It should go without saying that you should under no circumstances read on further if you have not seen Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The film has already been reviewed in great detail by our team of writers so after seeing it today I see no reason to review it but I do feel the need to ask some questions.
Ready for the spoilers? I remember when Ridley Scott announced this movie the first thing that came to mind was finally another Alien movie and what better then a prequel. Readers and bloggers alike shot me down as being either an idiot at worse or just simply misguided at best. Having seen Prometheus how is this NOT a prequel to Alien?
Secondly did anyone else feel like the movie was a bit shallow? Where was the big finish? I left the movie feeling empty inside and I am sure the intent was to leave me wanting more for the inevitable sequels but Prometheus story and ending were one step above the ‘fade to black we ran out of ideas’ endings we have seen in some other very bad films.
How does this film tie to the original Alien? How does the time line work? What made the aliens turn on the human race?
Last and certainly not least I have to commend Ridley Scott on putting together one hell of a top notch cast but it is truly a shame they had no impact on me.
I was not engaged with or emotionally attached to any of the characters and was surprised at my complete lack of attachment to the characters. Who was I supposed to be rooting for again? Was it the lead character Dr Shaw or was I just supposed to be fascinated by the great visuals? I definitely loved the visuals but the lack of character growth did very little to make me care for any of the key players survival.
I enjoyed Prometheus but I think that had more to do with the fact I saw it in IMAX 3D and was blown away by the sweet visuals. Prometheus was far from outstanding, but also far from bad. Where do you see the inevitable sequel going? What other parts of the movie left you with questions? Lets have a spoiler-tastic debate!