|Click to Buy the Combo Pack!|
I did not expect nearly as much as the dormant-Ridley-Scott-super fans did from Prometheus. Intrigued that Damon Lindelof (co-creator of Lost) happen to be one of the writers of the screenplay, but in general the concept and Alien series prequel possibility simply bored me. Yet, low expectations always helps when something from a film can be expected. The first twenty to thirty minutes of the film could be entirely removed and I do not think it would make much of a difference. The distinction between plot and character development and contrived mediocre pace shines brightly on a visually stunning but otherwise bland screen. A sad and slow start however does not mean that all is lost. Ultimately, once the development hurdle was crossed Prometheus pleases and provides the audience what they came for. I have let Prometheus marinate for a couple weeks. The initial Prometheus buzz has worn off. Prometheus is a quality film. I'm definitely going to watch it again, but like Ridley in general I question the ratio of hype to actual output of "genius" work. Especially, since I feel, of all Ridley's films, Prometheus comes closest to the misused adjective. Certainly at the top of my list of Ridley Scott films I want to add to my Blu-Ray collection. Until I watch it again I'll give it a standing 3.5 stars.
Don't forget to comment, or even make a request. I will watch and we will discuss.