By Elisa Sanchez, EnStarz | May 30, 2012 01:01 PM EDT
The first reviews of Ridley Scott's sci-fi movie "Prometheus" hit the web Wednesday ahead of its release on June 8 in the United States.
The film will be released this week in Russia and some European countries such as France, England and Belgium
So far, the film is getting mixed reviews, with some critics raving about the film. Others say it falls short of their expectations of Scott , who helped define the sci-fi genre. Yet the majority agree that the movie won't disappoint audiences looking for thrills.
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Todd McCarthy with The Hollywood Reporter writes:
"Ridley Scott's third venture into science-fiction, after Alien in 1979 and Blade Runner in 1982, won't become a genre benchmark like those classics despite its equivalent seriousness and ambition, but it does supply enough visual spectacle, tense action and sticky, slithery monster attacks to hit the spot with thrill-seeking audiences worldwide."
Film critic Justin Chang writes for Variety:
"Yet a key difference between this film and its predecessor is one of volume. Incongruously backed by an orchestral surge of a score, the film conspicuously lacks the long, drawn-out silences and sense of menace in close quarters that made "Alien" so elegantly unnerving."
On Twitter, movie critics were far more positive:
"Prometheus is the type of big budget sci-fi that studios rarely make. Extremely well done. Don't read reviews. Just go see it," wrote Steven Weintraub, editor in chief at Collider.com on his Twitter account.
"I just saw Prometheus last night - it was AWESOME. Loved it. Truly breathtaking, incredible, spectacular, thrilling sci-fi at its best," wrote Alex Billington from FirstShowing.net.
"Saw Prometheus last night and it was PHENOMENAL!! A new sci fi epic has been born!!" wrote TV host Andrew Freund.
"Prometheus" is Scott's first sci-fi movie since "Blade Runner" in 1982. With the film he creates a mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a battle to save the future of the human race.
The movie features Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Logan Marshall-Green.
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