you just had to bring your brain into the theater with you and "read between the lines."
I couldn't disagree more. The last thing you want to bring into a viewing of Prometheus is your brain. The movie can be enjoyed as a dumb horror movie with A+ effects, but beyond that it's got nothing for your brain.
Any attempt to *think* about this film simply reveals a mountain of plot holes, stupid characters, non-existent motivation, and general stupidty.