Why Prometheus is such an intriguing mess of a film

Prometheus is a visually stunning, universe-spanning, science-fiction epic, and is a prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror masterpiece, Alien. The movie attempts to weave an expanded mythology based on the lore set out in the original film but ultimately fails to achieve the director’s lofty ambitions. A meandering plot, the lack of a cohesive script, and a series of unrelatable characters make Prometheus the equivalent of film porridge. Others will argue differently, but Prometheus is a bad film.

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