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April 25th, 2012, 10:33
A SF-kinda movie I saw recently was Mr. Nobody. Loved it to bits. I have to see it again some time.

And about Prometheus, I'm also excited to see it. I loved the short scene which was released, of Wayland giving a speech ad TED, some years in the future. Thought it was very well done. And yeah, that viral-video of Adam was cool.
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May 3rd, 2012, 10:16
Prometheus International Launch Trailer

*Warning* This one's definitely a bit spoilerish… I almost wish I hadn't watched it.
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May 3rd, 2012, 10:24
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May 10th, 2012, 11:39
Yai! I was apparently misinformed about Prometheus - and it has been confirmed that it's getting an R rating
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May 10th, 2012, 11:47
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Yai! I was apparently misinformed about Prometheus - and it has been confirmed that it's getting an R rating
That's excellent news.

I've been trying not to think about Prometheus because the anticipation is driving me nuts. Only a month left till release over here… 3 weeks for Europe.
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May 10th, 2012, 11:57
Hehe, I've tried to set my expectations at a reasonable level - and I think I've succeeded. It's sort of a balance between the potential of a high-budget return to my favorite sci-fi universe and how Ridley Scott has turned into a personified movie factory making good looking average films over the years.
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June 8th, 2012, 11:21
Regarding Prometheus, it is already released in many parts of the world yet here in Spain we have to wait untill the 3rd of August. Who in hell decided this crap!

A friend of mine from the Netherlands has already seen it and he told me he left the theater very happy.
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June 8th, 2012, 16:19
He was probably very happy because the movie was finally over.
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June 8th, 2012, 17:01
Prometheus: Good effects lackluster story as usual. Noomi really is good at playing a tough "girl" though, probably helped by the feminist movements over here.
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June 8th, 2012, 17:08
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…mmand?ref=live there is kickstarter for what appears to be interesting sci-fi project(yes ANOTHER kickstarter).
I hope this movie turns good because even tho I enjoyed some modern sci-fi movies I haven't seen something of blade runner caliber in LONG time.
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June 9th, 2012, 06:15
Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
Prometheus: Good effects lackluster story as usual. …
Ahhh. My kind of movie, then.

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June 9th, 2012, 17:51
I'm already an apologist for Alien 3 & 4 for there is no way Prometheus can disappoint me. heck I've even read every Dark Horse Alien novel. Those I can't really endorse however

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June 9th, 2012, 18:45
That International Prometheus trailer should definitely be avoided at all costs - it basically outlines the entire plot…

Anyway, I saw the movies yesterday and, while I'm not overly disappointed in it as a summer popcorn flick, I'm definitely disappointed when viewed from the perspective of thought-provoking SciFi - especially being from Ridley Scott. Some incredible visuals (though Sunshine still trumps it on this front imo), but the story is just broken and cliché.

Alas, for what could have been.
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June 10th, 2012, 14:27
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That International Prometheus trailer should definitely be avoided at all costs - it basically outlines the entire plot…
… I had the very same problem with the "How To Train Your Dragon" trailer … Sad times …

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June 13th, 2012, 06:55
Just watched Sunshine based on mentions in this thread. Whoa. Great movie! I remember the trailers back in 2007 but this fell off my radar completely. Thanks for the heads up.

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June 13th, 2012, 07:13
I've also seen Prometheous. And man was it disappointing. They totally botched up the script. They ruined what could have been a cool prequel. I'm disappointed.
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June 15th, 2012, 02:31
I just saw Prometheus and really enjoyed it. Could it have been better? Sure. But it was still great. The CGI and cinema photography was stunning, death sequences were appropriately brutal. Plot had some issues toward the end but I still really liked it and I was pretty satisfied with the 80% "explanation" for the series. In fact I liked the fact that there were lose ends, it left me filling in the gaps and imagining.

I'm just thankful it was better than Robin Hood, one of Ridley's recent turds

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June 15th, 2012, 07:07
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I just saw Prometheus and really enjoyed it. Could it have been better? Sure. But it was still great. The CGI and cinema photography was stunning, death sequences were appropriately brutal. Plot had some issues toward the end but I still really liked it and I was pretty satisfied with the 80% "explanation" for the series. In fact I liked the fact that there were lose ends, it left me filling in the gaps and imagining.

I'm just thankful it was better than Robin Hood, one of Ridley's recent turds
Where exactly did you get explanations in the movie? There wasn't anything explained about the engineers. Nothing about where the alien goo came from.

The so-called scientists sent on-board the prometheus were also behaving like little children. No regards for procedures. Also they used the very cheap "everybody was recruited for a mission, but they had no idea what the mission is until the very start of it". That's been so over-used that it's not funny anymore.

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For further questions that weren't answered please check redlettermedia's video.

Oh, and the cheap ending was just cheap.
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June 15th, 2012, 14:27
It explained the origin of mankind as a manipulation of a single Engineer with their genetic technology in the first 60 seconds of the movie. I thought that was pretty big. I got the impression the Engineers were flying around manipulating life as they saw fit, and when you play god there are consequences - hence the destruction of that installation and the death of most of the occupants there. That was consistent with the Engineers disaster on LV426. Maybe they offed themselves entirely by playing god. Or perhaps the message is that god is simply a higher form of life but also mortal. Who knows.

You sound like one of those scifi fans that can't suspend disbelief due to flaws in the science. I've heard this sort of criticism about Sunshine, how the movie "sucked" because the science of the shield or the mission was bogus. This isn't the Andromeda Strain. It's LV223!

On the "big meeting" my interpretation:
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On the ending I had a different interpretation as well:
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This is why I liked Prometheus. I like to think about all the potential motivations and what might happen next etc. Most films don't have anything to think about after you are done watching them.

In the spirit of this thread I'm going to vote Prometheus, Sunshine and Pandorum as my favorite recent scifi movies.

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June 15th, 2012, 14:57
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/reviews-24

My two cents…

I'm ok with writing a bunch of loosely connected crap and telling the audience they're free to interpret, but I need something to engage me on a deeper level.

For that, I need human beings or characters that I can relate to or care about. I need them to behave in a reasonably plausible fashion - and I need them to be more than faceless red shirts.

Unfortunately, the movie couldn't provide that.
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