Posted on 4/21/13 09:23 AM
Do not read this if you have not seen the movie yet.
This is an extremely overrated prequel that shows that prequels can rarely be good. You would think that because it was done by Ridley Scott, a former Sci-Fi master that it would be great, but I guess that the fact that he hadn't done anything like this in so long made him a little bit rusty. If you love Alien like I do this movie will ruin it for you. The film is absolutely stunning to look at, but in my opinion that is why people are giving it good reviews. The plot however is just a confusing mess. It is a really poorly written film, and I remember feeling like there was so much to explain that didn't get explained. Way too many plot holes.
See this site for plot holes: http://movieplotholes.com/prometheus.html
This is my opinion on the plot holes that I noticed and this site pointed out for me. I did notice the thing where somebody runs from a falling building in length instead of sideways. That part annoyed me so much. When are filmmakers going to learn that in real life people would not try to out run the fall, they would run sideways? This site is right about that completely, and I noticed it too. One of the major plot holes that this site pointed out, which I noticed too was that it would be impossible for Fifield and Millburn to get lost in the cave, because of the crew of people in the ship monitoring everything, and they would know their exact location. The plot was so flawed and had so many holes that it made the film confusing, and I got bored. I was so bored that I could only make out a few plot holes, and once I read that web page I recognized all the ones that I missed. The film was a total mess.
The film is also really stupid, and it just ruins Alien. It just wasn't a very intelligent movie, which I had high expectations for it to be. The film was predictable, and at times just really gross, and stupid. Like the one scene where there was a snake in the cave that went into the guys suit, and then went into his mouth. That was just a very unnecessary gross thing that they did in the movie. Also the C-section scene was one that wasn't really a bad part of the plot as much as something that I really wish they didn't do. I really wish she didn't get pregnant with an alien, because that was just disturbing. It wasn't a bad idea, considering it kind of has been done in the original series a few times so it connects the prequel to the original, but there are so many better things they could have come up with. The film was gross at times, and it really didn't have to be. Sure in Alien they had the gross chest bursting scene, but other then that it was ok. This film went to far.
Now it had some really good acting from Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce but the script they received made it so that their efforts couldn't be good enough to save this movie. It is a real shame, because this film had so much potential to be amazing, and it was just such a let down. This is a film that is entertaining, but when you really think about it, it does not deserve any of the praise it got. If you pay attention to plot holes, which I usually don't do you will hate this film, because there are so many. This is just a failed attempt to make a new Alien, which only James Cameron could do with his awesome sequel Aliens. After that every movie in the Alien saga stunk, and this was almost as bad. I will say that it is better then Alien Resurrection, but that is the only credit I can give it.
Ridley Scott is a great director, but I feel like he should have continued doing the stuff that he was doing before this like Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), and American Gangster (2007). His sci-fi period where he did Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982) was great, but he has moved past that. This film shows that he has moved past that and his sci-fi work should be done. Though I think the films quality is definitely more Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts fault, because they wrote a terrible screenplay, which I guess didn't allow Ridley Scott to show his talent as a director, which he has a lot of. Alien had a great screenplay, and he was able to do a great job as a director with it. So I guess it isn't completely fair to blame Ridley Scott for this mess. I still think he is a little bit rusty at making sci-fi pictures like I said earlier, but most of the blame for this bad film goes to the screenwriters.
I have heard that they are working on a Prometheus two. I have a feeling that it may make this one better, because it will explain things that didn't get explained. I hope that they notice all the people who criticize this film like me, and see why they hated it, and then take that into consideration when they make the sequel. The sequel will be good if they clean up the mess that this film made, and if they don't make another one. That is the only hope that the original Alien will have to not be ruined by terrible prequels. They probably could only make it better too. This film was a disgusting mess, but I look forward to see how they clean it up with the sequel.