I went to a double feature of these movies at the drive-in. Yes, there is a drive-in theater about 15 minutes away from me and yes, it is awesome and makes me super cool.
I posted very short reviews immediately after viewing each on Google+ and felt like preserving them here:
G+ comments: Prometheus. I don't get it. It was weird. Scary parts were good with the suspense at least. Rest of it made fuck all sense. But seeing as I hate Segourney Weaver, Beau informs me I'm missing information that might help with its apparent complete nonsense. I feel like the entire movie is pointless. Like, literally, nothing happened in this movie. A bunch of random barely strung together events for no reason and then it ended with a dumb reference that was kinda tossed in because why the hell not at that point. tl;dr you kids can keep your crazy inception bull shit movies. I don't care if it makes you think I'm dumb. Way I see it, I'm too smart to fall for this crap.
Additional thoughts: My friend Robert then pointed out this amazing blog post to me that describes all the little details of Prometheus and what they mean symbolically. I still think the movie is incredibly dumb, but now I understand how dumb it is on a whole new level. He also linked to this video, which I am distressed that I did not think to create myself because, just yes. Yes to it all (note: video DOES contain spoilers):
Snow White and the Huntsman -
G+ comments: Kristen Stewart is not as bad an actress as I thought, but at the same time her dead eyes make you think she doesn't give a crap what happens to anyone through the whole movie. I liked her sensible armor and the official looking Snow White dress. Nice touches like that made the movie. Pacing was too slow but it worked ok. Funny that the dwarves were regular sized actors with movie magic applied. Thor needed a hammer.
Additional thoughts: I was probably too impressed with not hating Kristen Stewart to really give this movie a good look, but again, my genius friend Robert made the extremely good point that the second half of the movie is kinda pointless. The Huntsman falls into the background, barely says anything, and then the movie ends with a battle scene and a feeling of "...so...is that it?" I get the impression they did this because whoever wrote the script saw that they had two romantic possibilities for the "Prince Charming" type character and no real way to resolve it. So they just didn't.
Do not bother with Prometheus. Even if you've seen the Alien movies. And especially if you haven't seen the Alien movies so you don't even get the tiny moments of "oh! that thing!"
Wait until Snow White and the Huntsman comes out on DVD and then watch it.