probably joint 3rd behind Aliens and Alien but on par with David Fincher’s Alien3.
If Prometheus had a stronger cast and/or some stronger lead characters it would have been up there with the source material. There is no Ripley equivalent but Fassbender is excellent as sinister droid David. Anyone who has any interest in sci fi should definitely watch this film.