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Old December 23 2011, 07:11 PM   #338
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Re: Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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Just goes to show how different opinions can be. Event Horizon was gratuitous splatter/schlock with nothing to redeem it and squandered a very good cast. One of the few spaceship movies I can say truly sucked.
Agreed. The setup was perfect and compelling as hell-- a ship that went missing long ago mysteriously shows up in the orbit of Neptune, and a crew has to go and investigate.

But amazingly the director was never able to generate an ounce of atmosphere or suspense with that setting (not helped by the fact they showed the big mystery ship in the opening seconds), and the movie quickly degenerated into just a lame, FX-heavy splatter-fest.

Ugh. Just such a wasted opportunity.
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