Prometheus – a positive view

Seems lots of people didn’t like the movie Prometheus. Well, I loved it. Start to finish. Sure there are issues… show me a movie that doesn’t have the odd glitch, or more than the odd glitch. What I loved is the spectacle and the attention to rising action. The pace is elegant. We’re given hooks, a little bit of conflict, some scene setting, a little more conflict, and more and more action. I’m not sure why so many of the reviews seem to have the thought that “it’s not as good as Alien“. To my mind it’s a different movie, in the way that Aliens is different to Alien: related but standing on its own feet. Granted Aliens was always a direct sequel, but they’re different movies. I guess Scott has a lot to live up to in that he directed Alien, but he’s changed as a film-maker and made a film that follows a different path (though at times almost the same path), and is fun to watch, especially in terms of its spectacle and story-telling. If you haven’t seen it, go see it. You might love it, you might hate it, but doesn’t that go for lots of things?