Weak and lazy. No answers for so many questions (the Lindelof touch). A lot of blanks. Honestly It's a shame. They just "flew" over the subject. No real mistery, philosophy or whatever in this story, just a succession of scenes. Everything is happening too fast and it seems that there are major holes in the chronology of events from one scene to an other. Everything start by "accident" in fact with the opening of the door of the head room. The air is contaminated...
And personnally, I don't see the point with the Prometheus myth ? Apparently Weyland just want to make his maker before dying. No evil plan behind that.
Who the Engineers really are ? What is this place ? What really happened to them ? What is really in the urns ? Why they want to destroy mankind and Earth ? Why the big head and the green emerald ? Why only one Engineer remains ? Why is Weyland having 2 days to live ?...
And so many more questions. Characters:
Don't know what to think about most of them. Apparently there is only 2 strong characters: Shaw and David. Holloway and Janek are interesting. Vickers ? Can't really tell about Weyland. The others: Milburn, Fifield, Ford, Chance, Ravel... are insipidus. Problem is that all these characters don't seems really interested, surprised, fascinated or scared by what they encountered and what's happening. Bizarre.Visuals/FX:
Fx's are great. Special mention to David's head. Problems are with the designs. For the humans It's good. The Prometheus ship is great. The suits too. Equipements, weapons... evrything rules. The non-Human side now: The giant Humanoid type Engineers are great. I like their skin/suit and their faces are cool. The giant Tentacle monster sucks really hard but It's nothing compared to the Abomination we saw in the last minute. Only the Snake-Hugger can be affiliate by It's design to Alien.Gore/Violence:
R-Rated movie ? No. PG-13 I think. The broken arm ? Ridiculous. Vicker's death ? Ridiculous. Ford and the Guard killed by the Engineer ? He just knock them out. They can be alive. They have scanned Kate Dickie's head but don't know why ? Maybe for the Director's Cut ? I really hope. The guys smashed by Fifield. Same thing. Nothing really impressive here too. Nothing that can match with the birth of Kane's son and with the violence and brutality of the Xenos.The Last minute scene:
I'm really angry and pissed off about the last minute scene who shows us the birth of a "Xeno" from the Engineer. The scene we all dreamed of seems to have been quickly write and made just for the Fanboy Service.
The creature is an insult.
An insult made to Giger's creations, to the original ALIEN film from the same Ridley Scott and to Us, fans. Problem is not the fact that this thing is a "Proto-" or "Pre-" Xeno, but the design itself. Lame and Shame. Definitely. A really ugly design in a Patrick Tatopoulos style but shitty. Supposed to match Giger's beast ? Lol. I really want to know the guy responsible of the creatures designs. Did he knows Giger's work ?