Critic Review - Richard Roeper.com

Brilliant. Epic. Haunting. Grotesque. Great.

Richard Roeper.com
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Dave Sandford

Dave Sandford

okay, i gotta go see it now!

Jun 8 - 03:10 PM

Dave Sandford

Dave Sandford

ok saw it, and give it 7/10.

Jun 8 - 09:47 PM

Liam H.

Liam Ho

Ever since being on Ebert and Roeper it seems like he's become more and more like tagline writer.

Jun 8 - 03:44 PM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Very true. I still like Richard, but the taglines make me miss E&R even more.

Jun 8 - 07:01 PM

David L.

David Long

That's because all of his reviews are videos, so they ARE taglines.

Jun 9 - 04:40 PM

Sean Aminali

Sean Aminali

Roeper does video reviews. Of course they're taglines.

Jun 13 - 11:11 AM

Zachary T

Zachary Thomas

Here is my list of grievances for this movie:

(1) It takes only TWO years to reach a far off planet another galaxy away, in 2089? Pushing it, even for a Sci-fi movie.

(2) You spend a trillion (think of how much that is) dollars on this expedition, and this is the crew you choose? Really, these disinterested bozos? No background checks or anything? No crew training at all for this expedition to find the origin of humanity? No experts? How is it that some crew members only discover who Captain Vickers is after they reach the planet?

(3) The bizarre omniscience of David (the android). He already knows everything and seems to kill the scientist out of spite.

(4) Strange reptile alien comes out of the goop towards you. Quick, let's touch it, it's not as if it could be dangerous or anything!

(5) What was the point of a (I thought dead) possessed Fifield storming the garage and killing a couple crew members? Didn't even infect anyone, just appeared and killed. O_O

(6) Why just get Shaw pregnant? Shouldn't the alien just be in her bloodstream? She did kiss her husband, just as her husband only drank the contagion to get infected...

(7) This was the WORST part of the movie, and I couldn't get over it:
(a) After clearly explaining that the surgery machine was geared only towards men (why would it be programmed like that?)... Shaw gives herself a C-section??
(b) The machine uses a laser to cut into her, completely ignoring her internal cavity and the organs present...Well, let's just assume that it cuts her stomach and diaphragm, etc. in half to reach the alien baby... SHE'S STILL ABLE TO RUN AROUND 30 SECONDS AFTERWARDS?
(c) They just cut open her abdomen, and seal the wound with just staples, but ... SHE'S STILL ABLE TO RUN AROUND 30 SECONDS AFTERWARDS?
(d) Most people would have bled to death but ... SHE'S STILL ABLE TO RUN AROUND 30 SECONDS AFTERWARDS?
(e) Vickers (and the rest of the crew) fails to notice her during this time?

(7) Just in general, posting these questions about the creationism and evolution and failing utterly to do anything with them, as the Rotten Tomatoes consensus alludes to. This could have been a meaningfully critique on such ideas, but it crumples down into something much less.

Jun 12 - 09:49 PM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

Since i guess you must of been drunk or just not paying attention here it goes.

1.)As the first-ever FTL space exploration vehicle, Heliades revolutionized the known galaxy. Dual FTL engines are driven by a 2.1 terrawatt RL fusion reactor. The ability to provide molecularly stable transport for ship components and human crew over light-years of space gives Weyland explorers, scientists and planetary engineers access to regions never before imagined. ICC-certified and compliant, our newest flagship model has a payload capacity of up to 9 megatonnes and a redesigned airframe and features a medical bay, lab facilities, and over a dozen HES-compatible chambers.

2.) Not sure where to even begin with this one. They have a crew full of scientists from every field you would want. A Geologists, Biologists, Archaeologists, and all at least a PHD in their field. Aswell as an android who is more capable then probably our entire Nobel Prize winners from the last Century put together. Who would you bring to with you into space? A bunch of hick test pilots with barely a college degree among them? Oh no wait that was OUR SPACE PROGRAM... sigh


3.) What on earth are you referring to? Do you mean Shaw or Dr. H? Shaw he did't kill. So, you must be referring to poisoning Dr.H with the 'black goo'? Well for one not only did he have no CLUE what it was going to do to him. David didn't kill him, remember the flamethrower? And he did this because he was under pressure from Mr Weyland to "TRY HARDER". Anyone who has seen ANY alien movie should know right-off-the-bat that Crews are EXPENDIBLE, and especially a Weyland company crew when balanced against the possibility of discovering a multi-billion if not trillion dollar bio-weapon. Not to mention it was a possible way for Weyland to keep on living. They didnt exactly have time to study it on lab mice before human trials. Weyland Industry Androids are not your friend, rule #1. Especially the early prototypes heh.


4.) Yes true, everyone in the movie theater was watching and saying the same thing. BUT lets put it into perspective. He is a biologist and he has just discovered life on another world for the FIRST TIME. I am sure most people would react like he did if in that situation. It seems obviously stupid because ITS A HORROR MOVIE. Yea we know its a bloodsucking monster that'll prolly lay eggs in his chest, but how the hell would he know that? Hes a biologist so we can assume he is frickin crazy about strange organism just like that one. This is probably the guy's wildest dream coming true. And after all it is just a big Earthworm... not a 'reptile-snake' like alot of people think. You can see a close up of the little worms coming off of i think David's boots when they enter the 'vase room'.

5.) That scene was to show how the goo effects everyone differently. We are never shown what would of happened to DR.H so were left wondering. If your asking what his motivation was? Well he was left for dead and as we saw was quite pissed off at the rest of the crew esp Shaw for dragging him into that situation. If ANY of Fifield remained in control of that monster well then there ya go. I think it was more or less just the effects of the Goo, it either kills u outright or transforms you into one of those things. Was it really that surprising that he wasn't friendly after infected and thereby being controlled by a hostile organism. As far on intentions of infection we don't know but he didn't get that far did he.

6.) We are not yet fully informed of the contagion effects of the "Goo". That is a good question. That like many other things may be explained further down the line in the sequels. The easiest answer is that she is the survivor like Ripley and they don't want to kill her off just yet. The pregnancy scene was an obvious throwback to the Alien movies, they got what they intended from it.

7.) This one is the easiest one to answer.
a. The machine was programmed for Weyland not Vickers, we find that out in the next scene. Hence he is alive onboard.
b. That was an EXACT c-section procedure... i wondered myself if it was, but my Girl works in the E.R. and used to work in L&D scrubbing during C-Sections. She said that was exactly how its done and was VERY accurate. They are even developing machine just like that for surgeries now.
BC&D. Her wound was cauterized by the laser before being stabled aswell. This means there is no risk of bleeding out. She would be in alot of pain yes but that what strong painkillers are for. With the adrenaline flowing in her plus the General and Local shot we see her giving herself, she would be VERY capable of doing this. Yea she was sore like it showed but nothing about that scene was unbelievable, other then the obvious alien stuff.

E. Yea this bugged me too. But its not that they didn't notice, when she walks into that room and sees Weyland everything hits her at once. Those in the room can see and probably know what happe

Jun 13 - 11:41 AM

Eric Basinger

Eric Basinger

preach it, brother!

Jun 13 - 11:55 AM

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams

This made my day.

Jun 13 - 01:01 PM

tepish

greg pearl

i agree completely..........and with the biologist..they clearly showed from the moment he entered that he had kind of a "hippie" streak. so, yeah it was stupid of him to try to engage a slimy snakelike thing. i think that was the point

Jun 13 - 02:56 PM

tepish

greg pearl

plus, she when she zipped up the suit, she was clearly in pain from it and they make it clear that the suit it more than skin tight

Jun 13 - 02:57 PM

Zachary T

Zachary Thomas

Okay, I'll respond:

(a) Obviously I was not drunk but paying attention, otherwise I wouldn't have come up with all of this, duh.

(1) Okay, willing suspension of disbelief.

(2) "They have a crew full of scientists from every field you would want."
Why would you want a geologist, who, unabashedly, is just there for the money? I was speaking about the humans, not the android.

Also Paul, please don't bash the men and women of our nation's space program. Calling them "Hicks with barely a college degree" is an incredibly ignorant and uncalled for statement. It tells more about you than about them.

(3) Agree, that androids aren't friends

(4) It's just such a cliche scene (actually reminded me of a part from the original Jurassic Park). And yes, the audience does matter, the narrative loses its effect if we've all seen it before.

(5) Descent point. I used the assumption that he was already dead.

(6)Yeah, agreed.

(7)They CUT the MUSCLES of her ABDOMEN... I'm sorry, that doesn't just heal in 10 seconds. Besides the machine, I didn't attack her ability to perform the operation so much as the fact that she's walking around afterwards.

Lastly, just a critique (not necessarily negative, to be clear) on the movie's message: It doesn't really clear up "creationism vs. Darwinism" so much as propose "Creationism 2.0" (non-scientific explanation of origins). I bring this up because it makes David's comment to Shaw at the end somewhat confusing, "You still believe?" The movie fails to explain how an alien race just inserting humankind into earth would fit into the known evolutionary concept. It would just make more sense that a greater being created BOTH the engineers (white humanoid aliens) and humans, and when the engineers found out about humans, they wanted to wipe out the competition...just a thought, if anyone else had any ideas.

Jun 13 - 03:27 PM

SciFiMan

Andrew Turner

I don't think the point of this movie is to make a bold statement on what is the correct worldview. I think that is left open to interpretation by the viewer - when Shaw says "who made the makers?" I think it is clear that no attempt will be made to explain how humanity was created. What we got in the beginning was a glimpse of how it all started and happened and it would definitely appear that evolution was a thought the writers had when putting this together. I think that involving elements of unknown makes this movie all the more fun to watch because - at least from my perspective - knowing the answers to all the questions in the universe seems to remove the mystique factor and "greater unknown" factor that exists and makes exploration (in space, in terms of worldview, or in terms of perspective and evaluating senses) all the more fun.

Jun 13 - 10:34 PM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

In most c-sections the abdomen muscles are not actually cut. If they are at all it is slightly. Even so yes you would be in pain but fully capable of moving and yes even running.

Why a geologist? Are your serious? If you know anything about our space program you would know that geology is unfortunately about the only thing we are able to study on other moons and planets. Most astronauts these days have at least a b.s. in geology. Probably most of the expectations of the 'Prometheus' in reality were geology findings, not little green men.

John Glenn, probably one of our most famous astronauts-- Here's a quick quote from his wiki page.
"despite the fact that Glenn had not earned the required college degree, he was assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as one of the original group of seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury."

As far as the overall message of the movie and the questions that it posses. This is part 1 of what is planned to be a trilogy. The questions that have been asked have yet to be addressed, if the broader philosophical ones even will be. We'll see answers maybe in the next one. Whatever Shaw does find we can be sure it never gets shared with the world. Since 20years or so later in the first Alien movie we are seeing people's reactions to first alien contact.

And as far as the Darwinist viewpoints VS creationism this movie actually tries to encompass both. The SJ's are the creators, but evolution still must take place from the opening scene when we see the DNA. When Fifield and the biologist mention Darwin they are just reacting without knowing the full story. Evolution still takes place and this doesn't argue against that,

Jun 14 - 03:27 PM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

Other then Shaw, Holloway, and obviously David they were ALL there for the money. Other then those 3 people and Vickers none of the rest of the crew even knows WHY they are there. They at first think its a terra-forming or other contract job like we would assume they usually are on. Shaw and Holloway are the only ones there that are motivated by the "discoveries" they may find. So the only other motivation would be money for the rest of them. They are all company men and women after all.

Jun 14 - 03:40 PM

Keith Engwall

Keith Engwall

Cesareans don't cut much abdominal muscles because the internal incision is vertical... cutting between the muscle fibers. A horizontal gash through your midsection is going to do some serious damage.

But really, that's a nitpick compared to a crew hand-selected for a personal interstellar mission by a gajillionaire that consists of:

A geologist who can't find his way out of a cave.

A biologist who doesn't have the sense or respect to not try to pet the local alien fauna, let alone to point out that just because the CO2 level won't kill you, that there are about a thousand other factors that might (airborne microbes? What are those?).

A pilot that can't spot a landing strip from the air.

A security detail that uses a flamethrower as his defensive weapon of choice... EVER, let alone in a CO2-saturated environment.

Jun 15 - 05:09 AM

Bryce T.

Bryce Treese

I actually thought she had to program the machine as if she was a man. She said remove foreign body from abdominal area. So, it wasn't a c-section exactly...

Jun 15 - 01:22 PM

Tom Martin

Tom Martin

remember that she kept herself injecting with modern medicine for her time, far beyond ours, after the C-section. that explains it to me.

Jun 13 - 11:16 PM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

She could of been injecting herself with a number of painkillers we use today. Fentanyl would be my guess and would of got the job done. It is designed to you can be fully conscious through surgery and for breakthrough cancer pain. I doubt the drugs have changed much since they been the same opium derivatives since, well since ancient times really. The scene is not unbelievable at all according to a couple Nurses i know.

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Jun 14 - 06:08 AM

Derek L.

Derek Laubach

I really miss the days of original film making. I've seen this movie before and it was called Alien.

I love space and Sci-Fi movies and I really wanted to like this movie, but left shaking my head wanting a refund. I give it 0.5 for the visual effects (very clean, very cool), but the plot was terrible and re-hashed.

Tell me if you've heard this plot? A small group of explorers set out for deep space backed by a corporation that has private interests that are secret from the crew. The crew stumbles across a species that inhabits its host, everyone is killed except a woman survivor. That's right, the movie is called Alien, and it's the exact same plot as Prometheus, right down to the android on board who conspires with the corporation. I kept thinking that something unique was going to happen, that they couldn't be retelling the exact same plot that has been done a million times, but nope.

Everyone saying they posed a lot of big questions and did nothing to answer them is right on. I am absolutely astounded it has as many positive reviews as it has. I need to go into the film making business if this little originality and talent are required to please the masses, seriously.

Jun 8 - 04:06 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

Be prepared to get ripped a new asshole by an army of people who haven't seen the movie yet.

Jun 8 - 04:23 PM

JC Martel

JC Martel

Be prepared to get ripped a new asshole by an army of people who haven't seen the movie yet but love it anyways.

Jun 8 - 04:23 PM

sunBAKED

J Margo

good call lol

Jun 8 - 08:19 PM

James Heywood

James Heywood

Or by people who have noticed he's pasted this comment on many many reviews.

Jun 8 - 10:44 PM

James Williams

James Williams

if your plot summary is really what you think this movie was about you missed the point entirely

Jun 8 - 04:27 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Are you aware that Alien, as a story, isn't in the least bit original? It's basically "Who Goes There" (the book that "The Thing" is based on) in space. Likewise it's a play on the old, traditional haunted house plot, except instead of a ghost, there is a monster.

I love Alien, I find it vastly superior to Aliens, which is louder and faster, not not as atmospheric, so I'm def not saying this to make light of Scott's '79 masterpiece, merely saying that Prometheus is not more original than Alien was.

Jun 8 - 04:51 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Wow, fucking typo city over here. That's what I get for listening to an MMA podcast, watching UFC on FX 3, encoding some BD rips I just downloaded and reading/typing on RT at the same time.

Jun 8 - 04:54 PM

WS S.

WS Shannon

"I need to go into the film making business if this little originality and talent are required to please the masses, seriously."

LOL

Good luck, buddy

Jun 8 - 04:58 PM

Ronald Trevisone

Ronald Trevisone

Couldn't of said it better Derek - right on.

Jun 8 - 05:27 PM

Jon J.

Jon Johannesson

The execution was wildly different, as The Watcher points out, the original Alien wasn't exactly the pinnacle of originality. It's in the way you tell the story and how you frame it where the real meat of the movie comes to light. Prometheus isn't even a horror film, unlike Alien, so that's the first jarring difference. The focus and purpose of the expedition is also different. It's not a film with all that much narrative depth, but lack of originality is to me not an issue here.

Jun 8 - 05:29 PM

Greg Shand

Greg Shand

All films steal from greater films, even Aliens stole quite a bit from Alien and it was a goddamn masterpiece.

Jun 8 - 09:25 PM

Dave Sandford

Dave Sandford

But it's done differently in this one, the people are just really, really stupid.

Jun 8 - 10:37 PM

Sean P.

Sean Patrick

The fact that they ask the questions in a movie, I think, is impressive. And the scene where Shaw tells David that she continues to seek answers because she's human and he's a robot is one of the most dramatic and powerful arguments for the uniqueness and beauty of the human soul I have ever seen. That makes it unique. The movie's about the questions, not the plot. And on that level, it exceeds spectacularly.

Jun 8 - 11:20 PM

'Lauren Duncan

'Lauren Duncan

In what way is it brilliant or remotely haunting?

Jun 8 - 05:02 PM

SPERMIAN

Spermian Jones

I wanna fuck your face.

Jun 8 - 08:23 PM

Dwayne Strickland II

Dwayne Strickland II

THANK YOU! I've not read one review or heard anyone actually explain WHY they think this movie is good except it has "stunning visuals" and it has Ridley Scott's name on it... okay. I've seen an almost identical made for t.v. "B" movie on the sci-fi channel just minus the millions of dollars spent on visual effects and Ridley Scott's name and that movie definitely wasn't critically acclaimed. Oh and the "B" movie actually explained the questions that it raised in the movie unlike Prometheus. So again, before you start calling us idiots, please actually explain WHY you think Prometheus was good. Can you??? Anyone? I'm waiting.

Jun 11 - 09:15 AM

Greg Klepper

Greg Klepper

Just because you weren't smart enough to put all the pieces together, or don't remember anything about the first two Alien films doesn't mean the film's failed. It's exactly the opposite, it didn't treat it's audience like the dumbasses most audiences are.

Jun 11 - 09:39 AM

Dwayne Strickland II

Dwayne Strickland II

Okay. Then answer my question. Explain why it was good. Why can't anyone do that? They just start attacking you for questioning their God it feels like. If it's so good you shouldn't have any problem explaining why it was good. Simple.

Jun 11 - 09:53 AM

Dwayne Strickland II

Dwayne Strickland II

Oh, and if you find the time can you also explain to me how the "pregnancy events" of this movie that were strikingly similar to the ridiculous nature of the regeneration scene in Jason X which EVERYONE almost unanimously found ridiculous then, are now BRILLIANT and EPIC in Prometheus? Maybe Jason X should of purchased Ridley Scott's name to stamp on it's movie because it seems if it's Ridley Scott a LOT of people drink the kool-aid. lol

Jun 11 - 10:05 AM

Tory Despres

Tory Despres

The movie was great because of how Ridley scott used great visual landscape like iceland to open up the film in the huge epic nature that it needed to succeed. The performances are undeniably great. I loved it because of the smart references to the alien films. What exactly should of it answered? The people that have problems with this film don't understand the concepts of darwinism vs. creation. This movie challenges your beliefs with an open mind and it has well-developed main characters that truly makes you sympathize with Noomi Rapace's Elizabeth Shaw as she was going through chaos n the last hour of the film. I find people who criticize this film are in fact the people that can't describe why it's bad. So I find it ironic that people are asking people to explain how it's good when they can't explain how it's bad. I simply is a great movie because of how cheesy it could have turned out and instead works for what it is due to amazing direction through transitions by Ridley Scott. The flow of the film focused on the characters and at the end the audience wants to know more about the "Alien" world, but what they get more of is more questions and better character development. It's funny because of how it reminded me of Lost with Lindelof writing the last draft. Opens questions for a sequel anti showed first glimpses into what seemed to be the first type of Alien. I personally got to escape to another world while really caring about the characters and believing in it all along the way.

Jun 11 - 05:06 PM

John Parle

John Parle

Dude, that's exactly what the film did, we were treated like dumbasses. Will I write you a list? Minor flaws that I was willing to ignore: The baseless assumption that the aliens created us. The completely unbelievable crew (especially the geologist - who would assemble a team of misfits that can't get along to go half way across the galaxy on the most important mission in history?). The first two scientists to die - after their deaths nobody checks in with them. When the bodies are found they are not brought back to the ship. The squid baby growing to a huge size without eating anything. Rapace being able to run around after the muscles in her chest have been severed. Now the things I cannot forgive: Fassbender murdering one of the scientists apparently for no reason at all. Rapace's escape from quarantine and squid abortion not being mentioned by her or anyone else after it happens - that part was completely implausible. The black goo/worms/squids/aliens - completely all over the place, it looked like someone wanted Alien and someone was trying to stay away from it, and we got neither. Some people will sigh when they hear complaints like that but to a thinking person, these are serious flaws because they break immersion. You cannot take the film seriously after them. And its especially frustrating when they WASTED such a great concept and a good cast, probably because they knew the fanboys would still eat it up and ask for more.

I'm glad you liked the film, but don't say you have to be stupid not to like it. Sadly I think it's the other way round.

Jun 12 - 06:05 AM

Flemming Kristensen

Flemming Kristensen

@John P: "The baseless assumption that the aliens created us."

More baseless than religion? This is sci-fi and that means the possibility of other scenarios of creation. Not just laser in space and funny umbrellas. Movies are illusions, so if people are so orthodox atheist these days, they can't suspend disbelief a couple of hours because their "faith" has been challenged, then stick with other types of movies, super heroes.

How about Kubrick 2001? It could be same thing. The Monolith anyone?

"The squid baby growing to a huge size without eating anything."

How is this different than the chesthugger from Alien?

"The first two scientists to die - after their deaths nobody checks in with them."

Well they do. They got stuck were they were because of the storm and had to "sit it out". Then they were found.

"When the bodies are found they are not brought back to the ship."

They were not brought back because of quarantine. Thats why Vickers burned Holloway. The huge head was thought to be fossilised, thus not infected.

"Rapace being able to run around after the muscles in her chest have been severed."

And using anaesthesia on herself. Several local injection and quite an incentive to move instead of dying.

"Fassbender murdering one of the scientists apparently for no reason at all."

There are a reason. "TRY HARDER" from his masters voice Weyland. He is committed, programmed to find answers and possibilities and he is programmed to be able to do unethical things.

"Rapace's escape from quarantine and squid abortion not being mentioned by her or anyone else after it happens - that part was completely implausible."

Because Weyland and David already knew and Rapace was stunned finding Weyland, thus also knowing the agenda. Why the grim look from Weyland? A condescending look as if she has been obstinate against the will of the world mogul himself.

Jun 12 - 11:04 AM

Wil H.

Wil Huff

Don't accuse me of not liking movies that make you think. I love freaking Stalker for christ sakes, I'm pretty sure that Prometheus' complexity isn't too much. No the reason why people are pissed at the film isn't becasue it makes you think. It's so-called "though provoking" ideas are horribly underdeveloped and no where near the level of intelligence or complexity of something like 2001, a film that dealt with a similar topic in a far more elegant manner. Prometheus is opaque in all the wrong ways: it brings philosophical topics up and never bothers to explore them. That's bad writing period. Add to the fact that the third act basically said "F these big questions, let's blow some stuff up" and its very clear why so many people are very disappointed after being promised a blockbuster with a brain.

Jun 13 - 08:23 AM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

Thanks for answering that idiots question. Tired of explaining simple things to simpletons. How did it grow without eating anything? WOW really? If you have ever seen an Alien movie then you should be smacked in the face for saying something so stupid lol.

Jun 13 - 11:52 AM

SciFiMan

Andrew Turner

What Philosophical topics EXACTLY did 2001 discuss...?

(Don't stumble too hard trying to answer this one)

Jun 14 - 09:25 AM

Andrew Groff

Andrew Groff

The film did cater to dumbasses. It was weak with no suspense, and those are the good points.

Jun 14 - 10:55 PM

tim c.

tim campbell

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A few posts here and there won't give you an accurate feel for this movie. Also know that many posts give spoilers.

I gave Prometheus 6/10.

Jun 24 - 02:50 PM

Tory Despres

Tory Despres

John P.
I'm not trying to be degrading in anyway, but if you study film or have a concept of how to do fin, the idea is to manipulate the audience to enjoy it. Film is a trick. A magical trick no matter how corny that sounds. The flaws that you mentioned btw are not telling the full story. For Shaw "running around" the last half hour; she was obviously in pain and it showed through her choices in physicalization. When you are trying to survive adrenaline kicks in. Second, for no one bringing up the alien abortion part, what was there to bring up? The reason they all went to this planet was because Peter Weyland set up a mission to meet his maker before he dies to get immortal life possibly. He was the head of the mission at that point. That's why Fassbender made a not so subtle joke with "I didn't know you had it in you line". They weren't ignoring the toryline to a fault, but because the priority was in a whole different direction. At that point, they didn't know what that thing was in Shaw and her dealing with it could have caused her death or serious injury as it obviously did. They didn't necessarily care all that much about her well being because the robot David cared about following through with his purpose to assist his creator to find his creator. And third, the murder of the scientist was because he was a threat to David's true mission and he could not take any risks. David also showed signs of curiosity here which was interesting to think about because of the robot no soul bit and wanted to see what this substance did. I know this wasn't one of your main arguments, but I'll bring it up anyway, the scientists who died and were laying there, if you remember the next scene, shit went down. They had to take care of Holloway because he was crazy sick. I mean as a person would your motivation to be..."Oh, let's stay where these guys got killed just to get their remains in the off chance that we won't be killed just like them by who knows what instead of helping someone who is still alive and very sick" there was no true motivation to risk their own lives there. The squid baby growing to huge size...when "Alien" sheds in the first Alien movie, what does he eat? If you remember it sheds before it eats anyone or anything so why would a species that is a part in making the Alien species be that much different? The black worm squid bit was not really explained or inferred except for using it to hurt others or other nations. But it was harnessed by the Engineers to use against their enemies. I'm sure the creation of that was thought of because it caused more essential questions in the story like, "How did the Engineers attain this?" "Why would they wish something as bad as that on others?" I understand not liking the movie and I don't think people are necessarily stupid for not liking it. But to name flaws in the movie that can be easily explained due to you having to realize this is a sci-fi film as well and that the flaws you named were not all that flawed at all, is not your true feelings. If you don't like it because the Space Jockey was a certain way and you didn't like the choice, I would understand. To say that the minds of Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof made such simple mistakes in story telling is a little far-fetched with all due respect. At least you were thinking through the film and saw flaws, but these flaws weren't flaws all together and one must look at the bigger picture.

Jun 28 - 12:57 PM

Justin P.

Justin Pettus

@John P: I can't believe what I just read... "The squid baby growing to a huge size without eating anything." Did you seriously just say that? You are an absolute moron. "I'm glad you liked the film, but don't say you have to be stupid not to like it. Sadly I think it's the other way round." Pot calling the kettle black... That is all.

Jul 2 - 09:11 PM

Connor Rilling

Connor Rilling

I liked the movie because it made me think, and thats the same reason why people didn't like the movie. It's just all about what you WANT to see in movies. I wouldn't compare this movie to any other movie myself, because no two movies are the same. The director does have a definite style that can be seen in other movies, and he does use techniques that have been used before, but every movie does that in some way. I like this movie because I was shocked by the visual effects, confused by the plotline (You can make it make sense if you try, which is why some people dislike it, because you have to try to make it make sense) and the zombie alien was always a bonus. Hope that helps.

Jun 11 - 11:17 AM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

Ummm zombie alien? You are right about the plot. Most of the things people have the biggest problems with make perfect sense if they would of just payed attention or used some brainpower. If anything i think Scott made this appeal to much to the masses. The sequel will hopefully bring some much needed closure. What he was left with my trying to make it mass appealing is a story that is too confusing for non alien fans and not enough for the real fans. All in all i loved it, have to watch it 2 or 3 times to really start to appreciate it. Cant wait to see it in imax tho it was an amazing movie just as a shitty cam rip.

Jun 13 - 11:57 AM

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Oct 8 - 07:55 AM

AsbjÝrn Jahn

AsbjÝrn Jahn

I don't give a damn what other people think, i like this movie.

Jun 11 - 02:06 PM

Mike Y.

Mike Young

Preach on

Jun 21 - 11:01 PM

Paul Azar

Paul Azar

you're right ! i loved it

Jun 27 - 03:52 PM

tim c.

tim campbell

A friend of mine, still married to the same women after 40 years, who taught in the public schools here in the USA at the same school for 35 years goes to the theater every Monday. Without exception he likes every movie he has seen including Prometheus.

I would like to know what it is that allows someone to say they liked Prometheus and not point out the movie's significant weaknesses. There is virtue in that, whatever it is.

Jun 28 - 04:22 AM

tim c.

tim campbell

A friend of mine, still married after 40 years, who taught in the public schools here in the USA at the same school for 35 years goes to the theater every Monday during the summer. Without exception he likes every movie he has seen including Prometheus.

I would like to know what it is that allows someone to say they liked Prometheus and not point out the movie's significant weaknesses. There is virtue in that, whatever it is.

Jun 28 - 04:24 AM

Emily R.

Emily Rose

simple mind are entertained easily.. no?

Jun 28 - 02:07 PM

Emily R.

Emily Rose

It's people like you that support garbage like this, that motivates Hollywood to dish-out more.

Jun 28 - 02:11 PM

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Oct 8 - 07:55 AM

Stephen Dullard

Stephen Dullard

Very funny special effects, monsters jumping out of monsters. And the dialogue was hilarious, Are you a robot? Come to my cabin..
Funny stuff. And then I am Christian, but I need and abortion now. Wow the script writers must have been on some good drugs to come up with this stuff.

Jun 15 - 06:19 AM

Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

"Funny stuff. And then I am Christian, but I need and abortion now. Wow the script writers must have been on some good drugs to come up with this stuff."

Really? That is where you are going with your criticism...

I would think that any religious belief about abortion (ASSUMING there even was) would go out the window when you found out that the person you slept with 10 hours previously was infected with an alien pathogen.

Might not be a normal kid..

I think that you and others are forgetting the fact that this was a science FICTION movie. I capitalized the fiction part to help you get the key point in the previous sentence.

Jun 19 - 09:47 AM

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Oct 8 - 07:55 AM

Seth Mecklenburg

Seth Mecklenburg

Hey moron, how about Michael Fassbender's remarkarkable performance, consistent direction in storytelling, drop dead gorgeous sets and the fact that it provides interesting topics to discuss as far as "where we came from." And any bad movie would be stupid enough to answer those questions, in a film like this that's not the point, especially when sequels are possible. And the film is "haunting" because it gives a bleak answer to creation of life. "Because we can." That is one of the harshest and most depressing responses as to how life is created of all time. Good movie, not worth calling bad and I understand if some will praise it. If you were to complain about films being poor or not put your time into That's My Boy or the Twilight films, which are so bad I'd literally rather never watch a film again over watching them. So don't knock this film because it has balls and tells an engaging story.

Jun 17 - 11:21 PM

Stahl Helme

Stahl Helme

I agree with almost all of your points including that the story seems to rely on the hope that 'sequels are possible' but that is no excuse' for so many implausibilities in the script andthe disjointed plot. I can't see how a supposed 'epic' film can rely so heavily on the other Alien movies and require sequels to tell a produce a robust narrative.......and my friend, you watched the Twilight film(s) as in plural?

Jun 18 - 11:48 PM

Stahl Helme

Stahl Helme

I agree with almost all of your points including that the story seems to rely on the hope that 'sequels are possible' but that is no excuse for so many implausibilities in the script and the disjointed plot. I can't see how a supposed 'epic' film can rely so heavily on the other Alien movies and require sequels to produce a robust narrative...

;and my friend, you watched the Twilight film(s) as in plural?

Jun 18 - 11:51 PM

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Oct 8 - 07:55 AM

Justin Jaeger

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Just because the film presents larger questions does not mean it is a good film. This film does not speculate deeply on those creationist questions. I agree with you in that way.
What I and many found very good about this film is the sci-fi horror alien mash up. It's simply very enjoyable with a heavy goal in mind. It was fun for me to watch that lady abort an alien. You don't see that often. Plus, obviously, the visuals. The movie is also built off of other sci fi movies with the replicant and awesome space ship and aliens and a large crew that is going to get slaughtered, and people like to see that brought back to the screen.
It's not exactly a deep movie, but very enjoyable for those who enjoy it. I don't think you're missing much.

Jun 19 - 10:20 PM

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Oct 8 - 07:55 AM

Roberto Calabrese

Roberto Calabrese

Hey Dwayne,
You are correct and NOT an idiot. This is marketing rubbish - solely a marketing exercise or exercise in scam bereft of any intelligence.
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Jul 2 - 10:08 AM

Alec Bousquet

Alec Bousquet

It was interesting because it was a different take on the creation/evolution of mankind, that there was actually something more then just believing, something you can actually see and feel, Funny thing is that you can tell billions of people that there is a man who turned water into wine and everybody will believe it, but tell somebody that the paint on the wall is wet and they have to touch it to make sure, Fucked up society

Jul 2 - 11:41 AM

William R.

William Rieck

I agree. This movie was horrible. The opening scenes and story were great up until the idiot educated minds of the future started acting like monkeys taking helmets off and attempting to touch snake like creatures resembling a cobra.... seriously, do you think a biologist would reach out to cobra and try to pet it? Nope, didn‚??t think so. And 2 guys who were hired due to their skills in geology and biology are unable to find their way out of a cave? man... I‚??m glad I don‚??t live in the future with these morons because apparently the movie Idiocracy is spot on.

Jul 6 - 07:28 AM

Czyczaro Rockatansky

Czyczaro Rockatansky

Man, havenīt you seen the Discovery Channel before? that's what the biologists or other people related do with savage animals when they are so excited, so that scene could be accurate.

Or I'll put it this way, do you remember how Steve Irwin The Crocodile Hunter died?

Oct 29 - 08:59 PM

allister w.

allister w

Dwayne, try reading. Ebert gives very valid reasons as to why it is a great film, that has nothing to do with visuals or the attachment of Scott's rep.
It is not a narrative in the tradition sense of narrative. it is not A to Z story-telling. It is a motion picture aka visual story-telling. When does film have to merely be story-telling such as in best-selling novel-like story telling.
I see it as a series of vignettes, some intense, some sublime, which asks question and , frequently, does not offer answers. Is it an intellectual film? nah. But it is kind of pop philosophy and the stand-outs are superb casting in the characters. A great cast.

Jul 7 - 08:50 AM

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Oct 11 - 01:38 AM

Tom Martin

Tom Martin

according to people with an imagination and good taste it is. don't have to explain **** to "idiots" why they lack those qualities.

Jun 11 - 03:59 PM

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Oct 11 - 01:38 AM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

Go back to Twilight.

Jun 12 - 10:19 AM

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Oct 11 - 01:38 AM

Celidus Firebrand

Celidus Firebrand

THANK YOU! This movie was so boring and drawn out, nothing ever really happened. Forgettable at best.

Jun 12 - 03:55 PM

Eric Basinger

Eric Basinger

"Nothing happened"? bro, you smoking bath salts?

Jun 13 - 12:05 PM

Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

^ I loled.

Jun 19 - 09:49 AM

Juan Colmenares

Juan Colmenares

well something happened, but it was so predictable... and boooring

Jun 24 - 01:48 PM

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Oct 11 - 01:38 AM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

LOL! That guy with the list of questions removed his post. I guess he felt he looked like of stupid. Too bad i think i answered a lot of people's questions of the film, but i'm not writing that all over again. Plenty of online discussion forums on the movie out there.

Jun 16 - 04:19 PM

Chethan Udayashankar

Chethan Udayashankar

My problem was the movie wasn't very thought provoking and didn't bring anything new to sci-fi. It was sold as a movie with a lot of depth when it was just another monster flick. I'll agree that David was great, and Noomi rapace is a great actress. That's about it. I just hate all the contrivances in the movie. 1.) A BIOLOGIST is freaked out by a dead alien body and wants to go back to the ship, but when he sees a serpant creature he talks to it like it was a lost puppy? That scene came off like a B movie 2.) A geologist with top of the line technology that can map out a whole cave gets lost? All this so Ridley can kill off some characters.
3.) taking off the masks because the atmosphere was breathable, what about possible microbes or diseases they could breath in and bring back to the ship? 4.) How noomi's character was able to convince the crew to step up and sacrifice themselves by crashing their ship was ridiculous. The philisophical elements were completely glossed over. The only thing close to interesting was the interaction with david and charlie. The religion versus science stuff was elementary at best. "I believe because I choose to believe." seriously? So many of the lines were terribly corny i felt embarassed. The characters were 1 dimensional. Things just seem to happen in the movie because they needed something to happen even if it made the movie nonsensical. What was the point of david putting the goop in Charlie's drink? Did he somehow know that he was going to have sex later and get elizabeth pregnant? Charlize theron had to be weyland's daughter? wtf was the point of that? If you don't realize how much shit they were just pulling out of their ass you're either naive or an idiot.

Jun 17 - 08:41 PM

Chethan Udayashankar

Chethan Udayashankar

My problem was the movie wasn't very thought provoking and didn't bring anything new to sci-fi. It was sold as a movie with a lot of depth when it was just another monster flick. I'll agree that David was great, and Noomi rapace is a great actress. That's about it. I just hate all the contrivances in the movie. 1.) A BIOLOGIST is freaked out by a dead alien body and wants to go back to the ship, but when he sees a serpant creature he talks to it like it was a lost puppy? That scene came off like a B movie 2.) A geologist with top of the line technology that can map out a whole cave gets lost? All this so Ridley can kill off some characters.
3.) taking off the masks because the atmosphere was breathable, what about possible microbes or diseases they could breath in and bring back to the ship? 4.) How noomi's character was able to convince the crew to step up and sacrifice themselves by crashing their ship was ridiculous. The philisophical elements were completely glossed over. The only thing close to interesting was the interaction with david and charlie. The religion versus science stuff was elementary at best. "I believe because I choose to believe." seriously? So many of the lines were terribly corny i felt embarassed. The characters were 1 dimensional. Things just seem to happen in the movie because they needed something to happen even if it made the movie nonsensical. What was the point of david putting the goop in Charlie's drink? Did he somehow know that he was going to have sex later and get elizabeth pregnant? Charlize theron had to be weyland's daughter? wtf was the point of that? It's obvious they were pulling most of this shit out of their ass all for the sake to create some sort of drama because they had 2hrs to fill.

Jun 17 - 08:49 PM

Chethan Udayashankar

Chethan Udayashankar

My problem was the movie wasn't very thought provoking and didn't bring anything new to sci-fi. It was sold as a movie with a lot of depth when it was just another monster flick. I'll agree that David was great, and Noomi rapace is a great actress. That's about it. I just hate all the contrivances in the movie. 1.) A BIOLOGIST is freaked out by a dead alien body and wants to go back to the ship, but when he sees a serpant creature he talks to it like it was a lost puppy? That scene was so bad. 2.) A geologist with top of the line technology that can map out a whole cave gets lost? All this so Ridley can kill off some characters.
3.) taking off the masks because the atmosphere was breathable, what about possible microbes or diseases they could breath in and bring back to the ship? 4.) How noomi's character was able to convince the crew to step up and sacrifice themselves by crashing their ship was ridiculous. The philisophical elements were completely glossed over. The only thing close to interesting was the interaction with david and charlie. The religion versus science stuff was elementary at best. "I believe because I choose to believe." seriously? So many of the lines were terribly corny i felt embarassed. The characters were 1 dimensional and didn't act like how real people would act (this is one of the biggest problems I had). Things just seem to happen in the movie because they needed something to happen even if it made the movie nonsensical. What was the point of david putting the goop in Charlie's drink? Did he somehow know that he was going to have sex later and get elizabeth pregnant? Charlize theron had to be weyland's daughter? wtf was the point of that? It's obvious they were pulling most of this shit out of their ass all for the sake of creating some unnecessary drama because they had 2hrs to fill.

Jun 17 - 09:01 PM

Chethan Udayashankar

Chethan Udayashankar

My problem was the movie wasn't very thought provoking and didn't bring anything new to sci-fi. It was sold as a movie with a lot of depth when it was just another monster flick. I'll agree that David was great, and Noomi rapace is a great actress. That's about it. I just hate all the contrivances in the movie. 1.) A BIOLOGIST is freaked out by a dead alien body and wants to go back to the ship, but when he sees a serpant creature he talks to it like it was a lost puppy? That scene was so bad. 2.) A geologist with top of the line technology that can map out everything gets lost, just so the writer can have some characters get killed.
3.) taking off the masks because the atmosphere was breathable, what about possible microbes or diseases they could breath in and bring back to the ship? 4.) How noomi's character was able to convince the crew to step up and sacrifice themselves by crashing their ship was ridiculous. The philisophical elements were completely glossed over. The only thing close to interesting was the interaction with david and charlie. The religion versus science stuff was elementary at best. "I believe because I choose to believe." seriously? So many of the lines were terribly corny i felt embarassed. The characters were 1 dimensional and didn't act like how real people would act (this is one of the biggest problems I had). Things just seem to happen in the movie because they needed something to happen even if it made the movie nonsensical. What was the point of david putting the goop in Charlie's drink? Did he somehow know that he was going to have sex later and get elizabeth pregnant? Charlize theron had to be weyland's daughter? wtf was the point of that? It's obvious they were pulling most of this shit out of their ass all for the sake of creating some unnecessary drama because they had 2hrs to fill.

Jun 17 - 09:26 PM

J S.

J Sullivan

Q--A BIOLOGIST is freaked out by a dead alien body and wants to go back to the ship...--
A--He wasn‚??t afraid of the dead engineer. He was afraid of the closed door, and the fact that they wanted to open this door. He felt it was reckless and that‚??s why he left.
Q--Taking off the masks because the atmosphere was breathable, what about possible microbes‚?¶--
A--The device that read the air was breathable likely tested for pathogens as well. Not hard to imagine, and it makes sense.
Q--How Noomi's character was able to convince the crew to step up and sacrifice themselves by crashing their ship was ridiculous.--
A--She didn‚??t convince them to ‚??sacrifice themselves.‚?? She merely told them the situation and asked that they find a way to stop the alien craft. The Captain made the decision to ram the vessel. He, as captains are trained to do, made a split second decision, weighing their lives against the lives of all the people on Earth. The sacrifice was honorable and plausible.
Q--The religion versus science stuff was elementary at best. "I believe because I choose to believe." seriously?--
A--That‚??s the basis for every religion on this planet. People ‚??choose‚?? to believe (or not believe, for atheist out there).
Q--What was the point of David putting the goop in Charlie's drink?--
A--Weyland told him to. I guess you missed the part where it‚??s revealed that Weyland has been dictating all of David‚??s actions. This isn‚??t the first time we‚??ve seen that Weyland Corp uses its employees as expendable subjects (Alien and Aliens, anyone?)
Q--Did he somehow know that he was going to have sex later and get Elizabeth pregnant?--
A--No. Those are what we call ‚??situation exacerbations‚?? or a fly in the ointment.
Q--Charlize Theron had to be Weyland's daughter...--
A--Can‚??t be certain, but I think they were alluding to the fact that Theron‚??s character was a synthetic and not his ‚??real‚?? daughter. Let‚??s look at the evidence:
-She‚??s strong enough to toss David and then keep him pinned against the wall.
-She refers to Weyland as father, just as David does.
-She shows no emotion towards the news of her father‚??s death.
-Her attitude changes and becomes more ‚??human‚?? acting when the Captain challenges her for sex, as if she‚??s covering up her normal attitude.
-also‚?¶ During a conference Ridley Scott mentioned that Prometheus would have two androids aboard.

For someone who claims the movie was too simple and convenient, you sure seem to have a tough time keeping up with what's in front of you.

Jun 18 - 08:06 PM

J S.

J Sullivan

Q--A BIOLOGIST is freaked out by a dead alien body and wants to go back to the ship...
A--He wasn't afraid of the dead engineer. He was afraid of the closed door, and the fact that they wanted to open this door. He felt it was reckless and that is why he left.
Q--Taking off the masks because the atmosphere was breathable, what about possible microbes‚?¶
A--The device that read the air was breathable likely tested for pathogens as well. Not hard to imagine, and it makes sense.
Q--How Noomi's character was able to convince the crew to step up and sacrifice themselves by crashing their ship was ridiculous.
A--She didn't convince them to "sacrifice themselves." She merely told them the situation and asked that they find a way to stop the alien craft. The Captain made the decision to ram the vessel. He, as captains are trained to do, made a split second decision, weighing their lives against the lives of all the people on Earth. The sacrifice was honorable and plausible.
Q--The religion versus science stuff was elementary at best. "I believe because I choose to believe." seriously?
A--That is the basis for every religion on this planet. People "choose" to believe (or not believe, for atheist out there).
Q--What was the point of David putting the goop in Charlie's drink?
A--Weyland told him to. I guess you missed the part where it's revealed that Weyland has been dictating all of David's actions. This isn't the first time we have seen that Weyland Corp uses its employees as expendable subjects (Alien and Aliens, anyone?)
Q--Did he somehow know that he was going to have sex later and get Elizabeth pregnant?
A--No. Those are what we call ‚??situation exacerbations‚?? or a fly in the ointment.
Q--Charlize Theron had to be Weyland's daughter...
A--Can‚??t be certain, but I think they were alluding to the fact that Theron's character was a synthetic and not his "real" daughter. Let's look at the evidence:
-She's strong enough to toss David and then keep him pinned against the wall.
-You say "she refers to Weyland as father." Well... so does David.
-She shows no emotion towards the news of her father's demise.
-Her attitude changes and becomes more "human" acting when the Captain challenges her for sex, as if she's covering up her normal attitude.
-also‚?¶ During a conference Ridley Scott mentioned that Prometheus would have two androids aboard.

Jun 18 - 08:13 PM

Emily R.

Emily Rose

Dear Lauren,

Paid review = paid review.


What I want to know is where do I sign up and get paid to blow smoke out my bunghole?

Jun 28 - 02:10 PM

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Oct 11 - 01:38 AM

allister w.

allister w

Lauren D, read the review.

Jul 7 - 08:44 AM

Cornelius Carroll

Cornelius Carroll

Well put.

Jun 8 - 06:49 PM

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Oct 11 - 01:38 AM

Robb H.

Robb H

You're out of your freaking mind, Roeper. Then again you did like the prequels.

Jun 8 - 06:55 PM

Brian Bloomfield

Brian Bloomfield

I'm going to take your reviews with a grain of salt for now on.

Jun 8 - 08:12 PM

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Oct 11 - 01:39 AM

Bryan Morris

Bryan Morris

somebody had something else better to do today. A five word review? Are you sure that you didn't just fall asleep during the movie -I know that I almost did- and you were just discribing your dream? My five-word review:
Retarted. Unoriginal. Predictable. Cheesy. Lame.

Jun 8 - 08:25 PM

w@velength

In Your Dreams

I'll take Roeper's professional opinions over your drama-queen pap any day of the week. Go grow some real taste.

Jun 8 - 08:52 PM

Fletch Rainey

Fletch Rainey

Then you're an IDIOT. In every way IMAGINABLE, that film SUCKED. A hillbilly BLACK captain??? That ALONE should have been my cue to leave. A machine designed to operate on MEN instantly transformed into an ABORTION machine...on the FLY??? Taste????? Excuse me??? Quite clear that you have NONE. Baaaa, baaaaa....paying homage to the SHEEP you represent.

Jun 9 - 09:52 PM

Mark Propst

Mark Propst

RANDOMLY capitalized WORDS

Jun 9 - 11:40 PM

Savino Palumbo

Savino Palumbo

the fantastic irony of misspelling "retarded." Based on your writing abilities, I'm assuming you are actually too young to be watching movies like this anyway.

Jun 9 - 01:11 AM

Bryan Morris

Bryan Morris

Oh yeah, your completely right, there was a typo in 'retarded' after all. I guess that this was a brilliant masterpiece after all!

Jun 9 - 08:38 AM

Toliver Kahn

Toliver Kahn

Or maybe your just a class a Nazi.

Jun 9 - 11:05 AM

James Heywood

James Heywood

You're*

Jun 9 - 07:16 PM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Typos happen all the time, shut the fuck up.

Jun 9 - 09:23 PM

Ryan Kramer

Ryan Kramer

Breaking out the F word for something like this is almost as annoying as typing in all-caps. Do you always express yourself so vehemently when addressing grammar corrections?

Jun 10 - 02:36 PM

Scott Otto

Scott Otto

typos? are you kidding? have you seen how much the grammar of our society has degraded in the internet age? these aren't typos that are happening all the time; it's laziness.

Jun 10 - 06:58 PM

Scott Otto

Scott Otto

typos? are you kidding? have you seen how much the grammar of our society has degraded in the internet age? these aren't typos that are happening all the time; it's laziness or just plain old ignorant stupidity.

Jun 10 - 07:01 PM

Jůnas Haux

Jůnas Haux

You see this line below these five words?
It says "Full review"

Jun 9 - 09:16 AM

Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin

Apparently some of you people are either blind or lazy. See the FULL REVIEW link under his "five word review" come on. And if you don't care about his full review, then why the heck are you commenting anyway! The movie was good and I have a feeling we will get all the answers to the questions that arose from this movie in a sequel following Liz and Dave in their next journey.

Jun 9 - 10:28 AM

Fletch Rainey

Fletch Rainey

Just watched his 'full review'. I guess that hair-do explains alot. Some of that crap he's pasted in his hair has obviously seeped into his brain cells. And the movies he pointed to where the film simply RIPPED them off? I remember saying the same thing in my head as I was watching: Avatar: RIPOFF; AI: RIPOFF; 2001 A Space Odyssey: RIPOFF...

Lines like this: "What are you doing Dave?" "I am attempting to open the door." "Wait a minute, we don't know what's on the other side."

D-uhh...why the fuck do you think he was trying to open the door??? Movie is FULL of dumb ass dialogue like that. They PAY people to write those lines. Where do I sign up?

Roper is a sell out. Clearly he was paid for the review. Shame he doesn't give a damn about his reputation, huh?

Jun 9 - 10:05 PM

Thomas Hellman

Thomas Hellman

"We don't know what's on the other side" is a warning, and also to inform him that she doesn't want him to open it. At least that's what I got from that line. She clearly wasn't saying it just to state the obvious.

I like this whole "You don't have same viewpoint on this movie as I did, you must be retarded" attitude going on. Really glad people are so open-minded and accepting of other's opinions.

Jun 10 - 02:34 AM

J S.

J Sullivan

"Unoriginal?"

HAHAHAAAAAAaaaaaa... you're an idiot.
Or should I say "retarted."

Jun 9 - 06:49 PM

Tom Martin

Tom Martin

then you are ignorant. The movie was fantastic. and obviously you didn't understand it.

Jun 9 - 09:22 PM

Fletch Rainey

Fletch Rainey

Nobody with A BRAIN understood that crap.

Jun 9 - 10:07 PM

Mark Propst

Mark Propst

Only those without brains understood it? BRB, I'm going to go question my pet rock.

Jun 9 - 11:42 PM

Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson

I had no problems understanding the film at all

Jun 10 - 06:54 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

Movie contradicts the XENOMORPH RACE....Ridley Scott destroyed his own creation. The Race has been around for year, even longer than humans. The Dark Horse Comics, ALIEN Sequels which were made with-out Ridley Scott, and AVP movies have all established a ORIGINS for this race. Fort them to even go back and meddle with it was the a huge plot problem. Preadtor 2 an alien skull is shown in thr trophy battle room, that timeline in that movie was dated in the 90s. How are the xenomorphs created in 2091? When theyre shown in comics, videogames, novelizations, spin-offs, that theire origins is dated back to one of the oldest races.

Second, the black liquid is bio-chemical go awry, and apparently it decomposed the DNA to whoever was infected by it. How the hell is an infect MAN, with a lethal weapon as that able to DESTERILIZE a woman? Explain that to me? PLEASE ANYONE EXPLAIN THAT TO ME?

The Mutates Snakes....were they Xenomorphs? Explain that?

This movie had too many plot holes, and that idiot from LOST....that damn writer butchered the ALIEN FRANCHISE. I will say this though....visually the movie is beautiful....but STORY WISE IT RUINED the concept of ALIEN. PRE-PREQUEL These nutts bitches! Im out!

Jun 10 - 09:46 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

Movie contradicts the XENOMORPH RACE....Ridley Scott destroyed his own creation. The Race has been around for years, even longer than humans. The Dark Horse Comics, ALIEN Sequels which were made with-out Ridley Scott, and AVP movies have all established a ORIGINS for this race. For the Writers to go back and meddle with the origins was where the plot holes come in... You can't change the origins. Even, In Predator 2 an alien skull is shown in the trophy battle room, the timeline in that movie was dated in the early 90s. How are the xenomorphs created in 2091? When they're shown in comics, videogames, novelizations, spin-offs, that their origins is dated back to one of the oldest races. Xenomorphs should of been the mutates snakes....if anything they screwed up alot of things.

Second, the black liquid is failed bio-chemical gone awry, and apparently decomposes the DNA to whoever was infected by it. How the hell is an infect MAN, with a lethal weapon as in his body able to DESTERILIZE a woman? Explain that to me? PLEASE ANYONE EXPLAIN THAT TO ME?

The Mutated Snakes....were they Xenomorphs? Explain that? Their blood was acidic.

WHO GATHERED THE DEAD ENGINEERS IN A PILE? Explain that?

This movie had too many plot holes, and that idiot from LOST....that damn writer butchered the ALIEN FRANCHISE. I will say this though....visually the movie is beautiful....but STORY WISE IT RUINED the concept of ALIEN...even screwed up the timelines....mostly the origins. IT should of been explained better and in deatil, and Xenomorphs should of already been on that planet...they are race of evolution...they evolve...hence Xeno-"MORPH". Thoe stupid writers!

Jun 10 - 09:57 AM

Neal Curtis

Neal Curtis

to Jin J:

The root-word "morph" means shape, not change into or evolve, as you may have been led to believe by watching the Mighty-Morphin' Power Rangers.

Ridley Scott's Alien has nothing to do with the AVP spin-offs; I sincerely doubt that he gives a shit about what they did to explain the origins of Alien. The timeline constructed in Predator 2 is completely irrelevant to the story of Prometheus.

Jun 10 - 12:35 PM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

Movie contradicts the XENOMORPH RACE....Ridley Scott destroyed his own creation. The Race has been around for years, even longer than humans. The Dark Horse Comics, ALIEN Sequels which were made with-out Ridley Scott, and AVP movies have all established a ORIGINS for this race. Fort them to even go back and meddle with it was the a huge plot problem. Preadtor 2 an alien skull is shown in thr trophy battle room, that timeline in that movie was dated in the 90s. How are the xenomorphs created in 2091? When theyre shown in comics, videogames, novelizations, spin-offs, that theire origins is dated back to one of the oldest races.

Second, the black liquid is bio-chemical go awry, and apparently it decomposed the DNA to whoever was infected by it. How the hell is an infect MAN, with a lethal weapon as that able to DESTERILIZE a woman? Explain that to me? PLEASE ANYONE EXPLAIN THAT TO ME?

The Mutates Snakes....were they Xenomorphs? Explain that?

This movie had too many plot holes, and that idiot from LOST....that damn writer butchered the ALIEN FRANCHISE. I will say this though....visually the movie is beautiful....but STORY WISE IT RUINED the concept of ALIEN...even screwed up the timelines. IT should of been explained better, and Xenomorphs should of already been on that planet....they are race of evolution...they evolve...hence Xeno-"MORPH"... stupid writers!

Jun 10 - 09:49 AM

Todd Garry

Todd Garry

People are pissed for one reason only! SPOILer they wanted xeno's and didn't get them.

Jun 10 - 07:10 PM

Todd Garry

Todd Garry

I thought the movie was brilliant though.

Jun 10 - 07:18 PM

Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore

Looks like the two movie critics who's opinions matter most out of all other film critics loved the film giving it the highest rating a film could get. That's nice to know.

Jun 8 - 08:47 PM

Nanie Bruce

Nanie Bruce

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Oct 11 - 01:39 AM

Plenty O'Toole

Plenty O'Toole

Waste of a movie, can't see how any serious critic could not rip it apart.

Jun 8 - 08:47 PM

Ross Pirruccello

Ross Pirruccello

You are an idiot. Go watch Fly Away Home, you frickin' troglodyte.

Jun 9 - 08:58 AM

James S.

James Slowey

No, he's right, there were so many plot holes and not one original idea. The movie should have been called "Idiot Scientists Make Random Poor Choices In Space." But yeah, the camera was focused well

Jun 9 - 07:36 PM

jimb14red

Michael Sullivan

No he's wrong as are you because opinions on movies are not subjective apparantly. Also there is not a single plot hole in the movie.

Jun 9 - 08:45 PM

Andrew Daniels

Andrew Daniels

No, he's right. The plot holes were there and you didn't notice. The movie sucketed an your an idiot. XD

Jun 10 - 01:26 AM

Greg Klepper

Greg Klepper

There are zero plot holes in this movie. What you're talking about, if you were paying any attention and not texting on your cell phone the whole film, are questions purposely left unanswered. That is not a plot hole. A plot hole is an inconsistency in the film that contradicts an established element of the plot.

Jun 11 - 09:43 AM

Connor Rilling

Connor Rilling

^ is a hero

Jun 11 - 11:19 AM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

If you really thought the plot was that hard to follow maybe commercials are more your thing?

Jun 13 - 12:00 PM

A Wise M.

A Wise Man

Nice profile pic! I initially though you were trolling but now I see you were serious!

Jun 12 - 10:20 AM

Matthew Beech

Matthew Beech

Best review of this movie. I agree with all 5 words. Fantastic film!!

Jun 8 - 10:28 PM

Nanie Bruce

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Oct 11 - 01:39 AM

Craig Stitt

Craig Stitt

Did we see the same movie?

Jun 8 - 10:38 PM

Shane Zeagman

Shane Zeagman

Word. Word. Word. Word. Word.

Jun 8 - 11:00 PM

Nanie Bruce

Nanie Bruce

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Oct 11 - 01:39 AM

Thradar

Neal U

Wow. 5/5 from Roeper and 4/4 from Ebert? The big guns are on fire.

I saw it and give it a 3.5/4. I put aside some of the flaws and just looked at it as pure entertainment. That's all movies are. The 5 of us who went were all very entertained and had a lot of fun.

Jun 9 - 12:01 AM

Andrew Daniels

Andrew Daniels

That's really what the movies are about. I wouldn't care for most of Hollywood's new titles if it weren't for the experience of going to see them with friends. Sometimes I forget that movies are about entertainment and I get too caught up in my disillusionment when I try to find the art in them.

Jun 10 - 01:36 AM

Dwayne Strickland II

Dwayne Strickland II

Honestly no offense, because you seem like a cool upbeat person. But by using your ideology of looking past the flaws and viewing it as pure entertainment, then there are no such thing as bad movies. Because you can find entertainment in anything. I mean, how many movies have you seen where the movie is so bad that it becomes funny? Actually Prometheus comes to mind here especially the "pregnancy events" in the movie where I almost walked out. I guess I had trouble finding it funny because I was REALLY wanting the movie to be good so there was a major disappointment factor. But if I ever see it again I'll try to just view it as funny and probably will enjoy it more. So thank you. Sincerely, I think I did just take it too seriously so thanks... I think you're right.

Jun 11 - 09:32 AM

Max Miesemer

Max Miesemer

the "pregnancy events" as you call them are a connection to the first Alien. actually its pretty much the exact same thing as Alien and Aliens. so unless you thought those two movies compared to Jason X then you might have a point, which you don't.

Jun 11 - 07:34 PM

Nanie Bruce

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Oct 11 - 01:39 AM

Bertram Krogh

Bertram Krogh

I am impressed with your and Mr. Eberts reviews of this film. Both perfect ratings, wow.
I would give it a 3/4 myself. I thought it relied a little too much on shock horror, and I didnt care for the characters, except Fassbenders David, but I like how it raised so many questions and couldnt answer a single one of them.

Jun 9 - 01:37 AM

Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson

Finally someone who can respect a person's opinion....

Jun 9 - 09:25 PM

Nanie Bruce

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Oct 11 - 01:39 AM

Honore Schlief

Honore Schlief

I very much loved the movie, but there were just so many damned holes in it......arg.

Jun 9 - 03:57 AM

Fletch Rainey

Fletch Rainey

If it had so many damned 'holes' in it...then why the fuck did you 'love' the movie??? Make up your mind. Unless you just 'love' fucked up movies filled with holes....

Which is your right I guess.

Jun 9 - 10:10 PM

Nommconf

Narakmelon -

Holy rage-boner, Batman. Don't have a stroke.

Jun 10 - 01:23 AM

Justin Daugherty

Justin Daugherty

You ARE aware you can appreciate other things about a film than just having airtight continuity, right? Atmosphere, acting, action, wit, dialogue, philosophy, ALL of those things are void when there are plot holes?

Jun 17 - 02:10 AM

Evan Ringle

Evan Ringle

I think they're questions left unanswered, not holes.

Jun 11 - 07:27 PM

Ocram Immorto

Ocram Immorto

Duh, these people can't use their imagination for brilliant sci fi elements XD

Aug 10 - 07:59 PM

J S.

J Sullivan

The movie leaves us with questions, sure, but no plot holes.
Many people confuse the two, so I'll explain.

A question is either (a) something that is left open to interpretation, or (b) something that will be answered at another time. Prometheus has been planned as a trilogy, so I suppose we'll get more info as the story cooks on.
Examples of movies that leave us with questions.
-Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
-Memento
-Inception
-Alien

A "plot hole" is something that completely tears a story apart at a conceptional level, meaning if you discover this plot hole the movie no longer works in your mind... ever.
Example. In the movie 'Signs' we discover that the main antagonists melt when they come into contact with water. So why would an alien race invade a planet that is made up of 70% water, where the inhabitants also are a majority water? Wouldn't our air burn their lungs like acid? The movie falters on a logical level and falls apart.

Jun 18 - 08:27 PM

Nanie Bruce

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Oct 11 - 01:39 AM

Jason Kirchin

Jason Kirchin

The sound score was way out of place that uplifting music they would play constantly was horrid and didnt fit the film at all. The horror/action was non existant totaling maybe 10 mins of the movie which was shocking considering Alien and Aliens were emotional roller coasters.......I was really looking forward to this movie but it didnt deliver, the ideas in it were great but it was one giant tease I wouldn't give it anymore then a 3/5 and a deeply flawed 3/5 at that.

Jun 9 - 04:22 AM

Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson

How long has it been since you've seen Alien? Not much action in that one, at all... Aliens is a combat film (by a different director)... Perhaps your expectations were skewed going in

Jun 9 - 07:21 AM

Jason Kirchin

Jason Kirchin

Alien was slow for the first hour but it built up and felt more like an emotional roller coaster. This is the problem I had quoted from Damon L.

We pushed the Alien stuff, like the facehugging, chestbursting and the acid for blood stuff down. We‚??ve seen that before, we love it but we‚??ve seen enough movie about that

Jun 9 - 08:05 AM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

This movie is suppose to tell the Alien's story. Its to tell the story of the Space Jockey's we were first introduced to in Alien 1. Scott himself said he was surprised that no one addressed this in any of the 3 sequels. Its not suppose to be an emotional roller-coaster, as it is suppose to be though provoking.

Jun 14 - 03:44 PM

Paul Sexton

Paul Sexton

This movie is NOT suppose to tell the Alien's story. Its to tell the story of the Space Jockey's we were first introduced to in Alien 1. Scott himself said he was surprised that no one addressed this in any of the 3 sequels. Its not suppose to be an emotional roller-coaster, as it is suppose to be though provoking.

Jun 14 - 03:46 PM

BSTHEDOG

Sam Scaglione

As Roeper himself points out in the full review, most people go wrong when they compare this movie to alien

Jun 9 - 03:51 PM

tim c.

tim campbell

Terrible review Richard. The movie wasn't that good.

Great special effects, good actors and a promising plot are about all it had. Everything else displayed obvious weakness which eroded the movies strengths.

I'm sad that for all this movie could have been, instead we got something slightly better than "Mission to Mars".

Jun 9 - 05:21 AM

Ward Parry

Ward Parry

"Brilliant. Epic. Haunting. Grotesque. Great."

Sorry what film are you talking about?

Jun 9 - 11:12 AM

Mark Propst

Mark Propst

"Last Night with Your Mom", I believe.

Jun 9 - 11:44 PM

Onion Rovirosa

Onion Rovirosa

you must like your films covered in spandex

Jun 10 - 05:55 AM

Jin Juice

Jin Juice

Mark P wants to talk about someone else Mom, on a freaking film critiquing site. MArk why dont you go suck your MOM DICK you slimey incestful BASTARD! Respect other people you assclown!

Jun 10 - 10:03 AM

jrdave1

Dave Wilchinski

Waste of money, waste of time.....it's a bad movie...nothing to it...it sucked

Jun 9 - 12:39 PM

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