I think people are just conditioned to have everything laid out now a days. If theyre not told, they flip. Lucas cinema has finally hit the population, where back in the day it was ridiculed.
90% of the problems or lack of narrative are not. They're in the movie but easy to overlook, because there's no explicit dialogue. Scotts biggest issue was assuming audiences hadn't changed and would enjoy and pick up on the details in editing, cinematography and the narrative embeded in actions and scenes.
That said a few didnt work, nor would they be how I would have done them for todays audience. But honestly, they're no worse than similar scenes they pay direct homage to in ALIEN. And anyone trying to hold one over the outher is just a DB, because they use the same old gimmicks Scott helped pioneer (and steal )