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(Bleeding Cool)   Prometheus Blu-ray bonus ties into Blade Runner universe, still doesn't make sense   ( bleedingcool.com) divider line
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2012-10-07 11:29:10 PM  
3 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?
2012-10-06 07:56:51 PM  
2 votes:
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?
2012-10-06 03:11:55 PM  
2 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.
2012-10-08 01:24:03 AM  
1 vote:

Remember when things that were taking place in science fiction were hard? Filled with risk? Certainty and outcomes not guaranteed?

We see this in the first film. The equipment doesn't work right, they seriously fark up the scout ship when they land, there's an overall pervading sense of taking risks with a serious possibility of very bad consequences. It felt like being stuck in the middle of space.

With this film nah. Hey! Let's land! No problems. Oh wow! There's the landing site we should choose! I'll just boop these random buttons on the wall and yow! Hey! I opened these doors / powered up the inner sanctum! Man, I sure could use this thing out of my belly! Damn! It even holds it for me at the end!

Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING felt like it was dangerous, nothing felt real in any sense of the word. To quote Samwise from above, "It was a film fueled by writers block and cocaine".

Also, the clusterfark of an ending given to LOST makes a hell of a lot more sense now. @*()*#@ Lindelhof is a farking hack who wouldn't know how to compose and end a three note song made entirely from farts.
2012-10-08 01:10:52 AM  
1 vote:
To quote my friend Popetom:

One thing that could have redeemed the movie is if they showed them placing the Craig's List add they obviously used to get all the expedition's scientists.

WANTED: Biologist for long term space mission of exploration. Willing to trade your skills for a paper clip. Must know an organic material (is has carbon as part of its composure) and the kind of farming that doesn't use pesticides.

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.
2012-10-08 12:30:16 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:39:29 AM  
1 vote:
Pro tip #4,764,222: It doesn't matter what planet you're on. If a critter rises up, flares it neck at you, and hisses menacingly, it is not so politely telling you to fark off. DO NOT TRY TO PET IT!!!
2012-10-06 10:35:08 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:32:43 PM  
1 vote:
2012-10-06 10:03:35 PM  
1 vote:
Honest Trailer.

This about sums it up for me.
2012-10-06 09:46:55 PM  
1 vote:
2012-10-06 09:27:41 PM  
1 vote:

Clutch2013: 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?"

I thought that was Ellen Degeneres.
2012-10-06 07:47:19 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-06 05:39:19 PM  
1 vote:
Oh goodie, I get to use the Michael Fassbender Trollface pic again.

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2012-10-06 03:18:22 PM  
1 vote:
I understood it fine. Moneygrab.
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