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I think all can agree the movie is visually stunning, and the basic premise of the film had promise. The problem is the horrible characters, the lack of explanation (yeah I know there might be a prequel sequel), and the plot holes. It's very evident that visually this is a Ridley film and it's also very evident it was written by Lindelof.
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Not really.
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I think the writing's good.
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Not really.
Not really what?
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I think the writing's good.
Negative.
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I think all can agree the movie is visually stunning, and the basic premise of the film had promise. The problem is the horrible characters, the lack of explanation (yeah I know there might be a prequel sequel), and the plot holes. It's very evident that visually this is a Ridley film and it's also very evident it was written by Lindelof.

What struck me when looking at a photo where Ridley S is supervising the make up of an Engineer, is how he could have gone into so much attention to detail on make up, yet fail to edit the script.

Ridley is famous for basically transforming the original Alien script and creating the full storyboard himself, turning it from something quite camp, to a very taut film. It's like his whole ethos was thrown away.

If you look at another grandiose film of his, Gladiator, the writing and dialogue is very good in that too. He didn't sacrifice writing for scale...
post #532 of 689
Kingdom of Heaven's original theatrical release was heavily edited and the director's cut was much better. Prometheus will have a director's cut as well, with rumours saying that there will be additional 30 mins, and I would say that's gonna be the definitive version.

But Ridley has shitty moments too.. Robin Hood? I had a feeling that Prometheus was being compromised to be more commercial, either by studio pressure or Ridley himself willingly complying to do so (he's been facing it all the way through his career anyway).

Look at the marketing- people got into the cinema thinking it's some Star Trek or Planet of the Apes. Action movie. Or probably adventure. With Magneto the hot. My two female friends, rather timid, definitely not a movie buff, rom-com fans, went to watch it. Enter the healing pod scene. Boom.

I would say this compromise caused the movie to be neither here nor there- it's not a neat sci-fi action flick (that it was marketed as, I suppose?), not a full-blown thought provoking philosophical sci-fi (studio will think it's too niche?), and not a total horror-thriller in the spirit of 1979 Alien (too niche and cult?). Rather it is a combination of those three and ended up not delivering to its fullest potential.

I love it though, and will definitely watch the extended cut, if any.
post #533 of 689
Here's a theory:

There's been a lot of speculation about what is 10.11.12. I heard that's the first day of Comic-Con, and some are saying we'll be treated to a teaser of Prometheus's sequel at the event.

Others are saying the date might just be the release of the blue-ray, which seems too trite to devote attention to, unless...

...Unless the blue-ray contains the director's cut, which contains 30 more minutes of film that answer every single question left by the original. In theory, a director's cut could satiate people's need for a sequel and could usher in a new home-video sales strategy that could be pretty lucrative: leave enough wonder in the theatrical release to make people want to buy the home release, knowing their questions will be answered in the extra footage.

It may not gross as much as another theatrical release, but they also don't have to incur the cost of actually filming another movie.
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Feels too soon for a teaser to the sequel, unless it's one of those teasers that doesn't really contain any relevant footage. I would buy the idea of it being the Directors Cut, but even then it seems like a fair amount of hype for just that.
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Feels too soon for a teaser to the sequel, unless it's one of those teasers that doesn't really contain any relevant footage. I would buy the idea of it being the Directors Cut, but even then it seems like a fair amount of hype for just that.

A director's cut should have hype, especially considering how much of a cult success the BR director's cut was.
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A director's cut should have hype, especially considering how much of a cult success the BR director's cut was.

That's a good point, but I do wonder if this will ever achieve the same.
post #537 of 689
You can draw a lot of comparisons with the lead up to this film and Star Wars 1 - 3. Established (nearly God like) directors with unlimited budgets and a 100% yes man crew. The result? Poor casting, poor storytelling (SW - Jar Jar?!?!, P - geologist), heavy reliance on special effects, etc - unchecked creativity at its worst. Happens all the time...
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Yeah, but this was light-years better then any of the prequels.
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You can draw a lot of comparisons with the lead up to this film and Star Wars 1 - 3. Established (nearly God like) directors with unlimited budgets and a 100% yes man crew. The result? Poor casting, poor storytelling (SW - Jar Jar?!?!, P - geologist), heavy reliance on special effects, etc - unchecked creativity at its worst. Happens all the time...
The Matrix => The Matrix Reloaded
post #540 of 689
I'm not sure - it has a lot more plot holes than SW 1 - 3 and just as bad of a cast...
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