Now, before I dive into this highly-anticipated review of mine, I would like to get everyone up to speed: Now, when Prometheus was released into theaters two days ago on June 8, I know that I said I would have a review later in the day, but I did not post one, and I also did not post one yesterday, either, so here is why; I saw Prometheus opening day on June 8, and, right after seeing it, it was one of those movies that seems difficult for me to make up a big review of it right there on the spot. It is a movie that I must ponder, and think about for a bit, and see if I can help refine my own opinion on it. Well, I saw it for the second time in theaters yesterday, as well, so, after more contemplation, I have come to my ideas and opinion on the review, so, without more delay, here we go. Now, Ridley Scott's Prometheus is tied along with Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises as easily my two most highly anticipated movies of summer 2012, if not the whole entire year in total. I am a huge Alien fan, and when I first heard that Ridley Scott would be coming back after 30 years (his last science-fiction film that he directed was 1982's masterful neo-noir Blade Runner), and when I heard further that this film was to be a prequel-or tie in to the Alien Franchise of sorts, my anticipation only intensified. Now, I am also here to set the record straight: Prometheus is NOT an Alien prequel. It isn't. It just is not. If you go into this film expecting to see more of Ripley killing Xenomorphs, than you will walk out of it disappointed, indeed. But, what Prometheus really is, is a film that attempts to open much, much more deeper and vast questions, such as who the real creators of mankind are, who engineered us into the human beings and ecological society that we are today, and, probably most importantly, what lies in the deep mythology of man? Is it peace, or destruction? A little bit of both, really. Prometheus is a extremely bold and audacious film project, even for today's standards, because it conjures up big, big questions, but doesn't always answer everything up to the audience, right on the front door step. In today's current generation of ADD and attention-less ridden citizens, Prometheus is also very thought-provoking and deep, even if by the end of the movie, some of the creative juices have gone from the Directors head, with the last twenty-minutes of the film pretty much only just catering to Alien fans and trying to please them as much as they can, while breaking there creative streak that the film had worked so hard on that level to achieve, but, alas, to sum it up right now, Prometheus is a stellar and magnificent science fiction film, and it is one that has a slew of great characters, greater acting, bone-crunching twists and some wonderfully nasty and grueling special effects to make it more than worth the wait, and more than worth a ticket to got see it in IMAX 3D, twice. But, even though this film has been marketed heavily, in features a big budget and almost non-stop computer animation effects, this film is Rated R, and at first glance, may appear to be rather harsh, but in the last hour of the film, it definitely earns the Rating, and here is why: The film features infrequent but often very strong sci-fi violence and gore, including many scenes of dead and decapitated alien humanoid bodies, an exploding alien humanoid head, a snake-like alien creature attacking two people and brutally killing them both, a giant tentacled-alien attacking and killing another alien humanoid, a grotesque looking alien bursting from the stomach of an alien humanoid, a zombified previous member of the ships crew attacking the other crew members with lot's of blood and matter spraying everywhere, and, finally, if that weren't enough, in the most grueling, gruesome and disturbing sequence in the entire movie, a female character much use a surgical device to perform a C-section style abortion on herself, to get a alien creature out of her stomach, while includes plenty of blood, intestines, gore and screaming, and will almost certainly be very hard to watch for most people in the audience. Also, there is brief but slightly disturbing sexual content, including the previously mentioned woman having sex (not graphic) with er boyfriend,m and than later finding out that she is in fact pregnant with an alien creature. And, finally, there is surprisingly very mild language for an R Rated movie, but it does include at least 1 use of F--k, and slightly more frequent use of sh-t, d-mn, g-dd-mn, a--, a--h-le, b-tch and more. So, the long awaited Alien tie in, and Ridley Scott's return to science fiction may be disappointing to some, but to me, after some time contemplating my opinion, I have reached the conclusion that Prometheus is, in fact, awesome.