i really hate hearing that. i thought prometheus was dismal. one of the worst movies i saw that year. the acting, the story, and the plot were so bad i didn’t even notice whether it was pretty or not. the actions of all the characters were so stupid and illogical it got to the point that every time a character had to make a decision i thought “what is the most stupid, life-threatening and illogical choice possible here” and sure enough that was what the character did.
in my opinion, the original “blade runner” was a useful film because it made a moral statement about slavery that would force a white audience to have to rethink their beliefs about the harms of slavery because the slaves in this case were all white. it annoys the fuck out of me that this film apparently washes out so badly on that score.
btw, my go to movie for when i’m dealing with a facebook friend or a personal acquaintance who tries to argue the notion that “slavery wasn’t so bad because . . .” is this one: