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 I find cinema can't compete with home cinema and mine is a fairly. MOR system. 

I'm not sure that any system containing a Yamaha RX-V3067 receiver (drool, drool, envy) can be described as Middle Of the Road ....

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I am a diehard Alien fan

 

I guess once you've ran out of skyscrapers, airports and power stations that space was the obvious next step for John McClane...

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This film has undoubtedly divided opinion with alot of criticism being aimed at Plot , characters, reality checks , lazy film making etc etc..

IMO Ridley Scott made absolutely the film he wanted to make... to take back his original creation and give it a new direction with a backdrop of the biggest questions we as a human race have to ask "What,where,why,how did we come to being". This is evident thoughout the film. I feel it reflects on us as a human race through time past, present + future. Standard SCIFI/Horror with a deep subtextul core underneath.
That's how i saw it.

If you got a problem with the film that's your problem not Ridleys.

I'd be interested to see if opinion changes with the repeat veiwing on blu-ray..... i always remember watching Ocean 11 and thinking it was rubbish and when i watched it sometime later again i loved it so i know you can change your mind about a film.

Sorry, I could not agree less. The film was full of half-baked ideas, and non-sequiturs. It was woefully underwritten. The only character who was written enough to be interesting was an android. The humans were all two dimesional and shallow, with confused motivations. There was no reason to care about any of them or their fate, which surely is the purpose of any film. 

To be honest, I was hugely disappoined. I agree that's not Ridley Scott's problem - it was my money I wasted. He didn't ask any questions really and if he did he certainly didn't answer them.

Perhaps properly written and with a director other than RS this could have been a decent film. I for one shall not spend more money buying the BluRay, even though I own and really like the earlier films on BluRay.

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At Last Ridley Scott revels Prometheus Secrets ?

Rotten Tomatoes has an audience rating of 87% liked it from 37,871 users so i don't think that reflects a disater of a movie.

I think it's being ragged on to quickly time will tell.

 

 

 

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Tbh I can't take Rotten Tomatoes seriously anymore. Piranha 3D has a rating of around 75% and Goon is even higher, need I say more?  if you read online a bit you will see incredible amounts of people saying The Avengers and The Dark Knight are the best movies ever made. I don't want to sound condescending but if the majority of people think that then the standards aren't very high. Hey I thought those were good popcorn movies too but that's all they are.

 

Prometheus had a super solid start and the idea was good but it totally fell apart. 

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Lee H]</p> <p>[quote=theo12 wrote:

I am a diehard Alien fan

 

I guess once you've ran out of skyscrapers, airports and power stations that space was the obvious next step for John McClane...

Ooops must have watched the wrong film, but somehow don't remember seeing Brucey!!

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Tbh I can't take Rotten Tomatoes seriously anymore. Piranha 3D has a rating of around 75% and Goon is even higher, need I say more?  if you read online a bit you will see incredible amounts of people saying The Avengers and The Dark Knight are the best movies ever made. I don't want to sound condescending but if the majority of people think that then the standards aren't very high. Hey I thought those were good popcorn movies too but that's all they are.

 

Consider this: maybe it is you who are wrong?  RT is acurate if you take it's ratings in the context of its genre and market.  People who like action movies are naturally going to think the Avengers is the best movie ever, cos arguably it is the best film ever in its given genre.

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Tbh I can't take Rotten Tomatoes seriously anymore. Piranha 3D has a rating of around 75% and Goon is even higher, need I say more?  if you read online a bit you will see incredible amounts of people saying The Avengers and The Dark Knight are the best movies ever made. I don't want to sound condescending but if the majority of people think that then the standards aren't very high. Hey I thought those were good popcorn movies too but that's all they are.

 

Prometheus had a super solid start and the idea was good but it totally fell apart. 

Where do you think it fell apart ?

If you really believe it fell apart then that's down to Ridley Scott which would mean he's not a very good director..... don't really think that's the case myself.

 

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Sleepaphobic wrote:

Tbh I can't take Rotten Tomatoes seriously anymore. Piranha 3D has a rating of around 75% and Goon is even higher, need I say more?  if you read online a bit you will see incredible amounts of people saying The Avengers and The Dark Knight are the best movies ever made. I don't want to sound condescending but if the majority of people think that then the standards aren't very high. Hey I thought those were good popcorn movies too but that's all they are.

 

Consider this: maybe it is you who are wrong?  RT is acurate if you take it's ratings in the context of its genre and market.  People who like action movies are naturally going to think the Avengers is the best movie ever, cos arguably it is the best film ever in its given genre.

 

Im not sure there's a correlation between being popular and being good! Didn't avatar and titanic do rather well?

 

Thats obviously not to say there aren't films that are both popular and good...

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How do you define good?  A films job is to entertain a subset of people.  If it is hitting its box office targets it is succeeding at pleasing it's desired market.  Doesn't have to please everyone to be good.

 

I think the majority of popular music is aweful.  But I beleive that I am calibrated differently to normal folk.  I've always hated the attitude that people who enjoy more esoteric music are somehow more educated or have better taste, it's the same with film. 

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Paul Hobbs wrote:

Sleepaphobic wrote:

Tbh I can't take Rotten Tomatoes seriously anymore. Piranha 3D has a rating of around 75% and Goon is even higher, need I say more?  if you read online a bit you will see incredible amounts of people saying The Avengers and The Dark Knight are the best movies ever made. I don't want to sound condescending but if the majority of people think that then the standards aren't very high. Hey I thought those were good popcorn movies too but that's all they are.

 

Consider this: maybe it is you who are wrong?  RT is acurate if you take it's ratings in the context of its genre and market.  People who like action movies are naturally going to think the Avengers is the best movie ever, cos arguably it is the best film ever in its given genre.

 

Im not sure there's a correlation between being popular and being good! Didn't avatar and titanic do rather well?

 

Thats obviously not to say there aren't films that are both popular and good...

Your point is right but my context was that at the moment out of 37871 users who voted on RT 87% liked the film that also doesn't mean the film is good per say but if you say you like a film you would assume that they would think it's good.

The observation i was making is that the negative view of Prometheus is stronger in this thread were this may not be the bigger picture representaion of the film.

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...I don't want to sound condescending but if the majority of people think that then the standards aren't very high.

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Disaster?!

A tad strong, but does anyone agree with this?

I want to go see it cos I'm bored but still, surely it beats that dreg called Avatar? Cameron is making a sequel, possibly completing a trilogy, the Almighty forbid.

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BenLaw wrote:

Paul Hobbs wrote:

Sleepaphobic wrote:

Tbh I can't take Rotten Tomatoes seriously anymore. Piranha 3D has a rating of around 75% and Goon is even higher, need I say more?  if you read online a bit you will see incredible amounts of people saying The Avengers and The Dark Knight are the best movies ever made. I don't want to sound condescending but if the majority of people think that then the standards aren't very high. Hey I thought those were good popcorn movies too but that's all they are.

 

Consider this: maybe it is you who are wrong?  RT is acurate if you take it's ratings in the context of its genre and market.  People who like action movies are naturally going to think the Avengers is the best movie ever, cos arguably it is the best film ever in its given genre.

 

Im not sure there's a correlation between being popular and being good! Didn't avatar and titanic do rather well?

 

Thats obviously not to say there aren't films that are both popular and good...

Luckily I did not have the misfortune of seeing the latter (2d or 3d), but good company ensured I saw the former - and yes it was very popular, and verily not good.

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Luckily I did not have the misfortune of seeing the latter (2d or 3d), but good company ensured I saw the former - and yes it was very popular, and verily not good.

Am I the only one who quite liked pirhana 3D?  :oops:

 

Still looking forward to Prometheus at the IMAX on Friday, even despite the mixed response. 

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