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(JoBlo)   "Much to the delight of all the fanboys, I don't see myself being involved in Prometheus-er"   (joblo.com) divider line 65
    More: Spiffy, Damon Lindelof, Prometheus, Bad Robot, Jon Spaihts, Star Trek  
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2012-12-20 11:38:55 AM
I don't know much about how the movie was made, but it reeked of studio interference.
 
2012-12-20 11:40:38 AM
I liked it.
 
2012-12-20 11:42:00 AM

Orgasmatron138: I don't know much about how the movie was made, but it reeked of studio interference.


Your sentence needed only to be three words long.
 
2012-12-20 11:45:21 AM
Prometheus was a disappointing prequel to the entertaining popcorn flick Aliens.

Thankfully, there are no prequels or sequels to the excellent Alien.

/or Raiders or Jaws
// I can't hear you lalalalalala...
 
2012-12-20 11:48:21 AM
I really wanted to like Prometheus. But it was just so generic.
 
2012-12-20 11:49:53 AM
Movies don't have to be "smart" to be good
 
2012-12-20 11:50:34 AM
Thank god. His rewrite weakened an already weak script built on an awesome premise. I hope someone smarter than both the previous writers can pull something out of an idea with so much potential. Just the idea of a woman piloting a spaceship with her trusty robot sidekick head has so much promise, but also so much potential for fail.
 
2012-12-20 11:53:13 AM
It is safe to say, most people like Prometheus despite the obvious problems. This Lindelof dipstick is obviously one of those problems.
 
2012-12-20 11:53:54 AM

dehehn: Just the idea of a woman piloting a spaceship with her trusty robot sidekick head has so much promise, but also so much potential for fail.


2.bp.blogspot.com


/agrees
 
2012-12-20 11:58:22 AM
I dunno. I'd like to know what happens to the woman and the robot head. I'd pay to see it.

Maybe someone will just write a book that explains why the "engineers" are such douches.
 
2012-12-20 12:04:30 PM
These guys have some questions that better be answered in the sequel.

/brain melting questions
 
2012-12-20 12:05:59 PM

Craptastic: I dunno. I'd like to know what happens to the woman and the robot head. I'd pay to see it.

Maybe someone will just write a book that explains why the "engineers" are such douches.


If real life has taught me anything it's that gods are douches because they don't like watching humans have sex.
 
2012-12-20 12:11:23 PM
I thought it was a very average movie. Worth seeing, I guess, but I probably wouldn't really recommend it.

I thought this was a really good analysis though. Made me sort of want to see it again.

I've heard the original script was much better as well, and it definitely had potential. Overall though it just felt kind of flat.

I'd have almost zero inteterest in any sort of sequel unless review are overwhelmingly positive.
 
2012-12-20 12:14:04 PM
Why on the slide of Sweet 16 did they show a Lexus concept car that has not even entered production?
 
2012-12-20 12:14:53 PM
Oh, for the love of...wrong thread.
 
2012-12-20 12:20:00 PM
Good...
 
2012-12-20 12:24:00 PM
might actually go see the sequel.
 
2012-12-20 12:24:58 PM
I'm disappointed. This means we won't get ridiculous characters with illogical motivations, bullshiat scene changes, completely dumbass plot resolutions or unreal alien gestation rates.
 
2012-12-20 12:25:12 PM

dehehn: Thank god. His rewrite weakened an already weak script built on an awesome premise. I hope someone smarter than both the previous writers can pull something out of an idea with so much potential. Just the idea of a woman piloting a spaceship with her trusty robot sidekick head has so much promise, but also so much potential for fail.

 
Did you see the original script that was put online a month or two ago? It wasn't very weak. Much much stronger than what eventually made it to the big screen. I don't like self-promoting, but I posted a pretty good synopsis of all the changes here in another thread about it.
 
2012-12-20 12:27:47 PM
That smirking troglodyte should be sued by the western canon.
 
2012-12-20 12:28:12 PM
Why Damon Lindelof should be working at Burger King, not writing for major motion pictures:

nymag.com

/Bitter like 3 day old coffee
 
2012-12-20 12:31:52 PM
www.imageleech.net
Try writing a story with an ending, douchebag
 
2012-12-20 12:32:22 PM
Well at least I figured out why the Engineers wanted to kill us all.
 
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He must've found Lindelof's rewrite
 
2012-12-20 12:33:21 PM

Henry Holland: Why Damon Lindelof should be working at Burger King, not writing for major motion pictures:

[nymag.com image 560x375]

/Bitter like 3 day old coffee


That looks like some of the cast from "Lost", but I don't remember that scene, even though I watched the series from beginning to end.
 
2012-12-20 12:37:21 PM
Should have just made it a straight up prequel. It would have at least provided a logical conclusion despite the characters' stupid motivations.

And they still could have made a sequel. To see where the Engineers came from.
 
2012-12-20 12:39:31 PM
I don't remember that scene with the Engineer reading books...
 
2012-12-20 12:40:43 PM

CarnySaur: That looks like some of the cast from "Lost", but I don't remember that scene, even though I watched the series from beginning to end.


It's from the final episode
 
2012-12-20 12:41:04 PM

Nurglitch: I don't remember that scene with the Engineer reading books...


It was a deleted scene. Didn't know either until I linked it: PrometheusEngineerReadsDeletedScene.JPG
 
2012-12-20 12:44:51 PM
He probably shouldn't be boasting about having spent a year on the film when the climax of the film pretty much got rewritten in the editing process.
 
2012-12-20 12:45:01 PM
I liked the whole concept of the Engineers etc etc. I just had problems with the logic behind motivations!

Why would the Engineers leave maps all over Earth to what was, essentially, a storage unit for them?
 
2012-12-20 12:47:31 PM

Glitchwerks: Why on the slide of Sweet 16 did they show a Lexus concept car that has not even entered production?


This wrong-thread comment actually applies. The first writer put his draft of the screenplay on his website and it reads like a real 'Alien' movie; haunting, beautiful and dark. Lindelof's draft reads like a headache in word form.

Why show us a sweet Lexus when we only get to drive a beat-up Camry?
 
2012-12-20 12:48:58 PM
He was hired after-the-fact to take a mediocre movie and turn it into part 1 of 2. I can't blame him for starting with shiat and ending up with shiat.

The original script is much better.
 
2012-12-20 12:49:25 PM
Too late. His stink is already associated with the product.
 
2012-12-20 12:51:37 PM

exparrot: dehehn: Just the idea of a woman piloting a spaceship with her trusty robot sidekick head has so much promise, but also so much potential for fail.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 425x319]


/agrees


I prefer Zev to Xev.
 
2012-12-20 12:53:55 PM

Tax Boy: These guys have some questions that better be answered in the sequel.

/brain melting questions


Don't mind Plinkett, but these two guys schtick got old real fast.
 
2012-12-20 01:25:34 PM
It wasn't a perfect movie, but I really enjoyed Prometheus. I admit to having a soft spot for monster flicks though.
 
2012-12-20 01:33:12 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: CarnySaur: That looks like some of the cast from "Lost", but I don't remember that scene, even though I watched the series from beginning to end.

It's from the final episode


[That's the joke.jpg]
 
2012-12-20 01:40:59 PM
So where does the Engineer from the first Alien movie fit in? Is that a different ship and planet? Damn, I so wanted this movie to be good but it made so little sense.

My theory for Engineers demise: There's two groups of Engineers. One group wanted to keep humanity alive and nurture it. The other Engineer group wanted to destroy humanity for some reason. The 3 Engineers that we see using the space equipment and hibernating were the latter and were getting ready to destory the humans on Earth but the other Engineers stopped them and froze them in hibernation. The Engineers that wanted to destroy humanity had a fail safe that released the goo, the goo infected the human loving Engineers and killed them. So it was a stalemate that only ended when humans arrived.

Since this is turning into a sci/fi thread...

Predator:
I always thought that the Predator aliens were smart like us but were a species that come upon advanced technology way before they had time to develop their own culture. Like somehow a more technologically advanced alien race came across the predators who at the time were still living a hunter/gatherer lifestyle. The predators because they are so warlike were able to overcome the advanced alien race and take their technology. The predators are intelligent and able to use advanced technology but their society is kind of backwards because they didn't have the time to develop certain societal norms.
 
2012-12-20 01:42:20 PM

I am Wee Todd Ed: So where does the Engineer from the first Alien movie fit in? Is that a different ship and planet? Damn, I so wanted this movie to be good but it made so little sense.

My theory for Engineers demise: There's two groups of Engineers. One group wanted to keep humanity alive and nurture it. The other Engineer group wanted to destroy humanity for some reason. The 3 Engineers that we see using the space equipment and hibernating were the latter and were getting ready to destory the humans on Earth but the other Engineers stopped them and froze them in hibernation. The Engineers that wanted to destroy humanity had a fail safe that released the goo, the goo infected the human loving Engineers and killed them. So it was a stalemate that only ended when humans arrived.

Since this is turning into a sci/fi thread...

Predator:
I always thought that the Predator aliens were smart like us but were a species that come upon advanced technology way before they had time to develop their own culture. Like somehow a more technologically advanced alien race came across the predators who at the time were still living a hunter/gatherer lifestyle. The predators because they are so warlike were able to overcome the advanced alien race and take their technology. The predators are intelligent and able to use advanced technology but their society is kind of backwards because they didn't have the time to develop certain societal norms.


You just put more thought into this than the makers of Prometheus.
 
2012-12-20 01:44:27 PM
Chances of a movie that makes sense, rising.
 
2012-12-20 02:02:22 PM

buntz: I liked the whole concept of the Engineers etc etc. I just had problems with the logic behind motivations!

Why would the Engineers leave maps all over Earth to what was, essentially, a storage unit for them?


They didn't leave any maps. Those were cave drawings. I guess?
 
2012-12-20 02:11:09 PM
Spaight's script was quite a bit more coherent. Cameron's additions and changes mostly muddied the concept and trying to please everyone in the development chain ultimately sacrificed plot coherence for group consensus.

It's a failure, a gorgeous failure, but a failure.
 
2012-12-20 02:11:47 PM
That ending really bugged me because the Engineers had failed to wipe out humanity, because of an accident. Probably have forgotten all about us, and one stupid farking scientist biatch and a half dead android were going to go remind these advanced beings who farking hated humanity that we were still alive. All so she could ask them what we did wrong.

biatch fly that farking ship back to Earth, let Wylan corp or Earth gov tear it apart and figure out how it works, how to defend against the farking Engineers, and then go kick their large, gilled, white assess.
 
2012-12-20 02:13:46 PM
I don't get the hate for this movie. The characters were sometimes dopey, but the story as a whole was intriguing, Michael was fantastic, and the visuals were stunning.
 
2012-12-20 02:15:15 PM

Wayne 985: I don't get the hate for this movie. The characters were sometimes dopey, but the story as a whole was intriguing, Michael David was fantastic, and the visuals were stunning.


FTFM
 
2012-12-20 02:21:56 PM
About a month back, someone pointed out the original script in pdf. Fantastic read by the way. I wonder why they never went with this instead of the dreck that Scott directed.

ALIEN Engineers
by Jon Spaihts
Link opens the pdf script.
 
2012-12-20 03:06:21 PM

Wayne 985: I don't get the hate for this movie. The characters were sometimes dopey, but the story as a whole was intriguing, Michael was fantastic, and the visuals were stunning.


Sometimes?
 
2012-12-20 03:10:16 PM
I enjoyed Prometheus. It was beautiful.
 
I was disappointed at how stupid the scientists were though. Especially the boyfriend. What a dumbass.
 
2012-12-20 03:17:35 PM

Glitchwerks: Oh, for the love of...wrong thread.


OR WAS IT??

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2012-12-20 04:23:17 PM

Wayne 985: I don't get the hate for this movie. The characters were sometimes dopey, but the story as a whole was intriguing, Michael was fantastic, and the visuals were stunning.


The whole thing was an Idiot Plot. The story doesn't go anywhere unless the characters do things no rational person would ever even think of doing, and that totally kills any willing suspension of disbelief. I can't let go and get into a movie if every 30 seconds I'm asking myself, "What kind of idiot asshole would do that?!?"
 
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