The basics: I didn't watch any of the viral marketing videos or other promotional material before watching the movie, aside from the trailers you see when watching other films. I haven't seen any other movies in the Alien series either. Horror, especially Body Horror, isn't really my thing either. The verdict: Prometheus was both a good and bad film, but I felt that it was worth the money. The pros and cons balanced each other out and made Prometheus So Okay Its Average. It could've been more, could've been more enjoyable, but unfortunately wasn't. The reasoning: The good part is that the CGI and special effects were amazing. And not in a very shallow, "turn off your brain and just stare" way either, but in a way that really sucks you into the story and contributes to the tension and horror. When you weren't being thrown out of the immersion, Prometheus was at its best. Unfortunately, the film does that a lot—break you out of believability. The characters act in either such painfully stereotypical horror movie ways, or in complete indifference. Poor Communication Kills is at its best (or worst?) in this movie. The ending leaves some questions unanswered too—without much hope of a sequel. Spoilers! (aka further reasoning)
- Examples of terrible Idiot Ball moments:
- Fifield and Millburn split up with the others—but don't ask the crew for help in getting out. The rest of the crew on the ship don't even bother trying to give them the storm warning.
- Vickers and Janek leaving the bridge of the Prometheus, although they know they still have two members of the crew stranded in the alien installation. In fact, not having anyone on the bridge to check if they're still alive.
- Holloway seeing that there is possibly a worm in his eye and not telling anyone.
- Shaw not telling anyone that she just birthed a tentacled monstrosity, and left it in Vickers' room.
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