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My point is that there is a difference between "dumbed down science" and "stupid" science. Most of what passes for "science" in Prometheus is flat out retarded.

Charlize Theron's character yelling "I didn't come half a billion miles for this!" is a great example of the latter - half a billion miles from earth would put them somewhere in the range of Jupiter's orbit, rather than a different star system. It's a stupid, stupid, stupid mistake. How hard would it have been for them to Google "how many miles are in a light year?" If you're making a SCIENCE fiction movie, at least pay attention to the basic stuff!
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My point is that there is a difference between "dumbed down science" and "stupid" science. Most of what passes for "science" in Prometheus is flat out retarded.

Speaking to this point: http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolpinchefsky/2012/06/20/5-scientists-share-their-baffled-reactions-on-the-bad-science-in-prometheus/
post #633 of 689
^ thanks, I had a good laugh reading that. It also led me to this review, which captures my sentiments perfectly:

http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2012/06/star-makers-slimed-or-a-dash-of-dna-and-half-a-brain-a-review-of-prometheus/

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...one of his characteristic themes, observed in Alien, Blade Runner, and this film, is the negative impact of large, greedy corporations on all human endeavors, and the weaknesses of Prometheus might be said to illustrate that even an enormously talented director may prove unable to overcome the negative impact of the large, greedy corporations that now govern the production of science fiction films.
post #634 of 689
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

My point is that there is a difference between "dumbed down science" and "stupid" science. Most of what passes for "science" in Prometheus is flat out retarded.
Charlize Theron's character yelling "I didn't come half a billion miles for this!" is a great example of the latter - half a billion miles from earth would put them somewhere in the range of Jupiter's orbit, rather than a different star system. It's a stupid, stupid, stupid mistake. How hard would it have been for them to Google "how many miles are in a light year?" If you're making a SCIENCE fiction movie, at least pay attention to the basic stuff!

THIS.

When her ass said half a billion miles I actually facepalmed in the theater.
post #635 of 689
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

My point is that there is a difference between "dumbed down science" and "stupid" science. Most of what passes for "science" in Prometheus is flat out retarded.
Charlize Theron's character yelling "I didn't come half a billion miles for this!" is a great example of the latter - half a billion miles from earth would put them somewhere in the range of Jupiter's orbit, rather than a different star system. It's a stupid, stupid, stupid mistake. How hard would it have been for them to Google "how many miles are in a light year?" If you're making a SCIENCE fiction movie, at least pay attention to the basic stuff!

I can't remember her saying that, but that is an inexcusable bit of crap writing. Quite unbelievable in fact. Again it goes back to the pictures of Ridley Scott staring at the Engineer's make up and going into all that detail of effects, and yet not even the basics of the script...

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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

^ thanks, I had a good laugh reading that. It also led me to this review, which captures my sentiments perfectly:
http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2012/06/star-makers-slimed-or-a-dash-of-dna-and-half-a-brain-a-review-of-prometheus/
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...one of his characteristic themes, observed in Alien, Blade Runner, and this film, is the negative impact of large, greedy corporations on all human endeavors, and the weaknesses of Prometheus might be said to illustrate that even an enormously talented director may prove unable to overcome the negative impact of the large, greedy corporations that now govern the production of science fiction films.

Imatlas, that is a brilliant observation in your quote!!
post #636 of 689
So is this worth seeing in the theater or is it best to wait for dvd?
post #637 of 689
I saw it in IMAX 3D and was really blown away. I'd see it in a theater, unless you're really indifferent to the whole thing.
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I saw it in IMAX 3D and was really blown away. I'd see it in a theater, unless you're really indifferent to the whole thing.

Is it full 3D? Like Avatar 3D? Anyone else see it in 3D?
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Is it full 3D? Like Avatar 3D? Anyone else see it in 3D?

I thought the 3d was well done and seamless, not cheesy.
post #640 of 689
I'm not sure what "full 3D" means - I mean, nothing actually left the screen and flew around the room!
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I'm not sure what "full 3D" means - I mean, nothing actually left the screen and flew around the room!

Well god damn it, I'm out!

I meant actually made in 3D, like Avatar, or converted to 3D like so many of the other 3D movies. Harry Potter would be a good example.
post #642 of 689
It was shot in 3D, but doesn't necessarily take full advantage of the medium. I definitely felt like much of the time it seemed 2D, but in certain scenes it was outstanding (the alien computer UI, for example).
post #643 of 689
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So is this worth seeing in the theater or is it best to wait for dvd?

Theater. People may complain about the script, but I haven't heard anyone complain about the visuals. They are amazing.
post #644 of 689
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Theater. People may complain about the script, but I haven't heard anyone complain about the visuals. They are amazing.

+1, if it's a movie you want to see, you might as well have the optimal experience and the visuals are impressive enough where the theater experience will make a difference.
post #645 of 689
I have only seen two movies in 3d in this century -- avengers and prometheus. Avengers I just had a headache and was regretting paying the extra $$ for 3d. Prometheus it was incredible.

BTW welcome back ramBRO!
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