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Mornin '13

Watched Prometheus for the first time last night. Apart from absolutely superb directing, solid acting and brilliant cinematography, I can't say I've seen a lot to make me want to ever want to watch that movie again. The actors were great, but the characters themselves felt, weak and underwritten. Not to mention the fact that the whole story relies way too much on familiar ground that's already been trodden by Alien, Aliens and every other film in the well-known sci-fi horror series.

However, I have to admit one thing. It may be just me, but the movie scared the living crap out of me. So much so that I had nightmares after watching it and couldn't sleep later on.

My general wussiness aside, there's another disappointing thing about this one. The alien species (the one that has the same DNA as humans) looks like it was designed by a retard. Or indeed someone with no imagination whatsoever. What a load of bollocks.

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tei187 Feb 20 2013, 07:57 am EST

well... blame the designer of the designers... maybe they weren't designed and just happened? or maybe designer's designer will claim that it is a matter of "artistic integrity"? maybe bioware is the designer's designer designing legacy and them fucking up ME3 ending was a matter of DNA?


on the side note: working in DTP, webdesign and few other graphic forms, i can assure you that most people can't design for shit. good designs come from the crazies...
i'm overusing the word 'design'.
Cheddar Feb 20 2013, 08:53 am EST
Well, being the progenitor race of homo-sapien, its not as if the design of the 'Engineers' could be all that radical. They had to visually seem like some sort of proto-human ideal, to fit the premise. Making them twice as tall, hairless, and muscularly defined perfection seemed to me like an entirely sensible approach.

Would you have preferred that they resembled Greys or something instead (i.e. tiny, slender, with giant heads)? Because that was the other possible approach, and it seems to me that would have been much more unoriginal, much more generic.

(and besides, don't forget that Alien already showed an Engineer corpse on the derelict ship, so the Engineer design for Prometheus was already set in stone to begin with)

Well anyway, that aside, I generally agree with everything else you said. I still think I want to watch the sequel, though. I like the premise enough, and the franchise enough, to keep coming back. For now.
Shpongle Feb 20 2013, 08:57 am EST
The reality of human existence is horryfing and hard to handle.
Reikhardt Feb 20 2013, 08:59 am EST
Shpongle Feb 20 2013, 09:03 am EST
The reality of human existence is horryfing and hard to handle.
touretul Feb 20 2013, 09:22 am EST
I liked the engineers. But the movie was so bad. I mean, beyond Fassbender and Theron, everything was fuckin weak. Some of the stupidest characters in the history of cinema. Still, nice 3D.
Ftmch Feb 20 2013, 10:20 am EST
I liked the engineers aswell, they way they resembled our image of ancient muscular gods etc. was quite fitting. The movie had a lot of potential, but it fell rather flat, I liked it, but I wished it would have been so much more.
Doomsday. Feb 20 2013, 11:07 am EST
RenegadeCZ Feb 20 2013, 01:33 pm EST

I think that some of us write these morning posts just to let the others know that we're not dead.
Shpongle Feb 20 2013, 01:48 pm EST
Deja Vu ?
Reikhardt Feb 20 2013, 02:56 pm EST
I just like to say good morning to the happy smiley people here at AT.
run_like_snot Feb 20 2013, 09:53 pm EST
You got scared watching Prometheus? bwaahahahahahahahahaha!
EricHalfBee Feb 21 2013, 12:19 pm EST
Well you could drive the proverbial bus through some of those plot holes but it did look lovely didn't it?


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