I saw “Prometheus” Saturday night, and I loved it. I would tell everyone to see it except I don’t think everyone would love it as much as I did.
First of all, it’s a science fiction movie, and not everyone (gasp!) is a science fiction fan. I, of course, adore “Star Wars” and have literally memorized every scene in most “Star Trek” television episodes and all the movies, so I, um, sort of like science fiction.
Secondly, I appreciated its “prequel” to “Alien” nature, and if you haven’t seen “Alien” or “Aliens,” you might not understand certain elements of the story.
And finally, I appreciate philosophical questions related to science and religion. Not every Christian has the guts to question their beliefs (for fear they might lose them) and not every scientist is willing to admit science doesn’t have all the answers, so questions of philosophy can get sticky in this arena.
But if you like science fiction, and you’ve seen “Alien” or “Aliens” (or, possibly, memorized every line), and you like exploring questions without answers, get thee to a movie theater to see “Prometheus.” Springing for tickets at an IMAX 3D theater is worth the extra jing. The experience was so intense I forgot to wonder if refills on large popcorn and large drinks were free; I wouldn’t have left the theater for 90 seconds anyway.
Might even inspire you to make a flow chart (and re-do it six times).