While not the masterpiece I was hoping for, Ridley Scott's latest put me on the edge of my seat.
Prometheus starts slow, but becomes very thrilling half an hour in till the very end. It's very well acted, and it certainly is an auditory and visual feast, but the plot lacks a bit. I won't go into spoilers, but I can tell you that some of the crew members have very questionable motivations that seem to come from nowhere and lead to nothing except for slightly confused audiences. Perhaps everything will be cleared up in the inevitable sequel.
If you're a fan of the Alien movies, Sci-Fi in general or just want to experience a thrilling ride at your local cinema: go see it! You'll most likely not be disappointed.