Prometheus made me angry.
I loved it for about an hour. The look is fantastic, the case is great, the seed of an idea is outstanding sci-fi fun. But at some point along the way the studio conspired to give 2/3 of a movie and slice out everything that happened to connect interesting moments from the midway point on. I wasn't shocked to see the Blu-Ray advertised at the end of the credits - I'm 100% certain it'll be a "definitive Director's Cut" with a ton more scenes that make the second/third acts something more than the wham-bang nonsense it was.
I hate Damon Lindelof now, and I'm ashamed that I sat through the entire Lost abortion while he wrote it into complete mediocrity. He co-wrote this and his stupid "let's introduce a plot element for no reason, because it might seem cool!" and "let's have the cast say the most obvious/idiotic dialogue when it comes time to move the plot along!" are all over Prometheus. I actually felt bad for Ridley Scott, because the movie was beautifully set up, only to have ham-fisted character development and plot "twists" jammed in all over the place as it went along.
I couldn't figure out why the screenplay talked down to us with Charlize Theron's and Idris Elba's stupid proclamations (if you saw it, you probably know what I'm talking about) and the male doctor's reaction to their discoveries. Eh... what? What reality does Lindelof live in?
But seeing the final credit told me the studio will have more for us in October... which I'm thinking is the REAL version of the movie without a rushed second half. I guess we'll see, but I think this was a dishonest portrayal of the movie if that was their marketing plan from day one... and it still doesn't let Lindelof off the hook for the stupidity of the second half. Shame on you, Damon. If they keep offering you an opportunity to stupidify your favorite movie franchises, just say no. We've had enough of cadet Kirk going to captain on a ship he's not assigned to in about the span of a day, as well as the numerous specific problems that popped up in the second half of Prometheus.
Of course, this is just my opinion. Could have been great. Was ultimately not.
Here's a very interesting discussion about the themes and happenings in the movie: http://cavalorn.livejournal.com/584135.html#cutid1http://cavalorn.livejournal.com/584135.html#cutid1