Prometheus doesn’t steal any fire from Ridley Scott’s original Alien concept. It’s just a pale retread of the 1979 original, complete with an untrustworthy android, evil corporation agendas, and H.R. Geiger’s creepy/organic set design. There’s even the idiot who gets his face too close to the “fascinating” creatures. Puh-lease! Add to that the completely faulty logic of why this ship is out there in the first place, and all the special effects in the world can’t suspend enough disbelief.
I hadn’t intended on seeing this movie—my horror movie-going days are long gone. But I needed distraction this weekend, and I’d seen everything else. Don’t make my mistake. In the cineplex, no one can hear you scream.