Prometheus is a great piece of sci-fi. The only problem is that the underlying question - is this an Alien prequel or not - getsin the way.
First, let me tell you what I liked. The special effects look great. The story is compelling. The characters feel real. There’s lots of goo. It’s scary.
But the filmmakers have been going out of their way to explain this is NOT an Alien prequel for months. Why? Just make the movie and let the audience decide.
My opinion is that this is very much an Alien prequel and there’s nothing wrong with that. That, in fact, is what Alien fans like myself wanted. And I was not disappointed. Will Prometheus 2 be a sequel to Prometheus or a second Alien prequel? I don’t even care anymore.