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post #511 of 689
LOL, people who are saying they didn't think much--though, it's your valid opinion--are just missing out. It's not a dumb film; it made me think about life and death, God and Darwinism. It's like the film The Tree of Life; it got mixed reviews, and the layman tended, to call it too 'artsy.' What baloney! Thing is, if it made you think about the film, then you thought! Duh! I could give even more examples of group mentality, like every music n00b believing Radiohead, to be the greatest band in the world (wrong, it's Wussy or Super Étoile--depending on your inclination [pop or rock]). A few people panned Inception, too, because they didn't get it. What's not to get, I ask? I know this is all subjective opinion sometimes, but I try to be as objective as possible, and I think, that ignoring the cinematography, acting, plot, pacing, dialogue, meaning, etc, because there are some discrepancies in their eyes (I don't see them, personally), is myopic. If people didn't like the film, hey, it doesn't bother me--I enjoyed it, and I know why I did--but I need better reasoning than 'why did they take off their helmets? That was stupid!' Sheesh!

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LOL, people who are saying they didn't think much--though, it's your valid opinion--are just missing out. It's not a dumb film; it made me think about life and death, God and Darwinism. It's like the film The Tree of Life; it got mixed reviews, and the layman tended, to call it too 'artsy.' What baloney! Thing is, if it made you think about the film, then you thought! Duh! I could give even more examples of group mentality, like every music n00b believing Radiohead, to be the greatest band in the world (wrong, it's Wussy or Super Étoile--depending on your inclination [pop or rock]). A few people panned Inception, too, because they didn't get it. What's not to get, I ask? I know this is all subjective opinion sometimes, but I try to be as objective as possible, and I think, that ignoring the cinematography, acting, plot, pacing, dialogue, meaning, etc, because there are some discrepancies in their eyes (I don't see them, personally), is myopic. If people didn't like the film, hey, it doesn't bother me--I enjoyed it, and I know why I did--but I need better reasoning than 'why did they take off their helmets? That was stupid!' Sheesh!


Prometheus was good, but not great. I do agree that too much nitpicking is happening here. It reminds me of the people who bitched about the sound of Batman's voice in TDK.
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LOL, people who are saying they didn't think much--though, it's your valid opinion--are just missing out. It's not a dumb film; it made me think about life and death, God and Darwinism. It's like the film The Tree of Life; it got mixed reviews, and the layman tended, to call it too 'artsy.' What baloney! Thing is, if it made you think about the film, then you thought! Duh! I could give even more examples of group mentality, like every music n00b believing Radiohead, to be the greatest band in the world (wrong, it's Wussy or Super Étoile--depending on your inclination [pop or rock]). A few people panned Inception, too, because they didn't get it. What's not to get, I ask? I know this is all subjective opinion sometimes, but I try to be as objective as possible, and I think, that ignoring the cinematography, acting, plot, pacing, dialogue, meaning, etc, because there are some discrepancies in their eyes (I don't see them, personally), is myopic. If people didn't like the film, hey, it doesn't bother me--I enjoyed it, and I know why I did--but I need better reasoning than 'why did they take off their helmets? That was stupid!' Sheesh!
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You are going to love college.
post #514 of 689
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Prometheus was good, but not great. I do agree that too much nitpicking is happening here. It reminds me of the people who bitched about the sound of Batman's voice in TDK.
His voice was so annoying
post #515 of 689
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His voice was so annoying

Did that make it a lesser film in your eyes? That's the point I am making. Even if that annoyed you, it really shouldn't infer overall film's quality.
post #516 of 689
You're trying, to reason with non-reason.
post #517 of 689
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yeah. the alien in that film was huge. much bigger (like 20 feet tall) compared to the two different types of engineers seen in this film. yes, two different types.
different engineers at the beginning of the movie and end?
beginning: 178
end: 491
anyone else notice this?
basically only the alien in hypersleep looked different - the beheaded alien looked the same as the creator alien.

That second pic is an action figure, btw. $34.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11894&mode=retail&picture=out

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post #518 of 689
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Did that make it a lesser film in your eyes? That's the point I am making. Even if that annoyed you, it really shouldn't infer overall film's quality.

I agree with this argument in reference to things like Waylan's make-up, it wasn't great, but neither did it really pull me out of the movie. The character work in this seemed a little underdeveloped though and somewhat lazy (dropping that she can't have kids came out of nowhere, when it should have really been estabilished earlier in the film, this is the kind of thing I'd expect from a more B level movie).

Even with the things I disliked, I did enjoy the film and it did make me think about it afterwards, but it would need a lot of script work to make it into a great movie IMO.
post #519 of 689
LOL, I'm sorry, I know these points are your opinions; I'm just finding it hard, to understand them. Why does the fact, that she can't have kids need, to be dropped in at the start of the film? Excuse me? It not like in real life where that's, the first thing you tell people! Hi, I can't have kids; my name's Mary.
post #520 of 689
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LOL, I'm sorry, I know these points are your opinions; I'm just finding it hard, to understand them. Why does the fact, that she can't have kids need, to be dropped in at the start of the film? Excuse me? It not like in real life where that's, the first thing you tell people! Hi, I can't have kids; my name's Mary.

Because it's an important character trait/motivation that seems forced and shore horned in right before it becomes important to the storyline.
post #521 of 689
I didn't find that bit a problem at all with the film's story line. Things like the biologist wanting to play with the alien snake creature, I get why it's an issue.
post #522 of 689
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I didn't find that bit a problem at all with the film's story line. Things like the biologist wanting, to play with the alien snake creature--I get why it's an issue.

Indeed--it's right out of film clichés 101.
post #523 of 689
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Because it's an important character trait/motivation, that seems forced and shoe-horned in right, before it becomes important to the storyline.

Personally, I don't think so. Opinions, sminions.
post #524 of 689
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Prometheus was good, but not great. I do agree that too much nitpicking is happening here. It reminds me of the people who bitched about the sound of Batman's voice in TDK.

dude, but his voice WAS absurd lol. what a shitty movie.
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I didn't find that bit a problem at all with the film's story line. Things like the biologist wanting to play with the alien snake creature, I get why it's an issue.

biologist scene did not bother me at all.

clearly he was scared to death of thing, and was trying to make himself believe it was ok, by treating it as if it was not a danger. not unlike many actual humans when confronted with a large dog, or other scary animal, that they act as if they can subdue with nice words and a soft voice, even tho it makes no sense. its just human nature. totally believable imo.

@alex - chillax dude. smile.gif
post #525 of 689
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Even with the things I disliked, I did enjoy the film and it did make me think about it afterwards, but it would need a lot of script work to make it into a great movie IMO.

This summarises the film for me.

Here's an idea, why don't a few of us have a go at re working the script, correcting the poor plot devices and dialogue?
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