A Ridley Scott Film, Prometheus in 60 days new Alien movie

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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 17, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
Thanks for the link to the robot short Stich!
That was imaginative and playful: have not yet seen Prometheus.
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Jun 17, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
Hadn't seen it in years, Stitch, and yup, noticed/commented on all of those things. Plus I found the evolution of the "futuristic space suit" over the past 30 years quite fascinating, as well as how the models and suits used in filming looked better/more convincing than all the cgi crap nowadays.

In any event, I apparently live in a bubble (don't watch tv) so hadn't heard of Prometheus and am now pretty psyched after reading some of the links to thematic analysis of the film. So thanks again, folks.
go-B

climber
Habakkuk 3:19 Sozo
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
adatesman, sounds like your gal was scared and didn't want to watch and fell asleep?
adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Jun 17, 2012 - 07:53pm PT
Nah. More like we took the weekend to help my brother/sis-in-law with their 1-month-old, otherwise known as test driving what it's like to have an infant and a 2 year old, and it wiped her out. To the point that poking her during the scary bits didn't even get a response. Good movie though, and quite satisfied that craving that Blade Runner just wasn't filling.


Oh, and speaking of scary.... Combining an infant with a 2 year old??? How do people survive???
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 17, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
I really thought that promo video with Fassbinder was clever and creepy all at the same time, Roy. Glad you liked it.
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Jun 17, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Going to see it this week. Cannot wait.

BTW, going to see this at the AMC with "Cinema Suites." Did this once before and will probably never see a movie in a regular theater again. For those that don;t know, "Cinema Suites is an upscale movie theatre with comfortable, premium recliners, an extensive menu, full cocktail bar and service at the push of a button." During the week the price is only $9 here in Phoenix. IMHO, it is more than worth it. Having a hot waitress serve me cold beers and calamari during a good movie rocks!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jun 18, 2012 - 12:11am PT
Watched it tonight in Mammoth with my kids.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5....
We liked it....weird enough to be slightly original.

Mostly your generic space/ under water team that gets jacked by an alien movie.
With some pseudo half-backed science and creation myth thrown in..

Still, the ending was killer - I want to see what happens on the alien planet.

And most of the characters were very good.
Worth seeing in the theater and entertaining through out.
ncrockclimber

climber
The Desert Oven
Jun 21, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
Just got back from watching it. Solid B+ / A-. I would recommend it. It has lots of subtlety, lots of good action, is visually impressive and shows Charlize Theron in with very little clothing. Nice to see a movie that does not answer everything directly and makes you think a little.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 25, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
i don't know if anyone still wants to discuss this, but i saw the movie today--attracted not by ridley scott's special effects prowess but by the thematic material, especially because none other than alex jones seems to have gotten his tits in the wringer over it.

a disappointing movie, with the sensual overload all too typical of scott. it touches on profound matters without delving into them. i shouldn't have hoped for better. panspermia soldiers onward through the sort of varmint which has lost its novelty since 1979, although kids still seem to love it all. klimmer and his ilk will be comforted: that cross dangling around your neck can yet keep vampires at bay.

one little bit of dialogue worth thinking about, though. the humans are speculating with dave, their super-robot, about human origins. approx. dialogue:

why do you think they made us?

why did you make me?

maybe we made you because we could.

maybe that's why they made you.
LuckyNeck

Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
Jul 3, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
Seems like a few different comments, negative ones, towards Scott for posing big or profound questions and topics, an then not addressing them.

I liked that aspect of the movie. Sort of starting the conversation on origins and creation, but then really offering no opinion, or offering many equally, without suggestiing any one answer. I felt like the whole point was more to get the viewer to think about our origin, and consider things for yourself.

That link to the commentary on reddit was pretty cool. Way more insight than I came up with on my own.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
finally saw this on DVD. lots of loose ends, but still very enjoyable.
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