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invisioner 6/25/2012 12:38:13 PM

this line is exactly what I would have expected from Scott, It is practically the same line Rutger Hauer says to Tyrell in Blade Runner. Full circle?

mellowdoux 6/25/2012 1:58:09 PM

 Thanks Wiseguy.

And I respect your disagreement.

keithdaniel 6/25/2012 2:10:49 PM

Just seen Prometheus recently and I was somewhat disappointed.  It certainly wasn't a bad movie but IMO, it could've been a whole lot better.

The story had some great ideas but I felt that it did so little with them, it seemed to general and not enough detail or elaboration on those ideas.  For example, the idea of these aliens having supposedly created human beings wasn't elaborated upon when they could've done so in a big way.  They could've explored in more detail possibly why they were created and more about the aliens themselves.  I felt like the movie was holding back on far too much information that it either didn't want to reveal or didn't have.

Another issue I had was the characters.  There was only a few that I cared for like the Elisabeth Shaw, David, Charlie Hollaway, and Captain Janek characters, and even they could've had more done with them.  For example, the movie could've explored why being spiritual or faith in God is so important to the Elisabeth character.

Although I liked the space jockey, I wasn't that impressed with the other creature FX.  They weren't bad in terms of their application, but creatively speaking I didn't like their designs.  They didn't seem anything special to me.

I was also surprised that Prometheus wasn't that scary, certainly not as much as I thought it was going to be.  Other than the scene in the cave where the Millburn and Fifield characters get attacked and Elisabeth using the computer consul to remove the alien from herself, there was hardly any moments that really scared me. 

The strengths of the movie are some of the cast who performed very well especially Noomi Rapace as Elisabeth and Michael Fassbender as David, as well as the FX, set designs and the look of the movie.  There's some decent action as well.

For me, Alien is way, way, way better, no doubt about it!!  It amazes me that before Prometheus, Ridley Scott hadn't done a sci-fi movie since Blade Runner and am even more amazed that Prometheus wasn't a better movie.  However, despite it's flaws or passed upon potential, it's still overall an entertaining movie with some interesting ideas.  I had a decent time watching it and recommend it to others.  Just don't expect too much and try not to compare it to Alien...if that's possible! 

jdiggitty 6/25/2012 3:15:26 PM

 I've been away for a bit and missed a bunch of conversation about this movie. I have a theory on the black goo I'd like to get criticized for. To me it seemes like it takes a creatures DNA and evolves (or maybe deconstructs) it to the highest order based on the current emotional state of the creature. Does that sound about right? 

Also, how did the mapmaker/geologist get lost? And also left behind? He had the 3D map on his wrist.  There were a bunch of logistical issues with the movie that bugged the hell out of me. Not enough to ruin it for me but the editors sure missed a lot.

Alkesandr 6/25/2012 3:48:57 PM

I would have more respect for the movie if they had simply started from the premise that we're at an alien archaeological dig and we really don't have a clue what any of this stuff or what any of it means, and we didn't have time to come to any firm conclusions because things started attacking us.  The problem I had is that the crew did come to conclusions that didn't seem to be based on any firm archaeological work.  It seems like the writers wanted us to come to answers.

DaForce1 6/25/2012 3:53:54 PM

David: "The old dude you see before you is incontinent. Do you have a space toilet nearby?"

Weyland then proceeds to crap his pants which angers the pasty, big, buff dude.

As reasonable an explanation as anything else put out there.

wish 6/25/2012 7:33:11 PM

It's clear that this movie sparks debate, and I respect why some people don't like it, but why does someone always have to come on here with their high and mighty attitude and demand that everyone admit that it's a bad movie whether they like it or not?  Another person comes on and flat out says it's a bad script........really?  and it got past some of the best people in the business and was shot anyway?  If you want bad scripts go watch direct to video movies like Arachnoquake or Croctopus or anything with has-been 90's tv stars in it.  No matter how much debate goes on here it's impossible for some of you to differentiate your own opinions from what is fact.  The fact is that this script was good enough to get a green light and the approval of one of the most loved and respected filmakers on the planet, or in other words someone more qualified than any of us.  My opinion of this film was that it was awesome and delivered on all levels for me, I'm sorry for those of you who feel robbed you weren't invited to the decison making process and didn't get the exact movie you wanted, it seems to be the same people who are consistently negative on here, man that must suck to almost never be happy with anything you watch.  Oh well, I'm happy with it, bring on the sequel or anything from Ridley Scott, the man just knows how to do it better than most!!

death4sale 6/25/2012 8:07:57 PM

 Except the geologist was stoned, he was partaking in a little 420 in his suit. Have you ever tried to read a map stoned? I have, very recently I might add. It's not easy. Let alone a 3D map. When the first snake like creature appeared, the stoned guy had more sense than the biologist. That was one of two scenes that didn't sit well with me but I still dig the film.

@wish-nicely put. I said something similar on one of the other Prometheus threads. I am a filmmaker and I know what it's like to go through the creative process of making a film. It's not easy and for others to say that they know better is ridiculous to me. I don't even know anywhere near the level of filmmaking knowledge that Ridley Scott has, but I do know that making movies is hard. If it was so easy, everyone would do it. I also keep saying that Ridley Scott told the story that he wanted to tell, so for some to hate it is really just personal taste. But don't go saying it is a bad movie with absolute certainty because not everyone will agree with you.

On another note, I really can't wait for a director's cut with some additional footage. I read an interview with Ridley about his reasoning for why the Engineers were hostile and I thought it was awesome. He said he wanted to include it, but he thought it wouldn't sit well with audiences. It takes the questioning people's religion to another level. He left out the part about Jesus Christ being one of the Engineers. The Engineers saw what kind of race we were and what we were doing to the planet and sent Jesus Christ as an emissary to save us from destroying ourselves. What did we do? We tortured and crucified him, which pissed off the Engineers. Once they saw that we were not going to change, they started developing bio-weapons to wipe us out. Hopefully, that makes it into the director's cut because I just love that. I hope he actually filmed some of that stuff. If he hasn't, I hope he does it for the bluray. But I'm typically for anything that challenges people's religious beliefs.

DaForce1 6/25/2012 9:39:50 PM

Aaaand cue the excuses of either 'you didn't understand the movie' or 'you don't know how hard it is to make a movie'. Sorry, but good directors make bad movies too, and those bad movies usually have fans attached to them. 

Scott will release at least three different versions of this movie over the next five years.That's what he does lately in this past decade. I  predict that there will be five different versions of this movie by the time it hits the 15 year anniversary of its release. 

elrushbo 6/26/2012 4:57:09 AM

I think George Lucas will get jealous of all the director's cuts

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