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Prometheus (2012)
Written by: The Arrow
Director: Ridley Scott

Starring:
Noomi Rapace/Elizabeth
Michael Fassbender/David
Idris Elba/Janek
Charlize Theron/Meredith
PLOT-CRUNCH
Two scientists, the religious Elizabeth (Noomi Rapace) and the Darwinism junkie Charlie (Logan Marshall-Green) uncover some prehistoric paintings that they perceive as an “invitation” to go find their maker on some rock in the deepness of space. So they tag up with the fine folks at Weyland Industries, who fund the mission and away they go to meet The Wizard! Do they unearth a nicer deity than Captain Kirk did in Star Trek 5? I won’t tell…
THE LOWDOWN

NOTE: After my second viewing of PROMETHEUS, I decided to come back to this review (which I wrote after my first sit down) and tweak it. I knew I should have followed my initial instincts and seen it a second time (with expectations out of the way) before writing my drivel, but hey it had to go up at the time. So here's Round 2!

Jerry Goldsmith’s ALIEN score is seeping out of my speakers once more, am feeling it, let’s rock!

To say that PROMETHEUS was my most anticipated film of the year would be an understatement. ALIEN and ALIENS are two of my favorite movies of all time, and I’ve been waiting for eons for a worthy companion to them. Sure ALIEN 3 (assembly cut was the best of the two cuts IMO) was okay and I didn’t hate ALIEN VS. PREDATOR as much as everybody else did, but both didn’t come close to the mastery displayed in the aforementioned classics. Running a movie website for 12 years, you kind of get jaded about hype and I personally don’t anticipate movies coming out like I used to. PROMETHEUS on the other back-hand jacked my fanboy arterial pressure to CRITICAL. I hadn’t been this pumped for a movie since ALIENS in 1986. Now, expectations can mess with your melon and no matter how many times I told myself to lower them suckers down before my first screening; I couldn’t wing it, they were up there and there to stay. 

After my first screening, I mulled it over for 7 days (the longest I ever took to digest a film), before typing my thoughts. Expectations can be finicky f*cks, they can blind you as to what the film REALLY IS cause you're too busy being concerned with it not fitting with what you thought it would be. So for me, seeing PROMETHEUS a second time, was like seeing it for the first time all over again. Except this time; I truly SAW IT. Here are my revised thoughts. First and foremost in my book PROMETHEUS IS an ALIEN prequel. Not a DIRECT one though cause the continuity in terms of the Space Jockey was off but more importantly ALIEN was set on planet LV-426 and this film took place on LV-223. Initially in Jon Spaihts script the flick was set on LV-426, but since they decided to distance themselves from ALIEN down the road (via Damon Lindelof's re-write), they altered that. Personally, they could've shown me the SAME film and kept it connected 100% to Scott's initial masterpiece and I still would have been a happy jerk. But hey, that's just me. With that, it is a prequel none the less as it shed some light on the WHO, WHAT and WHY behind the findings of the Nostromo crew in ALIEN and to some degree we witness HOW the first incarnation of the famous xenomorph came to be. So it's prequel enough for me to call it a prequel. I was mucho fascinated by the back-story and the thought provoking answers the film gave me. It’s rare that you get to absorb a Sci Fi flick with a strong existential streak these days, one that puts emphasis on religion/faith versus science. It’s more about kapow, hump-hump and kaboom today (hey I dig those too, but this was a breath of fresh air). But PROMETHEUS went old school on my ass and THANK YOU oh so much for that. On top of that; seeing two unused yet fly ideas they had for ALIEN (won't reveal them so not to spoil) finally put on screen here was a blast and witnessing the “alien ship,” akin to the one the Nostromo crew found in ALIEN in action made my day! Needless to spit; the many nods, winks and “remages” related to Scott’s ALIEN jacked my enjoyment of the picture. Why? Cause I'm that guy!

On its own, as per every Ridley Scott film, it was a full meal visually! Sumptuous camera moves, epic shots, scenery that had my jaw drop, oppressive atmosphere galore (largely helped by Dariusz Wolski’s stunning cinematography), detailed and simply astounding production designs, all backed up by an immersive 3D that didn’t take me out of the film but just reeled me in deeper into its dark depths (my second watch was in 2D, film came through on that front as well)! I’ve heard some people complain about the CGI. Not sure what movie they were watching cause the CG that was used and the practical effects (enhanced by said technology) worked for me! Ridley Scott even went on record saying how he tried to avoid using CG as much as he could, so I esteemed the old fashioned approach. Content wise; the flick’s core theme was one we can all relate to: our quest to meet our creator and our relationship with him/her/it. Here that angle was played on three different potent levels: God and Man. Artificial Intelligence and Man and Child and Parent. The question of “where do we come from” was addressed both on a religious and scientist standpoint. So yeah I had some meat to chew whilst being dazzled and creeped out. What about the cast you may ask? You couldn’t have asked for a better lot! Hot to trot Charlize Theron looked yum in a skin tight suit and managed to bring some nuances to her could have been “black and white” role. Idris Elba was mucho charismatic as the ship's pilot Janek, Logan Marshall-Green nailed his sceptic/regular dude role, Michael Fassbender often stole the show as the ambiguous Android with a penchant for Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (nice) while Noomi Rapace was a swell mix of sweet, feminine, vulnerable with a pinch of hard ass Ripley jive for good measure. The latter trait came to mind many o times during the last act. Yup, the spirit of Ripley was in the house! It should be said that she had a handful of emotionally intense scenes to wrangle in this flick and she nailed every single one of them and then some! Props girl! The secondary cast was solid too; making their thin roles feel "real" due to their talent.

Add to all that love a stirring score by Marc Streitenfeld (reminded me Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack for STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE), some moments of high suspense, a potent love story, a visceral gore laced bit that acted as the equivalent of the famous chest-burster scene in ALIEN, some emotionally charged laced moments that moved me and lots of tantalizing unanswered questions that will hopefully be covered in upcoming sequels and you get a retro-ish Sci-Fi horror film with one foot dipped in the mainstream and the other stomped firmly in the “auteur” pool. Peeves? Minor ones. Some of the side characterization was fairly one-note, we got some dumb moves too serve the plot much like we got in ALIEN (first two victims...come on guys, the f*ck is wrong with you and Charlize, RUN TO THE SIDE), one blatantly exposition monologue (I didn't need Janek to explain to me what was going on, I got it already yo) and I caught one small plot hole (we got one in ALIENS too)… but to be honest I was so engrossed in the happenings that it didn’t hinder my sit down. NOTE: On my first viewing some of the characters motivations were hazy for me, I didn't fully get WHY some did what they did. On my second watch though, I picked up on stuff I had missed and got it. So! By and large PROMETHEUS was an exceptionally ambitious film, one that pretty much accomplished all that it set out to do while at the same time being a nifty companion piece to ALIEN. I actually watched the latter again after PROMETHEUS, yeah, I don't see it the same way now. I have a feeling that PROMETHEUS will be one of those that will be appreciated more and more as time goes on or/and via multitude viewings (Ridley Scott knows about that jive - BLADE RUNNER anyone?). That’s my assumption anyways, but last I checked, I don’t know Jack or his good buddy Shit all too well. On my end, after two viewings, I am in totally love with this picture and officially hooked to this potentially new Sci Fi franchise Ridley Scott has created. It made $141,500,000 worldwide in its opening weekend. Pretty damn good for an R Rated Sci Fi/Horror flick! Make it happen Hollywood! Give me PROMETHEUS 2! Big things start in small places indeed!

GORE
We get an alien head exploding, infection side effects, a decapitation, a broken arm, a melting face, a cut open belly, bloody axe fun and more!
T & A
We get Noomie Rapace in white bandages that echoed the Ripley undie scene in Alien. Charlize Theron dressed is sexier than most women undressed.
BOTTOM LINE
PROMETHEUS will divide people, it already started! Love or hate! And for me that's a sign of "something" that at least shot higher than the norm. For me PROMETHEUS was a worthwhile companion piece to ALIEN (I can't watch the latter the same way now) and on its own it was a striving and old school Sci-Fi flick that destroyed my spot. It was technically flawless, visually magnificent, had a stand out cast, sported an existential streak that I dug, eeriness galore, some tension laced bits, emotionally gripping moments and a handful of powerful horror uppercuts that had me squirming in my seat like a schoolgirl getting the spike laced paddle. Oh and the 3D only added more loving to my experience. Granted, it could have had better drawn out SIDE characters and shame on it for that plot hole and not ducking the dumb peeps moves to serve the story... but hey, what can ya do. With that, its faults didn't tarnish the incredible experience that was living it. I felt AWE man, I don't get that often in theaters. And after my second viewing, I understood the motivations of some of the characters. I had missed so much on that first watch, Subtle bitch this movie. Yup! It’s still my favorite of the franchise after ALIEN and ALIENS. PROMETHEUS 2 por favor!?! I got questions that need answers! Rock!
BULL'S EYE

They should have kept this shot from the trailer IN the movie! Was organic to the scene IMO...

Ridley Scott has said that the PROMETHEUS Blu-ray will Have 20 to 30 Minutes of Deleted Scenes.

The film was written by Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour)

Gemma Arterton, Carey Mulligan, Olivia Wilde, Anne Hathaway, Abbie Cornish and Natalie Portman were all considered for the role of Elizabeth Shaw.

The film was originally called ALIEN: PARADISE.

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1:31PM on 10/10/2012

Gets better and better.

This is without a doubt the most controversial (for movie nerds) mainstream flick in years. It sure has a LOOOTTTT of hate, but it also has it's fans. I myself find it better and better with each watch. I dug it more a second time in theaters, and having just watched the Blu, I can safely say this is one hell of a good movie. Yes, there some dumb horror movie cliches in there, but other than that it's a fantastic film. The mystery is what makes it imo. Take Blade Runner, there are just as many
This is without a doubt the most controversial (for movie nerds) mainstream flick in years. It sure has a LOOOTTTT of hate, but it also has it's fans. I myself find it better and better with each watch. I dug it more a second time in theaters, and having just watched the Blu, I can safely say this is one hell of a good movie. Yes, there some dumb horror movie cliches in there, but other than that it's a fantastic film. The mystery is what makes it imo. Take Blade Runner, there are just as many loosey goosey plot threads and idea's in that film and it's held up there with 2001 as the best sci-fi film of all time. Prometheus in no different.
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1:58PM on 07/01/2012
I also went for a second viewing to help digest what I had seen, and the movie was excellent. At first I was comparing it too much to Alien, but once I separated the two I realized what a gem Prometheus was.
Besides the stupid moves that were made namely the Charlize (run to the side) one, my biggest qualm with this movie, and am I alone here?, but Noomi Rapace while delivering the necessary Ripley attitude required of her had the most annoying accent, bringing me out of the film and hoping
I also went for a second viewing to help digest what I had seen, and the movie was excellent. At first I was comparing it too much to Alien, but once I separated the two I realized what a gem Prometheus was.
Besides the stupid moves that were made namely the Charlize (run to the side) one, my biggest qualm with this movie, and am I alone here?, but Noomi Rapace while delivering the necessary Ripley attitude required of her had the most annoying accent, bringing me out of the film and hoping for someone more like Charlize as the hero. Noomi was great in 'Dragon Tatoo,' but her voice bugged the hell out of me. Plus Logan Marshall-Green...was he an asshole, was he a good guy that wanted to be with the girl, was he an alcoholic...what was he? For being someone so interested in other cultures and fascinated by aliens, he really was a huge bigot to Michael Fassbender's character. I didn't buy it.
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11:25AM on 06/12/2012

Can't wait to see it again...

I really loved the movie. But I really do think their are some serious narrative flaws with it. It is super ambitious, but could have been better if it took a little more time to develop some tension and built up some of its horror elements a bit more. But its strengths far outweigh its weaknesses and the ending left me really hungry fore a continuation...
I really loved the movie. But I really do think their are some serious narrative flaws with it. It is super ambitious, but could have been better if it took a little more time to develop some tension and built up some of its horror elements a bit more. But its strengths far outweigh its weaknesses and the ending left me really hungry fore a continuation...
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4:20PM on 06/11/2012
I think I may have to take your advice and view this again myself. I knew walking out of the theatre I liked it a lot but too many thing were plaguing me to have a true opinion on it but I do have the sneaky suspicion I'll grow to love it.
Also completely agree on that missing shot - I remembered it when I was watching that scene and it took me out for a moment or 2. Not surprised by the announcement on all the deleted footage, it did feel a lot wasmissing to me. Really want to try see
I think I may have to take your advice and view this again myself. I knew walking out of the theatre I liked it a lot but too many thing were plaguing me to have a true opinion on it but I do have the sneaky suspicion I'll grow to love it.
Also completely agree on that missing shot - I remembered it when I was watching that scene and it took me out for a moment or 2. Not surprised by the announcement on all the deleted footage, it did feel a lot wasmissing to me. Really want to try see this again.
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7:17AM on 06/11/2012

@Arrow

I'm glad you liked it Arrow, and it's nice to see you did your research. I'm sure the movie will grow on me, I just feel compromised that the movie doesn't quite decide what it really wanted to be: a prequel or a spin off. I would have much preferred seeing the original draft be the movie we all saw, instead of the Lindelof rewrite. Some say, we don't need to see that, and while I do agree that less is more, and ambiguity is great, they still kept in all those connecting pieces that were
I'm glad you liked it Arrow, and it's nice to see you did your research. I'm sure the movie will grow on me, I just feel compromised that the movie doesn't quite decide what it really wanted to be: a prequel or a spin off. I would have much preferred seeing the original draft be the movie we all saw, instead of the Lindelof rewrite. Some say, we don't need to see that, and while I do agree that less is more, and ambiguity is great, they still kept in all those connecting pieces that were supposed to establish this as a prequel. So, why not take it all the way? I'm still trying to wrap my brain around how this fits in the mythos. Is that creature supposed to be the very first Xenomorph? How is that possible, if there are Giger murals of actual Xeno imagery in the ampule room, or that the Derelict seemingly crashed on LV-426 prior to the events depicted in this film? So that couldn't be the first Alien, right? What significance does it play in the story? Is it just a random mutation, created by a set of circumstances impossible to re-create? It's questions like these I shouldn't have to be asking myself because the script got rewritten without re-addressing plot points. If this was anyone but Ridley Scott, I'd cut them some slack, but he's above these mistakes. I hope they re-insert some more footage into a director's cut just to make the film a bit tighter of a package. And did David seriously play a flute to start up the ship??
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12:07AM on 06/11/2012

Awesome..

sEE ITS WHAT I SAID THE MORE VIEWS THE BETTER THATS WHAT SCIFI IS ABOTU YOU ANSWERS THE ??? WITH MORE VIEWS..DIG THAT U RESPECT ALIEN 3 THE OTHER VERSION CUT..I AGREE WAS GOOD TOO..
sEE ITS WHAT I SAID THE MORE VIEWS THE BETTER THATS WHAT SCIFI IS ABOTU YOU ANSWERS THE ??? WITH MORE VIEWS..DIG THAT U RESPECT ALIEN 3 THE OTHER VERSION CUT..I AGREE WAS GOOD TOO..
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11:29PM on 06/10/2012
I dont even need a paragraph to describe my feelings for this film. "Awe inspiring" "jaw dropping", "stunning" "Mind blowing"...Simple as that. I was smitten within the first 10 minutes. Easily the best sci-fi film I've seen in years.
I dont even need a paragraph to describe my feelings for this film. "Awe inspiring" "jaw dropping", "stunning" "Mind blowing"...Simple as that. I was smitten within the first 10 minutes. Easily the best sci-fi film I've seen in years.
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12:30AM on 06/10/2012
It might be silly but I give the movie a 4 on 4 rating! I just was amazed by the movie. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the film, not knowing what was going to happen next. The suspense was high and I was downright scared! But the movie was also thought provoking and emotional. The movie wasn't afraid to ask the big questions that many movies tend to stay away from. Did we always get the answers? No, but I like to think so I'm glad the movie didn't tell us everything.

The
It might be silly but I give the movie a 4 on 4 rating! I just was amazed by the movie. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the film, not knowing what was going to happen next. The suspense was high and I was downright scared! But the movie was also thought provoking and emotional. The movie wasn't afraid to ask the big questions that many movies tend to stay away from. Did we always get the answers? No, but I like to think so I'm glad the movie didn't tell us everything.

The cinematography was BREATHTAKING and was a visually flawless, perfect film. Ridley Scott didn't just create a film. He created art. This has to be the best looking film that I have seen in years. That music score was fantastic as well and sported some hints of Alien in it.

The entire cast worked and there wasn't a weak leak. Rapace made for a great heroine and I'm glad they didn't just remake Ripley. Rapace's Elizabeth was her own character and she was probably the best developed character in the film. I grew to care about her and I loved her. The other stand out is Fassbender as the android David. His character was ambiguous and Fassbender was just astounding. Theron and Elba were both great in their roles, adding more heart and development to what could have been paper thin roles.

I have only two flaws. 1. I noticed a couple dumb character moves, but nothing that took me out of the film. and 2. The main cast was pretty well rounded, but the side characters were pretty one-note and I wish they had a bit more to do other than die.

But these flaws still didn't take away the fact that this was a visually perfect, thought-provoking, intelligent, scary-as-fuck, and beautiful science fiction / horror film.

My favourite film of 2012, thus far!
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11:49AM on 06/09/2012

Spoilers inside...

Pretty much feel the same way about it. As I said the 69 cents column - it's sounds odd to say but as much as I know I liked it I don't quite know if I loved it yet. My expectations were also far too high and it was also my most anticipated movie that I feel a bit let down. I really want to see it again though and have a suspicion I will grow to love it.
There was plenty of scope to go further than they did. I'm glad some others have commented on it needed more time - it really did. I
Pretty much feel the same way about it. As I said the 69 cents column - it's sounds odd to say but as much as I know I liked it I don't quite know if I loved it yet. My expectations were also far too high and it was also my most anticipated movie that I feel a bit let down. I really want to see it again though and have a suspicion I will grow to love it.
There was plenty of scope to go further than they did. I'm glad some others have commented on it needed more time - it really did. I could have happily spent another hour watching this to get what I needed from it. It feels like there was too many deleted scenes that would have explained characters actions that don't seem to fit or happened just to move the story to where they next wanted to. Some actions didn't seem to fit. Plus some moments weren't fully explained - was the biologist impreganated with something or just killed by the eel type thing? Not clear to me. And it may by admittedly limited intelligence but I'm still trying to figure out that opening scene, I kept expecting them to go back and explain a bit more. I have no problems not being spoon fed a story and I like a movie where I have to think but I still don't get that scene for some reason.
I can see why there is so much confusion over the planet as well, as spectacular as it was, having the ship crash the way it did simply seemed like it was set up to be LV-426 I was scratching my head as to why go to those efforts when it wasn't the same planet?
Theron's character was by far the most interesting (though special mentions to Rapace and the ever awesome Fassbender) and by the time the twist of who she is and her motives are revealed it's game over in a rather disappointing way. I honestly think it would have been more interesting for her to have survived and continue on with the other characters - her death seemed only to facilitate the cinematic rule need to kill all characters not pure good guys (David is an admitted exception though again you could argue it was purely to drive the plot onwards and help Shaw escape)rather than explore a morally dubious character who will get their hands dirty to get the job done. Having a sequel with her, Shaw and David would have been fascinating to watch.
A sequel is definately needed as more questions were asked than answered. There were certainly great nods to the Alien series and you get the idea of the beginnings of evolution of the alien itself and the facehugger (here more a body hugger) by the end. I loved the surgery scene, didn't mind the old man makeup actually, the 3D was well done and the cast were great even if their characters sometimes weren't. I really want to see more and want to see this again now my expectations are lowered. I get where Arrow is coming from though, it's ultimately a hard movie to fully digest after one viewing. Which is no mean feat, afterall a successful and effective movie will make you think about for days after. Which I can't stop doing.
**extra note - I seem to remember a story reporting Kate Dickie saying her character was first to be killed in a horrible way. She was neither. what gives? I was actually expecting her to get up and run. I liked her character though she was kind of the Lambert role but could've done with more screen time.
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4:39AM on 06/09/2012

@Amaz, Who's to say there won't be a sequel to answer your questions?

No, the score didn't fit. No, they didn't answer The Space Jockey question. No, I didn't find any cardboard characters. But IMO, that was part of the fun of Prometheus. Keep in mind that Scott, Spaihts, and Lindelof wanted to explain as much as possible to the fans of the franchise, while still giving it that mainstream appeal in order to get assess in seats, making sure it'd be a success at the box office, therefore guaranteeing a sequel to possibly finish the story. I hope this happens,
No, the score didn't fit. No, they didn't answer The Space Jockey question. No, I didn't find any cardboard characters. But IMO, that was part of the fun of Prometheus. Keep in mind that Scott, Spaihts, and Lindelof wanted to explain as much as possible to the fans of the franchise, while still giving it that mainstream appeal in order to get assess in seats, making sure it'd be a success at the box office, therefore guaranteeing a sequel to possibly finish the story. I hope this happens, because I couldn't agree more with Bumbray's review on this one; it really feels like there was SO MUCH MORE STORY they wanted to tell, but just couldn't due to budget, time constraints, studio interference, etc.

Don't forget, it's hard nowadays to market a big budget R-rated sci-fi flick to the masses. Just the fact that we got this (in the prime-time of Summer no less) is a miracle in and of itself.

Overall, I was blown away. Great performances (I'd pay twice the admission to see Elba, Fassbender, and Theron reunite for another film), tight pacing, and just fascinating throughout.
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12:21AM on 06/09/2012
I thought it was great. I watched Alien again last night and enjoyed the prequel more. I liked how they went with a more overall arching sci fi route. My complaint about the CGI was just with the old man make-up. It looked more like the disappointing J. Edgar make up than the Benjamin Button style. Why not just go with a really old actor if they wanted to add more realism.
I thought it was great. I watched Alien again last night and enjoyed the prequel more. I liked how they went with a more overall arching sci fi route. My complaint about the CGI was just with the old man make-up. It looked more like the disappointing J. Edgar make up than the Benjamin Button style. Why not just go with a really old actor if they wanted to add more realism.
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9:22AM on 06/08/2012

@AmazSpiderman1

Hey man! Just tweaked my review to make myself clearer as to why it's an ALIEN prequel to me... sorry to hear you didn't dig it!
Hey man! Just tweaked my review to make myself clearer as to why it's an ALIEN prequel to me... sorry to hear you didn't dig it!
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5:48AM on 06/08/2012

Continuity issues.

Actually, the ship that crashes in "Prometheus" is NOT the same ship that crashed in "Alien". The planet has a different name, the space jockey was not in the chair, etc and so on. The continuity is actually pretty awful, and makes absolutely no sense. It's technically a beauitiful looking film, but it's sloppy in so many other areas. Cardboard characters, too many dropped plot lines, and I personally felt the score didn't fit at all. There was no suspense. I could forgive a lot of that if the
Actually, the ship that crashes in "Prometheus" is NOT the same ship that crashed in "Alien". The planet has a different name, the space jockey was not in the chair, etc and so on. The continuity is actually pretty awful, and makes absolutely no sense. It's technically a beauitiful looking film, but it's sloppy in so many other areas. Cardboard characters, too many dropped plot lines, and I personally felt the score didn't fit at all. There was no suspense. I could forgive a lot of that if the story made sense, but it just doesn't. How does this connect to "Alien" at all, besides the Weyland Corp and the Engineers?? Two ships crashed on two different worlds? That's convenient. Where did the Aliens even come from? It's certainly not explained in this.
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11:59PM on 06/07/2012
I thought it was great. I watched Alien again last night and enjoyed the prequel more. I liked how they went with a more overall arching sci fi route. My complaint about the CGI was just with the old man make-up. It looked more like the disappointing J. Edgar make up than the Benjamin Button style. Why not just go with a really old actor if they wanted to add more realism.
I thought it was great. I watched Alien again last night and enjoyed the prequel more. I liked how they went with a more overall arching sci fi route. My complaint about the CGI was just with the old man make-up. It looked more like the disappointing J. Edgar make up than the Benjamin Button style. Why not just go with a really old actor if they wanted to add more realism.
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4:25PM on 06/07/2012
Honestly, I thought it was really poor. The characters were flat, and what little development thy TRIED to give them just felt cheap. In terms of story, it was all set-up, which is easy, but offered no answers (not surprising coming from a man who worked on 'Lost.') The horror wasn't scary. The action wasn't exciting. The philosophy was shallow. And the motivations (starting with the VERY FIRST SCENE) make no sense whatsoever.

I realize I'm gonna be a tiny minority here, but I was hoping
Honestly, I thought it was really poor. The characters were flat, and what little development thy TRIED to give them just felt cheap. In terms of story, it was all set-up, which is easy, but offered no answers (not surprising coming from a man who worked on 'Lost.') The horror wasn't scary. The action wasn't exciting. The philosophy was shallow. And the motivations (starting with the VERY FIRST SCENE) make no sense whatsoever.

I realize I'm gonna be a tiny minority here, but I was hoping for better things.
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4:22PM on 06/07/2012

great movie but...

but i feel it needed to be an hour longer. i didn't really care about the characters as much as i did in alien. The android was the only one who was interesting. So perhaps a little longer on character development would of done the trick. Thats my only pet peeve.
but i feel it needed to be an hour longer. i didn't really care about the characters as much as i did in alien. The android was the only one who was interesting. So perhaps a little longer on character development would of done the trick. Thats my only pet peeve.
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