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Prometheus: what did u think?
« on: June 10, 2012, 09:47:50 PM »
I saw it in IMAX 3D. I think the most exciting part was the visual effects for the Spiderman trailer!  :o So what did u all think? Does it do justice to the rest of the Alien series? Will there be a sequel (to the prequel  ??? ?)

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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 10:04:14 PM »
I saw it in IMAX 3D. I think the most exciting part was the visual effects for the Spiderman trailer!  :o So what did u all think? Does it do justice to the rest of the Alien series? Will there be a sequel (to the prequel  ??? ?)

I didn't know it was an explicit tie-in to the Alien franchise.

Without seeing it, no it cannot come close to the genre bending excellent film making of the first Alien.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 10:09:10 PM »
It's better than Cameron's Aliens. But then again I always rated the first film as the best. That was a horror movie done right. Ridley had such an amazing eye in the late 70s and 80s that was lost in his future films.

However Prometheus does harken back to his artistic genius. I still want to strangle Damon Lindelof. He's an awful writer.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 10:15:10 PM »
I liked it a lot. Yes, there are moments aplenty where I wanted to point at the screen and yell, "Wait a minute, go back and explain that again!" - but if you suspend your disbelief a whole heck of a lot, it's a real thrill ride.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 10:34:05 PM »
It's better than Cameron's Aliens. But then again I always rated the first film as the best. That was a horror movie done right. Ridley had such an amazing eye in the late 70s and 80s that was lost in his future films.

However Prometheus does harken back to his artistic genius. I still want to strangle Damon Lindelof. He's an awful writer.

Ridley Scott existed for two reasons:

Alien
Blade Runner

Both genre bending works of art.

He should weep and repent for everything else.

I will suspend my judgement on the current feature till after having seen it.

Thank you all for your advices.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2012, 10:36:32 PM »
It's better than Cameron's Aliens. But then again I always rated the first film as the best. That was a horror movie done right. Ridley had such an amazing eye in the late 70s and 80s that was lost in his future films.

However Prometheus does harken back to his artistic genius. I still want to strangle Damon Lindelof. He's an awful writer.

Ridley Scott existed for two reasons:

Alien
Blade Runner

Both genre bending works of art.

He should weep and repent for everything else.

I will suspend my judgement on the current feature till after having seen it.

Thank you all for your advices.

Dude, Legend was fantastic.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 10:40:28 PM »
It's better than Cameron's Aliens. But then again I always rated the first film as the best. That was a horror movie done right. Ridley had such an amazing eye in the late 70s and 80s that was lost in his future films.

However Prometheus does harken back to his artistic genius. I still want to strangle Damon Lindelof. He's an awful writer.

Ridley Scott existed for two reasons:

Alien
Blade Runner

Both genre bending works of art.

He should weep and repent for everything else.

I will suspend my judgement on the current feature till after having seen it.

Thank you all for your advices.

Dude, Legend was fantastic.

My childhood says otherwise. I've learned to trust my inner child.

Might check it out again sometime.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012, 10:43:38 PM »
It's better than Cameron's Aliens. But then again I always rated the first film as the best. That was a horror movie done right. Ridley had such an amazing eye in the late 70s and 80s that was lost in his future films.

However Prometheus does harken back to his artistic genius. I still want to strangle Damon Lindelof. He's an awful writer.

Ridley Scott existed for two reasons:

Alien
Blade Runner

Both genre bending works of art.

He should weep and repent for everything else.

I will suspend my judgement on the current feature till after having seen it.

Thank you all for your advices.

Dude, Legend was fantastic.

"Are you not the most evil of my goblins?" Legend is to me an interesting experiment in something or other, but I don't think it quite achieves greatness.

I love Alien, it's like 2001 but with lots of gore.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012, 10:45:23 PM »
Check out the Director's Cut of it, with the Jerry Goldsmith score. Really great stuff. I like both versions.

Beautiful film. Scott had such an eye for color and rule of thirds.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2012, 10:48:47 PM »
Secondly the only version of BR that matters is the Final Cut. The workprint version is neat, but I loved the FC in Blu-Ray.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2012, 11:24:30 PM »
Without seeing it, no it cannot come close to the genre bending excellent film making of the first Alien.

With seeing it, it cannot come close either.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2012, 11:28:12 PM »
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 02:05:36 AM »
I saw it two nights ago and enjoyed it. There were a couple plot holes, but those are difficult to avoid in such a complex movie. I re-watched "Alien" the next day and it was interesting to see the little connections between the two movies.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 07:45:41 AM »
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 07:52:36 AM »
I haven't seen any of  Alien films so I can't comment on that. Otherwise it seemed to be a compilation of disaster film, horror and scifi without being properly any of those. It tried to be everything and ended up being a compilation of footages.

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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 11:21:37 AM »
The Christian allegories in the movie is just awesome. The whole movie is just great.

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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2012, 04:53:53 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I saw it in IMAX 3D. I think the most exciting part was the visual effects for the Spiderman trailer!  :o So what did u all think? Does it do justice to the rest of the Alien series? Will there be a sequel (to the prequel  ??? ?)

I didn't know it was an explicit tie-in to the Alien franchise.

Without seeing it, no it cannot come close to the genre bending excellent film making of the first Alien.

That is where you're wrong, in a weird way it was finally giving the Alien series some class that the Alien vs Predator viasco robbed the franchise of.  This was better, it hinted at Alien and Predator worlds, but was not a linear tie in.  In that regard, I liked it all the more, and I also had NO idea it was part of the Alien series until midway through when all kind of Alien stuff started showing up. I think this film finally makes the premises and plots of the Alien-Predator attempts reach something like epic, whereas before it was all insinuation.  Also, why are robots always trying to destroy the human race? Its getting old already and it hasn't even happened yet!

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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2012, 05:15:22 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I saw it in IMAX 3D. I think the most exciting part was the visual effects for the Spiderman trailer!  :o So what did u all think? Does it do justice to the rest of the Alien series? Will there be a sequel (to the prequel  ??? ?)

I didn't know it was an explicit tie-in to the Alien franchise.

Without seeing it, no it cannot come close to the genre bending excellent film making of the first Alien.

That is where you're wrong

And I do stand firm in my opinion fact about the film, while having yet to see it.
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Re: Prometheus: what did u think?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2012, 05:55:28 PM »
My thoughts on Prometheus:

It was good, but Guillermo Del Toro still badly needs to make At the Mountains of Madness.
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