Meh. Very meh.
4 out of 10. And only gets 4 because it’s visually a 10.
Astoundingly shallow story-wise and character-wise. But seems about on par with other blockbuster-type action movies…which is why Murdoc only goes to a couple movies a year in the theater. The next five movies I’m on the fence about I’ll skip because of this disappointment.
And it’s not because I’m unhappy with it as a part of the ALIEN franchise. This is only tangentially connected, and someone who knows nothing about the ALIEN movies will not be missing anything at all. It borrows a couple of names and designs from the ALIEN films, and every bit it borrows could be changed to something completely different and it would not affect PROMETHEUS in the slightest.
As I said, it’s certainly something to see. But now that CGI has progressed so far, I am rarely impressed with anything on screen. And because they can do so much, they do SO MUCH. Great effects should not replace a competent story…great effects should allow good stories to be told to their fullest.
It all starts with the story. PROMETHEUS ain’t got it.
I haven’t seen BATTLESHIP or the latest TRANSFORMERS movie, but I expect that both of them are the dumbest action crap imaginable. I was expecting more from PROMETHEUS but was wrong. This was almost as bad as I imagine BATTLESHIP to be.
Waste of $10 and two hours. Will not go again. Will not see the sequel. Will not buy the Blu-Ray.