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Re: Prometheus

Postby Mikey » Fri May 25, 2012 6:34 pm

stitch626 wrote:This is definitively a prequel int he sense that it takes place prior to Alien.


Yes, but I think Scott's point was that it wasn't an episode in the storyline that began with Alien. He never said anything but that it was still definitely part of the same mythology.

stitch626 wrote:And it looks lie they are returning to what made the first movie so good.


Yep - Ridley Scott's directing.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Jim » Sun May 27, 2012 4:44 pm

Aliens is still my favorite even though Alien was better done. Alien was suspense and mental. Aliens was action and scifi...
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Re: Prometheus

Postby IanKennedy » Sun May 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Jim wrote:Aliens is still my favorite even though Alien was better done. Alien was suspense and mental. Aliens was action and scifi...

That's a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Alien was a suspense / horror movie and Aliens was an action film, all be it a fairly intelligent one.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun May 27, 2012 8:27 pm

IanKennedy wrote:
Jim wrote:Aliens is still my favorite even though Alien was better done. Alien was suspense and mental. Aliens was action and scifi...

That's a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Alien was a suspense / horror movie and Aliens was an action film, all be it a fairly intelligent one.

Which puts it above a lot of actin films out there, if you ponder on it. ;)
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Re: Prometheus

Postby IanKennedy » Sun May 27, 2012 8:32 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
IanKennedy wrote:
Jim wrote:Aliens is still my favorite even though Alien was better done. Alien was suspense and mental. Aliens was action and scifi...

That's a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Alien was a suspense / horror movie and Aliens was an action film, all be it a fairly intelligent one.

Which puts it above a lot of actin films out there, if you ponder on it. ;)

Sure, but it doesn't make it a better orange than that apple.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Deepcrush » Tue May 29, 2012 1:00 am

The only issue I ever had with Aliens... is how the hell did that LT ever survive to LT...?
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Re: Prometheus

Postby IanKennedy » Tue May 29, 2012 11:21 am

Deepcrush wrote:The only issue I ever had with Aliens... is how the hell did that LT ever survive to LT...?

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Re: Prometheus

Postby Jim » Tue May 29, 2012 11:38 am

IanKennedy wrote:
Jim wrote:Aliens is still my favorite even though Alien was better done. Alien was suspense and mental. Aliens was action and scifi...

That's a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Alien was a suspense / horror movie and Aliens was an action film, all be it a fairly intelligent one.


I agree, which is what I was trying to say. However, I was nto trying to compare which is better, action or suspense (apples to oranges), I was just stating which of the Alien series of films I like the most with a nod as to why I liked it more.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby colmquinn » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:46 am

Jim wrote:Aliens is still my favorite even though Alien was better done. Alien was suspense and mental. Aliens was action and scifi...


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Re: Prometheus

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:26 pm

Saw Prometheus yesterday. Visually stunning, but frankly I was sorely disappointed in it. :cry:
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Praeothmin » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:10 pm

What disappointed you?

Charlize Theron? :Drool1:
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Mikey » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:11 pm

Praeothmin wrote:Charlize Theron?


I think she counts as part of the "visually stunning" part.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Jim » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:08 pm

Mikey wrote:
Praeothmin wrote:Charlize Theron?


I think she counts as part of the "visually stunning" part.


Over-rated.

But... was that REALLY LOUD screaching music from the trailer in the film?
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:52 pm

Charlize is fine in the film, her part isn't the biggest but she handles it very well.

It's just... I was expecting this to be more, I guess. I expected an epic, sweeping movie, something involving. I expected grand revelations about the place they were headed to.

What we get is, basically, a bunch of monsters. And there's no real logic to the monsters, they're just... monsters that do monster things because they are monstrous. It comes across like somebody sat down and said "And what if you chopped a bit off it, and then that bit turned into a different monster! And what if it like drooled on the floor and somebody touched the drool and that made the drool come alive and turn into another type of monster!"

Those are made up examples, by the way. Not spoilers. But that's roughly how it is... the original Xenomorph had a really simple, easy to understand, relatable life cycle and manner of behaving. We saw how it was born, how it grew, we saw it killing, sleeping... we almost got to know it as a character. In Prometheus they seemed to just want a lot of different monsters in there doing gross stuff in hopes that it would look really cool. There's no depth to it.

I believe one of the writers from Lost wrote this, and it shows. I gave up on Lost because it kept endlessly dangling tantalising questions, and hinting that deep things were going on, but then it rapidly became clear that this was all surface show - the writers didn't really have any plan, they just made it up as they went along. That's how Prometheus comes across. A lot of potential issues and questions raised, and then they're just kind of left there. I get the distinct impression that the script wants to be deep and meaningful, but doesn't really know how to be.

Maybe I did expect too much. If you want to see cool stuff on screen and monsters doing their monster thing, you may well enjoy it far more than I did.
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Re: Prometheus

Postby Mikey » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:07 am

Sounds rather disappointing. I was hoping for what the build-up promised: an over-arching background to the Alien milieu. Oh well.
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