As a prequel (of sorts) to Alien, the film seems just as invested in parricide as the other films, but it's also a mirror of our own very Earth-bound obsession with the origins of life. In that sense, the Scott-directed Prometheus serves as an appropriate origin-story to a franchise that includes everything from Scott’s original sci-fi/horror masterpiece to action figures and key chains. It is almost as though the offspring spawned by Scott’s brainchild, after having passed through the hands of three other directors (James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet), have overrun their creator’s intentions. With Prometheus, Scott has both reasserted control and brought the series back to something like its former glory.(2)
In 'Young Adult,' Reitman finds dark, destructive romance in the fluorescent-lit, personality-free corporate commodity zone
Despite the familiarity of Matt and Mavis’s friendship, Young Adult’s darkness keeps it from simply trudging down the well-worn path of belated teen romance.