Prometheus isn’t a bad film at all. It certainly surpasses Alien 3, Alien Resurrection and the Alien vs. Predator films. The weight of expectation does drag it down, but those with an open mind – and perhaps newcomers to the universe of Alien – will find much to enjoy. It must be remembered that both Alien and Blade Runner were met by critics with lukewarm receptions upon release – they are now considered classics of the genre. Prometheus answers some questions, poses many more and is obviously positioned to be followed by a sequel. Only time will tell if it ages into a classic or a misstep, but it’s certainly worth watching, if only to see Ridley Scott realising sequences on screen that would have been impossible in 1979. If Prometheus is a failure, then it’s certainly an enjoyable one.