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Ridley Scott's endlessly self-referencing homage to himself

By epulham
Written June 09, 2012
Prometheus, Ridley Scott's sweeping, beautifully filmed homage to himself, is, alas, a disappointment. Aliens fans will appreciate what modern computer graphics and HD film making can do to make Scott's pessimistic, dark story into a thing of beauty to behold. Alas, we've seen all this before. Elizabeth Shaw is Ellen Ripley, the android David is the android Bishop, once again the strong female lead blows an alien through the air lock, and the entire affair is one self reference after the next. I was a big fan of the first two movies, and of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, and clearly Ridley Scott is a big fan of himself and his own work, as it is repeated here ad infinitum. Nothing new, really, a lame ending - to be expected, I suppose, since LOST writer Damon Lindelof co-wrote the script. In the end, Scott's pessimistic view of humanity and the universe manages to take the magic and wonder of space exploration and grind it into an ashtray like a stale cigar.
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Pee Yoo

By sananto35
Written June 09, 2012
What a really misses the mark. Never rises to the dread and imagination of the Alien franchise. The story is a complete muddle. Never any convincing drive or compelling risk, and characters wander around in their own isolated, unrelated spheres. The GODS are ciphers...brawny but blank. The opening night audience laughed at many moments, especially the climax. Disappointed and annoyed.
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Great Trailer and Effects, Bad Characters and Plot. Falls way short of expectations.

By majkaos
Written June 09, 2012
A lack of suspense and thrills common with Scott’s earlier Alien works. Characters are one dimensional and stereotypical, a bunch of morons. Why couldn’t the y have written a smart crew for once? Why does every crew since 2001: Space Odyssey act like teenagers in a horror film? In the future, do space agencies lower standards so anyone can go into space? For a trillion dollar, you’d wonder how the crew was chosen. The movie is supposed to answer some questions from Alien, but doesn’t answer anything (except where us humans came from, which is answered in the first five minutes). In the credits you’ll see one of the writers from the tv show Lost was part of the crew, then it all makes sense. If you liked how Lost never answered anything, you’ll like Prometheus. The movie had so many missed opportunities to make this a show piece, but it falls way short. Looking for some shock and thrills? While leaving the theater I overheard a preteen ask, “was that supposed to be scary?”
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By pianogirlmel
Written July 08, 2012
Title should have been Slimetheus. Stupid movie. So much didn't make sense. What was with the anti-human robot David who was reduced to a talking head?
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By crwrosilie
Written June 08, 2012
Sounded good; alien race and all that-- don't bother. SLOW is the word of the day when it comes to this movie. Boring, illogical, unrealistic. Don't waste your money.
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