Don’t worry, no spoilers here. Prometheus seems to be a bit polarizing film; I’ve heard people say they love it just as many times as I’ve seen “#$#$@! Ridley Scott!”, which I think is not a good review. I rather enjoyed it, both as a standalone film and as the beginnings of the Alien mythology. Sure, there may have been plot flaws and all that jazz, but what really bothered me is the fact that they made up a younger person (Guy Pearce) to play an old person (Peter Weyland). Why? Whhhhy? I don’t think I fell asleep at any point during the movie, so I’m 90% sure that young Peter Weyland was never featured in the film. Instead of a ridiculous makeup job, why wouldn’t they hire an older actor? I KNOW they have older actors. I did see Cocoon, after all. It never looks right when they put makeup on a young person in the attempt to age them, and this makeup was no exception. I kept wondering why the hell Miracle Max was in charge of the Weyland Corporation.
To better illustrate my point, I’ve created this Venn diagram, because everything is better with a Venn diagram.