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Old June 1 2012, 05:27 AM   #31
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Just came back from it. It was solid, I really really enjoyed it BUT - there was nothing here that made my chest thump and brain race. This film did not get me excited, which is a little bit of a shame. The trailers did give away a LOT of the big points which sucked. There is still some stuff there to make you go "ooo", but overall I'd say about 50% of the big stuff is ruined plain as day in the trailer, and having seen the film another 20% is there even if you don't realize what it is.

Don't get me wrong. It IS a great film, and is worthy of being connected to the Alien franchise in a prequel-ish way (c'mon it IS. Sort of. It's more of a prequel than its not). The way it leads to a possible sequel is not what I would called hackneyed or tacked on, it works. It certainly adds too Alien as a film, and does not detract in any way.
Please put this in spoilers, yes or no, is there ANY scene no matter how minute that shows a xenomorph?
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Old June 1 2012, 07:04 AM   #32
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Old June 1 2012, 07:07 AM   #33
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A Bad review at Den of Geek
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Old June 1 2012, 02:59 PM   #34
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Please put this in spoilers, yes or no, is there ANY scene no matter how minute that shows a xenomorph?

What mutenroshi said.

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Old June 1 2012, 03:38 PM   #35
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Just read that Den of Geek review. While, yes, everything they mention IS an issue, its certainly worth more than 2 out of 5. That's just stupid. Even when reading it I didn't get the impression they were gonna give it that low a rating. It deserves 3 out of 5. I enjoyed it enough to give it a 4 (I gave it an A here). It isn't perfect, but what it serves up is quite literally the primordial ooze of Alien - so while it doesnt quite form into the whole package, the elements are there and while they are disjointed they're still very much entertaining.
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Old June 1 2012, 04:30 PM   #36
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I really didn't like it. Everything that happened was idiotic. The crew were idiots, some scenes were just stupidly unbelievable. Motives and the reasons things happen within the film just don't work for me. It's one of those films where the more thought I put in to it the less I like it and I wasn't all that impressed to begin with.
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Old June 1 2012, 05:47 PM   #37
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Of course the crew are idiots! They're basically Red Shirts.
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Old June 1 2012, 06:20 PM   #38
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Loved it. I saw two reviews on sites I frequent, and though and I didn't read them as to not be spoiled even in the slightest, and had a look at their final marks, both 3/5.

After seeing it, that's yet another reason why I don't bother reading reviews. That was fucking brilliant, the visuals alone had my mouth open wide for 2 hours, and so for anyone who didn't like it, I don't really care.
Not saying its the best film ever made, but a big thumbs up from me
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Old June 1 2012, 06:44 PM   #39
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Of course the crew are idiots! They're basically Red Shirts.
There was a point where I thought we were in a dream sequence, and that sequence never ended, it was at that point I just switched off caring. Yes the visuals were great, the design was good, the actors, for the most part, did a great job with what they were given, but I dunno, too stupid to live means too stupid to care in this case.
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Old June 1 2012, 07:58 PM   #40
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Just seen on IMDB its not out in the US till *next* Friday.
First Avengers 8 days before, Snow White two days early, and now this. Been a pretty lucky summer here


Oh and just seen Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is out two days earlier here too. Amazing Spider-Man and Dark Knight Rises are the same day at least
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Old June 1 2012, 11:13 PM   #41
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Just seen on IMDB its not out in the US till *next* Friday.
First Avengers 8 days before, Snow White two days early, and now this. Been a pretty lucky summer here
Quit gloating...
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Old June 2 2012, 12:56 AM   #42
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Perhaps the universe, in its own strange way, demands balance, so, after the epic entertainment of The Avengers, we get the crushing disappointment of Prometheus. Completely devoid of suspense, excitement, humour or even a simple humanity to make us care about the characters and what happens to them, this prequel to Alien does not deserve to share in that classic movie's legacy. The great thing about the original and Jim Cameron's sequel was that they were simple, stripped down, lean machines of movies. This one has pretensions to being a new 2001: A Space Odyssey, only with more goo and gore. It fails as a horror movie and as a take on humankind's search for meaning out there in the universe. It might work as a sci-fi movie with the clarity and meaning a sequel might give it but I can't think of why I'd want to watch more of these characters and why I would care when ultimately I know it all ends with John Hurt having the worst ever case of indigestion. Game over, man. Game over. At least, I hope so.
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Old June 2 2012, 05:11 PM   #43
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Bob told me I would be crushed if I went to see it. I trust him.
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Bob told me I would be crushed if I went to see it. I trust him.
Now I want you to see it.
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Old June 2 2012, 06:07 PM   #45
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You're evil.
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