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By Jack Kelly
Last Friday, the Ridley Scott kinda-prequel, but not really prequel to his legendary Alien movie debuted across America. Prometheus has created a variety of responses from critics. Some have lauded the film, while others have opined it is nothing more than an average summer blockbuster. As to the ultimate question of its ‘prequelness’, well, that is still a question, kind of.
For those of you unfamiliar with the original Alien, it stars Sigourney Weaver, who played the legendary cinematic character ‘Ridley.’ Ridley was a humble heroin played brilliantly by Weaver and offered audiences an alternative narrative for the main ‘hero’ role. It was the vulnerable, and yet heroic woman who lived and fought off the bad guys, not a leading man. It was a refreshing take and helped the audience become emotionally enchanted with her and confronted stereotypes within society about the role of woman in the world. The original Alien was released in 1979, roughly the same time more and more woman were venturing out of the home after child-birth and thus, creating the two person income earning families that are part of the current fabric of American culture. ……READ MORE“