I finally saw Prometheus, Ridley Scott's prequel to the Alien franchise. I'm sorry to say that I found it really disappointing.
I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone, so I'll just be general. The film did have some very nice special effects and some cool/grand visual imagery, like the alien's celestial hologram pictured at the top of this post, or the use of the primordial-looking Icelandic Dettifoss waterfall .....
But having said that, I found most of the characters' motivations/actions pretty unconvincing, the science fiction outweighed by the horror, and the Chariots of the Gods storyline just dopey.
I think the review in The Village Voice is the one that most fits my own feelings about the movie.
Sad. I had high hopes for the film. Is it still worth seeing? I think it's worth a watch but I wish I'd waited and rented instead.