PROMETHEUS is one of the most maddeningly exhilarating moviegoing experiences in years. Exquisitely, beautifully shot in amazing 3D, this could be the Ridley Scott film of the last decade, fulfilling the promise of "Ridley Scott, World's Greatest Shooter". Too bad he's forgotten how to parlay that realized promise into absorbing storytelling. These days, Scott is nothing less than his own greatest enemy when it comes to this - simply witness everything he's made since GLADIATOR (itself inflated in our collective memory). For this reason - or in part, at least - I never experienced any tinge of fanboy excitement about the notion of this apparent ALIEN prequel.