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VTGamehendge 6/8/2012 12:05:17 AM

Just got home from seeing a midnight screening.  I haven't read the review yet, so I may have more to say.  But for now I'll simply say that this movie certainly is epic.  And it presents even more questions than it answers.  I would definitely agree that Prometheus really is in no way a prequel to Alien.

irockdiesel 6/8/2012 12:11:11 AM

I agree with you for the most part, but I felt it left more questions than answers.  Maybe they'll make a sequel to this one.  Regardless, it was still good to see... and again, not everyone will like it. 

VTGamehendge 6/8/2012 12:16:51 AM

After reading this review I will whole-heartedly agree with one thing in particular:  not everyone is going to like this movie.  I can honestly say that it wasn't exactly what I expected.  And the hype and anticipation surrounding the movie really do set the bar extremely high.  I thought it was a great movie though.  But again, not everyone is going to be thrilled by it.  I think for the most part the people who end up not liking it won't like it because it simply isn't what they expected it to be.

In other words:  IT'S NOT ALIEN!

 

thegypsy 6/8/2012 12:25:04 AM

 i dont know if is or is not a prequel i just saw it as well and i agree it is epic i saw menny points of the alien movies in this but i gess all the questions raised will be answerd if and when they make a part two

 

VTGamehendge 6/8/2012 12:35:03 AM

Hehe, does "menny" mean the same thing as "many?"

extzero 6/8/2012 12:46:37 AM

 Just got done watching, Uhh it sure did have a lot of Alien aspects to it if you ask me

extzero 6/8/2012 12:48:47 AM

 Just got done watching, Uhh it sure did have a lot of Alien aspects to it if you ask me

VTGamehendge 6/8/2012 12:55:01 AM

It definitely shared some aspects, especially the environment and the visuals.  But story-wise it really didn't have much in common with Alien.  The biggest connection between the two was of course at the very end of the movie.  I had a feeling that this was going to be the case, however.  I kinda figured that it really wasn't going to have any real direct tie-ins with Alien.  And in order for it to actually be a prequel, it kinda has to be a lead-in.  This certainly wasn't a lead-in to Alien.  At the end it actually ended up going on its own separate tangent.  It's set up for an entirely new film franchise.  I do see this perhaps eventually leading up to afull-fledged Alien prequel, though.  But for right now it's an entirely different animal.

galaga51 6/8/2012 12:58:18 AM

I do not see how this isn't a prequel... except for where something died, which I chalk up as an error.  If you want a xenomorph chasing Ripley for it to be a prequel, then it isn't.  If you want a film that plays as a lead-in in regards to the company, the derilict ship, etc., etc., then it is... or at least, I sure felt I was led to believe that.  In fact, somewhere long ago, I believe Scott finally admitted it was a prequel.  But whatever... the connections are there.

I liked it and I'm glad I saw it in the theater, but I was far from blown away.  There were some definitively scary and memorable moments for sure... scenes that had me thinking about them such that at one point driving home I realized I was only doing 40 in a 55.  But then there were some editting errors (e.g., David's hair mousse) and some areas of poor writing that made me wonder why certain things were more complicated than they needed to be.  

One thing that was better than I expected was the 3D, and usually I'm quite the naysayer.  After the first 5 to 10 minutes or so (several cuts from deep focus to near focus), either I became accustomed to it or it just became less noticable.  Either way, I made it through most (not all) of the film without being distracted by the 3D and if you are a fan of 3D I would recommend it.  However, if the trailer is any indication of the finished product, I would NOT recommend seeing Spider-Man in 3D.  Everything looked like flat pieces of cardboard set at varying depths.
 

SarcasticCaveman 6/8/2012 12:58:42 AM

Saw it tonight...very awesome...watch out for Ballsack Snakes!!!!

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