Written June 09, 2012
Why, Ridley Scott in the last few moments of the movie, takes a big steamy **** on 30 years of alien lore....is beyond this persons comprehension. The movie was brilliant up until the end. Ridley scott was proving that his twenty year absence from this genre was overdue. Frankly he was impressive for 110 minutes then in the end he slams on the brakes while giving us alien fans a big ugly middle figure. Only a sequel will clean up this movie lore faux pas.
Written June 11, 2012
This movie had so much potential but landed flat on its face. With the cast of actors, I thought it would be a good movie. So many things are disappointing in this movie. The opening scene has nothing to do with movie, it leaves you thinking it will have an impact into the movie....it doesn't. Not to spoil the movie, but so many holes were never filled in this film. I get the premise of what was going on, but the movie would've been much better if they explained why. My fiancee rarely says a movie wasn't good, and can justify anything being added to a movie....she just walked out of this one shaking her head. It feels very much like the movie Alien, but everything in Alien made sense. I waited the whole movie thinking they would bring it home... it never happened. This movie sucked!!!!!
Written June 09, 2012
Very little science in this movie...but, a great space movie it was.
My biggest complaint was that there wasn't a definitive bad guy in the movie. Oh, there was an old dude that we don't see until the end of the movie but, where do you place your anger during the rest of the film, eh?
The other big mistake is, "How in the hell do you NOT have ANY character development in a 2 hour movie?"
I would wait to see it at the dollar movie and/or see the matinee.
Written June 10, 2012
The idea of Ridley Scott returning to sci-fi was one of the various reasons I was so looking forward to 'Prometheus' since it was announced. It's not just his return to sci-fi that had me in anticipation, but his return to the 'Alien' universe he had helped to create. Scott had said time and time again that this film wasn't a prequel to 'Alien', but had the DNA from it. I'm here to tell you that it is very much a prequel to that film, with references sprinkled here and there. I'm also here to tell you that it was a pretty mediocre film. Most of the blame has to be put on 'Lost' writer Damon Lindelof, who treats this script as if it were a pilot episode to a Sy-Fy Channel original. For a group of so-called scientists/explorers they sure do make a lot of stupid/fatal mistakes.I’d say that the only characters we care about are Noomi Rapace’s Elizabeth Shaw and (ironically enough)the android David played superbly well by Michael Fassbender. Scott's visuals were mesmerizing. 6.5/10
Written June 08, 2012
This movie had potential but fell short of expectation for me.. what started out as a fresh plot was soon overshadowed by this Hollywood run of the mill cookie cutter production. The predictability and similarities to other scifi movies was not appreciated.