What in the world is ‘Prometheus’ about? The block buster movie leaves you confused but wanting more!

Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define – confusing movies? With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Even if this isn’t your type of movie, the black goo should spark your curiosity, even if no one really knows what it is. “For most of the film, the ‘black goo’ seems to genetically transform whoever or whatever comes into contact with it into a monster of some sort. In other words: if the goo touches a worm, the worm turns into a monster. Fair enough,” states Huffington Post senior entertainment editor Mike Ryan.

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Okay, so if the black goo is dangerous, why doesn’t the Engineer who drinks a cup of the gooeyness transform into a monster? Did he not consume enough to become zombiefied?

Many people are talking that Prometheus was merely a remake of the already famous Alien. The film is set a few years before the original Alien film and explores the origin of mankind to the far reaches of space, but what they found may not be what they were expecting.

The technology in the film made future technology a tad redundant, making the past look better than the future? Interesting. Some look at it as both a positive and a negative, the positive being the film looks absolutely stunning from the set to the computer graphics.

The cast is a nice mix, but character development is missing on most of the crew. The vast majority of them are totally forgettable, so you feel very little for them, something that is usually fatal in a "horror" film. The main characters did a good job, but the scenes give an all too familiar feel of Alien lurking in the undertones.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think? Totally new idea or just a new technological version of Alien?