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 is giving a very questionable title, giving the title Prometheus and had no connections to the Alien franchise to the point where it didn't feel like this is Alien movie at all, and in addition, the movie doesn't even know what it's trying to be, a reboot to the franchise, or a spin-off to the Alien franchise.
- 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 them 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 thought 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?
- Most of the characters are terribly written, and none of them really develop.
- The acting isn't too good, especially for Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, etc..
- Most of the dialogue is horribly cringe-worthy, especially the infamous "I love rocks" line.
- The movie didn't have any of the good callbacks to the original film.
- 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 to Alien (1979).
- Very nice and beautiful soundtrack that was performed by Marc Streitenfeld, that beautiful, and fear themes.
- Having a prequel of the Alien franchise may be pretty decent and interesting, though poorly executed.
- 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. It also manages to feel as non-claustrophobic as possible.