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PROMETHEUS will knock our home theaters !!! (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
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Finally saw one of the most anticipated films this year, and even though I was highly disappointed by the film itself (no spoilers) the sounddesign was f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c in the theater and I just cannot wait til it hits Blu-ray this fall to knock out my home theater, which I bet my foot it will. Tremendous soundmix which was very experimental and engrossing, in fact one of the best I've heard in a movietheater in a while. Even the score by Marc Streitenfeld sounded wonderful and lush. Even if the flick will let some of us down this will be a good workout for our favorite gadgets at home!

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Agree with you about the Blu-ray..... seen it at the midnight showing on opening night  no dissapointment here  thought it's was great.

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RickyDeg wrote:

Finally saw one of the most anticipated films this year, and even though I was highly disappointed by the film itself (no spoilers) the sounddesign was f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c in the theater and I just cannot wait til it hits Blu-ray this fall to knock out my home theater, which I bet my foot it will. Tremendous soundmix which was very experimental and engrossing, in fact one of the best I've heard in a movietheater in a while. Even the score by Marc Streitenfeld sounded wonderful and lush. Even if the flick will let some of us down this will be a good workout for our favorite gadgets at home!

 

Hi Ricky

 

Was the film that bad was looking forward to watching it?

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Saw the film on Saturday - loved it.  Good story, nice take on things and wonderful cinematography.  Really enjoyed it - best in Alien series after the original.  Knocks the rest into a cocked hat IMO. 

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Saw it last night (Mon). Magnificent.

Noomi Rapace is mega, Michael Fassbender is excellent and Charlize Theron is mighty fine. (But the Birkenstock-wearing is deeply disturbing.)

And, FWIW, it was the first and last time I'll watch a film in 3D - a pointless gimmick that's also very distracting.

Suspect the Blu-ray version will include a director's cut - an extra 30 mins, at least?  :?

Worth noting the planet is not LB-426 and according to Ridley Scott, there're "at least" two more instalments planned... :grin:  

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Hi Ricky

Was the film that bad was looking forward to watching it?

(I'll try to keep this spoiler-free)

Went into this movie with an open mind wanting to love it. Expectations were high, though not unrealistically so. While production values are good (effects, cinematography, score, sound) the film is plagued by a plot without structure, poor pacing, lack of impact and true emotion. Direction is scattered all over the place and characters behave irrationally, unfitting to the situation. Most actors feel miscast aswell, apart from possibly Michael Fassbender. Dialogue is surprisingly 'off' and some questionable design choices makes me wonder why they couldn't hire H.R. Giger exclusively to work his bizarre magic (the look of the mysterious space jockey race and other creatures are generic and unimaginative). In my humble opinion all of the above resulted in a lack of believability, tension and suspence taking me out of the story as oppose to drawing me in. The opposite of what 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner' managed to do (and many other goods films, mind you). Not comparing this film with those directly though, just FYI, but since Ridley Scott is involved.

This is ashmed. They had great potential here, but in my opinion they failed on almost every account, mainly due to the script but also because of the direction. Ridley Scott can do better than this. Much better. Or atleast, he use to. 

I'd say you should definitely go see it. As far as I'm concerned this movie will split audiences in two. You might like it. Me and the friends I went with were not happy with it. We left the theater more puzzled than pleased and excited.

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mannyjarnail wrote:

Hi Ricky

Was the film that bad was looking forward to watching it?

(I'll try to keep this spoiler-free)

Went into this movie with an open mind wanting to love it. Expectations were high, though not unrealistically so. While production values are good (effects, cinematography, score, sound) the film is plagued by a plot without structure, poor pacing, lack of impact and true emotion. Direction is scattered all over the place and characters behave irrationally, unfitting to the situation. Most actors feel miscast aswell, apart from possibly Michael Fassbender. Dialogue is surprisingly 'off' and some questionable design choices makes me wonder why they couldn't hire H.R. Giger exclusively to work his bizarre magic (the look of the mysterious space jockey race and other creatures are generic and unimaginative). In my humble opinion all of the above resulted in a lack of believability, tension and suspence taking me out of the story as oppose to drawing me in. The opposite of what 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner' managed to do (and many other goods films, mind you). Not comparing this film with those directly though, just FYI, but since Ridley Scott is involved.

This is ashmed. They had great potential here, but in my opinion they failed on almost every account, mainly due to the script but also because of the direction. Ridley Scott can do better than this. Much better. Or atleast, he use to. 

I'd say you should definitely go see it. As far as I'm concerned this movie will split audiences in two. You might like it. Me and the friends I went with were not happy with it. We left the theater more puzzled than pleased and excited.

 

thanks for the info.

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Me and my bf were disappointed by the film aswell (story was very forced and awkward), but yes atleast the effects and sound was good so that'll be nice in our hometheater! Blum 3

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In space, no one can hear your disappointment....................

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i agree a little mis-jointed for my likeing, the pace changes erractically and the story is a little similar / predictable. On the plus side the sound design and picture quality where awesome and i felt the 3D really added to immense nature of sets.

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You'll probably find that those that have got a bit too excited over the movie have maybe anticipated a little too much. You see this every time a big name movie hits the screens. Those that have stayed away from the hype and the many thousands of trailers will more than likely find the film more enjoyable. I'll hopefully be seeing it in the next few days. I've not got too worked up about it, and have only read what people have posted on a few forums, which seems to be a 50/50 split between this that thought it was great and those that felt it was a let down.

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You'll probably find that those that have got a bit too excited over the movie have maybe anticipated a little too much. You see this every time a big name movie hits the screens. Those that have stayed away from the hype and the many thousands of trailers will more than likely find the film more enjoyable. I'll hopefully be seeing it in the next few days. I've not got too worked up about it, and have only read what people have posted on a few forums, which seems to be a 50/50 split between this that thought it was great and those that felt it was a let down.

I've heard alot of people say that. In my case even without the expectation I know I still would have been disappointed. 3 of the 7 friends I went with to the premiere hadn't payed any attention to the hype, unlike the rest of us, and we were all equally disappointed. I wasn't expecting another masterpiece or an instant classic. The writing and direction is simply too flawed, regardless. Having that said, I'm still gonna see this again on Blu-ray just to marvel at the home theater experience! 

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RickyDeg wrote:

Finally saw one of the most anticipated films this year, and even though I was highly disappointed by the film itself (no spoilers) the sounddesign was f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c in the theater and I just cannot wait til it hits Blu-ray this fall to knock out my home theater, which I bet my foot it will. Tremendous soundmix which was very experimental and engrossing, in fact one of the best I've heard in a movietheater in a while. Even the score by Marc Streitenfeld sounded wonderful and lush. Even if the flick will let some of us down this will be a good workout for our favorite gadgets at home!

Hi RickyDeg

Thanks  Smile Although its Blu Ray disc is going have have to go some way to match or better some existing references.

All the best

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Hi E B

Nice one  :grin:

All the best

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Movie was a disaster. Went in hoping for big things but it turned out to be a waste of time. Dialogue, story, and acting was poor with the exception of Fassbender. If you can stomach all that then you have to suspend all disbelief and put up with the most irrational characters and situations. So, if you can call a movie with great special effects and a solid performance by 1 actor a good movie then yes this is a good movie.

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Disaster?!

A tad strong, but does anyone agree with this?

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