Very much liked Prometheus. Some astounding visuals, with big ideas to back those up, and it opens and closes on pretty breathtaking sequences. Michael Fassbender is utterly hypnotic, and has the best line of the year (so far.) Recommended, well worth the time and money, spoiler-y thoughts and 3 minor complaints post-jump.
-that’s the most promising set-up for a sequel since Batman Begins…
-this could work as a prequel to Lexx, almost as easily as it’s a prequel to Alien.
-never expected to see the opening of Begotten incorporated into a giant summer blockbuster. Would love to hear what someone who’d never seen an Alien movie made of that final scene.
-final boss(es) fight definitively establishes that Starro could make for a horrifying threat in a Justice League movie.
-Roger Ebert may go off the rails now and then, but his review of Prometheus is eloquent, insightful, and worth a read.
complaint #1: why establish that David can watch the dreams of hyper-sleepers, then not have him watch the Engineer’s dream? I would have paid 2x or 3x standard ticket price for a couple minutes of seeing what their planet/society/relationships were like.
complaint #2: we saw 3 Engineers without the exo-suit…couldn’t one of them have been female? Nobody involved wanted to see a giant, bald, pale, perfect demi-goddess rendered on-screen?
complaint #3: did they screen different footage at SDCC 2011? Remember specifically hearing/reading that they showed footage of Charlize doing naked push-ups. We even shot something similar, just because that sounded like such a dope idea.