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Author Topic: Ridley Scott on the hard road to Alien  (Read 6387 times)

Fiendishly Inventive
May 31, 2019, 05:33:24 PM
Reply #120 on: May 31, 2019, 05:33:24 PM
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Yeah, should/could've been a sci-fi classic, sitting alongside 2001, Alien and The Thing. It had that potential.

The Prometheus we got is embarrassing.

« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 05:36:30 PM by The Old One »

Voodoo Magic
May 31, 2019, 05:39:54 PM
Reply #121 on: May 31, 2019, 05:39:54 PM
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Yeah, could've been a sci-fi classic, sitting alongside 2001, Alien and The Thing. It had that potential.

The Prometheus we got is embarrassing.

So just because it could have been a classic but missed that benchmark, it's automatically a disaster, trash and embarrassing? And here you actually used to like Prometheus. :P

Resurrection is much, much closer to those comments than Prometheus in my opinion. We'll agree to disagree on all parts.  ;)


Fiendishly Inventive
May 31, 2019, 05:43:26 PM
Reply #122 on: May 31, 2019, 05:43:26 PM
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Prometheus didn't just miss the mark, it missed every mark.
Regardless of having everything for a home run in place,
apart from a clear idea of the film's objective and a well-written script.

A perfect home run, whilst forgetting to pick up the ball.

Resurrection was always going to be trite, bringing back Ripley through cloning- are you serious?
The best you could hope for is stylish trite, which is exactly what we got.

« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 05:47:12 PM by The Old One »

Voodoo Magic
May 31, 2019, 05:49:06 PM
Reply #123 on: May 31, 2019, 05:49:06 PM
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Prometheus didn't just miss the mark, it missed every mark.
Regardless of having everything for a home run in place,
apart from a clear idea of the film's objective and a well-written script.

A perfect home run, whilst forgetting to pick up the ball.

Resurrection was always going to be trite, brining back Ripley through cloning- are you serious?
The best you could hope for is stylish trite, which is exactly what we got.

May I ask politely for an American Football analogy instead? It's my favorite sport.

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Immortan Jonesy
May 31, 2019, 11:10:06 PM
Reply #126 on: May 31, 2019, 11:10:06 PM
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It's absolutely a reasonable goal, but you need a central idea to focus them around.
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Fiendishly Inventive
Jun 25, 2019, 02:50:50 PM
Reply #132 on: Jun 25, 2019, 02:50:50 PM
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Glad you love it, and it's awesome by definition yes, probably the biggest attempted revival of the franchise.
As a multimedia restart and profit wise it succeeded, but as a film? Questionable at best I think.

« Last Edit: Jun 25, 2019, 03:12:55 PM by The Old One »

Perfect-Organism
Jun 25, 2019, 05:59:25 PM
Reply #133 on: Jun 25, 2019, 05:59:25 PM
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One of Ridley Scott's greatest accomplishments.  Unfortunately it was not followed up on in a way that satisfies.  I get what he's trying to do with the sequel but it fell flat somehow.  I will never live down that moment of wonder in the orrery.  One of the greatest moments in cinema.


Fiendishly Inventive
Jun 25, 2019, 06:08:14 PM
Reply #134 on: Jun 25, 2019, 06:08:14 PM
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No, sorry, Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian,
Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven DC, Thelma and Louise and even The Duelists- far superior films.

It's nowhere near amongst Ridley Scott's best work.

« Last Edit: Jun 25, 2019, 06:15:35 PM by The Old One »

 

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