114- Prometheus [4.0]
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe.
Might as well get this out of the way first: Prometheus is a gorgeously shot movie. The opening sequence is jaw-dropping beautiful and one of the few things Ridley Scott’s film maintains from beginning to end is its interesting visual palette. Everything else is such a crushing disappointment. The biggest offender is Damon Lindelof’s awful script, which like his work for Lost, is all about setting up big themes and throwing enough shit at the wall to lead message board fanatics to hypothesize for days on end when in truth there’s so little substance onscreen to warrant anything more than a unsupported debate. Nothing is more offensive than the manner in which the film ends. It is no matter to me what relation this film has or doesn’t have to the rest of the Alien series. All that was necessary for me to enjoy was for it to work as a standalone movie. Unfortunately, Prometheus suffers under the weight of its own stupidity.