I don't want to give too much away, so I'll play it safe and just say they do find life, but it's not what you would expect from a ALIEN prequel. But that's not a bad thing. Personally I think taking the story in a new direction is a good thing. The bad thing is while PROMETHEUS looks good (very, very good in fact), the story is a little weak. I'm not going to go into since there's tons of places online you can rage and argue about every little details. I'll just say I wish James Cameron had written the script instead.
Head in a sandwich bag, amazing special effects, quick pace, unwise life choices, technology more advanced in 2093 than in 2122, gnarly looking monsters, albino bodybuilding Trent Reznor-looking aliens, hot rodding around an unexplored moon within minutes of landing on it...not to mention landing by pure chance in the best place possible, Noomi Rapace looking mega hot, getting lost, good acting all around, though-provoking and head scratching story, awesome surgery scene. On the one hand I'm kinda disappointed in PROMETHEUS since I expect more, but on the other hand I was glued to the screen and it looked really good. Worth buying.
Part 1 - Alien
Part 2 - Aliens
Part 3 - Aliens 3
Part 4 - Alien Resurrection
Crossover 1 - Alien vs. Predator
Crossover 2 - Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
It's pretty amazing, considering that the ship has crashed and that that vodka bottle is still standing.
Instead of dressing up Guy Pearce to look like old Biff from BACK TO THE FUTURE II why didn't they just hire an old actor? Like say Max von Sydow or Christopher Lee.
Everybody's heartbeat looks exactly the say no matter the situation.