I, like many long-term fans of the Alien Franchise, was very disappointed by Ridley Scott's Prometheus.
Ridley Scott had plenty of time to hire the best writers and plenty of money to produce a great film for loyal Alien fans. So why did this film turn out so incredibly bad? For example, one would expect that in an alien movie there would actually be some aliens. So what caused Ridley Scott to conclude that what audiences really wanted was an alien movie without aliens? I kept waiting and waiting for the alien to appear, but nothing, except for a tall albino Mr. Clean and some worms! In all fairness the alien does make a cameo appearance in the end for about 10 seconds. The creature was very scary, but it should have been featured throughout the film as in the other alien pictures. I can't believe that no one in some board room meeting didn't say: "Hold on there, we got to actually have some aliens!"
Furthermore, the film had nothing to do with the original Alien film. In the original, there is a chamber filled with eggs. In this one, they are biological warfare creations encased in capsules. In the original, the atmosphere was dark and gloomy, but in this one it is bright and sunny. In the original, the Space Jockey Alien is found dead and fossilized in his seat, but in this one he is killed else- where. In the original series, Weyland appears in the third episode, but in this one he dies even though it is a prequel. How could Ridley Scott think that loyal fans would not notice all of these inconsistencies?
In addition, the film had countless plot holes. (Spoiler alert)
1. Why would the engineers leave cave drawings directing humans to come to a military biological warfare base as opposed to their home planet?
2. Why would trained astronauts take off their helmets in an alien environment knowing full well the risks of alien germs in the air?
3. Why would an astronaut try to pet some alien snake like creature?
4. How did those two guys get lost in the tunnel even though they had a 3 dimensional map of the place?
5. Why was the surgical machine made only for men? How come it could not tell the difference between a male body and a female body? How could the archaeologist know how to program a sophisticated machine like that which clearly was not part of her field of study? How could she then get up and start running all over the place right after the surgery?
6. What was the point of David infecting the male archaeologist with an unknown organism?
7. How could David master the codes and language of an alien race based on merely studying human languages? How could he also know how to pilot an alien ship?
8. Why did it take David 2 years to download language files? A good computer should be able to do that in a few minutes or at most a few hours.
9. Why did the female archaelogist decide to go to the Alien home planet after experiencing the hostility of one lf them? What made her think that the alien life support system would work for her?
10. What made Ridley Scott think that a Mr. Alien was more intimidating and interesting than the original Space Jockey?
11. Why was it necessary to try and attach ancient alien theories with the Alien Franchise?
These are just a few of the problems with Prometheus. This film simply did not make any sense. It was illogical throughout. What made the first two Alien films so great was that they were very intelligent films. Prometheus is an insult to the loyal Alien fans who have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the franchise over the years. After waiting 30 years for a prequel to learn the story of the Space Jockey and its demise, Ridley Scott gives his fans this poorly thought out nonsense. How could Ridley Scott put his reputation on the line and the film studio gamble $130 million on such a poorly written screenplay?