Jun 9 2012, 6:05pm
IMO the first act worked well enough, despite feeling somewhat rushed and perfunctory...however, as soon as the cast return from the pyramid for the first time, the thing just becomes increasingly muddled; riddled with inconstant, unexplained, and unbelievable characterization; missed and failed opportunities; glaring plot holes; promises for events and revelations which never occur; a non-existent narrative; and a complete lack of the epic scale and stark terror we were continually promised by Scott and Co.
Goes rapidly downhill after first 45 minutes
Unfortunately, if Ridley Scott's name weren't all over Prometheus' advertising, you'd think JJ Abrams directed this - not surprising, given it was co-written by Abrams' mini-me, Damon Lindeloff.
3/10 stars from me. There are some striking visuals, and it's not all bad - there was just so much promise, and so little delivered. IMO, all the ingredients were there - but the film feels like it was shredded twice, one in the scripting phase, and again in the editing room. Alien and Aliens are two of my favorite movies, and I was hugely anticipating a new story set in the same universe...but this thing just plays like a two-hour trailer.
All my cinematic hopes now lie with a little Hobbit, somewhere in the wilderness.
My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, with axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!
(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Jun 9 2012, 6:09pm)