If a prequel's success is measured by how it makes viewers interested in the sequels, then Prometheus is an major success. Unfortunately, it also confounds the audience as well.
A gripping sci-fi epic, the Ridley Scott-helmed film is a precursor to the Alien film franchise and retains a lot of the bio-horror that made it popular. The special effects and scale of the sets are slick and will please a lot of movie fans. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender have great performances and kick-off what could be a great set of movies. I have to mention that the most memorable scene involves a C-section, lasers, and an alien life form. (Use your imagination!)
But what I'm disappointed about is that it raises so many questions and sets up several mysteries that the feeling of satisfaction after the film is barely there-- I really felt that this is just a piece of a bigger whole.
Prometheus will be dissected, discussed, and slammed but it would be a shame if it all ends in this film.