A pondering blockbuster is looking for answers on streaming

A pondering blockbuster is looking for answers on streaming ...

It does not matter whether you prefer Ridley Scott''s original or James Camerons sequel, both of which are classics in their own right, but nobody could rightfully claim that the Alien franchise has improved since 1986. That''s not to say the continued adventures of the Xenomorphs have been a nightmare (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem) but the likelihood is that the first two installments have been set too high.

When it was first revealed that Ridley Scott would lead Prometheus, which was expected to be the first chapter in a brand new prequel trilogy, it wasn''t a bad film, but it was so polarizing among casual audiences, critics, and long-time Alien fans.

It is certainly not to be faulted in terms of ambition or visual style, but the unwieldy screenplay was packed to a halt with half-baked assumptions that were never explored in enough detail or explained to everyone. That doesn''t mean it has a keen number of supporters, many of whom appear to be revisiting the intergalactic epic on streaming, after FlixPatrol named Prometheus as one of the most-watched titles on the iTunes global chart.

After achieving a significant $403 million take at the box office, Prometheus also holds middle-of-the-road scores on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and CinemaScore in the vast scheme of the six-film sci-fi horror property, so there''s no such thing as a unanimous agreement on its merits.