I recently watched Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, and while I did enjoy some of the movie, overall I felt underwhelmed as there was so much wasted potential. Somewhere in Prometheus is a really great science fiction film, but sadly what we get instead is a mostly lackluster homage to the Alien franchise. The technical elements of the movie and the performances were very good, so I’ll mainly be commenting on the plot, as the failings of Prometheus, in my opinion, rest in the screenwriting.
Lots of spoilers, so read on only if you’ve already seen the movie or don’t mind!
Okay so this is everything I’ve been trying to put words to about prometheus but didn’t know how. I still liked prometheus quite a bit but I left the theater feeling like it needed to be a different kind of film and if they’d done all this it would’ve been the perfect film. So thank goodness for eloquent ppl far smarter than I who type it all up and put it into a lovely, succinct, well thought out article!