Started by Darkness, May 30, 2012, 05:46:52 AM
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Quote from: Xenoscream on May 30, 2012, 01:42:34 PMWell can't help the way I feel about it, but like I said, it is a good movie, just not so much for a fan (unless you are into tentacles)Edit: I read your review and I guess we are on the same page, I didn't feel quite as bad but definitely the last bit felt wrong somehow.SpoilerWere you surprised how vickers died, it felt like she was just written out quickly because they had changed the story[close]
Quote from: Le Celticant on May 30, 2012, 02:18:12 PMTime for a Review, I watch it at Le Grand Rex in 3D with 4 other friends.I'm going to start about the 3D since I'm someone who mainly hates the use of it.I must say that the first 30 mins surprised me a lot with all this space sequences and it looks fabulous on 3D.Overall the fact it was directly shot in 3D stereoscopic is a very good thing and really made the screen disappear.If there's a movie in the whole License that I love, it is ALIEN.It is Alien for so many reasons in fact so I wasn't "so" worry when I went to the theater when I knew that H.R. Giger was designing creatures & set, Walter Hill & David Giller producing (well that's a 50/50 actually since they produced AVP but whatever) and Ridley Scott was directing.My only main concerns was Jon Spaiths who only wrote the Darkest Hour.SpoilerPlot: Every little thing is predictable and it is done in purpose because that's the only thing they can give you. Everything else will remain in a stupid mist and I bet they won't even serve as a purpose in Prometheus 2. By that I mean:-You don't know what is the place they are in (one character suggest bio weapon)-You don't know Why SJ run and were afraid of something.-You don't know Why there is a green emerald in the head room.-You don't know what is this head doing here (art I guess)-You don't know who are the SJ, where they came from, what are they doing, why they created us and now want to kill us, why only one is remaining?-Why is Weyland having only 2 days to live?I could go one for a very very very long list but you get the point, there are just some irrelevant elements shown on screen.What I really hate in movies when it comes to plot, original or not, it's when characters & actions are making total non sense.For example:Millburn say hello to Fifield and Fifiel answer he's not here to makes friend but to makes money. Which force then Millburn to be distant during dinner.They land...Fifield launch the probs that scans the map and get directly the topography on its computer located on his arms.He says which way to go and they end up in the room with the head & jars.Fifield says he's coming back to the ship because he's tired of alien/god bullshit and Millburn says "I come with you" why he's a scientist. I mean, Haven't we miss something between both?But the worse is to come. Fifield is the dude with the maps and HE CAN'T FIND HIS WAY OUT while the rest of the crew does.Fifield and Millburn are stuck in this sanctuary alone.Doesn't this remind you of AVP and the scenes between Miller & Verheiden (enemy at the beginning) and while progressing inside the pyramid ruins / They encountered the Aliens (which in Prometheus are earth-worm mutated by the black liquid... lol)Anyway, they both die in a gory way that made the audience laugh pretty much like AVP-R or SAW.Characters: 17 crew members and we probably see like... 10 or 13 of them? And only David & Shaw have character development. Holloway and Vickers are probably then a bit more developed with Cpt. Janek. But all other characters have like "one line of dialog" for the entire movie or just a bit more but it ain't anything relevant and it felt most of the time off. I mean it's the kind of Comedy scenes which makes you smile but it's nothing incredible.The thing concerning David that bother me are its motivations. I may understand that he obey weyland but every of his actions put in dangers FOR NO REASONS the mission and it even seems like in ALIEN that Weyland had informations concerning the SJ much much before prometheus and knew about their existence just like in ALIEN. That is an question that still won't get an answer apart Vickers who says he's superstitious.By the way Vickers also makes non sense once you understand who she is.I mean, what would the daughter of Weyland do on board of the Prometheus, especially when she wants the crew to be wrong about that alien / god stories and once they prove it is right she just want to come back on earth.She also express a hate for her father and vice versa but why?Among every characters, Weyland is the top-noch of the useless state of art.He play like... 2 mins of screen time. He die ALA ALIEN Resurrection (A beautiful butterfly scene) while trying to worship his god and felt uninspired very much like the Weyland we got in AVP (an old sick billionaire who send a last expedition to make the biggest discovery of mankind. A total remake of AVP).Visuals: The prometheus ship looks very nice. It is the state of the art and we get some awesome space footage in 3D.But that is pretty much all you get. I don't know why is Giger Credited because NOTHING has bio-mechanic design. It may have a "feels" of it but it's unlike anything we've seen in Giger art. It's more mechanical and shiny metal than a basalt volcanic black rock with bones mixing with pipes when it's about the set.And it is 100% organic when it comes to creatures.Though despite all the unimpressive visuals I must say that the VFX (CGI) were very very very well executed.To finish, I disliked the film a lot. It felt exactly like the first AVP with a R-rated.I don't think that giving a note would be very useful apart 1 for the 3D and 1 for CGI which would be 2/10.But it's a movie that won't be remembered as Alien and in several years we'll laugh about it.Just to give you statistics, we were 5 to go to the theater that night.1 loved it.1 enjoyed it3 disliked it and almost fell asleep.It's in the end a matter of taste & colors but still, it's nowhere near a masterpiece.[close]
Quote from: Xenoscream on May 30, 2012, 02:25:20 PM
QuoteQuote from: NGR01 on May 30, 2012, 02:32:52 PMQuote from: Xenoscream on May 30, 2012, 02:25:20 PMI agree with everything you said but a bit of a harsh rating SpoilerI really want to know what that crystal was![close]SpoilerI dont think it's a crystal or anything.Rememember in the trailer you see the same shot with Holloway reaching toward it, but instead of a green thing there is the bowl that the sacrifice engineer uses in the opening of the movie.It another modification made in post production.It's still the same bowl but its tilted and there is frozen green goo, like the one David finds on the panel that activates the corridor holograms.[close]Celticant some answer are there there are just not spoonfed to you
Quote from: NGR01 on May 30, 2012, 02:32:52 PMQuote from: Xenoscream on May 30, 2012, 02:25:20 PMI agree with everything you said but a bit of a harsh rating SpoilerI really want to know what that crystal was![close]
Quote from: ThisBethesdaSea on May 30, 2012, 02:39:29 PMXeno that was a fair review. I'm now more excited then ever!
Quote from: NGR01 on May 30, 2012, 02:45:27 PMQuote from: ThisBethesdaSea on May 30, 2012, 02:39:29 PMXeno that was a fair review. I'm now more excited then ever!LOL what a surprise.Can't wait to read your review where you will of course say that its a masterpiece lolWhatever... Xeno,SpoilerDid you not rolled you eyes at how Ravel and Chance are completly fine to sacrifice themselves?They had like What 2 scenes to flesh them out and it's like YES SIR WE ARE HAPPY TO DIE FOR SOMETHING WE DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND!!! Laughable.[close]
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