Originally Posted by Dan Hitchman
I disliked it. It had more narrative and character development flaws than you could shake a stick at. It also had a lot more Hollywood monster movie cliches than it had any right to have. IMHO. The original Alien and Aliens are still THE
best of the bunch, by a wide margin. Rent it first.
Dislikes monster movie cliches.
Calls ALIEN a great!
Truth be told I was a little iffy on it first view. Second view it's much tighter, and you notice a lot in the acting and cinematography that works well, but isn't said, and pushes the narrative along. Such is Scott. Hell, I completely forgot about a few scenes that I must have overlooked when thinking and trying to connect the dots to ALIEN on the first view.
But yes, there are some moments that were very lazy, and could have easily been fixed. But, the same can be said about ALIEN. It gets the justification of "time" and "thats how it was then". In 30 years, where people look back and see transformers, comic book movies, and tween novel to movies as the big blockbusters, maybe Prometheus's faults will once again be said to be a problem of the era, overlooked for the things it did do right.
I am interested to see what was cut, and if Scott does go there with a DC