Critic Review - Entertainment Weekly

Prometheus elicits Alien memories for viewers who have them, but works on its own, too, as a model of a contemporary (and, as is the contempo mode, long-winded) sci-fi horror pic.

June 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comments (2)
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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Yes! EW is usually the most reliable source that I use. And if they liked it, so will I

Jun 6 - 04:36 PM

Dwayne Strickland II

Dwayne Strickland II

What? This movie was TERRIBLE! I hate that pure nostalgia and Ridley Scott's patented visual effects that give a nod to his great Alien franchise will invoke so many people to pretend that this was a good movie! Take away the glitz, glamour, and HYPE and this is a B movie barely deserving to appear on the Sci-fi channel. Someone should tell Mr. Scott that he's not making a motion painting where visuals are all that matter but that he's making a movie that needs something resembling a story... They fly half a billion miles and spend a trillion dollars because they found some cave drawings that seem to match a distant solar system? (Okay, heck of a leap already but it's a movie I'll let it go) Then, they make a RANDOM assumption that they are our creators and when asked why, she literally shrugs and says "because that's what I believe". THAT'S WHAT FUELS THE WHOLE FREAKING STORY! Leading the biggest expedition in the history of mankind based on nothing more than one woman's whim? Okay. Fine. Movie could still redeem itself. Except it proposes all these questions and NEVER answer any of them. It gets to the aliens, which one would think would be the redeeming part considering it's Ridley Scott, but instead you are left confused... There's a worm like creature that turns the guy into zombie... a little egg that begins to turn a guy into an alien called the Engineer (I think, not really explained), who has sex with a girl giving birth to a squid... a squid that becomes a gigantic version that subdues another engineer alien with the classic alien face-hugger method... which gives birth to the classic alien at the end of the movie. Sound stupid? It's because it is stupid. So please explain to me how this was a good movie beyond mere hype and nostalgia? Please?

Jun 7 - 03:24 AM

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