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Fox Mulder
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As for explaining things, I look at it like this: I'd hate if they spent 30 minutes in Hunt for Red October explaining how a submarine works. And I don't actually know how one works, I just know it does. I accept it, and I move on.


This is a brand of sci fi I very much enjoy, just not prefer


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I'd humbly take the other side on David. Even in the helmet scene, he says "because it makes YOU people feel more comfortable". Which kind of sums up his attitude throughout. He's always throwing passive aggressive barbs out towards faith, and general human fallabilities, not to mention spying on dreams. And there's that whole slipping a goo mickey thing.

He still loves his dad though.


blueboy
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It should have been a clear prequel or a clear separate film. Not both.

Bingo, and as you said, it is both and neither. It should have been a stand alone film.

Add to that the multiple fingers that touched and changed this story, motivated by personal career ambitions, using the "big Ridley Scott picture" as a feather in their caps.


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I'd humbly take the other side on David. Even in the helmet scene, he says "because it makes YOU people feel more comfortable". Which kind of sums up his attitude throughout. He's always throwing passive aggressive barbs out towards faith, and general human fallabilities, not to mention spying on dreams. And there's that whole slipping a goo mickey thing.

Don't remember how he said it, but good points nonetheless. All the more evidence that he had no problem experimenting on the crew and that he saw them as expendable if necessary.

Also, forgot to address it earlier, but I completely agree with the "running in straight lines" thing at the end with Shaw and Charlize. I caught the end of the movie on HBO Tuesday night, and that drives me crazy every time. Just run like 100 feet to your right or left and you're fine. Idiot wimmenz.


blueboy
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re: After giving Promet[h]eus a shot on cable
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Also, forgot to address it earlier, but I completely agree with the "running in straight lines" thing at the end with Shaw and Charlize. I caught the end of the movie on HBO Tuesday night, and that drives me crazy every time. Just run like 100 feet to your right or left and you're fine. Idiot wimmenz.

For me, it was the cherry on top of its stupidity.

But who knows? Maybe it was a reference to the "god doesn't build in straight lines" concept that I missed because I was too busy waiting for the credits to put me out of my misery.


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re: After giving Promet[h]eus a shot on cable
Just watched it and I wasn't overly impressed by it. I put this movie a step above Contact.


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BOSCEAUX
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Add to that the multiple fingers that touched and changed this story, motivated by personal career ambitions, using the "big Ridley Scott picture" as a feather in their caps.


Jaded much?? If I went into every movie thinking the people working with this big name director are just here trying to make a name for themselves and frick it up I would be miserable.


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BOSCEAUX
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I was too busy waiting for the credits to put me out of my misery.




I would turn something off before I let it lead to me being miserable.


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cigsmcgee
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Add to that the multiple fingers that touched and changed this story, motivated by personal career ambitions, using the "big Ridley Scott picture" as a feather in their caps.


this is a really interesting look into ridley scott's "creative process" as told through the evolution of the "robin hood" script. very similar work pattern as to what seems to have been happening behind the scenes with prometheus. granted, this piece is written with some personal animosity behind it, but interesting nonetheless.

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If a director becomes a problem - no matter how big they are, even Spielberg - get the ef rid of them. Fire their butts. Send them to the unemployment line. There are new directors with new ideas every month - and they cost less and may be easier to reason with (because they don’t think they are the 300 pound gorilla). You know what? If enough people fire Ridley Scott because he took away their tentpole or ruined their script or spent twice what was budgeted, I’ll bet Mr. Scott would consider becoming more cooperative.




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