Seriously, everything that was taken out of this film should be put back in because Prometheus needs all of the help it can get. I know that the art of making a well-paced film has much to do with editing but there just seems to be too much here that was taken out that would make the film better. Again, what was Ridley thinking?!?
Alien3 was improved greatly when nearly everything that was deleted from the Work Print was subesquently re-insterted for the Special Edition. Sure, the film still wasn't a masterpiece but it was better. And sure, Fincher still hates it but that has more to do with the process of the whole thing that has left a bad taste in his mouth. Ridley can re-insert everything and blame the theatrical version on FOX wanting a shorter film so they could rotate it more in theaters and make more money. That is something most of the fans would believe even though it might not be necessarily true this time.
Just like Blade Runner, this is exactly what I would tell fans if I was Ridley and wanted to release a Director's Cut within five years from now.