Prometheus - Alien for teenagers

#1
Weak plot, no build up of the story, oh look, a planet, oh look, a temple, oh look, a door, oh look, a dead alien, oh look, lets take off my helmet, oh look, I can read all their writings, oh look, I can … well, you get the sense…two dimensional stereotype characters who are just laughably dumb and unbelievable… fast paced plot is neat little digestible chunks for people with short attention spans and a mental age around 14.

Sucks, 2/10, and the 2, that's because the special effects are pretty cool.

And to think Ridley Scott did Alien……:-|
 
#2
Just to confirm is it a prequel to Alien? Or have I been misinformed
 

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#5
we saw it on friday afternoon at the IMAX in waterloo.

a brief straw poll on the way out revealed more than a few people thought it was very 'meh'.
 
#7
I looking forward to Ridley making a complete cock of Blade Runners as well, it's all a bit Richard Branson without the government bungs.
 
#8
I was looking forward to this but I might give it a miss now.

I had the distinct pleasure of watching a 70mm print of Alien in Southampton some years ago now and it was easily the best cinematic experience of my life.
 
#9
I'm pretty disapointed this hasn't turned out to be pretty good, the franchise has a lot of potential but they seem to be on a mission to **** it up any chance they get. I eagerly await 2016 in the hope they re release Aliens in the cinema.
 
#10
I'm pretty disapointed this hasn't turned out to be pretty good, the franchise has a lot of potential but they seem to be on a mission to **** it up any chance they get. I eagerly await 2016 in the hope they re release Aliens in the cinema.
Prometheus apparently not a direct prequel, just "takes place in the same Universe".
 
#11
I looking forward to Ridley making a complete cock of Blade Runners as well, it's all a bit Richard Branson without the government bungs.
I swear to **** Hollywood would make a sequel to the bible....

Let me guess, instead of a really solid and deep script, it will feature lots of CGI action, car chases and explosions with improbable acrobatics, and the cast will all be A list beautiful people with not a one over 30.
 
#12
I swear to **** Hollywood would make a sequel to the bible....

Let me guess, instead of a really solid and deep script, it will feature lots of CGI action, car chases and explosions with improbable acrobatics, and the cast will all be beautiful people with not a one over 30.
The Blade Runner film is apparently a direct sequel and the original book on which it was based (Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?) was apparently always intended to be expanded into 3 films.

They have the original screenplay writer on board from Blade Runner, and Ridley Scott is on board, so the potential is there for it to be good.

The trouble is Scott seems incapable of leaving his own legacy alone. A bit like how Lucas has fiddled with the original Star Wars beyond all recognition. The changes are invariably for the worse :(
 
#13
I had the distinct pleasure of watching a 70mm print of Alien in Southampton some years ago now and it was easily the best cinematic experience of my life.
Somebody must have been noshing you at the time.
 
#14
#16
I swear to **** Hollywood would make a sequel to the bible....

Let me guess, instead of a really solid and deep script, it will feature lots of CGI action, car chases and explosions with improbable acrobatics, and the cast will all be A list beautiful people with not a one over 30.
Harrison Ford is up for it apparently so we may be in for an OAP doing some serious eyebrow acting from his futuristic bath chair.
 
#18
Alien and blade runner were made with real models and Creativity.
Promotheus and blade runner 2 will be made with a fuckton of cash and cgi.
Get a budget of the gulf war and risks arnt taken hence you get john carpenter of mars a disaster that can actually be seen from Mars:(
 
#20
I really enjoyed it but if you are expecting an Alien style scare fest then it's not that sort of film. I particularly enjoyed the android character and the Lawrence of Arabia influence. Certainly one of the best films I've seen in a long while.

I would say Prometheus is more Kubrick does Alien in style i.e it's not all handed to you on a plate. Great film and works really well as a prequel IMO.
 

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