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Prometheus

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Post by david_l_perry »

Damn this looks good....it's a sort of prequel to Alien......

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Prometheus looks amazing, my slight fear is that they're releasing new trailers/photos every week and by the time it comes out I fear I'll have seen the whole movie. I's my fault for following Den of Geek on Twitter (I'm trying to ignore the Prometheus stuff now).

AFAIK it's meant to stand on it's own as a movie whilst also serving as a prequel. So I very much doubt that there will be any silly cameos.
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It looks bloody awesome. AFAIK it's set around the crashed spaceship where the crew of the Nostromo discovered the Alien in the first film, some 30 years before the events in that film.

There's no Bishop, but there is an Android in Michael Fassbender's character. Personally, I can't wait :)

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gilmour wrote:Promethean looks amazing, my slight fear is that they're releasing new trailers/photos every week and by the time it comes out I fear I'll have seen the whole stack. I's my fault for following Den of Geek on Twitter (I'm trying to ignore the Promethean stuff now).

AFAIK it's meant to stand on it's own as a combo whilst also serving as a preamp. So I very much doubt that there will be any silly cameos.
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There's always some bloody smartass that HAS to be pedantic and remind us all why we're here, isn't there??? :D

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That's why I keep coming back. I like most of the smartass / dumbass posting on this forum so much, some of the best laughs in years found in this place. Trying my best to deliver a bit of a continental share, although I'm not taking pride in bringing tears of laughter to FB faces. I will leave that to the natives, you people are better with the subtleties and unsubltheissdsjf (bloody awfull word that is) of this language.
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Thumper wrote:There's always some bloody smartass that HAS to be pedantic and remind us all why we're here, isn't there??? :D

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Okies, a quick review...

(don't worry, no spoilers, just one small hint)

I can see why so many people have been disappointed, a film based on the Alien universe would have you expecting much the same as the previous films in a prequel format, no? Not so.

What you have is a pretty original concept that builds on the Alien mythos, but adds a new twist. You have to think your way through this from the very start as it (ahem) evolves (that's the only hint I'm giving), and accept that some mysteries facing the crew won't be solved for the audience either.

There are still some large residual plot holes you could pilot the Nostromo through. If that's to keep some elements open for what seems like an inevitable sequel, it's pretty damn lazy film-making.

All-in-all, it's an exhausting 124 minutes and, yes, there are some pretty damn outrageous gut-wrenching moments... the "twist" at the end is fairly predictable in a "let's tie up some loose ends for the hard-of-thinking" way. It's a good movie but falls short of being a *very* good one. It is, however, total eye candy and well worth getting the full cinema effect, but I wouldn't bother with the 3D offering.

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I agree with all of that Thumps, I enjoyed it, it's a stunning bit of film making, and very edge of the seat throughout.

Only thing that bothered me was the character development/changes felt a bit to sudden, but I'm trying to give away no spoilers so will shut up.

Infinitely better than the Star Wars prequels. In some ways prequel is to strong a word, it's just a film set in the same universe as the Alien franchise, which IMO is the best way to think about it as it doesn't share characters etc.

There's an interesting piece on it here that unpacks some of the negatives people have had, but this does contain spoilers. So only read if you've seen the movie. http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/prometh ... prometheus
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Thumper wrote:...it's pretty damn lazy film-making.
Saw it on Saturday, and those few words sum it up for me. Really visually spectacular, with some great ideas thrown around, but overall... Promehtheus. One thing no one seems to have mentioned anywhere is just how appalling some of the acting was. Kate Dickie as Ford (the medic) was so wooden that they may just as well have used a fencepost in a kilt.

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