- Vancouver, British Columbia - Let’s get something out of the way first. Alien and Blade Runner are science fiction films also directed by Ridley Scott that have not only stood the test of time, but have helped define the genre of science fiction. Visually stimulating, exceptionally well-written, beautifully acted, amazingly shot, and intellectually interesting are all phrases used to describe them. They are milestones of film as an art, and will be remembered for all time as masterpieces. These are films that didn’t impress audiences, as much as it challenged them. They came out astounded at what they had just seen, as it had never been done before. They didn’t fulfill trends, as much as they set them.
So for those out there who say that Prometheus just isn’t as good as those two movies, I say this: your bar is too high.