Average User Score: 8.1Dec 31, 2014Here it is in a nutshell: Girl wanted to become pregnant...so someone had to die. That is essentially the underlying premise. Not to undermineHere it is in a nutshell: Girl wanted to become pregnant...so someone had to die. That is essentially the underlying premise. Not to undermine Fincher's directorial gifts as his cameras have the ability to make puke covered walls look awesome somehow. Here we have an excellent director with a dud for a story. If you don't walk away hating both of these clowns (main characters) or pitying their self absorbed delusions than you may have more in common with them than you realize.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Dec 26, 2012I'm not going to waste any time on the plot as it has been discussed to exhausting heights. But I am going to vent my frustration andI'm not going to waste any time on the plot as it has been discussed to exhausting heights. But I am going to vent my frustration and heartbreak over Prometheus. The grandest disappointment in cinamatic history and science fiction. Why? Its simple. Alien is a staple of science fiction and suspense the likes of which has been attempted many times but never surpassed. The film itself is a mythical force full of mystery and discovery. It had an unprecedented scope of imagination and discovery like the original Raiders of the Lost Ark. None of these qualities exist in Prometheus on any level.
This brings me to director Ridley Scott. Clearly he is not the same man who so eloquently scared the sh*t out of us while enticing our imagination. I fear that his passion is not to appease our expectations but to create something new. That's acceptable. Prometheus is not. In fact it doesn't even belong in the same scope of storytelling. This is a giant mess of biblical proportions not only in its overreaching ideas of human origins but a complete failure in storytelling altogether. Alien had nothing to prove. It was dry. cold and mercilessly tense. Prometheus wants to be something more while ignoring the principle of what matters most. Imagination.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Aug 23, 2011The critics who reviewed this terrific movie are morons. Judging from the list of bad movies they gave good reviews for its no surprise. ThisThe critics who reviewed this terrific movie are morons. Judging from the list of bad movies they gave good reviews for its no surprise. This film is one of the best sci fi action movies ever. You don't have to appreciate the ideas that are presented but cannot deny its powerful impact. We ourselves are the evil we try so hard to oppose. Our ideas and judgements about humanity are all at stake no matter how its presented. And this film does a great job of elevating that narrative.… Expand