Okay, so maybe it's not a scifi classic, and maybe it's not nearly as deep or complex as it wants to be.... but that was still a pretty damn AMAZING thing to watch, if you ask me.
The direction was so strong, and the visuals so gorgeous and awe-inspiring that the few story problems didn't really bother me, to be honest. Yeah the characters do some stupid things, and the movie gets a bit choppy towards the end (especially with that attack from the mohawk guy that comes out of nowhere and is never mentioned again), but it never felt to me like either of those things really killed the movie
, like others seem to feel.
And even if the movie doesn't have that wonderful sense of dread all the way through it like Alien did, once things start to go to shit I thought Scott did a great job making those moments just as creepy and intense as they needed to be.
In the end, even if the story isn't as strong or original as it could have been, I still thought Ridley Scott somehow made the thing work