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2012-06-08 12:13:44 PM

randroid: PonceAlyosha: The_Sponge: auralpleasure: it's a beautiful movie with really impressive effects but i don't think the story lived up to my expectations.


So it's the new "Avatar"?

/I keed.
//No way could this movie have a worse plot than "Avatar".

Screw you, Korra's the man.

/there's another Avatar?

Of course there is, silly. His name is Aang.


It makes me feel really sad that I can rattle off the names of like, the previous eight or so Avatars in order. The Fire Lords too.
 
2012-06-08 12:16:51 PM

KiplingKat872:
Inception...Beautiful, entertaining, but when you got out of the theatre, you realized it was not really thought-provoking at all.


Name some big-budget movies in the last two years that were more thought provoking.
 
2012-06-08 12:23:29 PM
This from the network that crowned Twilight as the year's best picture in each of the last four years.
 
2012-06-08 12:27:34 PM

Dog Welder: Ebert also gave "Knowing" 4 stars.

Just something to keep in mind.


Sure. I don't agree with the man 100% of the time. Let's face it, the man has reviewed hundreds if not thousands of films. I'll trust the whole body of work spanning decades over a singular questionable review. I'm predisposed to like the subject matter and director already so I like my chances and think his review is a good sign. If I don't love it, whatever - it's $11.
 
2012-06-08 12:32:27 PM
my European friends seemed to largely like the movie but claimed the make-up was pretty bad.
 
2012-06-08 12:35:15 PM

browntimmy: KiplingKat872:
Inception...Beautiful, entertaining, but when you got out of the theatre, you realized it was not really thought-provoking at all.

Name some big-budget movies in the last two years that were more thought provoking.


That's based a lot on personal experience and what you define as big budget. Inception was around 160 mil. Also two years is pretty damn small for a sample. I'm not beside my blue ray collection here are a couple of mine:


The Departed (2006, 90 mil)
Tron Legacy (2010, 170) personal favorite and you don't have to agree with me.
TDK (2007, 185) Nolan weaved a better story there.
... hmmmm. Yeah hard to prove you wrong based on two years, but I still left unsatisfied mentally, especially compared to other Nolan films. The problem was there was too much hype and the build up of Nolan protecting story details. Pay off just didn't feel worth it.
 
2012-06-08 12:35:23 PM

browntimmy: Name some big-budget movies in the last two years that were more thought provoking.


Rather narrow criteria you gave me there, and the Hunger Games certainly is on the same par as Inception. If you allow me to go back four years Wall-E beats the pants off both of them for thematic content.

Big budget films are rarely thought provoking these days.The argument was that Inception was not "intellectually hollow," that Nolan had some dodged that trap. He didn't.
 
2012-06-08 12:47:17 PM

thecpt: Tron Legacy (2010, 170) personal favorite and you don't have to agree with me.


Ouch. Yeah, there's no accounting for taste I reckon. But I won't give you a hard time. Some of my all-time 'fun summer movie' faves are classics like Crack in the World, Starship Troopers, and Armageddon. We all have our cross to bear.
 
2012-06-08 12:47:54 PM

KiplingKat872: browntimmy: Name some big-budget movies in the last two years that were more thought provoking.

Rather narrow criteria you gave me there, and the Hunger Games certainly is on the same par as Inception. If you allow me to go back four years Wall-E beats the pants off both of them for thematic content.

Big budget films are rarely thought provoking these days.The argument was that Inception was not "intellectually hollow," that Nolan had some dodged that trap. He didn't.


www.lolwut.com
 
2012-06-08 12:50:38 PM
Im going to go see the movie in an hour, and i hope i dont fall asleep during it.
 
2012-06-08 12:51:42 PM

JohnBigBootay: thecpt: Tron Legacy (2010, 170) personal favorite and you don't have to agree with me.

Ouch. Yeah, there's no accounting for taste I reckon. But I won't give you a hard time. Some of my all-time 'fun summer movie' faves are classics like Crack in the World, Starship Troopers, and Armageddon. We all have our cross to bear.


I say Legacy because the story has tons of hidden context and foreshadowing that most (seemingly all) glossed over or didn't notice. Seeing that film in iMax 3d was greatness, but I didn't expect to encounter hidden meanings like Clue seeing his reflection in an apple.

That and I like Olivia.
 
2012-06-08 12:53:30 PM

InmanRoshi: auralpleasure: RantCasey: I'm thinking it's a 3D must see, or at least that's the only format they are pushing around me. There are 2 showtimes all day in the regular theatre and about 14 in the 3D theatres at my local cineplex. Any suggestions on this farkers?

Honestly I didn't notice the 3d that often. when i was really looking for it i could see that it was there but it seemed more subtle that some of the other stuff ive seen in 3d (avengers being the most recent)

That's what Ebert claimed ... seems like that they wanted to ensure the 3D wasn't distracting.


Also because it's one of the few native live action 3D films kicking around. There have only been a handful since Avatar - Tron Legacy and Hugo are the other two that come to mind. Notice the common thread there is the 3D was a lot more natural and subtle than any of the post-production conversions, even if the conversions were highly regarded.
 
2012-06-08 12:56:37 PM

thecpt:
That and I like Olivia.


There is no shame in this. I saw 'Van Helsing' because Kate Beckinsale was in it. Admittedly, there was some shame in that...
 
2012-06-08 12:58:03 PM

auralpleasure: SPOILERS

my girlfriend pointed out something pretty silly. when the 2 guys trapped in the dome first see the snake-ish alien the Biologist is the first guy to walk up to it and say "hey there cutie". now i get that a biologist would be extremely curious about see an alien life-form for the first time but holy crap when the thing opens up its hood just like a damn cobra on earth you would think that he would have thought to himself "oh hey this is clearly a defensive/aggressive posture for anything on earth, maybe i shouldn't try to pet it just yet."


Glad I'm not the only one who was bothered by this. I was annoyed because it was a basically obvious threat display and the guy still chose to approach it. Only thing I did think though is that the other guy appeared to be smoking drugs (I remember the guy saying to him 'is that tobacco' and him acting coy about it giving the impression it was more than just tobacco) so maybe he shared some. After all, they were scared as hell of the dead space jockey but all of a sudden they weren't bothered by the aggressive serpent. Either way I felt that the scene wasn't handled as well as it could have been.

Other than that, I loved the film. I'd give it 9/10. For me it was beautiful cinema, a beautiful soundtrack and some good solid acting (especially from Fassbender) that gave a real sense of discovery. I felt like I was along for the ride on mankind's first discovery of alien life.

I actually left the cinema still thinking about the film and the more time that passed the more I wanted to watch it again.

It was definitely not what I was expecting though. As someone else said, it only had undertones of horror. It was more exploration sci-fi than it was horror. But it was done beautifully.
 
2012-06-08 01:10:33 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: Other than that, I loved the film. I'd give it 9/10. For me it was beautiful cinema, a beautiful soundtrack and some good solid acting (especially from Fassbender) that gave a real sense of discovery. I felt like I was along for the ride on mankind's first discovery of alien life.

I actually left the cinema still thinking about the film and the more time that passed the more I wanted to watch it again.

It was definitely not what I was expecting though. As someone else said, it only had undertones of horror. It was more exploration sci-fi than it was horror. But it was done beautifully.



Ooh good. That makes me excited.
 
2012-06-08 01:11:10 PM

Skeuomorph: kroonermanblack: I'm just glad it's out so I can stop having to hose off my monitor.

/not that interested

No? Then why is it your own monitor you're having to keep hosing off?


I'm not sure how you browse the internet, but I tend to use my monitor. Given that my immersion tech is in the mail and all.
 
2012-06-08 01:25:52 PM
This movie was farking stupid.

Example:

If you've seen the trailer, you've seen a guy toss a couple of red things into the air that then start a laser light show. In the movie, those things are little flying mapping robots that generate a perfect 3D map of the area that they're in. Later on in the movie, the guy who deployed those mapping robots, who also has a little PDA thing with the map they've generated that has little labeled arrows displaying the entire team's current position gets lost. On top of that, while he's busy getting lost, an emergency situation arises which necessitates the whole away party returning to the ship. During this, the ship's captain is manning a station with everyone's position on a big fancy 3D map, a camera feed from them and they are in radio contact.

There's zero explanation given for what happens to those to dudes. None of their equipment breaks. They just get isolated and left behind in a wonderful display of "fark you! That's why!".

That's the same reason every farking thing in this movie happens. It's not even the horror movie cliche where the plot progresses because characters act stupidly. In Prometheus character's just don't act stupidly, they start doing a god damn Salvador Dali impression.
 
2012-06-08 01:37:21 PM
I am going to see Prometheus and I am going to like it and there is nothing you can do to stop me!
 
2012-06-08 01:46:51 PM

Bedurndurn: This movie was farking stupid.


it definitely had its problems. definitely more sci-fi, less horror. definitely less grimy and dirty than alien/s. it's clinical in its cleanliness, reminded me of the star trek reboot, without the lens flare. i thought the 3d was very well done, not in your face so much, just giving things some depth. but it's also the first 3d movie i've seen, so what do i know?

SPOILERS
my question is, how did david know so much about the aliens? how did he know to take the vase? and how do the vases transmogrify from the clean, artificial versions in this to the organic ones in alien? and how did the space jockey end up in the captain's chair with his chest opened in alien, but in this movie he died in the lifeboat? i get that there were different ships on the planet, but isn't this the only one that's not buried? and why did the guy that got infected turn into a psycho killer?

overall, i thought it was a really good movie though. i'd give it an 8/10.
 
2012-06-08 01:54:01 PM

BroVinny: ".Jaw-dropping!" --Roger Ebert


i78.photobucket.com

I'll buy the first round when we get there.

/Yeah.... I LOL'D
 
2012-06-08 02:01:09 PM

shiate: Bedurndurn: This movie was farking stupid.

it definitely had its problems. definitely more sci-fi, less horror. definitely less grimy and dirty than alien/s. it's clinical in its cleanliness, reminded me of the star trek reboot, without the lens flare. i thought the 3d was very well done, not in your face so much, just giving things some depth. but it's also the first 3d movie i've seen, so what do i know?

SPOILERS
my question is, how did david know so much about the aliens? how did he know to take the vase? and how do the vases transmogrify from the clean, artificial versions in this to the organic ones in alien? and how did the space jockey end up in the captain's chair with his chest opened in alien, but in this movie he died in the lifeboat? i get that there were different ships on the planet, but isn't this the only one that's not buried? and why did the guy that got infected turn into a psycho killer?

overall, i thought it was a really good movie though. i'd give it an 8/10.


The vases in this movie were mass-produced as weapons. The eggs in Alien were generated organically, likely by something similar to what we saw at the end of this film.

As far as how the Space Jockey ended up in a different position: It wasn't the Space Jockey. Prometheus took place on a different planet than Alien and Aliens. Those two movies took place on LV 426. Prometheus took place on LV 422(?). The ending left it open to where Shaw could travel to other planets over the course of another film or two, and likely end up on LV 426 to tie directly into the Alien movies.

Overall, I thought the movie was enjoyable enough, but not great. The trailers gave away way too much of the plot. Nothing in it really seemed surprising to me after how much was given away beforehand. I was also hoping for more of an Alien feel of suspense.
 
2012-06-08 02:03:03 PM

shiate:
my question is, how did david know so much about the aliens? how did he know to take the vase? and how do the vases transmogrify from the clean, artificial versions in this to the organic ones in alien? and how did the space jockey end up in the captain's chair with his chest opened in alien, but in this movie he died in the lifeboat? i get that there were different ships on the planet, but isn't this the only one that's not buried? and why did the guy that got infected turn into a psycho killer?.


We never saw LV-426. That was a different ship with a different Engineer under different (but somewhat similar) circumstances. This entire film was a thematic parallel to previous Alien films while also being a precursor (featuring multiple precursors!).

David is naturally curious and under orders to investigate anything Weyland might have found of use, beyond that, I don't really know.

The reliquaries (while the ship itself is thematically a Catholic ossuary; the whole movie is like this) don't transmogrify. They contain only the organic-mutagenic black paste - which is also what the Engineer consumes at the beginning. It's a hellish sort of Communion, innit? The paste changes or adapts to what it is given and how it is given - the zombie fellow never ingested, he's skin-contact only; perhaps that's the difference.

The xenos that we know have always adapted to what they are fed and seen. Like what happened to the original Kane in Alien, David infects the male scientist who then goes on to (in a subversion for Alien) mate with his willing partner. She gives us the Ur-Facehugger, which ultimately 'rapes' the Engineer, which gives us our proto-xeno. It could be a side-version of the vagina eggs we're familiar with - a specific line of the black goo that evolves into the xenos. Or the xenos create their own lifecycle of Queen - Egg (now evolved to be similar to their original paste state?) - Larval - Host - Adult. And yes, like a satanic ant colony, a xeno would become a queen through a chemical change if necessary.

Also, that whole movie was Catholic as fark. I started laughing when David was washing his father/creator's feet.
 
2012-06-08 02:27:40 PM

KhamanV: shiate:
my question is, how did david know so much about the aliens? how did he know to take the vase? and how do the vases transmogrify from the clean, artificial versions in this to the organic ones in alien? and how did the space jockey end up in the captain's chair with his chest opened in alien, but in this movie he died in the lifeboat? i get that there were different ships on the planet, but isn't this the only one that's not buried? and why did the guy that got infected turn into a psycho killer?.

We never saw LV-426. That was a different ship with a different Engineer under different (but somewhat similar) circumstances. This entire film was a thematic parallel to previous Alien films while also being a precursor (featuring multiple precursors!).

David is naturally curious and under orders to investigate anything Weyland might have found of use, beyond that, I don't really know.

The reliquaries (while the ship itself is thematically a Catholic ossuary; the whole movie is like this) don't transmogrify. They contain only the organic-mutagenic black paste - which is also what the Engineer consumes at the beginning. It's a hellish sort of Communion, innit? The paste changes or adapts to what it is given and how it is given - the zombie fellow never ingested, he's skin-contact only; perhaps that's the difference.

The xenos that we know have always adapted to what they are fed and seen. Like what happened to the original Kane in Alien, David infects the male scientist who then goes on to (in a subversion for Alien) mate with his willing partner. She gives us the Ur-Facehugger, which ultimately 'rapes' the Engineer, which gives us our proto-xeno. It could be a side-version of the vagina eggs we're familiar with - a specific line of the black goo that evolves into the xenos. Or the xenos create their own lifecycle of Queen - Egg (now evolved to be similar to their original paste state?) - Larval - Host - Adult. And yes, like a satanic ant colony ...


SPOILER:

zombierobots.net
 
2012-06-08 02:30:32 PM
Hope the other must see sci fi for me this year, 'Looper' is not trailer spoiled and lives up to hopes...
 
2012-06-08 02:46:22 PM

Keller: Overall a 7/10 for me, but look forward to the blu ray and director's cut...


The agony of being a fan of his works: knowing that you are undoubtedly seeing a version the studios made him put out instead of the real thing, but if you don't shell out the money for the inferior version, they won't let him make more movies.
 
2012-06-08 02:56:54 PM

JohnBigBootay: Dog Welder: Ebert also gave "Knowing" 4 stars.

Just something to keep in mind.

Sure. I don't agree with the man 100% of the time. Let's face it, the man has reviewed hundreds if not thousands of films. I'll trust the whole body of work spanning decades over a singular questionable review. I'm predisposed to like the subject matter and director already so I like my chances and think his review is a good sign. If I don't love it, whatever - it's $11.


To be fair, I actually liked "Knowing." Yes, it had its problems (notably the Nic Cage overacting), but it wasn't nearly as bad as the critics made it out to be. On the other hand, it wasn't nearly as good as Ebert made it out to be.
 
2012-06-08 02:56:56 PM

KhamanV: We never saw LV-426.


NeoCortex42: The vases in this movie were m


ah, thanks for the clarification. i didn't catch that it wasn't the same planet.

KhamanV: which is also what the Engineer consumes at the beginning.

i took this to be the engineers creating life on earth - mixing their DNA with the goop, as well as whatever existed already on the planet.
 
2012-06-08 03:22:27 PM

NeoCortex42: Overall, I thought the movie was enjoyable enough, but not great. The trailers gave away way too much of the plot. Nothing in it really seemed surprising to me after how much was given away beforehand.


This seems to be the monst common complaint. Considering trailer leaks and multi-media shorts over the internet is how studios seem to be primarily marketing and building buzz for their big budget items these days, I think I'm going to have to go on a trailer fast for my anticipated films from here on out. If not completely avoiding trailers, at least avoiding internet messageboard threads where each minute detail in every second of every clip is exhaustively broken down and projected upon.
 
2012-06-08 03:29:01 PM

InmanRoshi: NeoCortex42: Overall, I thought the movie was enjoyable enough, but not great. The trailers gave away way too much of the plot. Nothing in it really seemed surprising to me after how much was given away beforehand.

This seems to be the monst common complaint. Considering trailer leaks and multi-media shorts over the internet is how studios seem to be primarily marketing and building buzz for their big budget items these days, I think I'm going to have to go on a trailer fast for my anticipated films from here on out. If not completely avoiding trailers, at least avoiding internet messageboard threads where each minute detail in every second of every clip is exhaustively broken down and projected upon.


I went on a trailer fast for Prometheus for this very reason. I saw the first trailer and thought to myself 'yeah, they're gonna give away a lot in these trailers' so I just avoided watching any more.

I still had expectations going into the film because I knew it was going to somehow tie in with 'Alien' but happily I forgot all that by the time the opening had finished.
 
2012-06-08 04:18:38 PM
But what about the epic Madagascar 3. That comes out too this weekend.
Yes, of course Prometheus was awesome. What is annoying is the I-max 3-d ticket prices. It could be $18. What you do is buy tickets for a cheaper older movie, like the Dictator( why did this hilarious movie made so little I will never know). Then you walk by the screen showing Prometheus and pick a pair of 3-d glasses for the recycle bin. Be sure to save then for Spider and Batman, of course. Doesn't everyone know this already ?
 
2012-06-08 04:47:15 PM
7.8 out of 10 starts - IMDB, with over 20,000 individual ratings.

It's a winner and I can't wait to see it.
 
2012-06-08 05:00:29 PM
I'm hopefully seeing it tomorrow. It is disappointing to hear that there's not much horror, the trailer made it look pretty intense.
 
2012-06-08 05:28:00 PM
It's very, very good. Not quite as good as Alien, but Alien was one of the best films ever made.

*SPOILERS*
Some of the "scientists" are a little too dumb/naive (the "biologist" is a damn joke, and the geologist isn't far behind.) Holloway starts off interesting, then starts drinking/getting emo after you DISCOVER PROTO HUMAN ALIEN LIFE. "Oh no, they're dead. Boo hoo, I'm so depressed and drinking." WTF? You find a freaking alien corpse who looks like a human being, be excited! There might be evidence of more of them, or where they come from so you could go find them! A weird change in tone for an interesting character. Also, how did Captain Awesome guess who the Jockeys were and what they were doing w/ jars of Evil? How the hell did he know? Who told him, or how did he guess? But it's also kind of sad to realize that the great gods who created humanity are always getting killed/eaten by their own biological weapons. Guess their species never passed OSHA regulations.
 
2012-06-08 05:35:00 PM
Prometheus reminds me of Blade Runner Ridley Scott. Great visuals, some great individual performances, but a pretty meh story. This movie didn't make me giddy inside, but it will be part of my collection. I hope they re-release it with a tangerine dream soundtrack.
 
2012-06-08 06:02:39 PM

auralpleasure: SPOILERS

my girlfriend pointed out something pretty silly. when the 2 guys trapped in the dome first see the snake-ish alien the Biologist is the first guy to walk up to it and say "hey there cutie". now i get that a biologist would be extremely curious about see an alien life-form for the first time but holy crap when the thing opens up its hood just like a damn cobra on earth you would think that he would have thought to himself "oh hey this is clearly a defensive/aggressive posture for anything on earth, maybe i shouldn't try to pet it just yet."


If people acted intelligently in movies, there'd be no movies to watch.
 
2012-06-08 06:23:44 PM
Gonna go on with the others about there being some pretty colossal plotholes in this movie, not to mention some outrageously stupid actions. It was good, but lord... not a single bright person on that ship. The captain was the only redeeming character, and we are never, ever given any kind of reasoning for what the engineers did. Only that they did it.


I will say that the last... creature... encountered, not the one just before the credits, is enough to give you nightmares.
 
2012-06-08 06:34:59 PM
The reviews were in a week ago, submittard.
 
2012-06-08 06:55:05 PM

Raktastic: Prometheus reminds me of Blade Runner Ridley Scott. Great visuals, some great individual performances, but a pretty meh story. This movie didn't make me giddy inside, but it will be part of my collection. I hope they re-release it with a tangerine dream soundtrack.


No.
 
2012-06-08 06:57:19 PM

Wayne 985: Raktastic: Prometheus reminds me of Blade Runner Ridley Scott. Great visuals, some great individual performances, but a pretty meh story. This movie didn't make me giddy inside, but it will be part of my collection. I hope they re-release it with a tangerine dream soundtrack.

No.


To give a non-smartass reply, I think Blade Runner actually has a very nuanced and intelligent story. The entire thing is about what defines a person, and it does that without getting preachy or shying away from difficult choices.
 
2012-06-08 07:12:28 PM
Also, the "surgery" scene will go down as one of the grossest, most copied and talked about movie scenes for a long time. So nasty.
 
2012-06-08 07:14:17 PM

blackminded: ThunderChild: Seriously, another major movie gets a global release a week before the US. What's with that?

You go where the growth (read: disposable income) is, not where people are seeing fewer and fewer movies in the theater.


It's funny that Hollywood has flipped their release schedule because when I was living overseas in the early 2000's they would release movies in Asia at exactly the same time they were released in the US to discourage piracy. Of course, piracy in Asia was so bad that a Hollywood blockbuster, like the first Toby Maguire Spiderman, stayed in theaters for 6 days. By the next weekend they would clear out the theaters because they were already being sold on DVD at the local 7-11.
 
2012-06-08 07:46:29 PM
I just got back from seeing it. It's a good movie, but the storyline seemed rushed. I figure that is because it was cut down to a manageable running time for the theaters. So the director's cut will be a definite "must-see" (like every other Ridley Scott movie, huh?)

Also, the ending just SCREAMS for a sequel(s). I think that will really tie the whole story together, as long as the studio doesn't take a piss on it.

:-)
 
2012-06-08 08:42:49 PM
Just got back from the theater, and I really think Prometheus *sucks*.

I'm not threadshiatting, here - big fan of sci-fi, the Alien franchise, Ridley Scott, etc - but this was a well-dressed mess of a film that featured more dumb characters and senseless plot points than anything I've seen associated with this franchise *ever*.

And I'm not one of these people that expects summer movies to be MENSA smart, either. But I'm yet again asking why it seems that no one making this movie stopped to ask, "Why is this happening? Why is my character acting totally contrary to his/her motivation in life? Why are people that are supposed to be smart instead doing dumb, dangerous things? Are we to believe these people live in a universe where *no* science fiction or action movies were ever written, and thus put their own lives at risk without a second guess?"

*So* disappointing.
 
2012-06-08 08:58:11 PM
I want Fass's member. That is all.
 
2012-06-08 09:23:06 PM

InmanRoshi: The original film seemed more of a horror movie with elements of a thoughtful sci-fi. This one seems like more of a thoughtful sci-fi with elements of a horror movie. It seems almost Kubrickian in it's attenton to detail in creating atmospheric movie-going experience, but these days that's almost held against a film by critics as a sign of being too bloated and ambitious.


That was the LA Times smack at it.
 
2012-06-08 09:41:43 PM
I enjoyed it. The soundtrack was kind of superb.
 
2012-06-08 10:32:16 PM
AmazinTim: I fear this will be another Inception type film. Beautiful shot, shiny and loud, but intellectually hollow at its core.

Which sucks, because I really, really want this to be good.


I felt the opposite, some of the acting and editing felt disjointed. But there's a lot of big questions in there, and a lot of questions hanging at the end. Very few answers.
 
2012-06-08 10:35:46 PM
If I could bring criminal charges of some sort against whoever created those trailers I would. That was a terrible thing to do.
 
2012-06-08 11:00:10 PM
Just got back from seeing it in REAL IMAX 3D (70mm film on a 3 story tall screen). Nice to see a real stereoscopic 3D movie, and not the post-production BS. Maybe that's why people are saying there's not much pop? Because it literally was like looking through a window in a sci-fi movie with infinite levels of depths. And cinematically, it was beautiful. Lots of spectical. They had a 3D hobbit trailer before the movie, which is a post-production 3D flick, and it was very noticeable comparing the two. I won't be seeing The Hobbit in 3D.

As for the film, there are problems. I can deal with a little stupidity to move the plot forward, but around the 2/3 mark a lot of the movie seems to flop around or fall apart. Motivations are not explained, actions seem a bit random, and you get questions on what's going on because of it.

I'm 90% confident it's due to the studio wanted a 135 min run instead of a epic 180 min run. It was very, very obvious that some very important stuff was cut. But that's Scott for you... we'll have to wait for the directors cut.

Rest was awesome. Good SciFi, that posed some really serious and thought provoking questions, and didn't give many answers. We got a hint of what was going on, but can't be sure. Alien was sort of explained, but only through deduction of what the engineers were up to.

Good ride, and I'm def going to have to catch it one more time before it's out of the theaters.


SPOILER:

Any know Davids motivation? Why did he infect Holloway? What did he say to the engineer? What about Vickers? It sad that Weyland was a bit cliche in the end.
 
2012-06-08 11:02:48 PM
aiiee: If I could bring criminal charges of some sort against whoever created those trailers I would. That was a terrible thing to do.

Agree. I 100% shut myself off, even turning TV channels when i heard the iconic music and am glad I did. They're really, really getting bad with trailers now a days.

Been doing the same for the next batman movie, but low and behold a damn late trailer was on before Prometheus with tons of (epic) footage I hadn't seen.

fark these studios, they're really not giving people reasons to go to the movie anymore.
 
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