I saw it and was convinced; for a cinema, it was awliensome! I honestly liked it, a lot, despite (or maybe because = ) I did not like the earlier Alien movies. I had low expectations.
The actors' roles are exaggerated, emphasized stereotypes ...but with two or more twists. I think they did an unusual good job at being believable, despite being so "stereotyped". Compare with "Snow white and the Huntsman" which is less exaggerated and yet has less believable actors (I was disappointed at Snow white).
I also liked the somewhat existential perspective in Prometheus.
Sephiroth9611 wrote:The buzz I am seeing online is that visually it is a masterpiece, using 3D to complement rather than as a gimmick in a way that has left people gasping with surprise.
What a bogus buzz! John Carter was much more impressive with 3D depth and effects. I didn't really realize I watched Prometheus in 3D, it has rather subtle in 3D I think, yeah, maybe just as a "complement" = )
Sephiroth9611 wrote:But as far as story and characters, it is pretty ho-hum (not a few comments compared it to a slasher pic with the usual 'why are these people walking into trouble' nonsense) with pretty major plot holes and a final half-hour that is rushed and contrived.
Yes they are walking into trouble, and that was totally what I expected from the trailer and intro, so I can't be disappointed.
Yes there are plot holes, and I loved how they made me think myself how to fill them, and when I went out from the cinema I felt fulfilled with curiosity about the story. If all movies did that I would have: a too good time!