Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

Prometheus-Thoughts?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14-02-2013, 09:49
hallowxmas448
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 446

Watched this for the 1st time last night. I thought it was really good although lacking in action. What are your thoughts?
hallowxmas448 is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 14-02-2013, 10:26
theonlyweeman
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,811
The way everyone went on about I was expecting it to be terrible, it wasn't. Sure it wasn't as good as Alien, but it wasn't as shit as everyone made it sound...
theonlyweeman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 10:43
timebug
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 598
I liked it.Whoever made an Alien 'prequel'
was on a hiding to nothing from the critics
weren't they?
The fact that Ridley Scott took up the film
was a plus for most viewers.Okay it was a
bit more cerebral than some of the series,
one friend of mine just does not 'get' the
opening sequence at all!
When the DNA is seen breaking up into the
sea, he thought it was the Engineers spine!
timebug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 10:57
RedSnapper
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 822
I enjoyed it.

yes it doesnt stand up well if you decide to pick each plot element to pieces - but if you just watch it as entertainment it was the usual good, solid Ridley Scottt fare.

Nowhere near as bad as some people suggest.

Having watched the documentary though it is obvious the it did suffer from some over eager editing in an attempt to get it below 2 hours for some reason.
RedSnapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 11:51
Dai13371
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ammanford, South Wales
Posts: 7,900
Some sensational visuals and it was great to see Noomi Rapace again
Dai13371 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 11:55
Johnny Clay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,754
An almost complete waste.

Thing is, I wouldn't have minded the unfocused plot and messy characterisation/motivation so much if Scott had actually drawn on some of his old strengths. Sadly this now seems beyond him.

You could cut the atmosphere and mystery of Alien with a knife, yet here we have a film made with the same slick airlessness we've now come to expect from Sir Ridley. I know it was always supposed to be a different sort of film, but The Prometheus may as well have touched down in Birmingham for all the otherworldniness generated here. In a film rife with disappointments, this was perhaps the worst.
Johnny Clay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 12:15
stvn758
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 15,493
Words failed me, like the screenwriter.
stvn758 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 12:34
lil lexie
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sandwell
Posts: 5,773
Personally, I thought it was wretched.
lil lexie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 12:44
alfster
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,590
It was good, it was OK.

It was never going to be a striaght spider/fly or bug-hunt film.

Hopefully, it has laid the groudwork for a few more films which dig deeper and have a bit more shooty bang bang stuff in it but it wasn't going to be one of those films.

It was bound to answer a few question, pose a few more and be somewhat of a exposition type film.
alfster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 13:38
Chairman___Meow
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 396
Words failed me, like the screenwriter.
The problem was that his words didnt fail him
Chairman___Meow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 13:46
Nolan Deckard
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 603
Visually incredible but felt very hollow. Asked some very interesting questions but just didn't give any resolution, instead expecting audiences to come back for a sequel.

Shame FOX weren't content in allowing it to just be a standalone film, instead opting to go the franchise route.
Nolan Deckard is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 13:51
Eddie Badger
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,132
It was an interesting idea wasted with plot holes, stupid characters and sloppy writing.
Eddie Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 14:07
Moony
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 14,714
It was ok - but suffered from some silly writing - and from the fact that the writers/director didn't appear to know what they wanted it to be.

I think it would have been better as either a formal sequel to Alien, or a proper standalone story. The mish mash of ideas and iconography lifted from the other films - whilst at the same time trying too hard not to be a formal Alien prequel IMO didn't work.

I read a rejected script online a few months back - and it was much better.
Moony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 14:19
Mark A
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,064
I enjoyed watching it and it was very, very well made. And that's good enough for me.

Regards

Mark
Mark A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 14:23
dbob
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 302
Technically and visually superb but flawed characters and story spoilt what could have been a classic. Even so not as bad as some would have you believe.
dbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 14:32
Danger Close
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,029
It was good, it was OK.

It was never going to be a striaght spider/fly or bug-hunt film.

Hopefully, it has laid the groudwork for a few more films which dig deeper and have a bit more shooty bang bang stuff in it but it wasn't going to be one of those films.

It was bound to answer a few question, pose a few more and be somewhat of a exposition type film.
Alien didn't have any action set-pieces and was awesome.
Yes, Aliens was an action thriller but was still very well done.

This was a travesty. Even if I hadn't seen Alien I would have serious reservations about this film.
The incomprehensible decisions of the characters were laughable.
Danger Close is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 17:25
Old.Tallen
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sulaco, near LV426
Posts: 4,573
I enjoyed it for itself, but as a "prequel" it was a bit lacking.

The casting was a real issue, some terrible characters and some worse actors really made it feel "hammy" at times.
Old.Tallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 17:45
felixrex
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6,975
Bogwater.
felixrex is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 18:55
stvn758
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 15,493
It was the worst of both worlds I thought - as a film in it's own right or as a prequel. I would have been happy for it to have no Aliens in it, it just was so poorly written that you can't help but think how good this could have been with some effort.
stvn758 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 19:17
Moony
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 14,714
The incomprehensible decisions of the characters were laughable.
That was the biggest flaw for me.

Some of their actions were simply stupid - and unlike Alien, didn't seem to be born out of ignorance or lack of information. Its almost like the writers had to put them in mortal danger - so engineered some silly random behaviour in order to make it happen.
Moony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 20:05
alfster
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,590
I avoided any hype about the film - had no expectations apart from it being a prequel - I'm interested in how the aliens came to be, obviously now we now they were created, I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops further.

The film has given a foundation to the alien 'mythos' - that it was different to the other films, I actually quite liked that as it's annoyed lots of people who had 'expectations'

The film had a job to do - it did it. That it was not the job some of the public expected doesn't really bother me.
alfster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 20:26
kupo_nut
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 962
I really need to get the blu ray to make my mind up as it seemed to be incomplete as a story and I'd really like to know if there is any motivation of David's actions which really should have been better explained.

I hope the following films (if there are any) make more use of the delete scene from Alien which shows Brett and Dallas being ingested by the eggs and makes a bit of a mockery of the godawful Aliens movie where they were nothing more than cannon fodder.
kupo_nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 21:11
Lou Kelly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Crosby
Posts: 1,122
I really enjoyed it.
Lou Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 21:37
007Fusion
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,163
Incrediably dissappointing. I expected an amazing, hard sci-fi adventure into space and man coming face to face with alien creatures. It turned out to an exploritive journey, with little scintilating findings and characters that were poorly written.

I couldn't believe that i saw 'Prometheus 2' announced. Surely that will never go into production, unless it becomes a crazy slasher film.
007Fusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2013, 21:50
Voynich
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Scotland
Posts: 13,576
The effects were awesome. I loved the score. The story wasn't that good. For such an expensive mission that could have changed humanity, the 'scientists' on it were exactly the cream of the crop!

Those two that couldn't find their way back to the ship, were afraid of their shadows yet decide to make friends with an alien snake thing, Shaw doing gymnastics after major abdominal surgery and Vickers getting splatted when a space ship falls on her. Those were some of the silly things that made me snigger a bit rather than involve me. Better than the third Alien movie though.
Voynich is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:31.