Opinions are ten a penny and I'll take Rotten Tomatoes as a better barometer than some of what I've read here.
The film's got some clever ideas, the characters are pretty believeable (in as much as you can buy into that or suspend your disbelief as needed for most action movies) and Noomi Rapace brought an interesting religious counterpoint with her character's faith. The premise behind the film - our predecessors on a remote planet - was a new twist, and the early facehuggers cleverly done. The Alien was always adaptable, this panned out here as per previous releases.
Oh and anybody who doesn't buy into the agony expressed by Noomi Rapace at her Caesarian in the film as being real or believeable probably doesn't understand women never mind the film!
Thought it was excellent - as stated - and verily, more please Ridley.
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I quite liked piranah 3D as well, i was hoping to see piranah 3DD at the cinema but by the time i was free they stopped showing it, oh well i'll just have to wait before it comes out on blu-ray.
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Whoa, steady, The RS - plot spoilers!
Well, just for the record the tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes is currently down to 75% and I bet it'll continue to decline.
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I wasn't refering to the tomatometer i was refering to the Audience which is still at 87%
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My comment wasn't a respons to yours in particular hehe
Ok your just defending your current stance on the film
I'm off to see the movie in 3D tonight. As long as it entertains me I'll be happy. I'm not looking for anything deep and meaningfull just good old fashioned Hollywood OTT entertainment!!!
Will let you know what I think.
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Hey ric! Hope you are still enjoying your new Anthem receiver! Have a great, hopefully entertaining, visit to the movietheater. Will be interesting to hear what you think later. Me and the friends I went with last week had entusiastic (though still realistic) hopes for this film. There was a specific quote from the film itself that pretty much expressed how it made us feel afterwards;
"...we were wrong, we were SO wrong..."
Still, I have faith it will atleast deliver a good A/V home theater experience.
Well I thought the characters were just so unbelievable. Any time they tried to show some emotion I just facepalmed myself as it was just so cheesy and artificial. In every seen a chracter does something that made no sense. The movie was at several times just laughable.
From what I remembered there were a few plot holes too but maybe I missed a few things. That's the optimist in me saying that.
In a nutshell it was like I was watching one of those slasher flicks with those stupid teens mixed with a bit of Lost. I never watched Lost but from what I hear they share similar flaws.
Now I was pretty much telling everybody to not bother but how many times have you taken somebody's advice from a forum? Definitely go see it just to be part of the conversation but I will tell you to not keep your hopes up. Go in with no expectations and you may just not want to rip your hair out at the end.
Hey dude I have a funny taste too. Ffs I have Expendables and Shoot em Up on blu-ray and watch SyFy movies religiously (Awesome when wasted with friends). Yes they are fun movies but in no way would I call them the best movies ever made. As somebody else said, you can enjoy a movie but that doesn't mean it's good.
I also think the scale on RT isn't the best. It's an either/or system so not much leeway in scores. I still use it for a quick look but it's no way the definitive answer. If it was up to the masses then we'd all be listening to music on ipods in mp3 quality with the bundled in earbuds because it's "CD Quality". That's an audio thing but you get the picture.
You hit the spot right there!
This may sound a bit harsh but Prometheus seems to be aimed at the less-than-discerning viewer demographic. I expected a more intelligent film seeing how it presented such grand ideas. Instead all I got was a pretty package with a plot and characters that made no sense. It insulted it's audience. As such, anyone should leave their brain at home if they choose (/make the mistake) to go see this. Or expect to be confounded by the film's EDITED mediocrity, as I was.
I'm off to see the movie in 3D tonight...
No, no, noooooo - don't see it in 3D!
See it in 2D
From what I remembered there were a few plot holes too but maybe I missed a few things.
Clearly. What "plot holes"?
For example, Dr Mark Kermode PhD: "I like the fact it has the temmerity to deal with big themes... But, Prometheus is not without flaws... It's a 7.5 out of 10."
Care to elaborate? And as a "less-than-discerning viewer", I'll try and help you out
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