Guy Pearce is elderly?I thought this film good, but not great. There were a handful of moments I really liked. Unfortunately, the movie also had a tendency to sporadically disappoint, introduce shoddy (or really cliche) character and plot moments (example: the main character complaining about her infertility came out of nowhere, really kind of added nothing substantial, and kind of felt like something she maybe wouldn't be so concerned about right then considering all the crazy shit that was going on already at that point. And, for supposedly very intelligent characters, they do a few incredibly stupid things basically in service of plot and scares), and had issues paying off themes. I was also lightly agitated by aspects of the science, in particular how our evolutionary process and the apparently total DNA match worked in relation to both those aliens and the other creatures we're clearly related to on Earth, but that's something I could get over.
But, as I say, when it worked I felt like it worked very well. Fassbender, Theron and Elba were stand-outs in terms of performance as well.
I'd probably rank it around 7.5/10, maybe 8/10. Not as solid as Alien, which remains my favorite Ridley Scott film.
Also, why the hell did they hire Guy Pearce in old man make-up as Weyland? I didn't recognize it as Pearce when watching, but I was pretty confident it was someone in make-up. Weren't they aware that elderly people already have old makeup on? Makeup called their skin?