Watched Prometheus over the weekend. I don't usually go to the theater, but being such a big Alien/Aliens fan...
Overall it was really good but I do have some mixed feelings. Visually, it was spectacular. Great special effects that were not overdone. I saw it in 3D and I think they did a good job of making it fairly subtle, using it to add depth to the settings that pulled me in. The designs were similar enough to the previous movies that it easily felt like the same universe without going into full on copy mode. So even though I have a rant, I still really enjoyed it.
<rant>After seeing how well the characters were fleshed out in the first 2 movies, I was disappointed at how flat and two dimensional they were (http://strolen.com/viewing/7_Things_Ive_Learned
anyone?) in this one. It also seemed like there were just too many things crammed into one plot that made it seem kind of schizophrenic. There wasn't enough time to fill in the holes. I would find myself thinking things like, "Are they ever going to explain why he did that?" or "Why doesn't anyone care that she's walking around all bloody?" (I'm trying to be vague to avoid spoilers.)
The action was good but I was expecting a lot more suspense.
The weird attempt to add mythical/religious symbols and undertones kept jerking me out of the movie. I wish they would have kept to a straightforward science fiction / horror movie without trying to get all deep and philosophical. (And annoyingly religious - why did the Darwinist biologist have to be painted as such a buffoon?)</rant>
Again, I think it was an excellent movie and I'm glad I made to the theater to see it. I highly recommend it.