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Author Topic: This is why Prometheus is a great Sci-Fi film  (Read 7269 times)

SM
Aug 29, 2017, 11:56:42 PM
Reply #165 on: Aug 29, 2017, 11:56:42 PM
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If you have a very specific and unique definition of masterpiece, then it's a masterpiece...

There is nothing specific and unique about visuals as part of a movie. Masterpiece (regarding films) is considers as something more than that. Movie is not a painting.

I was being sarcastic.


Ingwar
Aug 30, 2017, 12:05:33 AM
Reply #166 on: Aug 30, 2017, 12:05:33 AM
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If you have a very specific and unique definition of masterpiece, then it's a masterpiece...

There is nothing specific and unique about visuals as part of a movie. Masterpiece (regarding films) is considers as something more than that. Movie is not a painting.

I was being sarcastic.

You sounded very ... convincing :)

Mona Lisa is a very boring painting, I've seen better on deviantart.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


PierreVW
Aug 30, 2017, 08:53:51 PM
Reply #167 on: Aug 30, 2017, 08:53:51 PM
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To each their own.

To me, it's a masterpiece.

You two could be sarcastic with your friends.



Iron Infililtrator
Aug 31, 2017, 03:13:47 AM
Reply #169 on: Aug 31, 2017, 03:13:47 AM
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You're seven posts in and you've already decided that the best course of action is to be condescending to anyone who disagrees with you. Not a great start.
That's stupid, you are the one doing the exact same thing. I liked Prometheus and I liked OP's thread.

Alien was a hit when released
Prometheus will never beat Alien though, that film was a classic!


SiL
Aug 31, 2017, 04:53:24 AM
Reply #170 on: Aug 31, 2017, 04:53:24 AM
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His post literally said 'If you don't like the movie you either didn't get it or are an idiot'.


Corporal Hicks
Aug 31, 2017, 08:13:45 AM
Reply #171 on: Aug 31, 2017, 08:13:45 AM
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Alien was a hit when released

Just as some extra fun info - https://alienseries.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/bad-alien-reviews/

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Alien is, along with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and George Lucas’ Star Wars, a science-fiction landmark; the rod by which all subsequent sci-fi horror movies (and subsequent Alien sequels) are measured. It’s funny to think that, as a landmark film, its critical reception upon release was not as positive as those gushed upon it by modern media and fans. In fact, critical response was quite mixed. Here are some of the best of the worst reviews.


Iron Infililtrator
Aug 31, 2017, 11:34:18 PM
Reply #172 on: Aug 31, 2017, 11:34:18 PM
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“It would be very convincing to say that there’s no hope for movies – that audiences have been so corrupted by television and have become so jaded that all they want are noisy thrills and dumb jokes and images that move along in an undemanding way, so they can sit and react at the simplest motor level. And there’s plenty of evidence, such as the success of Alien. This was a haunted-house-with-gorilla picture set in outer space. It reached out, grabbed you, and squeezed your stomach; it was more gripping than entertaining, but a lot of people didn’t mind. They thought it was terrific, because at least they’d felt something: they’d been brutalized. It was like an entertainment contrived in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World by the Professor of Feelies in the College of Emotional Engineering.”
Pauline Kael.
God what terrible reviews

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His post literally said 'If you don't like the movie you either didn't get it or are an idiot.

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People who dislike it are labelling it as an 'incoherent mess' just because they didn't get answers or are the ones who also happen to not have paid attention to so many things (for instance, Vickers and Shaw turning a sharp 90 degree turn at one moment and not just running in straight line) or are downright stupid (such as expecting the 2094 medicines to today's standards)
What's wrong with this he isn't being specific.

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Corporal Hicks
Sep 01, 2017, 07:42:32 AM
Reply #173 on: Sep 01, 2017, 07:42:32 AM
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“It would be very convincing to say that there’s no hope for movies – that audiences have been so corrupted by television and have become so jaded that all they want are noisy thrills and dumb jokes and images that move along in an undemanding way, so they can sit and react at the simplest motor level. And there’s plenty of evidence, such as the success of Alien. This was a haunted-house-with-gorilla picture set in outer space. It reached out, grabbed you, and squeezed your stomach; it was more gripping than entertaining, but a lot of people didn’t mind. They thought it was terrific, because at least they’d felt something: they’d been brutalized. It was like an entertainment contrived in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World by the Professor of Feelies in the College of Emotional Engineering.”
Pauline Kael.
God what terrible reviews

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His post literally said 'If you don't like the movie you either didn't get it or are an idiot.

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People who dislike it are labelling it as an 'incoherent mess' just because they didn't get answers or are the ones who also happen to not have paid attention to so many things (for instance, Vickers and Shaw turning a sharp 90 degree turn at one moment and not just running in straight line) or are downright stupid (such as expecting the 2094 medicines to today's standards)
What's wrong with this he isn't being specific.

Right there at the end of that quoted paragraph.


Illegal_Alien
Sep 02, 2017, 08:39:55 PM
Reply #174 on: Sep 02, 2017, 08:39:55 PM
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Prometheus was a very, very beautiful film.

I worked as D.P. and Photographer so I love Visuals over anything else.

By my parameters, Prometheus is a Masterpiece in Terms of Visuals, D.P. and Cinematography.

Yes it looks great, really liked the opening credits and the Orrery/holograms.


Baron Von Marlon
Sep 03, 2017, 05:20:45 AM
Reply #175 on: Sep 03, 2017, 05:20:45 AM
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Hi, bit late to the party.

At first I was disappointed with the movie.
I was expecting an proper Alien prequel or at least something less vague.
But over the years I've come to love it.
Thing is, I think you have to be a more than average movie lover, willing to put the time into research(The minimum being googling for answer, the max I don't know. Maybe registering to this forum  :)) and there's always the matter of personal taste.
I got a certain interest in mythology, archaeology and exploration. I love animal/nature documentaries.
Since Earth has been entirely mapped and science explains almost everything, the exploration of unknown, even if fictional, worlds interests me.
And I like reading up on subjects that I like. If I really like a band, I watch their documentary and read their books.
In the case of the movie, reading the script, seeing concept art and knowing what could've been,...
Overal, I'm glad this movie got made.  But I can totally understand if people don't like it.



Ash 937
Sep 17, 2017, 05:30:15 AM
Reply #176 on: Sep 17, 2017, 05:30:15 AM
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One of the beautiful things about Prometheus is that it even makes sense s a sequel to Alien Resurrection. The only thing you would have to change is the year that it takes place in.  That alone makes is an amazing film.


Olde
Sep 17, 2017, 05:43:59 AM
Reply #177 on: Sep 17, 2017, 05:43:59 AM
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Right, that alone makes it an amazing film. That's like saying Bambi 2 makes sense after Bambi 1, ergo Bambi 2 is an amazing film.


Ash 937
Sep 20, 2017, 04:34:20 AM
Reply #178 on: Sep 20, 2017, 04:34:20 AM
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Bambi 2 isn't a real sequel because it went straight to video.  When Fox starts releasing Alien movies straight to video they won't be real sequels either, they'll just be part of the expanded universe.


HuDaFuK
Sep 27, 2017, 11:14:17 AM
Reply #179 on: Sep 27, 2017, 11:14:17 AM
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One of the beautiful thijngs about Prometheus is that it even makes sense s a sequel to Alien Resurrection. The only thing you would have to change is the year that it takes place in.  That alone makes is an amazing film.

Lol wut?


 

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