Prometheus (or Alien: Prometheus) is a 2012 science fiction, horror film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron. It's a prequel to the Alien franchise. The film was released on June 8, 2012.
In 2093, after a clue to mankind's origins is discovered, explorers are sent to the darkest corner of the universe. Their different expectations take a toll on them when they find something unimaginable.
- The movie's title is very questionable, having no connections to the Alien franchise to the point where it didn't feel like an Alien movie for most of the time.
- There's a scene where Shaw and Vickers infamously run away from a giant ship rolling towards them in a straight line instead of out of its path, leading to Vickers being crushed to death. It was so bad that CinemaSins coined the trope "The Prometheus School of Running Away From Things" after this scene.
- For some reason, one of the scientists say that the air on the planet is safe to breathe in, and removes his helmet, clearly unaware of the biological contaminants in a planet like that.
- There are some plot points that show up are not resolved at all, and it tends to be all over the place, leading to multiple plot-holes.
- Why did Fifield get lost, even though when he has the map on his arm from the whole time?
- How did the Engineer know where Shaw was in the climax?
- Why was there a shrine to a fully grown Xenomorph in the cave when the ending clearly showed us a 'proto-xenomorph' coming out of the engineer's corpse?
- Why did David spike Holloway's drink if he has no emotions?
- Why did they pretend Weyland was dead the whole time?
- The characters make a number of stupid decisions.
- Some of the acting isn't too good.
- Some cringe-worthy dialogue, especially the infamous "I love rocks" line.
- It had a small count of gory scenes, with two gory scenes, but they have zero tension in them. Plus, the film doesn't even have that much tension at all.
- The religious references have the subtlety of a sledgehammer, especially the cross-shaped necklace that shows up in a few scenes.
- Very nice visual effects for the spaceships, USCSS Prometheus, and the Juggernaut.
- Director Ridley Scott is back once again, just 33 years after he directed the original Alien.
- Very nice and beautiful soundtrack that was performed by Marc Streitenfeld that has beautiful and fearful themes.
- Having a prequel of the Alien franchise, trying to explain the Space Jockey in the original, may be pretty decent and interesting, though not the best executed.
- It does have some suspenseful, and shocking moments throughout the movie.
- At least that the filming locations and the cinematography is almost as beautiful and dazzling, making you feel like that you're on another planet instead of on planet Earth, manages to pull the viewer into the movie's world.
- There are some of the characters that are a bit of fun, entertaining, and well developed, even if the characters aren't good enough.
- Some of the performances are good like Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.
The movie received positive reviews from critics but received some mixed reviews from the fans and audiences, although the reception wasn't as bad as Covenant, which received an even worse reception than Prometheus had.