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English Prometheus reviews have started coming out. The majority of reviews so far are positive, scoring around 3-4/5. It currently is 79% Fresh on RottonTomatoes. They praise the effects, sets and action. They seem to love Noomi Rapace’s and Michael Fassbender’s performances. Keep up to date with all the reviews flowing out by checking this thread in the forum. I’ll try and keep this news post up to date as and when they come out.



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  1. Darth Vile
    I really like how the Fified attack is edited in with Shaw's walk of pain. I think it's the best place for it to happen in the movie.

    If I were being critical, I'd say that the pace of the final section is hindered by the fact they go back to the temple/juggernaut for a 3rd time. There is no way you can change that with an edit. It's a script thing... IMHO - they should have worked it so they only go to the temple/juggernaut on 2 occasions... and it would have felt less back and fourth...
  2. Guts
    Woudlnt be supprised if the directors cut got alot of praise for being a better movie. its kinda like kingdom of heaven? The original cut sucked ass but the directors cut is awesome.
  3. Darth Vile
    ^ I was not referring to web pages in general, I was referring to the negative comments for Scriptshadow's review

    Here is a comparison table showing the tomatometer of few scifi and fantasy movies which came to my mind sorted in descendant order:


    CriticsAudience
    TitleT Meter   Rating   Count   Liked   Rating   Count   
    Aliens100% 8.9 50 90% 3.8 374,363
    Alien97% 8.7 88 90% 3.8 406,570
    The Dark Night94% 8.4 283 96% 4.5 1,167,871
    Iron Man94% 7.6 237 91% 4.2 856,399
    Marvel's The Avengers   93% 8.1 272 96% 4.6 450,337
    Blade Runner92% 8.5 103 89% 4.0 288,583
    District 991% 7.8 255 81% 3.3 1,059,276
    Source Code91% 7.5 231 81% 3.9 97,010
    The Matrix87% 7.4 128 81% 3.6 31,759,302
    Inception86% 8.0 281 93% 4.0 346,136
    The Hunger Games85% 7.3 259 85% 4.2 170,211
    Avatar83% 7.4 283 92% 4.2 622,949
    Predator76% 6.8 37 83% 3.5 352,090 (no consensus yet)
    Prometheus74% 6.9 235 74% 3.7 106,993


    Source: rottentomatoes

    Wow aliens got 100%  :o
    I think it's a safe bet that most of those are retrospective reviews...
  4. Sinister Serenity
    ^ I was not referring to web pages in general, I was referring to the negative comments for Scriptshadow's review

    Here is a comparison table showing the tomatometer of few scifi and fantasy movies which came to my mind sorted in descendant order:


    CriticsAudience
    TitleT Meter   Rating   Count   Liked   Rating   Count   
    Aliens100% 8.9 50 90% 3.8 374,363
    Alien97% 8.7 88 90% 3.8 406,570
    The Dark Night94% 8.4 283 96% 4.5 1,167,871
    Iron Man94% 7.6 237 91% 4.2 856,399
    Marvel's The Avengers   93% 8.1 272 96% 4.6 450,337
    Blade Runner92% 8.5 103 89% 4.0 288,583
    District 991% 7.8 255 81% 3.3 1,059,276
    Source Code91% 7.5 231 81% 3.9 97,010
    The Matrix87% 7.4 128 81% 3.6 31,759,302
    Inception86% 8.0 281 93% 4.0 346,136
    The Hunger Games85% 7.3 259 85% 4.2 170,211
    Avatar83% 7.4 283 92% 4.2 622,949
    Predator76% 6.8 37 83% 3.5 352,090 (no consensus yet)
    Prometheus74% 6.9 235 74% 3.7 106,993


    Source: rottentomatoes

    Wow aliens got 100%  :o

    Doesn't surprise me.  ;D
  5. r888
    ^ I was not referring to web pages in general, I was referring to the negative comments for Scriptshadow's review

    Here is a comparison table showing the tomatometer of few scifi and fantasy movies which came to my mind sorted in descendant order:


    CriticsAudience
    TitleT Meter   Rating   Count   Liked   Rating   Count   
    Aliens100% 8.9 50 90% 3.8 374,363
    Alien97% 8.7 88 90% 3.8 406,570
    The Dark Night94% 8.4 283 96% 4.5 1,167,871
    Iron Man94% 7.6 237 91% 4.2 856,399
    Marvel's The Avengers   93% 8.1 272 96% 4.6 450,337
    Blade Runner92% 8.5 103 89% 4.0 288,583
    District 991% 7.8 255 81% 3.3 1,059,276
    Source Code91% 7.5 231 81% 3.9 97,010
    The Matrix87% 7.4 128 81% 3.6 31,759,302
    Inception86% 8.0 281 93% 4.0 346,136
    The Hunger Games85% 7.3 259 85% 4.2 170,211
    Avatar83% 7.4 283 92% 4.2 622,949
    Predator76% 6.8 37 83% 3.5 352,090 (no consensus yet)
    Prometheus74% 6.9 235 74% 3.7 106,993


    Source: rottentomatoes

    Wow aliens got 100%  :o
  6. Anonymous User
    ^ I was not referring to web pages in general, I was referring to the negative comments for Scriptshadow's review

    Here is a comparison table showing the tomatometer of few scifi and fantasy movies which came to my mind sorted in descendant order:


    CriticsAudience
    TitleT Meter   Rating   Count   Liked   Rating   Count   
    Aliens100% 8.9 50 90% 3.8 374,363
    Alien97% 8.7 88 90% 3.8 406,570
    The Dark Night94% 8.4 283 96% 4.5 1,167,871
    Iron Man94% 7.6 237 91% 4.2 856,399
    Marvel's The Avengers   93% 8.1 272 96% 4.6 450,337
    Blade Runner92% 8.5 103 89% 4.0 288,583
    District 991% 7.8 255 81% 3.3 1,059,276
    Source Code91% 7.5 231 81% 3.9 97,010
    The Matrix87% 7.4 128 81% 3.6 31,759,302
    Inception86% 8.0 281 93% 4.0 346,136
    The Hunger Games85% 7.3 259 85% 4.2 170,211
    Avatar83% 7.4 283 92% 4.2 622,949
    Predator76% 6.8 37 83% 3.5 352,090 (no consensus yet)
    Prometheus74% 6.9 235 74% 3.7 106,993


    Source: rottentomatoes
  7. Anonymous User
    Don't shoot the messenger. I didn't give any opinion at all here. I was just pointing out the fact that in that page, we are looking at one reviewer's opinion against hundreds of negative comments.

    I was just a reader.
  8. Darth Vile
    I've been continuing to read all Prometheus related tweets today...and aside from mostly positive and yet, a good portion negative remarks...this is what i'm also seeing (paraphrase)

    "I can't stop thinking about Prometheus, and it's been 5 days"

    This is EXACTLY me. Movies I've not liked at all I don't think about past exiting the theater. Movies that I've enjoyed (Snow White and the Huntsman, Avengers, Inception, etc...) I don't think about that often....but Prometheus...I cannot stop processing what I saw, what it meant, the larger questions it touches on, the nature of David, etc...

    Completely agree... 8) Regardless of its flaws... it makes you think. Avengers et al are designed to do the opposite.
  9. ThisBethesdaSea
    I've been continuing to read all Prometheus related tweets today...and aside from mostly positive and yet, a good portion negative remarks...this is what i'm also seeing (paraphrase)

    "I can't stop thinking about Prometheus, and it's been 5 days"

    This is EXACTLY me. Movies I've not liked at all I don't think about past exiting the theater. Movies that I've enjoyed (Snow White and the Huntsman, Avengers, Inception, etc...) I don't think about that often....but Prometheus...I cannot stop processing what I saw, what it meant, the larger questions it touches on, the nature of David, etc...

  10. Darth Vile

    Anyway....I'm seeing the film again on Monday to perhaps help round out or flesh out my opinion of it. It resonated deeply with me if only because of some of the grand questions that it asked. The most interesting question I pondered upon leaving the film was 'why would god create something, and then feel like said creation needed to be destroyed? That doesn't sound like a perfect and infallible god to me. Why would a god even make something imperfect?  Why would a god feel the need to create anything?

    I think that particular answer, albeit in a subtle way, can be found within the movie itself (specifically the conversation between David and Holloway round the pool table). If we created androids/robots, what would it take for us to want to wipe them out? Them challenging our authority? Them defying our authority or even violently resisting our commands and/or authority? I don't think it would take much... based on Holloway's, Vicker's (and probably Weyland's) treatment of David as something inferior.
  11. ThisBethesdaSea
    My questions are more philosophical in nature, and not specifically about the Engineers per se. What I love about science fiction is that it asks the universe questions that I've always had myself. Who are we? Where do we come from? What is god? What is faith, and then explores those questions. What I tried to pay attention to while watching Prometheus was how David was treated by his makers. The answer.....not very well. Even when we are the gods, we treat our own creation not with love but with disdain and in some ways, jealousy. If we're the model for god, then fu€k god.
  12. SpeedyMaxx
    The obvious answer is that no one, not even Engineers, are infallible.  Their own experiments apparently destroyed them.

    I personally think they were simply planning to come back and reap the crop of their terraforming, harvesting the species once it grew enough - as Scott said, gardening in space.  But that's an open question for now.  It's also another great parallel to Aliens, and Weyland-Yutani's future terraforming efforts.  And Prometheus is full of parallels/mirroring.
  13. ThisBethesdaSea
    The same with a 'few' peeps here as well. Oh well, we're all different, par for the course. Nothing interests me less than trying to reason with people who made up their minds about something before they even saw it. There's just nothing interesting to explore down that path. But you know what, that's okay, I'm sure talking with me/others doesn't interest them either. It takes all types....all types.

    Anyway....I'm seeing the film again on Monday to perhaps help round out or flesh out my opinion of it. It resonated deeply with me if only because of some of the grand questions that it asked. The most interesting question I pondered upon leaving the film was 'why would god create something, and then feel like said creation needed to be destroyed? That doesn't sound like a perfect and infallible god to me. Why would a god even make something imperfect?  Why would a god feel the need to create anything?
  14. SpeedyMaxx
    The online/niche reaction is, from what I've seen, so far afield from the actual general reaction.  I've rarely seen it articulated so much.  Except with, say, Avatar.  People dug in their heels on that from the first Comicon preview and decided that was how they were going to feel.  The rest of planet Earth, however, did not give a shit about Comicon.
  15. mastermoon
    Worst Previews give the film a 10/10

    http://www.worstpreviews.com/review.php?id=1741&section=review
    I don't get how serious critics can rate the film so highly. It's not utterly terrible, but any film school dropout could tell you that the script is crap and the editing sucks. These read more like gushing fan reviews than objective critiques.

    IMHO.

    :)

    ChrisPachi looks like it's more fans mixed about the movie then critics.
  16. Game_Over_Man
    Out of curiosity.. is this actually getting better reviews than Alien back in 79? (Alien did get a mixed response)

    Anyway:

    io9 review http://io9.com/5916778/the-best-part-of-prometheus-isnt-the-aliens Positive but points out the flaws.

    and Richard Roeper's review http://www.richardroeper.com/reviews/prometheus.aspx Positive, almost gushing with love.  :laugh:

    Good for Roeper. It's taken me 4 viewings, but I'm beginning to feel his love for the film :)
  17. GreatKnower
    Bluray.com 5/10
    http://www.blu-ray.com/Prometheus/63701/?show=preview

    Prometheus' philosophy was too profound for AICN's Capone in one sitting. You need two, mortals:
    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/56297

    Fox has probably made Bluray.com take down their review unless they had to do a server rollback. Not sure what their reasons are...they cant use C&D for reviews unless they mention deleted scenes and DC for the bluray.

    You remember what they were saying?...those peeps are usually spot on.


    Im wondering if Fox plan is to triple dip. Release this watered down version in theaters......release an extended cut on disc, rerelease the 'DC" in theaters.....release that on disc..wait a while...then release an unrated version on disc.
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