Even though I do not usually write reviews here, this movie was so disappointing to me, that I just must say a few words.
Script by Damon Lindelof is the main problem!!!! SPOILERS!!!
It is so full of holes and gaps in logic and stupid behaviour from everybody!!!!
Why did "space jockeys" left a way for us to find them if they are planning invasion on Earth? Even better, this planet is obviously important military complex, and they have left a map for us to find it, WHY???
Just stupid characters,Fifield is the guy that sends this red glowing probes that are mapping temple, but then he gets lost, just call the fucking captain on the ship, he will explain.But that would not be convenient for the script. Also he is constantly talking about earning money out of this mission, are you a scientist or what? Who let you on this expensive endeavour?
For some reason Charlie does not want to wear space helmet just beacuse atmosphere is breathable, how much stupid is that? What about bacterias and other crazy shit?
Elizabeth is behaving stupidly over a head from "space jockey" and almost kills everybody... Just so that we can have dumb action scene...they really could have bring that head to ship some other day when the storm calms!!!
Then they actually manage to explode that head conducting the experiments in a manner of some stupid students, and nobody even gets angry??? Who are this people?
Maybe that was the right time for Charlize Theron to get angry, oh I am sorry, she is angry all the time for no real reason.
After that captain decides to fuck Charlize, even thought there are guys trapped in temple and the red glowing probe is picking life forms just near them. He does not even orders anybody to keep an eye on the temple and on the guys, I guess they are not important, they do not even want to be here after all...
Let us move on to David, I do not understand his character...he poisons Charlie for unknown reasons, he does not even know what effect could that have on the crew and on him,even on mission. Especially when the real mission obviously is Peter Weyland and his desire to prolong his life...and David wants to help him , he tryes to communicate with "jockey" at the end..well David, you are not helping him by jeopardizing mission
By the way, why is Peter hidding, from who, from what?????
He is financing the fucking mission!!!! Again, so that we can have stupid twist at the end!!! And why was there dramatic music when Weyland called Charlize "daughter", why is that even important????
Maybe Charlize is man, that is probably reason why she is having that fancy medical device that is for some reason calibrated for male anatomy. But then again, we could not have that "great" scene with Elizabeth giving birth to squid, if device was calibrated for women. Why Elizabeth does not double checks if the squid is death?
Then they open ship doors even though they do not know what is outside, another genius decision from captain...
"Space jockeys" behave like cave men for no reason, captain decides to sacrifice himself even though he sad in a couple
of occasions that he does not believe in anything, and please do not tell me this is a character arc, because it is not,ok!!!! Maybe he just wanted to kill himself because he had sex with male Charlize?! By the way, there are no character development of any kind in this movie...just stupid people and stupid android!!!
Then Charlize and Elizabeth just need to run sideways to be safe from the falling "space jockey" ship, but they decide to run forward so that we can have "tense" three minute scene of them fighting for their lives, when in reality they are just stupid!!!
At the end David explains new ideas and new concepts, obvious thing for a terrible script... So, there are several temples and ships on this planet, David says...and then Elizabeth puts the last nail in the coffin of this movie...
She decides to go to "space jockey" home planet, when right decision is to inform everybody on Earth what is happening, maybe even to prepare for invasion!
So this is the movie directed by Ridley Scott, hard to believe...he directed my favorite movie of all time Blade Runner, I love first Alien...I got respect for Gladiator, American Gangster, Kingdom of Heaven (directors cut)...
I was really excited for this movie, and it started well with discovery of cave painting, and David trying to impersonate T.E.Lawrence, but after that nothing was good, at least for me. I guess you can have fun with this movie if you switch your brain off...all this people that are talking about this being smart movie are deluded...there are just concepts here, nothing is developed or explained.
Michael Fassbender is good, but his character is not written good, you do not understand who he is or what does he wants???
And everybody else are behaving stupidly, and you do not care about anybody or anything.