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Prometheus aka Прометей (Scott, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Old 06-23-12, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I'm not a 3D fan but have found Avatar, Hugo, and Prometheus to be worth it. It all depends on how it's used. I'd prefer it to not exist but..in it's existence. Those 3 films have valued for it.
OK, cool. I saw Avatar and Hugo in 3D and was impressed with it in those, as well.

Will take your word for it if I rewatch.
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3D was great with the helmet cams/readouts, those worked perfect in 3D.

The 3D IMAX was much more enjoyable, saw it in 2D first then a friend gave me a free 3D IMAX ticket.
Whoa! Wait! What?! When you went you got a cool 3D helmet with readouts? All I got was a cheapo pair of plastic-shit glasses to watch the movie with! Man, we really need better theaters around here ...
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Old 06-24-12, 12:35 AM
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It's not as cool as it seems. The helmet/visor readouts just showed Dr. Shaws dreams.
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Re: Prometheus aka Прометей (Scott, 2012) The Reviews Thread

What is funny is that after watching Alien again I can't help but laugh at the "future" technology showcased and how it pales in comparison to the technology in the events taking place years before in Prometheus. What is the point of a room with flashing lights everywhere?
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What is funny is that after watching Alien again I can't help but laugh at the "future" technology showcased and how it pales in comparison to the technology in the events taking place years before in Prometheus. What is the point of a room with flashing lights everywhere?
Keep in mind that the Prometheus is the elite flagship of this company, the best of the best, whereas the crew in Alien were just "space truckers" hauling some minerals. But yeah, seeing tube TV's being used as monitors in an advanced spaceship is funny now. One thing that I always found odd in Alien was the huge room with hanging chains where it was basically raining.. why would a space ship have water falling from the ceiling?
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why would a space ship have water falling from the ceiling?
Maybe condensation. Maybe moisture picked up from the atmosphere of LV426 while the landing gear were deployed. Several possibilities.
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Old 06-24-12, 05:24 PM
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One thing that I always found odd in Alien was the huge room with hanging chains where it was basically raining.. why would a space ship have water falling from the ceiling?
Ridley has said it's condensation from the ship's a/c units.
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Old 06-24-12, 09:57 PM
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I finally saw a movie in an IMAX theater - wow.

Audio and video was phenomenal and definitely worth the higher fee.

3D was easily the best I have seen in some time. As Supermallet said at the beginning of the thread - it was very well utilized.

I am not a fanatic of the Scott and Cameron films that preceded this, but I thought this was pretty damn good for the most part. **** out of five. My brother-in-law is a huge fan of the first two films and loved this as well.

A couple of things bothered me, but I completely agree that a Director's Cut can help flesh some stuff.

I don't think the very beginning was necessary. I would have preferred seeing the Engineers for the first time when they took the Space Jockey helmet off.

Also - the geologist coming back to the ship was unnecessary in this theatrical cut.

The visuals were amazing for the most part, particularly in IMAX 3D. The scene of David discovering the Engineers' bridge was pretty damn cool.

Noomi Rapace was excellent, as was Fassbender, who I am much more familiar w/. Also liked Idris Elba, as usual.
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Old 06-24-12, 10:51 PM
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I just watched The Darkest Hour last night. Horrible movie written by Jon Spaihts (one of the writers on Prometheus). The other writer, Lindelof, wrote Cowboys and Aliens.

Suddenly, I'm impressed that Ridley Scott took whatever turd these two turned in and made a watchable, at times even intriguing, movie. Knowing what I know now, this movie is much better than it had any right to be.
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Old 06-25-12, 03:18 PM
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Saw it Saturday and loved it. Hope the worldwide gross justifies the making of the sequel.

Cannot wait to see how it connects to Alien.
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you prompted me to check out the totals;

Domestic: $108,452,350 41.6%
+ Foreign: $152,400,000 58.4%
= Worldwide: $260,852,350

ok...so business wise, this is the part I always forget, but...is this good? To me it is but...it's only made double the budget and then some. So...barely good?
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Old 06-25-12, 04:07 PM
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Seeing how it has out grossed any of the alien or predator movies so far (ok, not counting inflation), I'd say it's doing pretty well. Even including inflation it has mopped the floor with AVPR & Predators. It's dropping, but still have some steam left in it, maybe another 10-15 million left in the tank domestic.

I'm not sure what the studio needs to hit in order to consider more films, but at this point the film seems to be paid for. It's all profit from here on out. Which seems to be the goal now days with the huge budgets. Theater run pays for the film, anything after that is money in the bank.
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And DVD/BD sales. So...safe to say we're getting Prometheus 2?
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Re: Prometheus aka Прометей (Scott, 2012) The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
And DVD/BD sales. So...safe to say we're getting Prometheus 2?
I don't know:

Tron Legacy
Budget 170 million
Worldwide 400+ million

Will we get a sequel for that?
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Old 06-25-12, 05:58 PM
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I don't know:

Tron Legacy
Budget 170 million
Worldwide 400+ million

Will we get a sequel for that?
http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00048885.html
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Old 06-25-12, 06:44 PM
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I never did understand why Disney felt a sequel to a 30 year old box office disappointment was going to rack in Avatar numbers. Hell, considering that fact, I'd say it did rather well.
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Seeing how it has out grossed any of the alien or predator movies so far (ok, not counting inflation)
It needs just $15m more to pass Cameron's Aliens, then Scott will have the two highest-grossing films in the franchise, with inflation adjusted, with the original still the #1.
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I enjoyed it. Visuals and sound were amazing (IMAX 3D) and I was pretty enthralled until some of stupidity like the biologist/geologist end scenes took me out of the film a bit. Agree with most of the shortcomings pointed out in this thread, but still had a great time watching it and look forward to seeing it again.
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hrm..sooo...more stuff to come, eh?



also..somehow THIS video was connected on the line to that viral video...*sigh* Really?

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I bet the director's cut will win over a lot of the haters (just like all of Ridley's films?)
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Old 07-05-12, 04:52 PM
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I bet the director's cut will win over a lot of the haters (just like all of Ridley's films?)
remains to be seen ..... some early specs show only 15 minutes of deleted/alternate scenes

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9076

Spoiler:
In the U.S., 20th Century Fox Entertainment is yet to detail its upcoming Blu-ray release of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, but some preliminary specs for the French Blu-ray release are already available. Prometheus will be available for purchase in France on October 3rd.

The French Blu-ray release will contain approximately fifteen minutes of deleted/alternate scenes, director's commentary, and a lot more. The preliminary specs are listed below:

Disc 1 (Prometheus 2D) (+ approximately 150 minutes of supplemental features):
Deleted and alternate scenes (15 mins)
Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
The private records of Peter Weyland, four viral videos (18 mins):
The offer of Elizabeth Shaw
Happy Birthday David
Prometheus Transmission (extended version)
The Weyland conference in 2023 (long version)
Outside the disk: Second Screen App - iPad app allowing access to the archives of Peter Weyland (60 mins)
Pre-production:
First and final draft of the script (text)
Sketches (photo gallery)
The Art of Prometheus (photo gallery)
Pre-visualization (30 mins)
Tests of Noomi Rapace (15 mins)
Costume designs (photo gallery)
Cast screen tests (10 mins)
Production:
Graphic Video Dashboard
Photographs of the team
Video of the private pilot
Production and post-release:
Marketing Gallery
Disc 2 (Prometheus 3D):
The 3D version of the film
Disc 3 (Bonus materials):
The Angry Gods: Making of Featurette, 9 videos (120 mins):
At the Conquest of Paradise (scenario)
The engineering (direction & design)
The human manifest (characters & costumes)
A nest of demons (creature design)
A world without green spaces (Pinewood)
Gains of chance (stunts & action)
The beginning and end (Iceland)
The sky on fire (visual effects)
Prometheus without limits (post-production and theatrical release)
Units of improvement (30 mins):
Mini-featurettes
The archives of Peter Weyland (60 mins)

interesting that it will have the first and final draft of the script

saw it yesterday and thought it was ok, not great (though it looked great) ... went in with low expectations and they were pretty much met ... actually agree with many of the criticisms Supermallet had
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Old 07-05-12, 06:36 PM
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I bet the director's cut will win over a lot of the haters (just like all of Ridley's films?)
That didn't help Robin Hood (though I actually liked it just fine).
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Old 07-05-12, 09:36 PM
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While not a great movie or anything, Scott's Robin Hood was better in almost every way than Prometheus. A longer director's cut of Prometheus will never make sense of the nonsense in the movie, with which it was brimming with.
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Old 07-06-12, 08:44 AM
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If they had alternate takes, it could fix a lot.
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If they had alternate takes, it could fix a lot.
I agree. I thought the film felt neutered. It was like they shot a PG-13 film but couldn't get the rating and were stuck with these half-assed shots. Had they shot an all out R rating film I think the response in general would've been alot better.
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