Originally Posted by BenDengGo
do i need to watch the alien series before to understand this film?
i heard it was not a prequel but something close to it.
Well I haven't seen anything beyond the trailer, but that alone makes me think it truly is this generations version of Alien. So much seems so similar. And I'm not surprised if some people are unhappy with Prometheus. Ridley Scott's other sci fi's (Alien and Blade Runner) are remembered greatly now, but some people weren't as high on them at release, and some who watch them now wonder what all the hype was about. Movies like that often are remembered fondly over time (ala 2001: A Space Odyssey. Kubrick's acolytes and many film buffs worship it now, but it would probably bore the shit out of most movie goers these days who expect relentless action unless they go into a Tarantino film where they already know it's going to be heavy on dialogue). Film is a very subjective media, and often even when you can objectively identify greatness, you can still not enjoy the film. I think that will be what happens with some of Prometheus's fans. Personally, I can't wait to see it.