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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 9:26 p.m. PST

Man… that's great!.
They sunk the movie in 4 minutes…

YouTube link

Hope you enjoy!


Mutant Q05 Jan 2013 11:14 p.m. PST

I so agree, I was so hoping for Prometheus to be good.

Boy, was I dissapointed.

Billiam Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 12:54 a.m. PST

I spent about half this movie playing with the 3D glasses, at first to find a comfortable position, then later just to distort the image for fun, because the movie wasn't. Thank goodness it was a free ticket.

basileus66 Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 12:58 a.m. PST

Boring and idiotic. I only need two words for describing Prometheus.

Cyclops Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 1:04 a.m. PST

With only two words I would have said 'missed opportunity' and that's being unusually generous.

Huscarle06 Jan 2013 3:55 a.m. PST

Agree with all of the above, very disappointing, it could have been such a good movie, but boy did they miss!

Mark RedLinePS Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 4:13 a.m. PST

It's much worse than that 'cos it lasts a lot longer than 4 mins!

Angel Barracks Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 5:01 a.m. PST





or to sum it up in one image:


Caesar Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 9:17 a.m. PST
Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 9:34 a.m. PST

It's a beautifully made film with fantastic cinematography, written by a bunch of complete idiots who were too smug and arrogant to run the plot by a five-year old to remove all the obvious mistakes.

AndrewGPaul Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 1:37 p.m. PST


What is that one trying to say? The film never claimed that any of the ships it showed were literally the exact ship found on LV-426. Might as well complain Ripley wore a different shirt in Aliens than the one in Alien.

Mardaddy06 Jan 2013 3:07 p.m. PST

Andrew, yep, that comparison image right there displays the reason that many uninformed viewers did not "get" Prometheus. They made the assumption that the movie takes place on the same planet/moon as the first Alien movie.

There *ARE* many reasons not to like Prometheus without including false premise…

I liked it, and look forward to getting it on DVD eventually; I can understand all the many criticisms, but can look beyond them.

Dynaman878906 Jan 2013 7:51 p.m. PST

I liked it, plot holes and all. I waited for the DVD mind…

Agree on the ship bit, the one shown in Prometheus isn't the same one.

The android didn't bother me either, he was just bonkers.

What did get me was the fact their were other Alien ships on the planet, if so they should not ALL have been taken over by the science experiments gone awry.

Angel Barracks Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 2:49 a.m. PST

I was just confused by the film.

At first I thought it was the same planet, then when we saw the big navigator seat thing and the engineer was not sat in it with a burst chest I thought maybe it was not.

When the ship crashed I thought it was the same planet, but then when the engineer died outside his big ship I thought maybe it was not.

Then I realised I did not care as the film was a massive let down either way.

The chick was not even tasty enough to redeem it..

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 4:10 p.m. PST

Penny Arcade sums up the stupid for me:


CooperSteveOnTheLaptop10 Jan 2013 3:38 a.m. PST

Coventry Transport Museum has 2 of the vehicles.If anyone cares

Lardie the Great Inactive Member10 Jan 2013 1:42 p.m. PST

Possibly the most disapointing film I've seen in years, going in I knew about 95% of the plot due to an online leaked plot synopsis, went to see it at the Manchester Imax ('cos I thought it would be mega) came out totally blown away by how such an expensive and anticipated film could suck so much, it promised answers and it delivered none, I hoped the disc release would feature a directors cut but blow me there isn't one and Ridley Scott was asked to do one, but he didn't think it was needed. One day I'll watch it with the commentary track on, but not anytime soon

John Treadaway22 Jan 2013 5:05 p.m. PST

If you watch it with the director's commentary, all you get is two hours of laughing from Ridley as he stuffs money into his pockets and then runs out of the room with it all (still laughing).

I was bought the DVD for christmas. It is tired, re-tread rubbish, I'm afraid. Pretty rubbish but still rubbish.

John T

Ghostrunner25 Jan 2013 9:40 a.m. PST

I know I'm in the minority, but I actually liked the flick.

Having said that, I think the biggest mistake they made was the late re-write to make this the first in a trilogy instead of a stand-alone movie / direct prequel to Alien.

In the interest of leaving room for a sequel, they left too many unanswered questions that should have been resolved.

There were also several 'coincidences' that make no sense unless this is the direct prequel to Alien:

1. The planet (LV-223) is in the Zeta Reticuli system, and a moon of a gas giant, just like LV-426.

2. The Engineer ship crashes and winds up in almost the exact position as the wreck on LV-426.

3. An Engineer gets infected by a facehugger… somehow that seems like it shouldn't happen all that often, considering how the facehugger was created in the first place.

I do admit it could have been better, but as a two hour sci-fi/horror flick that doesn't rely on buckets of gore, I didn't find it too bad.

Lardie the Great Inactive Member25 Jan 2013 12:24 p.m. PST

Actually Ghostrunner I don't think you are in a minority, it seems to be a marmite film either love it or hate it. The alien predator sequels have been a bit of a rollercoaster to say the least, but certainly the predator films managed to add to the backstory and culture and tell a story with fairly sound characters even the much ridiculed AVP (won't defend Predators that was a stinky pile of…..) and Prometheus for me doesn't, each to their own. One thing that does annoy me is that it will probably get a sequel when a well made film like Dredd won't which is sad because it deserves to.

Lookingglassman18 Feb 2013 5:36 p.m. PST

I didn't understand it.

Elenderil21 Feb 2013 7:51 a.m. PST

A film chocked full of characters who are best described as the dumbest smart people ever!

(Major Disaster) Inactive Member25 Feb 2013 5:06 p.m. PST

Gave up on Hollywood creating intelligent original plotlines a LONG, LONG TIME AGO. Just watch movies for the eye-candy now. That way I don't get too disappointed by disjointed plots. So, I like Prometheus for the eye-candy, not much else.

Dezmond07 Mar 2013 5:05 a.m. PST

I liked it.

Great design, Ms. Rapace is very watchable, David the synthetic is worth the price of admission alone and I dunno, just interesting. What more do you want from a sci-fi movie?

Angel Barracks Inactive Member07 Mar 2013 6:59 a.m. PST

What more do you want from a sci-fi movie?

Same as from any film, I want to care about the characters in it.
I want to either love them or hate them, not be filled a sort of 'meh' about them.

Aliens had really great characters in it, they had proper personality that made you take notice.

I was gutted when Hudson died and went from thinking Gorman was a waste of space to thinking at the end, what a top bloke after all.
Did people in Prometheus die, can't say I was overly aware.
I certainly could not name any of them other than Weyland Smithers or whatever his name is!

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