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Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 17, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
I really thought that promo video with Fassbinder was clever and creepy all at the same time, Roy. Glad you liked it.

The Desert Oven
Jun 17, 2012 - 11:20pm 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!

The Desert Oven
Jun 21, 2012 - 11:52pm 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

Northridge, CA
Jun 25, 2012 - 11:08pm 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.

Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
Jul 3, 2012 - 03:23pm 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.

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 31, 2013 - 02:05am PT
finally saw this on DVD. lots of loose ends, but still very enjoyable.
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