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2012-10-06 03:11:55 PM
4 votes:
I feel sorry for anyone that couldn't understand this film. I mean...seriously sorry. Like "Gee it must suck to be confined to that wheelchair" sorry. The plot to Wizard of Oz must make your head spin.
2012-10-06 10:35:08 PM
3 votes:
When it was going to be a full on Alien prequel, it was a solid story. When Ridley decided to make it not a prequel and then at the last moment half arse stick his toe in, it went all to hell. The lesson from Prometheus and Lost is don't let Damon Lindelof within a mile of any story you value.
2012-10-06 09:46:23 PM
3 votes:

TyrantII: Secondary characters were a bit weak, but what do you really expect after ALIEN? That was a B movie made with a flim crew with a AAA imagination.


The thing is that all the characters is Alien were, while not "deep", still well drawn and were consistent with how they should have acted. Ironically, except for the one character that had no real emotions, none of the characters in Prometheus behaved in any way realistically. As I said when it first came out, the plot was driving the characters, instead of the other way around.Damon Lindelof is just not a very good writer.
2012-10-07 10:57:54 AM
2 votes:
I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.
2012-10-06 10:32:43 PM
2 votes:
2012-10-06 03:24:18 PM
2 votes:
I could understand the film but most of the main characters' actions were pretty facepalm worthy. Overall I liked "Prometheus"

I am mostly just interested in the deleted scene of the dialogue exchange between David and the Engineer before it goes all BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD and tries to kill everyone.

Everything else I figured out on my own
2012-10-08 01:34:33 AM
1 votes:

Znuh: Need Geologist to explore alien world. Must supply own mapping equipment. Must know how to release laser balls, map reading skills nice but not priority. Also need super talked-up President of evil corporation to give lackluster performance and to appear (through work and method) absolutely incidental to anything else that's going on.


You're right.

Guy Pearce in the faux TED Talk was 1000 x better than Guy Pearce in the actual movie.
2012-10-08 12:30:16 AM
1 votes:
It was the scene where they reanimated the space jockey head that made me realize I was watching an awful film. Up until that point, it wasn't yet terrible - I was waiting for the plot to pick up.

They find a disembodied head. A gizmo tells them that the head is 2,000 years old. Naturally, they take it back to the ship and decide to stab it's brain with an electrode in order to attempt to reanimate it, which is a baffling decision. Of course! Why didn't we think about doing that with King Tut's corpse? Being a movie, it works, of course. The head wakes up, screams, and explodes.

It was such a bizarre scene that I remember saying 'what the fark?' out loud in the theater. Who would think you could reanimate a 2,000 year old head with electricity? Even if you could, why would you attempt to bother? The head isn't connected to, you know, a heart, or lungs. All the blood would have seeped out of the veins, even assuming that the head was somehow magically preserved from breaking down or being mummified at some point over the previous 2,000 years. What did they hope to accomplish?

Of course, the scene merely existed to show that the jockey was in the process of being bio-farked when he died, hence why the head exploded after re-animation. That's a sign of terrible writing, of course. They have characters make bizarre decisions and do impossible things just so you can get to the next scene.

That one scene exemplifies the entire film. Decisions are not made because anyone would ever really make them - they're made just as an excuse to get to that next scene, however illogical they are. This movie was fueled by writer's block and cocaine.
2012-10-07 11:29:10 PM
1 votes:
The film was ridiculously easy to understand. In the future, space travel is very risky, so they only send people with Down syndrome or other mental retardation on the exploratory missions. What's so difficult to comprehend about that?
2012-10-07 05:48:26 AM
1 votes:

browntimmy: 2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?

You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores. DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.


This Black Friday, most retailers are likely going to have stacks of BluRay players for under $50. Even the movies themselves aren't that bad, either. I bought The Avengers from Amazon the week it came out for $20, and that was the 4 disc version with 3D, BluRay, digital copy, DVD, and a code to download the movie soundtrack and a free comic.
2012-10-07 05:00:57 AM
1 votes:

2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?


You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores. DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.
2012-10-07 01:58:39 AM
1 votes:
Prometheus is one of the stupidest "smart" movies ever made. The character choices were cringe inducing. I started rooting for the aliens in the end.
2012-10-06 10:22:06 PM
1 votes:
I think the problem here is the attempt at complexity.

The Original alien movie plot was about as simple as it gets. Space ship crew runs across an alien, alien eats cast one by one.
Part two upped the ante by throwing a military force at more aliens, and we see the cast get eaten one by one.
Part three and four farked up the basic principle of simplicity. Then in came the prequel to do everything that absolutely shouldn't have been done on the alien movie franchise. They tried to make a highlights reel based on all the story fodder the audience never read.

People were expecting a return to the first movies simplicity. Instead the creators tried to pawn off some convoluted and interpretive plot ripped from a French crying clown movie about Gods ultimate plan for mankind,
I don't think there's anything wrong with the audience. They just sat down to something that probably would have done better if it was never branded as an aliens movie.
2012-10-06 10:03:35 PM
1 votes:
Honest Trailer.

This about sums it up for me.
2012-10-06 10:01:59 PM
1 votes:
I too was a bit confused about the whole David sociopath angle. Seriously. If I were ever to go into space, I would destroy/eject any android that is with me. Sorry Data, it's the off switch for you.

www.wired.com
2012-10-06 09:55:55 PM
1 votes:
It was an okay movie. It was a terrible Aliens movie.
2012-10-06 09:19:50 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Oh goodie, I get to use the Michael Fassbender Trollface pic again.


Holy shiat, is that real?

Fassbender looks like he's about to say, "I'm this farking awesome. Problem, biatches?"
2012-10-06 08:12:54 PM
1 votes:

Practical_Draconian: Keep the xenos in Aliens universe, and keep Tyrell and his machinations in the Blade Runner universe. Just stop it there Ridley Scott.

Otherwise ... is Soldier now part of the Aliens, Predators, and Blade Runner universe, where Western corporate thought goes all the way back to the days of interim Roman Emperor Maximus Decimus Meridius? Is it a world where men wince at the slap of honorable words "Never lie, even if it leads to your death; that is your oath?" And is it a world where Satan rescues Ferris Bueller's girlfriend and tries to disguise her as a goth from unemployed elf boy Tom Cruise and his coeterie of fairies and dwarves?


It is all a fantasy of Tommy Westphall.
2012-10-06 07:51:13 PM
1 votes:
Here's my take...all films have plot holes. Good films make you not notice or not care about the plot holes.

Prometheus is not one of those films.

Not for me at least.
2012-10-06 04:54:53 PM
1 votes:

One Bad Apple: I am mostly just interested in the deleted scene of the dialogue exchange between David and the Engineer before it goes all BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD and tries to kill everyone.


That's something I want to know as well. I have some guesses, but I'd love to know which it actually was.
2012-10-06 03:48:53 PM
1 votes:
The plot was easy enough to understand, it was the stupidity level of the characters and choices they make that defies explanation.

Bontesla: Haven't watched it. Is it worth checking out?


Depends. Visually it has some decent space porn. Character/story-wise it's nearly a disaster, with the only bright spots being Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace.
2012-10-06 03:18:22 PM
1 votes:
I understood it fine. Moneygrab.
 
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