The search for our beginning could lead to our end
- 3D effects work really well at times
- Effects-work is very well done
- Actors are decent
- Premise of intents is entirely believable
- High tech look that avoids unnecessary lens flare
- Some character shortcomings can be writ of due to attempted tension/excitement, one other major moment to lack of actually owning a map
- Characters are hard to care for
- Symbolism tries to beat you over the head
- Sometimes easy to forget your watching it in 3D
- Memory-watching scene is physically painful on the eyes to watch in 3D
- Characters have a tendency of being incredibly stupid (as in mentally deficient)
- Fan-base rage (see later section)
Decent sci-fi movie, alright for a rental if you don't have better movies in your list. Looks outpace the plot, and characters are pretty dry, but the 3D effects make it worthwhile for folks looking to increase their visual library, as they are much more pronounced at times then a good deal of the other movies I own in 3D. Certainly would recommend as a rental over a purchase until you know if you like it.
Alien not-quite-a-prequel prequel? I believe their technical description at the time was "a prequel that could be set in it's own little alternate existence within the Alien universe," but we can think of it as a reboot thats doing something new instead of touching what's already laid down. Alien fans will be upset over the general lack of xenomorph as well as it's design, and some of the more hardcore fans will be outraged over the high-tech setting as opposed to the original's gritty low-tech setting. Characters are far less likeable, and the tension is handled so much better in it's older compatriot. If you want to enjoy Prometheus at all while watching it, you will need to turn off your knowledge/enjoyment of the Alien for the duration of the film, or you are going to have a very bad time.