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2013-10-26 08:46:36 AM  
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Slaxl: Still with the prometheus hate? The only thing wrong with prometheus was the rolling space ship and the running in the wrong direction. Everything else made perfect sense.

What about the motherfarker who brought the god damn mapping balls somehow getting lost? How the hell does that happen? He has the god damn map!!!

What about the motherfarker dissing the biologist on the ship and was all like "I'm here to make money, not be your friend". And then later on was like "I'm a geologist! I study rocks! Not dead bodies!" while being IN A CAVE ON AN ALIEN WORLD SURROUNDED BY ROCKS (so go study some, asshole). Oh wait, that was the same motherfarker. Seriously, who the fark was that guy and why'd they bring him along?!

What about the biologist who is all scared about dead things and is like "don't touch anything" but later on sees a deadly animal and all of a sudden is full of courage and is trying to pet the damn thing? How stupid can one be?

What about the archeologist dude finding incredible alien artifacts on an unknown world and being completely underwhelmed, and crying about how it's "just another tomb" while finding solace at the bottom of the bottle. Any real archeologist would lose his proverbial shiat at a find like that. It's bigger than Howard Carter and Indiana Jones combined! Who the fark thinks like that?

What about the asshole who takes off his god damn helmet without giving any care or consideration for microbes or environmental contamination, either from him or on him? Oh wait, that was the same asshole. What the fark was he thinking?

What about the stupid biatch who had her abdominal muscles completely severed in such a way that she'd never have any control over her hips, torso or pelvis, and unable to stand up without her body cavity falling out, suddenly running and jumping around for the rest of the movie? How stupid do the filmmakers think we are to assume that we'd just gloss over that part and think that because her skin was stapled shut everything's all hunky-dory in there?

What about the stupid Captain and Charlize Theron abandoning their posts in the most unprofessional manner and saying "Most incredible discovery in human history? fark this shiat, let's go have sex."

What about the two pilots who are all like "I'm happy with no cares or worries whatsoever. I got an idea: Let's commit suicide!"

Prometheus was a dumb movie, with dumb characters, dumb motivations, dumb dialogue, dumb actions and dumb plot twists that completely betrayed its premise. These people are supposed to be intelligent scientists with advanced degrees in their fields and they displayed absolutely ZERO scientific rigor and investigative inquiry, and they expressed nothing other than sheer contempt or sighing tedium at something that should have been blowing their farking minds every five seconds with every new discovery. How many alien worlds have these people been on before and how many alien civilizations have they studied to give them such a jaded outlook?

That's what was wrong with Prometheus. The characters were thoroughly unlikable because they were insultingly stupid in their motivations and their dialogue. The only one who played true to his part was the god damn replicant.
2013-10-26 12:11:53 AM  
3 votes:

Apos: the abominable Prometheus,

Didn't think it was great, but I've never understood the amount of hate that movie gets.
2013-10-25 11:54:13 PM  
2 votes:
It's distressing to see that Ridley Scott is in a directorial slump lately. From the disappointing Robin Hood to the abominable Prometheus, it's been painful to witness. Whatever happened to the dynamic director who brought us Blade Runner, Alien, Black Hawk Down and the like? Bring him back!
2013-10-26 10:56:54 AM  
1 vote:

kim jong-un: As a followup. Apollo 13 is a good example of how to introduce conflict without resorting to lazy techniques like 'loose cannon characters'

One of the best movies for this is Carpenter's The Thing. You have (mostly) highly educated, intelligent men on an Antarctic research station. None of them make any stupid choices or decisions throughout the movie. The Thing simply outsmarts and outmaneuvers them, even when they know what it is and what it can do.

Every modern horror writer and director should study that movie as a template on how to create a compelling ensemble cast of characters and how to progress a story without being forced to write any of them into a corner for the sake of plot.

It IS possible to make a good, compelling sci-fi film full of intelligent characters who make rational, justifiable decisions, and not insult the intelligence of your audience. Unfortunately, a lazy hack like Damon Lindelof doesn't know how to do that.
2013-10-26 06:49:49 AM  
1 vote:
I once dated a girl who farked the gear shift on her car while I sat there watching with a mixture of amazement and fear. I can't believe she wasn't seriously injured.

2013-10-26 03:47:42 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Hempmonkey: Start

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2013-10-26 12:37:13 AM  
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Triumph: Apos: the abominable Prometheus,

Didn't think it was great, but I've never understood the amount of hate that movie gets.

If it had been a less notable director, the outcry wouldn't have been as loud.
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