A Review of Prometheus by Dad, the greatest insult Sci-Fi reviewer of all time.
I saw Prometheus 3D on Saturday. Great computer graphics and visually pleasing, but overall not a good movie. It lacks credibility, logic, and basic common sense – I could go on and point out a dozen flaws a minute.
Above all, it happens in the 2080s, some 70 years from now – a bit too optimistic in terms of what humanity should be able to pull off between now and then. It borrows ideas from Carl Sagan’s Contact (1997) and Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Just like more than 40 years after 2001: A Space Odyssey we are nowhere even near the technology featured in that movie, the technology featured in Prometheus is at least hundreds of years into the future.
Hollywood have the best CG people money can buy, but the worst scientific advisors – a bunch of illiterates who must have dropped out of high school. This has been consistently true, unfortunately, ever since they made the first Sci-Fi flick, A Trip to the Moon (1902) and they can only go on like this because the average American is probably just as technologically and scientifically illiterate, if not more…