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Old 06-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Prometheus Sucked Ass

Visually, it was ballsy, but the story was shit. Too many loose ends but not in a mystery way, more of an incomplete way. Also, they kinda pushed their luck with my suspension of disbelief (like the chick giving herself abdominal surgery then running around afterward). Save your $9-12 and torrent it if you really wanna see it, but don't expect much.



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Yeah it was definitely a bit of a let down. I do think its worth the ticket price though, theres enough good stuff there. It starts really well, but about an hour in - probably after the abdominal surgery it got a bit crappy.

I really liked the stuff about the robot character, who pretty much holds the film together, it looked great, and all the violence/horror stuff was great. lots of dark tunnels and stuff.

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I found it pretty weird that Peter Weyland was played by Guy Pearce wearing old man make up. totally threw me off. Also some unnecesscary stuff, like when the dead guy comes back as a sort of zombie creature, and the scene where the lead guy gets torched by Charlize Theron.

The ending was kind of predictable aswell. meh.

Everyone should go and see Moonrise Kingdom instead!!!
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I knew it. Glad I haven't wasted my money on it.
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I hear Michael Fassbender's David pretty much steals the show.
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Isn't Idris Elba in it? If so I'm seeing it regardless as he is my gaycrush.
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As well as Charlize Theron, who's now famous sci-fi blunder is immortalized by Neil DeGrasse Tyson:

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Id see it for her alone. If i actually went to the movies
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I love blade runner, hate alien(s)...So this will be a middle of the road film for me...
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God never wrong, right?
Yeah, that's like the whole point
Hold up. So God made the earth
And God was like hold up, this shit is boring
It need more shit
God was like I'm a put dinosaurs on that bitch
Dinosaurs on that bitch
Then he like why'd I put dinosaurs on that shit
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You hate Alien Grieves?!

Also thanks for that NdGT post Komp. I love Neil and would love to take a class from the guy, but am probably not nearly smart enough to enter any college he teaches at. Thank God for television I guess.
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I don't deny alien's importance to film...I'm just not the guy who watches it once a year because I love it so much...My bias against James Cameron kicks in with the sequel...
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Yeah, that's like the whole point
Hold up. So God made the earth
And God was like hold up, this shit is boring
It need more shit
God was like I'm a put dinosaurs on that bitch
Dinosaurs on that bitch
Then he like why'd I put dinosaurs on that shit
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Agreed. Fuck James Cameron. But I do like HR Geiger and I do love Alien.

As a man who watches 70s exploitation for fun I may be biased. But goddamn if Alien isn't the pinnacle of 70s film-making: perfect pacing, props, writing, action and acting. I fucking love it.

The sequels we shall not speak of.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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A million years ago I was at a moonlight cruise party, only it was a moonless night, and the cruise was a bunch of little bring your own boats rollin' out into the bay to say high to a bigger boat.

So after everybody meets back up later at the cruise directors shack (huge Frank Lloyd Wright lookin' place overlooking the water", we got to see the unveiling of his new theater room - which back then was a pretty big deal.

He had the super nice real theater seats that kind'a rocked a bit, and a big theater style popcorn machine, and everything was all done up with professional acoustics and an early version of surround sound. I'll never forget his speaker system - it had these giant fuck Cerwin Yega subs that made ya wanna wretch when ya heard Pink Floyd's Meddle played all cranked up to eleven.

So anyway, on this particular night, we're all toasted, drinkin' champagne and luvin' our Masters of the Universe delusions. The show for the evening was the original Halloween (I would still so do Jamie Lee Curtis - if she would just quit with those fucking shitgurt commercials), followed by Alien.

I'm pretty certain that irreparable harm was done to my psyche that night, and I haven't quite been the same ever since. It's like Halloween frizzled all of the nerve endings and then Alien came along and just took a torch to them. As if the mother of all ugly fucks dropping down out of the conduit banks wasn't enough, a fucking dick with teeth tears out of John Hurt's fucking chest???!!! Who the fuck even has nightmares like that... much less commits them to film?!?

Other than as the evil fuck in "V", John hurt's bit in Midnight Express - the ultimate ethnic film bash, by super lib Oliver Stone no less (what... no hypocrisy here) - was epic... but I kept waiting for a dick with teeth to pop out of his chest and go scurrying across the floor.

That was just fucked up.


Just based on the Alien connection I was tempted, but as with most eye candy favoring crap these days, suspected more technowenny goo gaws than substance. Sorry to hear my suspicions confirmed.
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This movie does indeed suck ass.

Visually pretty good, but the story is sci-fi garbage.

All Alien[s] fans will vomit upon seeing this.
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Thinking back, there have been damn few movies of late that I actually felt like I hadn't been raped upon leaving. Matter of fact, I can remember almost nothing but flops and let downs. That Hunger Games thing was atrocious, as was Atlas Shrugged I'm embarrassed to say, and somewhere in there were a couple Marvel comic abortions and Christ I can't even remember them all. I don't know why I keep falling for their shit? I know I'm smarter than this.

Around here I've got a 15 minute drive to the megamallmultiplex, where traffic and parking sucks so bad I may as well have just left the car and walked. Last time we went I took my wife, son and youngest daughter, and it was raining pretty hard when we got out, so I had them wait at the door while I ran to get the car to pick them up. When I pulled up out front they were stuck in a throng and were trying to get out the door when a fucking Mall douche in an SUV pulled up next to me, lights flashing as he blips his little short dick wanker horn and immediately told me to move, whereupon I immediately laughed at him and told him to fuck off, I was picking up my family.

Mind you, I'm at the curb, he's now completely blocking what was enough room for a car to pass in both directions simultaneously, and he tells me again that I have to move 'cuz I'm blocking traffic? A couple more fuck you's follow while everybody is climbing in, and he's on the radio calling the county police for back-up. I laugh again and tell the little fascist turd that I'll gladly wait for him after his shift so we can sort this out, but he declined. I'm only surprised that the cops didn't show up at the house with the SWAT legion.

Four $10 tickets, plus a fee for ordering on-line to avoid the retard at the ticket counter. Some popcorn, drinks and some candy was probably another $500, and then I get this outstanding argument for Eugenics arguing with me 'cuz I don't want my wife and kids getting soaked, wandering to the far stretches of parking hell to escape.

I realize that I have unbridled anger issues, and I fucking swear, I do leave the house, occasionally, with every intention of trying to remain civil... but the fucking retards are everywhere, just lurking about and waiting for someone who looks like they shouldn't be fucked with - and they always seem to find me. I dunno... is it just me, or is it that I'm the only one left that refuses to suffer the indignity of their bullshit in silence?

Seriously... they should maybe have cast members and producers be forced to stand outside as people leave the show so you can punch'em in the nut sack for stealing your money. If they can't make it a theater manager will do.
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"John Carter" 2012, will kick alien ass this year.




I've watched it three times already.
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I enjoyed the 1st half a lot.

I agree the second half started to fall apart but that first half was pure awesome.



Btw, Aliens is pure gold. I only watch it like.. maybe every 5 years but that flick rocks. I like all the Alien movies though, even 3 (special edition).. and even resurrection for being a ridiculous movie filled with pointless, glorious gore shots and aliens that roar like lions ARRAWWRRHHRRRR!!!!
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Robert Rodriguez, Joss Whedon, and Quentin Tarantino should just take over all reboots.
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Robert Rodriguez has only made 2 good/decent films...I really don't see the appeal...
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I assume you include Planet Terror in that list, otherwise I'd have to skin you alive like an infant and eat your tendons.
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