Huge turnout tonight for the midnight opening. Kind of surprising for my town.
Although "Alien" is a classic, it didn't really appeal to me because I'm not a big fan of horror or suspense. I much prefer a stand-up fight light "Aliens". Cameron's sequel is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. As for the other sequels, the less said, the better.
Scott has such an impressive sci-fi pedigree that I was shocked to learn that he hasn't done a sci-fi film in 30 years. I assumed he had done something since "Blade Runner". Nope. "Prometheus" was his return to the genre.
I'm looking forward to hearing some dissection of the film because I found it slightly unsatisfying. It wasn't a bad film by any means. It succeeded in transporting me to this new world. I'm just not sure why I made the trip. Heh. It almost felt like it was an attempt to capitalize on the existing films while setting up a sequel. Like the movie was more of a bridge than a standalone piece. That's not to say it ends on a big cliffhanger. It tells it's own story. But I got the impression that lots of seeds were planted which didn't pay off. Some small. Some large. Then again, maybe I missed the payoffs.
Other than finally giving us our first look at the "space jockeys" (not a spoiler since that is a big part of the ad campaign), the movie still leaves lots of unanswered questions. The whole thing doesn't hang together too well. And there is at least one instance of phenomenal stupidity among the crew, which lead to the one and only revolt among the audience (nearly all of us mumbling/yelling, "Really?!). At least the other characters made smart choices for the most part.
If anyone else saw it, I'd like to hear your take on things. Spoilers are to be expected. Read at your own risk!