I went to see Prometheus late last night on the first day of opening, being a huge Alien and Aliens fan - especially the first film which I think is superb.
As a background I stopped watching trailers ages ago as I don't like being spoilered so went in knowing very little at all about the film, which is the best way with something like this I think
My brief review then:
Prometheus was very good, but it was really flawed. Mostly by some really bad dialogue throughout, and some very lame characters whose behaviour was far too stupid for a film like this. I found myself having to forgive those kind of things for the first 40 minutes or so and I know many of my film friends would have gotten pretty pissed at it.
However if you leave that behind it is at times astounding in how it looks and a few of the ideas. The plot is predictable in the sci fi universe, but amongst all of that there are some brilliant parts and concepts. I am still reflecting back on the film and there are some great ideas and lots to think about in it. I definitely want to see it again and imax would be amazing as the effects and scenes are grandiose and beautiful. I’d give it 7.5 out of 10 overall. It is a real pity as if they’d ditched the crap dialogue and often very silly actions it would have been utterly fantastic.
In a week or two though it will be great to discuss the concepts in the film on here (with of course Spoiler boxes on) because there are some great things in this film.