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A + 16 6.90%
A 27 11.64%
A - 32 13.79%
B + 43 18.53%
B 33 14.22%
B - 21 9.05%
C + 19 8.19%
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Old June 10 2012, 11:21 PM   #256
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Looks like Lindelof is getting some twitter love for Prometheus

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Old June 10 2012, 11:30 PM   #257
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That one guy's childhood is a total slut, though.
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Old June 10 2012, 11:51 PM   #258
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Don't know if this is an appropriate thing to add to this thread, but purely as a FYI type thing, Steve Burg has recently put up some of his early concept work for the movie on his blog.

http://steveburg.blogspot.com/
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Old June 11 2012, 12:02 AM   #259
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Looks like Lindelof is getting some twitter love for Prometheus

It never ceases to amuse me how batshit insane sci-fi nerds can be. I'm impressed by Lindelof's restraint with dealing with them.
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Old June 11 2012, 12:26 AM   #260
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I seem to recall a lot of discussion and dissent about Alien when it was released. Yet now it's almost revered as a classic.

I'm glad I didn't read too many spoilers about this film. And I'm glad I saw it on the big screen. I managed to get a near perfect seat. I was blown away with the Prometheus' approach to the planet. That long shot showing the ship as a blip of light streaking across the starfield was simple yet inspiring. I tried to keep my mind open and let the story unfold without too much expectation. I focused on what characters were saying and doing and just followed the narrative. The little bell in my head warning me of inconsistencies or irregularities didn't sound off very often or too loudly.

Maybe I like this partly because it's been so long since we've gotten this kind of film. Moon was interesting, but also small scaled. The last film I recall being anything near like this was Pitch Black.

I want to see this again (and I don't usually see a film in theatre more than once) to pick up things I might have missed first time around.
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Old June 11 2012, 12:30 AM   #261
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Looks like Lindelof is getting some twitter love for Prometheus

It never ceases to amuse me how batshit insane sci-fi nerds can be. I'm impressed by Lindelof's restraint with dealing with them.
Yeah. I mean, I was disappointed in Prometheus -- I felt that characters behaved in arbitrary ways for the purposes of moving the plot along rather than because that was natural for them. But it wasn't a bad movie, either -- it needed revision, but it wasn't total trash.
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Old June 11 2012, 12:33 AM   #262
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Even if it was a bad movie the comments Lindelof is getting are totally inappropriate.
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Old June 11 2012, 12:33 AM   #263
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Still torn between really good and really bad, although I'm leaning more towards bad now.
Soooo.... no in-between?
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Old June 11 2012, 12:44 AM   #264
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Just watching Aliens. The characters feel so much more rounded and there's some genuinely humerous dialogue including some that the scientists in Prometheus should have known:

"Nobody touch nuthin!"

Wise words indeed.
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Old June 11 2012, 12:51 AM   #265
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Really, if you have to be told to not touch the the snake-like creature with a vagina for a mouth that just snapped at you and not to treat it like it's a puppy? You deserve to die.
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Old June 11 2012, 12:58 AM   #266
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The characters in Alien have appeal because they seem very much like us, like everyman. Few of the characters in Prometheus have that appeal. Too many act like losers you likely wouldn't care to know. At first I was wary of the Captain, but I still saw something in him that clicked for me. The two ship's officers were amusing in a commonplace way. Most of the scientists other than Elizabeth Shaw were assholes. I don't care how nice looking she is because Vickers was a bitch I couldn't stand. Weyland was another asshole.

David was somewhat charming and amusing in a Data like way, but as things progressed he made me uneasy and creeped me out.

Character wise all that may have been intentional. We're not supposed to like these people. Elizabeth Shaw represents the human we like to think of ourselves as. She was the most noble and most reminiscent of the classic scientist/explorer. Most of the rest were more like what a lot of us can be like even if we don't see ourselves that way. We certainly don't like to think of ourselves that way.


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Really, if you have to be told to not touch the the snake-like creature with a vagina for a mouth that just snapped at you and not to treat it like it's a puppy? You deserve to die.
True.
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Old June 11 2012, 01:00 AM   #267
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Really, what the fuck was wrong with that guy?! Were the air levels in his suit just too low and he was high due to low oxygen levels? Why was he all cooing over that damn thing?
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Really, what the fuck was wrong with that guy?! Were the air levels in his suit just too low and he was high due to low oxygen levels? Why was he all cooing over that damn thing?
You know, I could almost excuse it, except for the point where the "wings" popped out of the snake-creature's sides. In the animal world, that's always a very clear threat display, and he should have immediately sought to back away from the creature.
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Old June 11 2012, 01:08 AM   #269
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Really, what the fuck was wrong with that guy?! Were the air levels in his suit just too low and he was high due to low oxygen levels? Why was he all cooing over that damn thing?
You know, I could almost excuse it, except for the point where the "wings" popped out of the snake-creature's sides. In the animal world, that's always a very clear threat display, and he should have immediately sought to back away from the creature.
Eh.... maybe. But, still, why would you dick around with an alien snake-like creature and continue to mess with it after it made an aggressive movie? Especially treat the thing like it's a damn puppy?
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Really, what the fuck was wrong with that guy?! Were the air levels in his suit just too low and he was high due to low oxygen levels? Why was he all cooing over that damn thing?
You know, I could almost excuse it, except for the point where the "wings" popped out of the snake-creature's sides. In the animal world, that's always a very clear threat display, and he should have immediately sought to back away from the creature.
Eh.... maybe. But, still, why would you dick around with an alien snake-like creature and continue to mess with it after it made an aggressive movie? Especially treat the thing like it's a damn puppy?
Maybe his oxygen levels were low...compounded with him being an idiot in the first place.
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