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Old 06-11-2012, 10:16 PM   #46
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I saw the standard version, as I typically hate 3D. Maybe I'll have to make an exception and 3D it on the next viewing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:22 PM   #47
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Yeah, I'm not a big fan of 3D. But this was an instance where the 3D worked out quite well and was more of an asset than a distraction.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #48
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Prometheus characters plotty narrative script plot holes story characters two-dimensional Alien plot character prequels Alien narrative characters derp

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If there are flaws they're utterly meaningless. Was maybe the best 3D I've ever seen. Layers upon layers of screens, holograms, visual and textual information, planes of lighting, long deep corridors full of movement, point of view shots that always make good use of space. Really might not have enjoyed it quite so much if not in 3D, but it's still an aesthetically thrilling picture. Certain sequences are exhilarating. Fassbender's some kind of genius. This is grand big-scale cinema.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:13 PM   #49
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Visually very accomplished. But one can't completely ignore the script's lapses in logic, or weak characterizations. No truly great film has such glaring issues. To call them "meaningless" is a bit narrow, especially when Ridley Scott props himself and his film as more than just a genre actioneer.

Will try to check it out in 3D for a second viewing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:19 PM   #50
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It's a film full of big ideas, that don't all really pay off. But it's absolutely entirely possible to ignore its flaws. It just depends on what you get or want to get out of it elsewhere. A lot of the time I'm not really interested in cinema as a venue for storytelling (not to say my very favorite films tend to falter in that area, or aren't strong in their storytelling... at least the ones that even set out with a narrative at all), so for a film as formally accomplished - not merely visually, it's a thrilling and visceral display of horror and futurism, and I can't really side with the many complaints about it being too diffuse or poorly paced a film - the "lapses in logic" and "weak characterizations" are kind of meaningless. But for someone invested in its mythos or drama that's obviously a point of contention. I just don't care.

Basically, all films should have holograms.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #51
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I don't think I'll ever call Prometheus a "great" film, speaking grandly in the course of the story of film (fuck you Mark Cousins get out of my head), but I'd much prefer a film of exciting form and design over one that tells a brilliantly cohesive story in a more plain manner. And I don't think there have ever been a great amount of films of this scale that honestly do both at the same level.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #52
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to read OR not to read...That is the question!



sorry couldn't resist!

being here in a rehab place for 2 months have missing several movies i wanted to see

don't know if Prometheus will still be in theaters buy the time i am able to use what's called Access-a-Ride here in NYC

the one thing i do know is

 
that we - the movie goers- may not like the answer of our "origins" very much according to this movie
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:31 PM   #53
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Not a fan of 3D myself. But I saw this in standard theater 3D. It was pretty enjoyable for someone who is not all that into Alien ect.
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I don't think I'll ever call Prometheus a "great" film, speaking grandly in the course of the story of film (fuck you Mark Cousins get out of my head), but I'd much prefer a film of exciting form and design over one that tells a brilliantly cohesive story in a more plain manner. And I don't think there have ever been a great amount of films of this scale that honestly do both at the same level.
Well I'll agree with you on the first point.

But I find Artificial Intelligence to be a far, far more satisfying film on almost every level, even if I have some issues with the ending. And from a direction perspective El Spielbergo is every bit Scott's equal, at lest.

It certainly has the scale and ambition you're talking about.

And in the end, I probably prefer Avatar as well, though I think Scott's framing is better.
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What is the function of the black goo and why did David give it to Holloway (Try to ignore the fact that you too would probably want to poison Holloway)
I thought that David's actions there were a direct consequence of his earlier conversation with Weyland, where he was told to try harder or something along these lines. So he gave the black goo to Holloway as an experiment to see what it does, basically. I've also seen suggestions that there was some personal resentment involved.

I definitely want to see this a second time.
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Good call with A.I. actually. But as I said, it's not like that never happens. It's just kind of rare.

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"Carlos Poon," eh?
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My Nana's doctor is called Dr Poon. Swear to god. It gives me chills down my spine every time she says she 'has to go see poon'
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At least she didn't call him "that crusty old Poon".
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