Written June 10, 2012
Seriously, I can't believe I paid $14 for this movie. Casting was terrible, script mediocre, storyline sub-par, though I will say it had good special effects. So I paid $13 for special effects and 3D. Basically the film is a thinly veiled indictment of humanity. Humans deserve to be destroyed. That's the message behind the film. Oh, that, and robots are far superior to humans.
Yea, interesting concepts, suspenseful, but total garbage. And the film is actually harmful on a subtle level. Full of anti-human propaganda. Clearly someone in Hollywood with a huge budget and some kind of strange agenda put this out. No art whatsoever. Or, whatever art there might have been was destroyed by Hollywood.
The "poison" that the aliens are trying to spread to Earth is the film itself. No joke.
Written June 11, 2012
I really liked it but husband and girlfriends said it was okay-thought the storyline was a little too far out. Lot of good thought going into the making of this - great scenery in Iceland and awesome graphics. Waiting for another one to come out and see what it has to offer. Don't recommend kids even seeing.
Written June 09, 2012
This movie was horrible I feel asleep during the first part of the movie. It did not make sense, It did not reference back to the Alien movie until the end. Basically, the movie was the worse I ever seen. Hands down a piece of trash
Written June 14, 2012
If it isn't clear by now, "Prometheus" is the final blow: Ridley Scott is not a character director. He has a wonderful sense of craft and skill, but he has a very difficult time giving life to a film's personalities.
That said, my biggest problem with the movie is that none of it makes any sense. Many of the plot elements are arbitrary and unexplained. Characters behave in bizarre ways that contradict their established motivations.
Although the movie ham-handedly attempts to deal with issues of religion, and the relationship between creator and created - trying to give some intellectual depth to what is essentially a slasher movie in space - these complex themes require a subtle touch that Scott fails to display.
If you're looking for a smart, engrossing sci-fi film, look elsewhere (perhaps "Blade Runner"?). If instead you want a film which will leave you intellectually and emotionally unsatisfied, Prometheus will get you there.
Written June 08, 2012
As a huge lifelong fan of Alien and most of Ridley Scott's other films, I found Prometheus a disappointing mess. The trailers were much scarier than the film, for one thing...not a single scene held anywhere near the terror of Alien or the other films in the franchise. The sets and art direction were incredible, but to no real effect, as the storyline was a bit convoluted. The action scenes were pedestrian and the acting was only so-so EXCEPT for Michael Fassbender, who did a fantastic job as David, the android.
My 18 year old son and I weent to the midnight premier together and he was just as surprised and disappointed as I was. It's not a horrible movie but is is far from a great or even very good one. It could best be summed up as "Meh".