I've just gotten back from the flicks, Peter O'Toole plays a magnificent part and it fits perfectly as a prequel with no missing holes skimed over. Why did it take him over 30 years to return to this subject? And the end left an opening for the survivor to make another film or two.
One other thing... in the original Alien, they all smoke like chimneys around the meal table which makes it very dated when watching it in this age of smoking taboos. Yet there is still a character that smokes cigars on the space ship.
Last night, I watched a Scottish 15 minute TV program preview of PROMETHEUS...and the actors getting 'grilled'. It was a thrill to hear a Glasgow actress KATE DICKIE had taken part in the procedures, aka...FORD, in the film.
Peter O'Toole, Ridley Scott, Glasgow.... what a combination!
As Matt Bell i was very impressed by the effects but i think it was miscast.The only actor who i felt empathy with was Fassbender as Dave,ironically playing a robot,an excellent performance.No depth to the other portrayals and Theron, well she looked pretty.
It has left room for sequels and a new franchise possibly but he needs to improve to generate the kind of feedback he received for the first two Alien features,irrespective of the success of this movie.