Finally got around to seeing Prometheus over the weekend. And it was pretty good… except for its huge, glaring, stupid flaws. It seriously hurts my brain that they put so much work into making everything look so cool and believably realistic, and then they completely cancelled it out with stupid writing and horrible, one-dimensional characters. And it makes me sad to say that, because I really wanted to love Prometheus.
I’m not saying I hated it, or that it was the worst movie ever. It had its occasional moments of greatness. The whole opening sequence showing what David did to pass the time while the crew was in hibernation approached a kind of perfection that I wish the rest of the movie had been able to live up to. I would seriously watch a whole movie about what an android does for two years while everyone else is asleep.
You also can’t avoid the Alien mythos.