Originally Posted by kevin
I think Lindelof was quoted as saying a sequel could actually go further away from Alien rather than closer to it.
But I think the more I come to the opinion it was not meant to be a direct prequel (it sorta is, but we're probably going to be going the long route before we get anywhere near LV426 - if that is even part of the equation) the more I like it. But the film suffers because they couldn't let go of it entirely and trust the separate idea they had.
It's an odd thing for me. I love having a new piece of a universe that was ravaged and thought forgotten due to Resurrection and AvP 1&2, and yet Prometheus would have been better served having no connections to Alien at all.
24 hours later, I'm still going over it all in my head and I think it's starting to click for me, both standalone and as a prequel to Alien. I'll be treating my dad to a showing of it next weekend for Father's Day, so I can't wait to give it another go