Saw it yesterday. Was very disappointed by the halfway point. It was just more talentless junk from Hollyweird dressed up in a phony cape of "art." I can't believe the reviews I read prior to seeing it, I thought I was going to see a half decent sci-fi flick. You'd think the critics were writing about some other version that was not released to the public.
Hollywood can introduce childlike interpretations of ideas written in detail by H.P. Lovecraft in the 1920's and describe the movie as "profound." Yes, it's profound for people with an average IQ of 92, just like the movie ASS in IDIOCRACY.
Listen, trust me ... see it on cable if you want but don't waste $15 a ticket to see this tripe.
Ridley Scott = Hack, come to think of it. Now that I think back, the guy has never really made a decent film in his life. Blade Runner left a lot to be desired, like a coherent story and plot for example. Once you get past the visuals there's nothing there in most cases. The best ALIENS film was made by James Cameron, not Ridley Scott.
A lot of this stuff was cut from the first Alien movie for budgetary reasons. Basically the studio required Scott to streamline his wandering script to something concise and coherent. You can see without fiscal discipline what kind of guy this really is. He's a hack. You could throw a brick into the park and the first person it hit could make a better film than this guy.
I could sum the movie up by saying it is just a typical attack on Christianity using atheist fictions to debunk what they assail as fiction, using fiction. It is not even well done, it's just depressing and offensive. If Ridley Scott really believes there is "nothing," as he concludes at the end (what a disappointing denouement) then he should kill himself, not project his own startling lack of core principles onto the minds of millions of other people. We have a two hour build-up to what most stoned dope fields can blurt out when they get all weepy over their ganja. No insights here.
By the way, since Lovecraft died broke and virtually unemployable, it is time these plagiarists began to pay royalties on his ideas. He was here first and a million times better. It is like watching Jerry Siegel deliver courier messages on his bike while Hollyweird makes millions off the Superman franchise.
P.S. Watched another atheist-driven sci-fi flick this evening, Danny Boyle's SUNSHINE that tanked so badly at the box office it didn't even make it's own budget back. Awful flick. Based on popular fallacies about the heat-death of the universe. Everything is always a resource shortage with these morons. Imagine being one of these atheists. Bad enough the universe is a bleak meaningless abyss, but to be a pretentious hack with no talent only adds insult to injury. Definitely atheism is for r-types in the r/K ratio. These people would even cheat God out of resources if they thought they could pull it off. One of the biggest factors in my reconsideration of sixteen years of atheism was realizing what complete losers all atheists are. Even when they are billionaires they are absolute point-blank losers, every single one of them. They know it, too. This is where they get that perpetual resentment from they try to put into their films. Keep your faith in God and you will never be a loser. Never. Of course it's hard. If anybody could do it, where would the challenge come from? People like Scott and Boyle would like to make it a lot harder for you, which should make you suspect their motives, no matter how "pure" and "selfless" these sorts always claim to be. Christ said they were like old tombs painted white with nothing but bones and corruption inside. Don't believe anything these people say to you or they try to put in front of your eyes, it's all lies. Lucifer himself appears as an angel of light. Do you want to know the real reason these idiots hate religion so much? The same reason they hate the family. (Riddly Scott suggests to females that all babies are foreign malignant cancers growing inside of them) It's because it is the last bulwark against the State. When it fails, the State will pour in and take God's place as the Alpha and the Omega to human beings. Atheists are some deeply religious people. It's just that they don't worship that God. They worship the antithesis of God. Believe me, I'm an atheist traitor. I know what is going on inside these people and it isn't pretty.