Prometheus Reviews

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February 13, 2020
Ridley Scott's return to the universe of ALIEN is slightly undone by blockbuster movie logic and a rather shonky, at times appalling, script.
December 10, 2019
Overall, Prometheus is enjoyable as a summer blockbuster but it does not offer enough to compliment the Alien franchise.
July 31, 2019
Between the trippy visuals and strong characters, Scott spins an engrossing yarn. But the story is as messy and convoluted as the serpentine creatures that inevitably uncoil from the alien crypt.
January 8, 2019
Fans of Scott's previous sci-fi efforts will be desperately disappointed to discover a film which promises an innumerable degree of far more enticing themes and ideas than it can ultimately deliver.
November 4, 2018
Prometheus is one of those big ruined films that are worth talking about in terms of how it got ruined, and how it might've been saved.
August 17, 2017
It leads you expect much more than is actually delivered.
November 9, 2016
Prometheus is so visually ravishing with stunning special effects... But the characterizations are thin and one-note, leaving most of its talented cast members without much interesting to say or do before they get [killed].
November 9, 2016
The story is a lurching carnival of budget blasts.
May 9, 2016
Scott tries not to remake Alien and attempts instead a mini-Kubrick, a muddled Tarkovsky, perhaps an Asimov, or even the recently-departed Bradbury. But old habits, and slimy beings, die hard.
May 3, 2015
The best-looking stupid movie I've seen all year. It's sumptuously photographed, and often inane.
June 17, 2013
Prometheus is scary only in the sum of instincts and talent for movie-making that have been lost.
December 28, 2012
Prometheus, as both a response to Alien and its own attempts at philosophical and spiritual investigations, ended up filling in holes that simply were not mandatory to have filled.
September 14, 2012
The film [has] a kind of "been there, done that" feeling.
July 17, 2012
In space, everyone can hear you try too hard.
July 6, 2012
After a stunning opening, Scott fails to close the deal
June 25, 2012
Ridley Scott's long-awaited prequel-of-sorts to his game-changing 1979 classic sci-fi terror ride Alien is not only conceptually lame and badly made, it's actually worse than Alien Resurrection.
June 15, 2012
They would have been better off channeling their inner Ellen Ripley and pulling the release to the airlock before this voyage departed.
June 14, 2012
Scott was so intent on returning his spawn to glory that he mistakenly shot for Alien by way of 2001: A Space Odyssey, making it all the more disappointing when he inevitably settled for Aliens by way of Lost in Space.
June 13, 2012
Starts out intriguingly as an exploration of faith and humankind's origins. To my disappointment, though, it largely abandons this once the familiar face-huggers and chest-bursters start to appear.
June 13, 2012
It's a gutsy effort but the screenplay from Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof isn't strong enough. I was struggling with the characters from the very beginning.
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