My biggest praise of this film is that it introduces some really interesting commentary. The element involving meeting one's maker is developed throughout, but still left to grow in the sequels. I also thought that it did a very good job of adding context to the mythology of the "Alien" series with the introduction of the Engineers, however, a bit is left unexplained about the technology that can create a little conclusion. And while this film does verge more on the sci-fi side of the series (and does a good job of doing so), there is some really good suspense towards the end that is a good palette-cleanser after the horrid third and fourth films of the original series. In no way am I saying that this film is perfect, though. There are a lot of plot holes, some cheesy lines, and a couple of predictable twists. It also commits the sin of relying on the characters to make stupid decisions for its plot to progress. However, it is an interesting film, and I love the questions it poses, so i forgive it.
The visuals of this film are absolutely amazing. The special effects and CGI are great. The production design is on a massive scale and makes the film all the more magnificent. The score is really good, too, invoking the sense of wonder required for a scientific exploration adventure film. The acting is really good, for the most part. Michael Fassbender is wonderfully mysterious as the android David. Noomi Rapace is a strong protagonist, and she is surrounded by a very good supporting cast, with the exception of Charlize Theron. She tries, but when there is a bad line in the film, she seems to get it.
Overall, despite the somewhat flawed writing of "Prometheus", I thought that it was very well-executed and offered enough ethical commentary to be of note. It is a good exploration of the backstory of the "Alien" franchise.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.