A handful of the Xenopedia community, who for whatever reason were lucky enough to see Prometheus before its American release, had some terrible words for the film in a blog post poetically titled "Getting over the horror of Prometheus" (Spoiler Alert!)
I found their comments helpful, but very perplexing after scouring the web and not finding one film critic who hated the movie as much as our guys. Of course I value the opinions of Xenopedians far more than those of film critics, but it made me realize that it's all about perspective. Xenopedians have a lot more invested in the film as die-hard Ridley Scott/Alien fans, and even the smallest disappointing element will feel like an abomination. Meanwhile, the critics are watching so many crapp…Read more >
Whether or not Prometheus qualifies as a prequel to Alien has been a subject of great intrigue for the past couple of months. Director Ridley Scott has done little to placate the fury of the flummoxed fanboy, coming up with different responses every time he is asked the straightforward yes-or-no question.
Luckily for us, Damon Lindelof, who rewrote Jon Spaihts' original prequel script, thus making the matter more vague, has managed to set things fairly straight: "If your definition [of a prequel] is: this is a series of events that precedes an existing movie, then, yes. This series of events that happens in Prometheus precedes the series of events that occurs in Alien. However, one of the other definitions is that the ending of the prequel …Read more >