Re: [Spoiler Zone] Prometheus
It bums me out the more I think about it, because honestly, a couple of slight restructuring and script tweaks would make the movie INFINITELY more satisfying, just as a genre thriller. I actually don't mind the open endedness and lack of payoff as much, but it's just unsatisfying on a sci-fi thriller level. Like literally, instead of doing the surgery scene in the middle, move it to the end, and instead have a small breather where the characters acknowledge the fact that one of them was just burned alive after being infected with an alien virus. Cut out the random zombie attack scene.
Have them discuss the situation a bit, speculate about what might be going on, THEN jump into the Weyland stuff.
That would both mimic the structure of Alien better, give the middle act a breather to reset for the climax, and give us a stronger and more satisfying climax. And it's literally like a day or two worth of script edits.......ARGH