PROMETHEUS is perhaps the worst movie I have seen in a decade. I am a Ridley Scoot fan who considers BLADE RUNNER one of the best films ever made. PROMETHEUS has so many logical flaws, so many holes, so much gratuitous gore—not to mention a super-powerful zombie ripped off from the eerie Italian B-movie FORBIDDEN PLANET or something like that (why do people get stronger, ala Frankenstein, after they are dead and rotting?). Where was I? Oh, and one ridiculous cliche after after, starting with … look, ancient symbols everywhere in all cultures since the beginning of Time saying the Same Thing—it must be true! Didn’t we just see this in TRANSORMERS II (I didn’t even watch THAT; I got it from the trailers!). And ending with—hey, we were really cobbled together by aliens! Scientology anyone? I walked out after the zombie scene.
REALLY, what kind of non-retarded scientist decides he wants to pet an alien cobra? And let’s say this ship has an Earth-like atmosphere—I’m a scientist but I’m taking my helmet off because I’m not afraid of alien bacteria with which the air is almost certainly saturated. And how does an alien life form wind up in a human womb? We categorize organism as belonging to the same “species” when they are able to produce fertile offspring: Can you REALLY get a platypus to grow in a woman’s uterus—let alone a creature from another star system?? It was there for shock value, nothing else, and it was ridiculous. Noomi, if that was her name, getting up and running around like a gymnast after being nearly sawn in half was equally ridiculous. I had a hernia operation—only ONE side—wasn’t crudely put back together with staples and every bump (even the tiniest ones) on the car ride back from the hospital made me flinch.
As for the “stunning visuals” many supporters point to, there’s no reason at all to watch anything as cliché-ridden and badly written—to the point of being meaningless—as this film. Indeed, I find stunning visuals in the service of flagrant garbage to be rather what is wrong with much of entertainment today.