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Helo
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Beautiful movie with a shitty plot, bad directing, laughable protagonists and as someone mentioned, if tied in with the Alien universe, it was a crime against humanity.

I will watch again though before his next one (if there is one) just to make sure I have all the subtleties in my head.






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FootballNostradamus
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I like movies that are imaginative, Prometheus accomplished that. Is it alien or blade runner? No. Is it 20x better than what I'm used to for the science fiction genre? Yes


Wow, is Lockout your baseline for sci-fi?






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EarthwormJim
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When I watched it the first time I had the same reaction. After reading a little bit more about it and some explaination on the plot holes, I gave it a second watch and really enjoyed it.





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FootballNostradamus
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When I watched it the first time I had the same reaction. After reading a little bit more about it and some explaination on the plot holes, I gave it a second watch and really enjoyed it.


It won't get a second viewing from me. I don't feel I should need to research a movie to enjoy it. I think I just had too high of expectations. I was beyond jacked for this movie.






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EarthwormJim
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It won't get a second viewing from me. I don't feel I should need to research a movie to enjoy it. I think I just had too high of expectations. I was beyond jacked for this movie.


I felt the same way.

I think it was actually cokes that linked a video on here in a previous discussion that gave someone's interpetation of the film. I don't know if it's just because I really wanted to like the movie or if things just flew over my head during the first viewing, but that video made me give it another shot.

I'll try to find the video.

Here's the video.



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manwich
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does the fact that the producers didn't intend this to be a stand alone movie carry any weight in this thread?





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Qwerty
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does the fact that the producers didn't intend this to be a stand alone movie carry any weight in this thread?


Exactly. I don't understand the complaint about plot holes because of this. But even if there were no more, the unresolved questions aren't any worse than in alien.






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Peazey
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I liked Prometheus. I don't see what was so hard to understand about it.


This attitude that the reason a person disliked it because he didn't understand it is pompous, innaccurate, and annoying to the extreme. It was a pretty movie. I also don't mind that there are questions left unanswered.

I HATED HATED HATED the storytelling. IMO it was disjointed. The characters actions were over the top which I didn't think fit the film, and several of the actions of the characters did not make sense. Add in a superfluous character in Theron and a lame as shite Pierce and you have a very disapointing film.

I wanted to like it. I really did. Science fiction is my first literary and cinematic love. I just can't.

ETA: I am aware that this is supposed to be part one of a trilogy. I plan on giving the second a chance, but if I dislike it as much as the first then I am just going to give up on them.



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manwich
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i thought is was a good movie. nothing amazing but interesting enough.
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The characters actions were over the top which I didn't think fit the film, and several of the actions of the characters did not make sense
to be fair, what is an Alien movie without this?


Game over, man! Game over!!



I only need to know one thing: where they are.









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Peazey
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Bill Paxton was amazing in that role. He fit right in. He may have been a character, but his actions and personality made sense to me.

I don't feel like getting too into it right now. I have done it before. However there were fairly major events in the movie where I could not at all tell what the characters were trying to accomplish. There was no, in my mind, reasonable motivation. Things just happened because the movie makers wanted them to happen without reasonable cause. It was sloppy film making.






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Mo Jeaux
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I liked it. frick the haters.




Not really sure what people were wanting or expecting, but I thought it was a decent movie.






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manwich
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Bill Paxton was amazing in that role.






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Peazey
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I didn't say he deserved an oscar. I said he was amazing. Fun. Fits the archetype of crazy, bad arse soldier. Do you think it would have been better if Daniel Day Lewis played that role? Yeah, you know what. You are right. We really needed a great dramatic actor to bring the film Aliens to life properly.







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alajones
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She was unecessary and shouldn't have been in the movie. Guy pierce, yeah bad call. Hated the shoehorned alien

Don't mind the lingering questions about the engineers, hate how the ooz functioned inconsistently without a clear explanation as to what the frick it is and does

Still, visual flair. High production values, Michael Fassbender gives a great performance. Noomi rapace is excellent and all of the people shitting on it will probably say that they like John carter, immediately invalidating their opinion on science fiction.

If you love late 70s early 80s sci fi, then it's awesome
Pretty much agree with all of this. It was a good movie experience for me. Nothing more. Far from awful.






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Holden Caulfield
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Watched this movie last Saturday and was awestruck by its awfulness.





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manwich
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agree to disagree then





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Carson123987
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Beautiful movie with a shitty plot, bad directing, laughable protagonists


spot on






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Fox Mulder
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Awestruck by its awefulness?

You may not have liked it. Lets just work under the premise it isn't good, but that's a bit over the top and makes you sound stupid. It's visually exceptional and has a great performance within... Hardly pig slop.






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Holden Caulfield
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makes you sound stupid

My opinion makes me sound stupid? Damn, this is like a debate on MSNBC.






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Fox Mulder
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No saying you are awestruck by the awefulness of movie that universally is regarded as visually enthralling with at least one awesome performance. It isn't transformers.

I'm not calling you stupid but the hyperbole is laughable.



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