And reviews, from what I can tell, have been mixed.
Ridley Scott, who gave us Alien and Blade Runner, has returned to science fiction after a very long hiatus that has included a great number of movies I could have cared less for. When Prometheus was announced, Hollywood buzzed about Scott tackling a new sci-fi film.
Maybe it was nostalgia; maybe it was hope. Whatever the case, movie goers have waited and waited… excitement building.
Science fiction films have not fared well, to be honest. Wall-E was easily the best of the last decade. In the hands of a master storyteller and director like Ridley Scott, perhaps we’d get another great movie likes those mentioned earlier.
I was one of those people eagerly awaiting Prometheus. I am a huge science fiction fan—if it is handled with respect—and Scott has done just that in his career. I am an even larger fan of Alien and Aliens, two films that, while very different in sub-genres, are both fantastically done. Due to time constraints this last weekend though, I haven’t been able to see Prometheus. Sad but true. And in the days since its release, reviews have been almost unanimously split from what I’ve seen on movie websites and Facebook/Twitter.
Some love it scopes and the beauty of its cinematography and CGI; others have lamented its inability to finish off those high concepts in a meaningful way.
What’s the verdict for you? And should I see the movie this coming weekend?
Or save my money for the Blu-ray?