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  • #91
    Re: 'Prometheus' offers oozing sci-fi spectacle, early reviews say...

    This thread is the reason I stayed home and watched Jersey Shore Shark Attack instead of going out to see Prometheus.
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    • #92
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      Originally posted by Republic of Stephen View Post
      Prometheus is by far Ridley Scott's worst movie.

      The story has nothing new to offer, there's absolutely nothing in the story that you haven't seen before-what was the point of making this movie?

      The characters? Well, the human characters aren't very bright, it seems that Weyland Industries uses the same criteria as Walmart when it comes to hiring people. And the "godlike" extra-terrestrial being? ****SPOILER*** He's a bit of a mindless thug, not at all impressive.

      The only exception is the synthetic David (Michael Fassbender) who is mesmerizing to watch at times. There's one scene where he's mimicking a scene from Lawrence of Arabia, another where he's riding a bike and shooting hoops at the same time, so much talent, so much potential... unfortunately the writer squanders all that potential by ****SPOILER*** sending him to the exact same fate as the synthetic in Aliens. Seriously, the writer is an absolute wanker who has never had an original thought in his life.


      This is how ****ed up this movie is: the humans do the work that machines should be doing, and the machines do the work that human beings should be doing. How on earth did the writer get that backwards-the other Alien movies didn't!!! In Alien, the crew members try to remove the endoparasitoid from Kane's body, but they stop when they realize that it will kill him if they do-it's a judgement call, and it's something only a human being is capable of making, the Nostromo crew didn't rely on an automated machine that cuts people open and tinkers with your insides because no sane person would want to go near anything like that. In Aliens, a salvage crew sends in a probe to investigate Ripley's escape pod. They didn't send in a person because they had no idea what was there. That's being safe, that's being logical and reasonable. The writer is anything but logical when it comes to human behaviour. You don't put humans into unknown and potentially dangerous environments when you can easily send in a probe. Same goes for medicine. Would anyone like to be operated on by an appliance instead of another living breathing human being that appreciates life and knows what pain feels like? Clearly, some jobs are better left for people to do, other's for machines to do, and clearly the writer has no idea which is what. There's a core thoughtlessness to this writer's work that you have to think that the only reason why Ridley Scott found this script acceptable is because he's not really a filmmaker, no, he's a commercial director that has been very lucky that some great script have fallen on his lap. Prometheus wasn't one of them.
      You know, it's movies like these that really bring me down, not because they are so bad, but because I'm constantly told only they best and brightest get their work read much less made. If a stinky cinematic suppository like this gets made, even with the massive lapses in logic and plot holes I could drive a truck through, and my stuff isn't even close enough to this good, then just how craptacular is my writing?

      I keep getting told I'm not in Hollywood because my work isn't that good and then I see what utter pap is put out and I just feel so depressed I could eat a bottle of Cheez Whiz.

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      • #93
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        Originally posted by Ire View Post
        Too many ideas...
        And not one of them was 'write a fundamentally sound screenplay'.

        How f_cking sad is that?

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        • #94
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          Originally posted by emily blake View Post
          This thread is the reason I stayed home and watched Jersey Shore Shark Attack instead of going out to see Prometheus.
          You've made the right choice.

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          • #95
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            Prometheus: We're going across the universe in search of the origins of humanity. Let's send the dumbest scientists we have.

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            • #96
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              Originally posted by UnequalProductions View Post
              Prometheus: We're going across the universe in search of the origins of humanity. Let's send the dumbest scientists we have.
              yes...

              http://digitaldigging.net/prometheus...l-perspective/

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              • #97
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                Anyone else get a Dr. Manhattan vibe from the space jockey? 'Cause that makes the squid attack towards the end sort of entertaining...
                "Forget it, Jake. It's Hollywood."

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                • #98
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                  Ebert just scored it four stars... whaaaa?

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                  • #99
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                    Originally posted by Rhodi View Post
                    Ebert just scored it four stars... whaaaa?
                    You have him confused with a guy who knows sh_t about movies.

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                    • Re: 'Prometheus' offers oozing sci-fi spectacle, early reviews say...

                      Wasnt perfect, but best sci-fi movie ive seen in a long, long time.

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                      • Re: 'Prometheus' offers oozing sci-fi spectacle, early reviews say...

                        Originally posted by Rhodi View Post
                        Ebert just scored it four stars... whaaaa?
                        Ebert has zero credibility when it comes to objectively scoring science-fiction. Dude gave four stars to AVATAR and STRANGE DAYS, for fvck's sake.

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                        • Re: 'Prometheus' offers oozing sci-fi spectacle, early reviews say...

                          Originally posted by Biohazard View Post
                          You have him confused with a guy who knows sh_t about movies.
                          That man wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. If that man doesn't know anything about movies, who does I ask you...who does?

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                          • Re: 'Prometheus' offers oozing sci-fi spectacle, early reviews say...

                            Originally posted by Steven R View Post
                            That man wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. If that man doesn't know anything about movies, who does I ask you...who does?
                            He canned Raising Arizona and praised Revenge of the Sith, so please forgive me while I never pay attention to another word that comes out of his scrambled, idiotic, pointless brain ever again.


                            Originally posted by MacG View Post
                            Ebert has zero credibility when it comes to objectively scoring science-fiction. Dude gave four stars to AVATAR and STRANGE DAYS, for fvck's sake.
                            I liked both films.

                            But it's incredibly disheartening to know the man can't even count to five.

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                            • Re: 'Prometheus' offers oozing sci-fi spectacle, early reviews say...

                              I liked the movie as I watched it, though I was constantly second guessing things and questioning choices. But I enjoyed it still. Then I got home and started looking into theories behind the film. This was my favorite one. Warning: MASSIVE spoilers.

                              http://cavalorn.livejournal.com/584135.html#cutid1
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                              • Re: 'Prometheus' offers oozing sci-fi spectacle, early reviews say...

                                Ebert has zero credibility when it comes to objectively scoring science-fiction. Dude gave four stars to AVATAR and STRANGE DAYS, for fvck's sake.
                                Both movies are better than Prometheus in my opinion. And say what you will about Avatar's stereotypical character's and unoriginal plot. It doesn't have the plot holes Prometheus does.
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