Saw it at 12:01 this morning with my dad in IMAX 3D. Quite a ride! The sets and special effects were everything I expected. The acting was great. The music start out great but ended on a good note (pun intended). The story was good… it has a couple of holes that could probably be explained away but for the masses it will be a head-scratcher. Definitely a prequel to Alien, no doubt about it… but we are on LV-223 (if you missed it) not LV-426.
Stopped at the salvage yard on the way home. They wanted $35 on average for a spring/strut assembly and wouldn’t sell the spring separately even if I had the right tool (which I didn’t). They also only had one of the U-joints that I liked so I ended up having to buy something different.