Critic Review - Variety

Remains earthbound in narrative terms, forever hinting at the existence of a higher intelligence without evincing much of its own.

May 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety | Comments (49)
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Bruce Wayne

"Doesn't want to know spoilers, reads all reviews prior to release"

May 31 - 02:53 AM

Carlos Mejia

Carlos Mejía

The review seemed more positive than negative to me.

May 31 - 07:35 AM

johnny w.

johnny wad

i find it really pathetic that the comments on here all attack the reviewer. bunch of nerd fans who can't accept the fact that someone didn't like their little movie. it's like high school peer pressure all over again, get a life losers, he didn't like the movie

May 31 - 12:22 PM

Wilhelm Yanes

Wilhelm Yanes

I find this review rather pompous. David voice

May 31 - 05:28 PM

Jim Slotek

Jim Slotek

Hey shadypotential
They don't ask me whether my reviews are rotten or fresh when they pluck from them, nor, to my knowledge, do they ask any of the critics I know.
Why are you so quick to call people idiots?
Jim Slotek

Jun 1 - 05:57 AM


Paul Barrett

I've seen the movie and I thought his review was actually pretty kind. He doesn't really reveal anything you can't figure out from the trailers. And I didn't much like the movie at all, which is disappointing because I'm a big Ridley Scott fan. But this one just missed the mark for me.

Jun 1 - 08:59 AM

Ritzgaul Rizzell Gryphs

Ritzgaul Rizzell Gryphs

Chang can suck my Wang. For once, act like a critic, not a fashion model.

Jun 3 - 07:02 AM


In Your Dreams

true, real critics rhyme like you

Jun 3 - 11:59 AM


Bruce Wayne


Jun 3 - 12:10 PM

Enoch C.

Enoch Ching

subtle homosexual needs, i see.

Jun 3 - 08:01 PM

Kirk S.

Kirk Stock

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Jul 10 - 11:41 PM

Todd Wright

Todd Wright

Sounds like he is some kind of hardcore christian fag, sorry friend your god doesn't exist in this movie.

Jun 7 - 11:49 PM

Chino Catane

Chino Catane

?...the film conspicuously lacks the long, drawn-out silences and sense of menace in close quarters that made "Alien" so elegantly unnerving.? I watched Alien for the first time two nights ago. Most people who watch this film for the first time present-day will likely derive no pleasure, thrill or dread from it. Alien is not scary. The dialogue is not better than okay, and it is filled with maddeningly illogical events: a guy continues chasing some cat alone after stumbling upon shed alien skin; some girl stands inexplicably still in front of the Alien when the black guy tells her to move so he can torch the beast; the Alien remains in hiding on the escape shuttle even after noticing Ripley pass by; the Alien forgets that Ripley is inside the space suit just because she turns around in her chair, and it loses sight of her face. I can go on and on and on. If Prometheus is unsatisfying because it lacks a sense of menace, Alien is a joke.

Jun 12 - 10:37 PM

Chino Catane

Chino Catane

?...continual discussions of creation vs. the film with a philosophical dimension that its straightforward space-opera template doesn't have the bandwidth to fully explore...? The breath-taking cinematography capturing the grandeur of nature both terrestrially and in the vast emptiness of outer space, coupled with hauntingly vivid sonic stimulation, furnish all the bandwidth necessary to fully explore philosophical questions.

Jun 12 - 10:38 PM

Chino Catane

Chino Catane

?...the crucial question of why the planet's inhabitants are so intent on wiping out a race they engineered is lazily deferred until a putative sequel...? No, viewers who complain about ambiguity and unanswered questions are simply being spoiled and lazy. You fail to enjoy the invitation to speculate and share in the creation of an incredible story. I'll give you my speculation on your unanswered question. The answer is simply that not all Engineers are cut from the same cloth. Just as human beings can be priests or warlords, so too can these Engineers. The sacrificial Engineer at the beginning of the film wearing a robe and loin cloth is a priest. The murderous Engineer at the end of the film rocking a space-suit of bones is a warlord. I'm sure you can come up with a wildly different hypothesis, which you should be excited about unless you like to be told what to think.

Jun 12 - 10:39 PM

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