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(Badass Digest)   Turns out the 'Prometheus' you saw was not the 'Prometheus' that was planned. It was originally titled 'Alien: Engineers', took place on LV-426, acknowledged the stupidity of the scientists, and had a much better ending   (badassdigest.com) divider line 221
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2012-11-12 07:53:10 PM
I'm still one of the 7 people who defend Prometheus. It will probably end up on my top 10 of the year.
 
2012-11-12 07:54:55 PM

meat0918: skinink: I bought the DVD because I liked the special effects in the movies and the acting was good. The plot was bad. The thing that disappointed me the most is how the Aliens morphed from being to being which it was born in. Just didn't make any sense.

That's something that carried over from Aliens 3 and other media.

The xenomorph absorbed some of the form of host species. Fairly canon stuff.


If I ever use the phrase "Fairly canon stuff" again, shoot me.
 
2012-11-12 07:55:46 PM
Scott is an idiot. Never again.
 
2012-11-12 07:58:02 PM

buntz: I liked the movie. I didn't think it was great, but I liked it.

I don't like that there were like 10 different alien types (oil stuff, snake stuff that can apparently make you a zombie for some reason), belly squid, giant squid, proto-alien......)


That's what drove me crazy about the X-Files. It was wonderful when they had a nice tight UFO conspiracy story going on, but they also went overboard with the various aliens around the time the movie came out (Grays, Black Oil, Roid-Rage Grays, Shapeshifters, Bounty Hunters, Faceless Aliens, the list goes on).


Oh, I also didn't get, and didn't like, why they had Guy Pierce in bad old man makeup. If he didn't do anything intricate int he plot, why not just hire an old man?


They apparently shots some scenes of him as a young man (I think it was a cyrosleep dream sequence), but the didn't use them, so it was a waste. They really should have tried to get Peter O'Toole to play him, if he would have been up for it.
.
 
2012-11-12 08:02:35 PM

Mad_Radhu: I swear, we are going to look back on this guy in a few years and are going to realize that he is the Rob Liefeld of scriptwriting. I've never been more let down by show than I was with the final season of Lost.


On one hand, I'm scared that he's writing the next Star Trek movie. On the other hand, we don't know how much of it is his fault. It could very well be Ridley Scott is more to blame, and Damon Lindelof was just doing as he was told. From the interviews Scott did, it was apparent HE wanted this to be more than an Alien prequel, and was obsessed with the Prometheus imagery and the life/death stuff. He seemed to think the movie was brilliant.
 
2012-11-12 08:04:14 PM

rkane1: There are of course exceptions to this, but it generally holds pretty true. If a script needed to be worked on after the fact, it was either no good to begin with, or the studio wanted to broaden the appeal of the movie and will do so by adding explosions and fart jokes.


Like Toy Story. What trash.
 
2012-11-12 08:06:23 PM
Prometheus is now my baseline for what an average movie is.

I didn't exactly hate it, but at no point during the movie did I think 'i really like whats happening'.
 
2012-11-12 08:07:19 PM

buntz: And I WAS bothered the chick couldn't run sideways.


Seriously, that was the biggest WTF moment for me.

You're being chased by a giant ring. What do you do? Do you run in a straight line, taking the same path as that ring, or do you side-step three feet to avoid it?

I mean, godfarkingdammit, you're supposedly a smart, tactical commander, and you can't realize that YOU EXIST IN THREE DIMENSIONAL SPACE???? Christ...... Any movie that is based around people that are supposedly brilliant, but are really dumb as fark (another example: brilliant biologist travels for years in cryo, first alien being he comes across, even being dead, he runs like a biatch from) loses all credibility, since whoever wrote it has no idea WTF they are doing.

Scott took a concept that was awesome as fark, highly anticipated, and turned it into a teen horror movie where everyone has shiat for brains.
 
2012-11-12 08:10:24 PM

rkane1: If a script needed to be worked on after the fact, it was either no good to begin with, or the studio wanted to broaden the appeal of the movie and will do so by adding explosions


So, any movie with Christian Bale in it?
 
2012-11-12 08:12:00 PM

RoxtarRyan: rkane1: If a script needed to be worked on after the fact, it was either no good to begin with, or the studio wanted to broaden the appeal of the movie and will do so by adding explosions

So, any movie with Christian Bale in it?


Except this one, yes.
 
2012-11-12 08:12:48 PM

Mad_Radhu: scottydoesntknow: I'm about a quarter of the way through the script (they just reached the star system), and it's already a hundred times better.

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I swear, we are going to look back on this guy in a few years and are going to realize that he is the Rob Liefeld of scriptwriting. I've never been more let down by show than I was with the final season of Lost.


I have to tangent and say that the last season of Fringe is pissing me off more than the last season of LOST. The finale of Lost bugged me with its final swerve and I felt it wasted a lot of opportunities with going with the Island of Vaguely Not-Jesusland, but Fringe? I'm okay with the time-shift and the observer war, seriously. It's Olivia and Peter making sad eyes at each other for what feels like 85% of the episode that I am not okay with and the total dumbing down of Walter and the uselessness of Astrid. At war? GO TO WAR. DON'T FARKING CRY TO ME ABOUT YOUR SHIAT. The last couple of eps were better. Slightly.

Also I liked Prometheus.
 
2012-11-12 08:14:02 PM
Have not read TFA yet but it definitely seemed like an Alien prequel that was tweaked just a bit to make it not one.

Which was annoying.

The Engineer should have ended up in the Derelict at the end. The Xeno should have popped out of it's chest. And I give up....
 
2012-11-12 08:18:10 PM

RoxtarRyan: buntz: And I WAS bothered the chick couldn't run sideways.

Seriously, that was the biggest WTF moment for me.

You're being chased by a giant ring. What do you do? Do you run in a straight line, taking the same path as that ring, or do you side-step three feet to avoid it?

I mean, godfarkingdammit, you're supposedly a smart, tactical commander, and you can't realize that YOU EXIST IN THREE DIMENSIONAL SPACE???? Christ...... Any movie that is based around people that are supposedly brilliant, but are really dumb as fark (another example: brilliant biologist travels for years in cryo, first alien being he comes across, even being dead, he runs like a biatch from) loses all credibility, since whoever wrote it has no idea WTF they are doing.

Scott took a concept that was awesome as fark, highly anticipated, and turned it into a teen horror movie where everyone has shiat for brains.


I totally understand the WTF feelings about that scene. Not defending it as it's probably just ankle writing, but personally I give that individual scene a pass; I can totally see someone in a panic getting focused on one thing (run faster) and totally block out anything else (run smarter).
 
2012-11-12 08:21:06 PM
I liked Prometheus...but it was a huge disappointment. Damn, it could have been truly great. The movie seemed to try too hard to tie things in with the Alien franchise...rather than standing on it's own as a prequel.
 
2012-11-12 08:22:45 PM
It was far from perfect but I rather enjoyed Prometheus. Far from the most disappointing movie of the past year.
 
2012-11-12 08:24:39 PM

meat0918: skinink: I bought the DVD because I liked the special effects in the movies and the acting was good. The plot was bad. The thing that disappointed me the most is how the Aliens morphed from being to being which it was born in. Just didn't make any sense.

That's something that carried over from Aliens 3 and other media.

The xenomorph absorbed some of the form of host species. Fairly canon stuff.


Actually a lot of the things people complain about in the movie is basically alien canon.
 
2012-11-12 08:25:13 PM
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/only into hard sci-fi
 
2012-11-12 08:26:23 PM

burndtdan: meat0918: skinink: I bought the DVD because I liked the special effects in the movies and the acting was good. The plot was bad. The thing that disappointed me the most is how the Aliens morphed from being to being which it was born in. Just didn't make any sense.

That's something that carried over from Aliens 3 and other media.

The xenomorph absorbed some of the form of host species. Fairly canon stuff.

Actually a lot of the things people complain about in the movie is basically alien canon.


We're accepting Aliens3 as canon now?
 
2012-11-12 08:29:21 PM

KhamanV: I have to tangent and say that the last season of Fringe is pissing me off more than the last season of LOST. The finale of Lost bugged me with its final swerve and I felt it wasted a lot of opportunities with going with the Island of Vaguely Not-Jesusland, but Fringe? I'm okay with the time-shift and the observer war, seriously. It's Olivia and Peter making sad eyes at each other for what feels like 85% of the episode that I am not okay with and the total dumbing down of Walter and the uselessness of Astrid. At war? GO TO WAR. DON'T FARKING CRY TO ME ABOUT YOUR SHIAT. The last couple of eps were better. Slightly.


I agree. They are wasting too much time with Walter's Easter Egg hunt. I'm hoping that it gets better now that Peter has gone all Neo, but it has been a bit of a slog to get there. I was really hoping we'd see much more of Walter farking with the Observer's shiat by creating Fringe Events, or the team mounting an expedition to re-establish contact with Over There in order to get their help, but we really haven't seen too much of that. The Pocket Universe episode does give me hope that things are coming together.
 
2012-11-12 08:32:44 PM

DamnYankees: I'm still one of the 7 people who defend Prometheus. It will probably end up on my top 10 of the year.


It's okay man, I'm with you. but alas, I like Damon Lindeloff.
 
2012-11-12 08:37:21 PM

DamnYankees: I'm still one of the 7 people who defend Prometheus. It will probably end up on my top 10 of the year.


I Iiked it. it's a scott movie, he wants his little, "what does it mean to exist" themes in there. similarly themes to bladerunner.

my problems with the film were not devastating, but noticeable.

1) why have guy peirce as an old man? why not have an old man?

2) charlize theron's character was essentially superfluous. as a device in the piece, she serves little to no purpose. she should have stood as some juxtaposition against the robot character, as both are the "children" of the old man. she was basically overlooked. this juxtaposition would have been valuable, since the humans were similarly positioned against the engineers. I assume this was because she was edited out, which i understand, and I could understand why she was supposed to be there, but since she was so edited out, she should have acted better to make her character interesting. she was never made interesting by plot, position, dialogue or acting. you can have a large impact without a lot of time, but this is where real talent and perfection comes in. she's a more talented actress to have let this slip, so i figure there were problems beyond her own to create this unnecessary character. since she was so edited out, she should have been removed.

3) the captain guy crashed his ship into that other ship, suiciding himself and friends, with very little provocation. i thought that could have been a little more dramatic. they could have established more appropriately that this guy realized the importance of suiciding himself, instead of a blind faith in the lady character. this would have probably required more build up, since in the moment, there was little time to make a reasoned decision. perhaps this was another editing problem, and he should just assume that he was appropriately aware. it was mentioned, so it's acceptable... but, killing yourself for others should have a little more weight in a film about existence. it was glossed over.

it sounds like all my problems are with the editing.... I admit, he kept the movie at a respectable time, so maybe the cuts were necessary. although, i don't mind a long movie if it is engrossing. for the most part, i was engrossed in the movie.
 
2012-11-12 08:42:00 PM

pute kisses like a man: harlize theron's character was essentially superfluous. as a device in the piece, she serves little to no purpose. she should have stood as some juxtaposition against the robot character, as both are the "children" of the old man. she was basically overlooked. this juxtaposition would have been valuable, since the humans were similarly positioned against the engineers.


Totally! I think they should have shiatcanned the two archaeologist characters and had the movie focus on the "sibling rivalry".
 
2012-11-12 08:42:15 PM
Was David acting on orders to give the black ink stuff to that guy? Seemed like the boss had an idea of what was there already. Seemed they were trying to get an intact xenomorph like in the fourth? movie. But nothing else indicated the boss knew what was there. Did it even matter that the boss biatch was the daughter? When they said the medical bed was only for men, you knew that would come back as important, but there was zero reason to think weyland was its intended patient.

Had pretty much zero clue as to anyone's motivations In the film outside the main character. I'm guessing there was at least an hour cut out of the movie. The pilot and his officers at the end seemed to have a lot of in jokes or repoire. But they didn't build that during the movie. Also, he killed himself by crashing the ship because a woman he didn't really know told him to. The deleted scenes showed why, but the theatrical release was pretty much a do it (bad word for homosexual) threat by the chick.
 
2012-11-12 08:43:00 PM
I liked the movie, but I'm still butt-hurt they didn't cast Lance Henriksen as Weyland.
 
2012-11-12 08:44:52 PM
Just finished. Wow. Who farked this up so hard?
 
2012-11-12 08:50:07 PM
Blame George Lucas. This generation of writers point to midichlorians and say, "See we are better off without answers." But they've taken it too far. Some things we do want to know. If done well it won't hurt you character moments.
 
2012-11-12 08:55:53 PM

Mad_Radhu: scottydoesntknow: I'm about a quarter of the way through the script (they just reached the star system), and it's already a hundred times better.

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I swear, we are going to look back on this guy in a few years and are going to realize that he is the Rob Liefeld of scriptwriting. I've never been more let down by show than I was with the final season of Lost.


I think it's a tie with the final season of X-Files
 
2012-11-12 08:56:07 PM

pute kisses like a man: it sounds like all my problems are with the editing.... I admit, he kept the movie at a respectable time, so maybe the cuts were necessary. although, i don't mind a long movie if it is engrossing. for the most part, i was engrossed in the movie.


Okay, the problems aren't editing. The problems are inexcusable retardation.

The crew take their helmets off in the base at the first opportunity, as though there is no such thing as poison and contagion to worry about. These are supposed to be scientists. Then they howl.

The red-headed mineralogist who is in charge of mapping the base with his flying orbs... gets lost. A few scenes later, the Captain calls him for his position. Which he provides instantly. Yes, they're still quite in touch with the ship. Where there is a 3D image of the base appearing on the table, along with blobs showing the location of the teams. And he's still lost.

Later, the biologist who ran in terror from a safely dead alien wants to go pet a glistening, sticky live one. He calls it "Baby". I mean, we know he's gay, and he and his red headed buddy have been flirting with each other since they got thawed out, but really now.

These characters simply do not act like people! Nothing about what they do makes sense! And it's not from too many explanatory scenes being cut out. Visually, the movie was awesome. But everyone involved in the writing and editing should be blacklisted from making movies ever again.
 
2012-11-12 08:56:27 PM

pute kisses like a man: 2) charlize theron's character was essentially superfluous. as a device in the piece, she serves little to no purpose. she should have stood as some juxtaposition against the robot character, as both are the "children" of the old man. she was basically overlooked. this juxtaposition would have been valuable, since the humans were similarly positioned against the engineers. I assume this was because she was edited out, which i understand, and I could understand why she was supposed to be there, but since she was so edited out, she should have acted better to make her character interesting. she was never made interesting by plot, position, dialogue or acting. you can have a large impact without a lot of time, but this is where real talent and perfection comes in. she's a more talented actress to have let this slip, so i figure there were problems beyond her own to create this unnecessary character. since she was so edited out, she should have been removed.


Charlize Theron's character was there so Idris Elba's character would have someone to schtup.
 
2012-11-12 08:58:06 PM
Let me show you my Prometheus
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-12 09:00:43 PM
I just needed a place to post this:

clockworkvirus.com
 
2012-11-12 09:01:43 PM

rorypk: Was David acting on orders to give the black ink stuff to that guy?


The guy met his makers, in his own way. David asking him how far he was willing to go to prove his theory, and all that.

And as for scientists being dumbasses. They are human, not all-mighty omniscient Engineers. Irrational is life.

/the movie wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible. It was enjoyable, even if it wasn't better than sex.
 
2012-11-12 09:05:29 PM
Yeah, the movie was crap. But you should have seen the movie we meant to make. It was really cool!
 
2012-11-12 09:07:38 PM

buntz: I liked the movie. I didn't think it was great, but I liked it.

I don't like that there were like 10 different alien types (oil stuff, snake stuff that can apparently make you a zombie for some reason), belly squid, giant squid, proto-alien......)

And I WAS bothered the chick couldn't run sideways.

But otherwise, I enjoyed it.

I don't think the Engineers were trying to destroy Earth. I think they were trying to save it but David misinterpreted or misunderstood what was going on.


Oh, I also didn't get, and didn't like, why they had Guy Pierce in bad old man makeup. If he didn't do anything intricate int he plot, why not just hire an old man?

(I thought the abortion scene was gnarley.... although she seemed to recover a little too quickly after)


Wow, you took like 3 points right out of my mouth. I agree so much on the surgery part. My wife had abdominal surgery. The pain of trying to walk right after would render anybody unconscious, I don't care who you are or what's going on. I'm usually not one of "those", but that kinda ruined things for me. Not enough to dislike the movie.

I didn't know we were all supposed to hate Prometheus btw?
 
2012-11-12 09:09:34 PM

sure haven't: Wow, you took like 3 points right out of my mouth. I agree so much on the surgery part. My wife had abdominal surgery. The pain of trying to walk right after would render anybody unconscious, I don't care who you are or what's going on. I'm usually not one of "those", but that kinda ruined things for me. Not enough to dislike the movie.


Meh, didn't bother me. Future, sci-fi medicine/painkillers.
 
2012-11-12 09:10:56 PM

pute kisses like a man: DamnYankees: I'm still one of the 7 people who defend Prometheus. It will probably end up on my top 10 of the year.

...

3) the captain guy crashed his ship into that other ship, suiciding himself and friends, with very little provocation. i thought that could have been a little more dramatic. they could have established more appropriately that this guy realized the importance of suiciding himself, instead of a blind faith in the lady character. this would have probably required more build up, since in the moment, there was little time to make a reasoned decision. perhaps this was another editing problem, and he should just assume that he was appropriately aware. it was mentioned, so it's acceptable... but, killing yourself for others should have ...


You know I can accept that part of the plot. The Captain and his crew had probably already decided to throw the ship into the sun or something because there is no way he should be taking it back to human civilization due to the massive chance of biological contamination.

Think of all the crap that could be in the ship since they didn't even have the good sense to not take off their helmets etc on a totally new world with who knows how many nasty surprises.

Truly stupid movie
 
2012-11-12 09:14:40 PM

Decillion: Blame George Lucas. This generation of writers point to midichlorians and say, "See we are better off without answers." But they've taken it too far. Some things we do want to know. If done well it won't hurt you character moments.


Not everyone provides bad backstory answers. George did a great job answering questions no one was asking.
 
2012-11-12 09:18:05 PM
I wanted to like this movie. I think I actually did, at some level. Of course, I don't think there is any way I would not have liked it. It looked beautiful. The opening sequence was flawless... and it went downhill fast from there. The cast is horrible. The score is cheesy and intrudes when it shouldn't. The plot has no concept of the tale it wants to tell. But... it is ambitious, I'll give it that.
 
2012-11-12 09:18:06 PM

Austinoftx: pute kisses like a man: it sounds like all my problems are with the editing.... I admit, he kept the movie at a respectable time, so maybe the cuts were necessary. although, i don't mind a long movie if it is engrossing. for the most part, i was engrossed in the movie.

Okay, the problems aren't editing. The problems are inexcusable retardation.

The crew take their helmets off in the base at the first opportunity, as though there is no such thing as poison and contagion to worry about. These are supposed to be scientists. Then they howl.

The red-headed mineralogist who is in charge of mapping the base with his flying orbs... gets lost. A few scenes later, the Captain calls him for his position. Which he provides instantly. Yes, they're still quite in touch with the ship. Where there is a 3D image of the base appearing on the table, along with blobs showing the location of the teams. And he's still lost.

Later, the biologist who ran in terror from a safely dead alien wants to go pet a glistening, sticky live one. He calls it "Baby". I mean, we know he's gay, and he and his red headed buddy have been flirting with each other since they got thawed out, but really now.

These characters simply do not act like people! Nothing about what they do makes sense! And it's not from too many explanatory scenes being cut out. Visually, the movie was awesome. But everyone involved in the writing and editing should be blacklisted from making movies ever again.


all very good points... the helmet thing isn't miserable, because they were stupid. i got a corporate vs. hipster theme, too. these people were futuristic hipster doufuses on a religious mission. they happened to be scientists, by coincidence. they probably also yell and scream when they go camping. now, the corporate people should have kept their helmets on, but that's only charlize theron, and we already realized she was never fleshed out as a character (and robot man didn't need to breath) -- maybe she has some serious issues with insecurity and fitting in. remember, she slept with the first guy to insult her / call her a robot.

but, here's a point I forgot to mention that i found rather clever:

the year is 2093 or so. when they get to the planet, they realize that it has been asleep for 2000 years. that means, the engineers decided to destroy the world roughly 2000 years prior. that's basically at or soon after the coming of Christ. so, that may be the event that pissed them off so much to destroy us.
 
2012-11-12 09:18:56 PM
Can we all just agree that it was better than AvP: Requiem?

Watched that piece of trash again last night on TV just to see if it was as bad as I remembered. It wasn't. It was worse.
 
2012-11-12 09:19:45 PM
IlGreven


This is why we can't have good sci-fi.

No, not the hacking apart of the orgiinal script. The fanboys who tear absolutely everything apart if it isn't 100% perfect in their eyes.

We can't have good sci-fi because when someone makes crap the fans call them on it?

oookay then.
 
2012-11-12 09:21:21 PM

pute kisses like a man: the year is 2093 or so. when they get to the planet, they realize that it has been asleep for 2000 years. that means, the engineers decided to destroy the world roughly 2000 years prior. that's basically at or soon after the coming of Christ. so, that may be the event that pissed them off so much to destroy us.


Have you not read the amazing Christ was an Engineer theory? Seriously, it's a very col argument:

Link
 
2012-11-12 09:23:24 PM
Holy mother of pearl! The script is 1000x better. For the love of God why did they $#@% up such a good thing?
 
2012-11-12 09:23:29 PM

Austinoftx: pute kisses like a man: it sounds like all my problems are with the editing.... I admit, he kept the movie at a respectable time, so maybe the cuts were necessary. although, i don't mind a long movie if it is engrossing. for the most part, i was engrossed in the movie.

Okay, the problems aren't editing. The problems are inexcusable retardation.

The crew take their helmets off in the base at the first opportunity, as though there is no such thing as poison and contagion to worry about. These are supposed to be scientists. Then they howl.

The red-headed mineralogist who is in charge of mapping the base with his flying orbs... gets lost. A few scenes later, the Captain calls him for his position. Which he provides instantly. Yes, they're still quite in touch with the ship. Where there is a 3D image of the base appearing on the table, along with blobs showing the location of the teams. And he's still lost.

Later, the biologist who ran in terror from a safely dead alien wants to go pet a glistening, sticky live one. He calls it "Baby". I mean, we know he's gay, and he and his red headed buddy have been flirting with each other since they got thawed out, but really now.

These characters simply do not act like people! Nothing about what they do makes sense! And it's not from too many explanatory scenes being cut out. Visually, the movie was awesome. But everyone involved in the writing and editing should be blacklisted from making movies ever again.


Lets extend the list.

There are two crew members lost and no one on the ship maintains communication with them (ok. it was because he was going to get to bang CTheron but still ...

They haven't invented DVRs (for the above mentioned crew communication). Jeebus I'm running one on the security cameras on my house right now for goodness sake.

They landed the main ship on the planet instead of using some sort of smaller vessel. Massive risk for no gain.

The arrive at the planet and immediately land without even orbiting a few times and taking a look. Should have orbited for ages mapping etc. Then woke up the rest of the crew.

The guy sees tentacles coming out of his eye-ball and instead of running screaming to sick bay just goes about his normal day

They have no concern at all for alien microbes on a totally foreign planet.

The alien baby grew from the the size of a football to a huge bigger than man sized tentacled monster in days with no source of food/mass.

There was no rational for the use of the alien goo on the archaeologist except that he was a dickhead

Here is a trillion dollar mission and they didn't bother to find a decent crew and instead picked a bunch of misfits and then didn't even train them (lifeboat drills anyone?)
 
2012-11-12 09:33:20 PM

IlGreven: This is why we can't have good sci-fi.

No, not the hacking apart of the orgiinal script. The fanboys who tear absolutely everything apart if it isn't 100% perfect in their eyes.

You are why most major outlets go "fark it: LCD is cheaper and more profitable; plus we don't have crazed fanboys threatening to destroy us."


No it's because it sucked. Most viewers were hating it by about half way through and there was nothing redeeming in the end. We do have good sci fi. This was a failed attempt
 
2012-11-12 09:38:44 PM

pute kisses like a man: DamnYankees: I'm still one of the 7 people who defend Prometheus. It will probably end up on my top 10 of the year.

I Iiked it. it's a scott movie, he wants his little, "what does it mean to exist" themes in there. similarly themes to bladerunner.

my problems with the film were not devastating, but noticeable.

1) why have guy peirce as an old man? why not have an old man?

2) charlize theron's character was essentially superfluous. as a device in the piece, she serves little to no purpose. she should have stood as some juxtaposition against the robot character, as both are the "children" of the old man. she was basically overlooked. this juxtaposition would have been valuable, since the humans were similarly positioned against the engineers. I assume this was because she was edited out, which i understand, and I could understand why she was supposed to be there, but since she was so edited out, she should have acted better to make her character interesting. she was never made interesting by plot, position, dialogue or acting. you can have a large impact without a lot of time, but this is where real talent and perfection comes in. she's a more talented actress to have let this slip, so i figure there were problems beyond her own to create this unnecessary character. since she was so edited out, she should have been removed.

3) the captain guy crashed his ship into that other ship, suiciding himself and friends, with very little provocation. i thought that could have been a little more dramatic. they could have established more appropriately that this guy realized the importance of suiciding himself, instead of a blind faith in the lady character. this would have probably required more build up, since in the moment, there was little time to make a reasoned decision. perhaps this was another editing problem, and he should just assume that he was appropriately aware. it was mentioned, so it's acceptable... but, killing yourself for others should have ...


It sounds more as if your problems are with the writing rather than the editing.
1. Was a casting Misstep.
2&3. Were script problems. 2 was a waste of a character and 3 was a result of 2 not being developed.
 
2012-11-12 09:39:22 PM

Mad_Radhu: I swear, we are going to look back on this guy in a few years and are going to realize that he is the Rob Liefeld of scriptwriting.


LOL.

/ anyone notice excessive pouches on the space (or environmental) suits?
// not going to re-watch this movie just to check that...
 
2012-11-12 09:40:37 PM
Stephen Stills? I mean okay, but you pick one item for the obligatory "future humans are still basically just like us" interaction and that is the best object you could come up with?
 
2012-11-12 09:41:38 PM

error 303: Prometheus is now my baseline for what an average movie is.

I didn't exactly hate it, but at no point during the movie did I think 'i really like whats happening'.


I paid $1.50 at a budget theater to see it. I got my money's worth, at least....
 
2012-11-12 09:43:20 PM
Ridley Scott makes a bad movie: it's all the fault of studio interference!

Ridley Scott makes a good movie: it's all the fault of studio interference!

Ridley Scott makes a movie with like six different endings, four of them provided by Ridley Scott: it's all the fault of studio interference!

Ridley Scott should either stop making movies or stop making movies for Hollywood studios.
 
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