j's Review of Prometheus
I know it's poor form to refer to other reviews but for this film I feel it might be necessary.
I notice most of the negative reviews link back to the 'Alien Prequel' element which isn't fair. This is a stand alone film that takes place within the same universe with events that happen before those films occur. Thus, a prequel (duh). But people loved those earlier films (Alien, and Aliens mostly) and I am one of those people and their expectations might have been a bit too high. Scratch that, they were too high.
I went in with an open mind and was blown away. I think everyone can agree that the set design, costuming, and visuals are all top notch. The music is equally good as it gives the film the right mood. Michael Fassbender is terrific as David as he blends equal parts inquisitive and malicious in such a mysterious and engaging way.
The other actors surrounding him are all up to the task. Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Noomi Rapace round out a great cast. I found this to be one of the best films of the year on first viewing back in June and upon further review - I stand by my original statement.