Dying to see it. I know a guy who has lives and breathes everything about this movie and can't not look at spoilers, so if you want to preserve it, don't look at the track listing for the soundtrack. Tracks 17-19 are sort of giveaways.
Todd, I think there will be surprises in store for us.
Read an article on the way to work saying that Prometheus takes place 37 years before the fateful voyage of the Nostromo. Even David 8 is a precursor to the Ash android model. Let's hope he doesn't freak out.
I have no love for the Alien series at all but think this looks really good, and I love Ridley. I think that's going to work to my benefit because I'm not expecting a return to form for alien lore, just a great sci-fi flick.
I have a friend on another board, massive Alien fan, who has done everything possible to spoil and over hype this movie for himself and he's already disappointed.
Finished reading comments on this flick. A lot of people on this forum were saying that this had a lot of plot holes. There's one comment someone said that simply put, the film lets the viewers imagine and think. Here's the comment:
Ahem. Yeah, right. Well, I saw the movie on it's opening day and I can safely say that for me it's gonna be the best movie of the year (many people here are talking about The Avengers, - for me it's just a lame snorefest with boring plot, typical characters and predictable twists; maybe that's because I wasn't raised on comics: comics are not part of my country's culture. But then again I just love Batman movies - go figure).
You all said that it was visually baffling, that the actor's work was good and etc. ans etc. And many of you criticize the so called plot-holes and "unanswered questions". What baffles me is that no one and I mean no one here wants to think. Don't understand what I mean, do you? Take for example the Force from Star Wars. Why is it so awesome? Because we hardly know anything about it. Where did it come from? How did we find it? How exactly does it work? (please spare me the comments about the Expanded Universe - I'm speaking about movies here). These are all "unanswered questions" and they make you think and imagine, speculate and investigate. These kind of questions make the movie interesting and intriguing. The same is easily applied to Prometheus, - it gives us a fair amount of answers and clues and keeps us speculating at the same time.
And for me - this the real magic of cinema. Prometheus is a solid and thought provoking movie and in general just a wondrous experience. I guess people nowadays are used to the facts that movies just give away all the answers and plot elements on a silver platter (take Avatar for example, - the moral is there but it's so straight and obsessive that it leaves no room for real thought. Awful movie by the way) and that's a real shame. As for my advice go and watch Prometheus with an open mind and be ready to think.
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I hope to get to this sometime this week. I'm specifically staying away from that thread at the DFB because I don't want spoilers, and neither do I wanna hear any whining before I get to make my own judgment. (And I'm pretty sure there's a ton of whining in that thread.)
I've heard every gripe you can imagine for this movie (the board I frequent most is up to about 60 pages on this flick) and it's mostly full of Alien fanboys (....mostly HAHAHAHA) who are upset with one thing or the other.
This movie, taken on it's own merit, is outstanding imo. People are so wrapped up in how it does or does not tie in to Alien that they just ruin it for themselves. If you go into it wanting a great sci fi flick, I think you'll find just that.
Exactly! I was in my teens when I saw Alien. I would watch it a couple of times with my dad and he would laugh after the black dude finds out that Ash is a robot. Other than that, it's been a long time since watching that.
If you over-hype things, you're just going to ruin it for yourself.
This prequel does what Aliens did for Alien. It basically grows the story of the Alien franchise vs rehashing the same story in a different package.
I liked the fact that the feel of the movie wasn't littered with CG effects to a point where it felt pixar-ish.
This is NOT a date movie- My pregnant wife was not digging it (I didn't read much about the movie other than it was good ... no idea about the alien link)
I liked the story... I liked most of the cast....
I even liked the anthropological connection.
My favorite character was David 8. Mike Fassbender does a freakin' great job pulling it off and adds his own style while keeping true to all the alien franchise android personas... maybe even an award nod....
ALL in ALL....
its worth seeing in the Theater...
Don't make it a date movie unless your sig other is a fan of ALIEN/s