So as you might remember, I walked out of Prometheus this weekend generally apathetic. I didn't hate the film, but I didn't particularly like it either. Until I found that bizarre crucifixion theory, I had little interest in giving any further thought to what happened on screen there.
This was kind of funny to me. I'm the guy who can write angry rants about what I hate about both CW shows I can't stop watching and ABC Family shows that I only give half my attention while my wife watches. I can spend three days talking about everything that Sucker Punch did wrong. Conversely, I'm fully capable of giving the same attention to stuff I like, whether it's sticking up for an underrated CW series, or writing a three part series on everything the ER pilot did right.
But when it came to Prometheus, I just didn't give a damn.
So let me ask you, as an artist, would you rather inspire a bad reaction in your audience, or NO reaction? Which is ultimately more insulting? If someone walks out of your film fired up and angry, at least that suggests they had some level of connection or engagement. If they walk out saying "Meh," it points to a lack of the same.