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Old 06-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #51
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Just saw it... I was sooo looking forward to Prometheus but like quite a very others I found it very disappointing. 6/10 from me.

Visuals were impressive as you would expect.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:49 AM   #52
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Yeah, why did Guy Pearce look like frikkin Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China?

What I can't understand is why did the dudes who Shaw bashed and escaped from just clock off and forget about her?

And why was the whole thing never mentioned again? And why did Shaw never mention an Alien squid monster was on board. You'd think she'd at least send out an FYI. What if someone wanted to use the med bay for a filling or something?

Why, after the ships crashed, did the Space Jockey want to punch Shaw in the face instead of grabbing another ship and continuing his mission? And how did he find her? Did he have a copy of the screenplay? I thought Ridley had it locked up.

And why, if the atmosphere in the SJ ship mimicked Earth's, didn't the SJ need oxygen when he chased after Shaw? Or did they create the atmosphere for guests they wanted to punch in the face?

I guess I shall have to wait for the sequel to have my answers.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:41 AM   #53
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I'm really surprised by the reaction here. I thought it was a fantastic film. Not perfect, but art isn't by its nature.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:48 AM   #54
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Strip back a few details and this movie near mimics Aliens vs Predator.

Weyland gets a rag tag group to investigate a signal/invitation, the big dudes (Engineers/Predators) unleash crazy alien dudes in a crazy compound/temple and at the end the heroine survives but a new awful creature is born.

Also, both have silly Scottish people too.

So expect Prometheus 2 to take place in a small town, USA with a bunch of kids who want to do each other while a clean up crew takes care of business while Michelle Kessler from 24 helps to save the day.

Prometheus had nothing for Alien franchise fans... nor film fans either!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #55
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I'm really surprised by the reaction here. I thought it was a fantastic film. Not perfect, but art isn't by its nature.
It wasn't a BAD film really, it held my interest and was extremely cool. But I think the masses were expecting something smarter and less Generic.

This is just an opportunity for us to write something better.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #56
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I'm so disappointed.

And Jules, WTF are you talking about? I wanted to reply to you a week ago when I saw it, but didn't wanted to spoil anything for our American friends (but it's out everywhere now, so nothing can stop me).

I hated it. Hate's a strong word, and I'm probably exaggerating a little, but I think you do, when it comes from a film/franchise that you are so in live with.

I knew it wasn't going to be a replicate of Alien. I'm not sure there's room in the market for a slow burn space thriller with taut elongated suspense of Alien.

I knew RS would not repeat that. This was always going to be a big budget, huge special fx feast, adrenaline fueled, spectacle. And there's nothing wrong with that in and of itself. But this film totally missed the mark.

It's the kind of film that someone picks up 30 years after their favourite director made a cracking film. So it's hard to believe that Ridley Scott gives us this, as he did the original. It's juts weird.

And Jules, there is NOTHING intense about it. Where are you getting this from?????

Alien is intense. This has a guy who VOLUNTARILY decides to pet an alien snake. It's not interest or suspenseful in the least. It's fvcking stupid is what it is.

There were so many STUPID things in this movie. Like when the ship crashed back down, why didn't Shaw or Vickers run sideways??? It's like a train coming at you and you run away from it down the tracks.

And the pacing was weird, especially near the end. What happened to the people that held Shaw down? She hit them, escaped, then they never bothered with her again?

Then after removing the Alien, she stumbles into a room, drops to her knees, and NO ONE asks her a thing about what just happened to her? It just comes of as odd and makes no sense.

Why the hell did the Space Jockey go mental and try to kill them all?

Why and how did it find Shaw after the ship crashed again?

The sizing also seemed messed up. In Alien, the dead space jockey, seemed to me MASSIVE compared to the humans around them. In this, the jockey is barely a foot or two taller. It makes no sense.

Not a lot does in this film.

Granted, maybe some of the questions can or will be answered in a sequel, but it made no sense in the context of the film itself.

I still love Lindelof and Spaihts and Ridley Scott, and will probably watch this again, and I will welcome a sequel, but this was such a let down.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #57
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I just thought of how they could have made Prometheus a way better film.

Have it so that the Engineers who made human life ended up creating a synthetic being... Much like how the humans created David... But these Synthetic beings turned on their masters and decided to wipe out all intelligent organic life in the galaxy because they deem them to be flawed. To do that they use their own biological weapons against them.

When David learns of what the synthetics plan to do he sides with them, only to be thwarted by Elizabeth in the end.

Ah if only...
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:49 PM   #58
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Have it so that the Engineers who made human life ended up creating a synthetic being... Much like how the humans created David... But these Synthetic beings turned on their masters and decided to wipe out all intelligent organic life in the galaxy because they deem them to be flawed. To do that they use their own biological weapons against them.

When David learns of what the synthetics plan to do he sides with them, only to be thwarted by Elizabeth in the end.
I like it! Shades of BLADE RUNNER also--how ironic.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:07 PM   #59
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All that needs to be said about Prometheus is that Comic Book Guy would have worn out about three keyboards over it by now.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #60
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I didn't care one iota about any of the characters. Their deaths meant nothing to me...

...It's chockful of things that are implausible or flatly impossible...

But it did look pretty, and I wasn't bored.
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