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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Film...Unfortunately Reviewed By Idiots, 29 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Prometheus (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
First of all, this Blu Ray copy of Prometheus has not been released so its surprising to see 1 review, let alone 202 at the time of writing. What we have is fans venting their emotions (and for some reason confusion) over the best sci-fi cinema event of 2012.

Im tempted to go head long straight in and say that Prometheus is (or could be) the first of three films that will take the timeline upto the events around Ridley Scott's 1979 Alien (as the 4th chapter in the story). I say it with reservation because the 21st century cinema goer just says it was 'rubbish' when one or two things happen. 1: They dont understand it? 2: They have walked into the cinema with the impression that it will tie straight in with the universe they currently know and live their lives on the internet sucking up gossip.

Like probably many of you out there I saw Alien in the cinema and have followed the Alien saga ever since.

Early in production Ridley Scott said that there is no direct links with Prometheus and Alien. And even if it did, we where never going to know what those elements were when the credits rolled at the end of the film.

Our modern world makes us loose patience when we dont get what we want quickly. Back in 1979 the world wasnt like that, but we still managed to make truly excellent films.

I went to see Prometheus with a totally open mind and watched it as a singular (un related) film. I understood the film and could see the Alien saga in its very early infancy.

Take a step back and watch the film again - this time in a singular sense. For those that still dont understand then maybe the Blu Ray alternate ending will give you what you seek...whatever that is!
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Initial post: 29 Sep 2012 21:29:38 BDT
1four7 says:
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Posted on 30 Sep 2012 07:58:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2012 07:58:45 BDT
Riffan says:
Speaking from those who disliked the movie, just like to say - just because it didn't give us the answers isn't the only reason we didn't like this movie. How about the incredibly stupid and disposable characters, the holes in the plot and logic, such as why 3 billion is spent on one woman's beliefs. Thanks for commenting on the intelligence of people who disliked the movie, there is plenty of good reason to based on poor scripting, characters and CGI style over any substance. It's fine if you like it, even love it, that's fine, but please, don't discredit the opinions of those ho didn't like it with a simple lack of answers as the cause for disdain.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2012 11:20:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2012 11:26:03 BDT
Mike D. says:
SPOILER ALERT - DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE !!!:

Riffan,
Many critics of Prometheus cite the dumbness and idiocy of the humans in the movie as if it's down to bad scripting / acting.
Don't you see that it's deliberate?

Putting aside Prometheus' references to dysgenics (google it), consider this:
The human crew was hand-picked by Meredith Vickers (whom I believe is an android, despite her apparent denial of this). It's made pretty clear in the movie that Vickers wants the mission to fail. In that case, surely she would maximise the chances of failure by choosing the dumbest, most moronic crew she could find?

If you think the crew behave like disposable characters, that is not down to poor acting or scripting - because they are MEANT to be disposable characters.

Can't empathise or care about the human characters in Prometheus? That's intentional. The key characters are non-human, whilst the humans are merely plot devices. The only possible exception is Shaw. Maybe we'll find out what stuff she's made of in the sequel.

Some people have been so conditioned by sci-fi movies where humans always turn out to be the superior race and win in the end, that they can't accept a film in which we are shown to be the dumb losers.

Prometheus works just fine.

Posted on 1 Oct 2012 20:31:42 BDT
Rod Neill says:
You just don't get it do you? Most of the critical reviews of this turkey don't give a stuff that it's not an Alien film or that it doesn't `fit in' with the others. They're concerned with the shoddy writing, unbelievable 1-d characters, and complete disregard for coherence.

They're also concerned with the depressingly large number of pseuds who appear to have fallen for the hype, hook line and sinker. This is NOT a smart film that is somehow going over the heads of us plebs... it's Carry on Alien with a slick marketing machine. This is the film equivalent of opening up a copy of The Brothers Karamazov but finding out it's just the dust jacket over a copy of Nuts.

And as for the theory that the characters are meant to be stupid... please. So this isn't a po-faced wanna be Solaris with tentacles, it's actually a witty cross between Idiocracy and the Morons from Outer Space? So society is smart enough to build this amazing space ship and travel to the other side of the galaxy faster than the speed of light just fine, but too dumb to teach Biologists not to shove their faces towards giant hissing alien penises?

If you have to try that hard to defend a film ("it's meant to be bad") then maybe you should just accept the fact that it's total b*llocks? This film isn't just bad, it's broken.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2012 02:01:56 BDT
D. Joyce says:
Not much CGI in Prometheus, and I got the impression 3 billion was spent on one very wealthy egotistical man seaching for eternal life.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2012 21:58:39 BDT
D. F. Dodds says:
Rod,

Very well said!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012 22:25:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2012 22:48:41 GMT
Rob C. says:
Speaking as one who did not like this film may I suggest that you watch the Swedish version of "Girl with the dragon tattoo", which also stars Naomi Rapace. It has little by way of visual effects but is never the less a gripping film, which it achieves through the story and the acting.

Plenty of people do like Prometheus. But those who do not, do so because of the quality of the story.

In addition to the poor story, it is not even original, being based on Chariots of the Gods, Mission to Mars, Blade Runner, The Alien Films.....

Prometheus is as intelligent as the reasoning behind Chariots of the Gods, which is that Aliens must have built the Pyramids because it was far too difficult for those Egyptians, they not being European you see. And Aliens who have traveled across the Galaxy in their amazing spaceship can only think to build in stone for these stupid foreigners across the world.

It is worthy of note that many who like the film also comment on the poor story. By contrast many who do not like the film comment on the high quality visuals.

What Star rating is given seems to depend upon what is most important to the reviewers enjoyment, not whether or not they are stupid.
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