Hype over a film is a funny thing it can either make or break the film, unfortunately Prometheus is one of the films that got slated by critics and fan boys alike thanks to the over hype.
Too much emphasis was put on the unofficial 'alien prequel' title, its not an Alien film, it shares the same DNA maybe set in the same universe and at some point creates a semi-link to the alien films. Why cant people just take it for what it is, a great return for Ridley Scott to the science fiction genre.
Obviously comparisons were to be made against his alien masterpiece, the tension is never built as high and claustrophobia of been in space is lost due to its pretty open sets for a film set in space. The storyline tries to be more clever than it is but is nevertheless pretty entertaining. The sets are stunningly epic, aboard the spaceships is artful with a lot of attention going into every little detail. The engineers are nothing special themselves but the surroundings are perfect. One tense scene in particular shows Ridley has still got it in a scene involving an alien abortion a very tense unnerving moment.
Cant really slate the cast they were great given the script they had, not much to the script you see, Michael Fassbender is fittingly perfect as David, Noomi Rapace also as fitting in her role. Problem - Charlize Theron amazing actress, so why so underused, when shes on screen shes great (she nails the persona of B****) also Idris Elba seemed abit misplaced.
Overall a very enjoyable film that stands on its own, please dont think of it as an Alien prequel its its own film and manages by itself. Ridley Scott still doing what he does best i think he should be given a chance before this film is completely write off, it deserves so much more.