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#1 Timathor Aznerac

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

This topic is about all the controversy over the movie Prometheus. Feel free to share your thoughts about it and your theories about the unanswered questions.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

I wouldn't say it is controvercial, and if ti is we need to find more important things to fret about.
That being said, I think that the movie as a whole was quite unnecessary.
I fail to see the point of it at all.
It was cool enough in its own rights, so why bother trying to tag it in to the whole Alien franchise, especially in such a rushed last minute plot twist to make it that way.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

I enjoyed it. Definite similarities, but I wasn't pissed. Ridley Scott did say that, if Prometheus was successful enough to warrant sequels, the sequels would be even more different than Alien, which would be good.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

Well many people are arguing about the unanswered questions. For instance: some people like it being a mystery, and make up their own theries about. Others say it has various plot holes and is an incomplete movie.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

I read an article about it being the most scientifically inaccurate movie of 2012, which is rather silly. Why are we judging a science fiction movie on scientific accuracy?

I ended up watching it by accident, mostly. My friend got the name mixed up and told she was invited to go see The Avengers and wanted me to come. I'm really squeamish, so I can't stand gore, like the sound/look of broken bones and people screaming in agony. When
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, that was enough for me and I left the theatre. I'm glad I did after my friend told me what happened when they came out of the theatre.

I really liked where the story was going. I thought it was an interesting idea, it was just when it got nasty that I couldn't finish it. I've never seen the other Alien movies, though, so I'm not sure if my opinion is worth anything.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I read an article about it being the most scientifically inaccurate movie of 2012, which is rather silly. Why are we judging a science fiction movie on scientific accuracy?

Sorry I'm totes gonna go on an off topic tangent here.

My boss is a huge nerd (I mean that in a good way); this guy has been programming his entire life (late 50s, I think) and is extremely knowledgeable on science and topics of the like. He's written a few science fiction books and a lot of his friends have as well. He'll talk about the stuff he and his friends had written, some of his favorite movies from way back when, etc. and most of it is extremely realistic. It almost seems like their recipe for a book was take a concept that can work, put it into an awesome scenario and apply real life mechanics to make something that could actually be a possibility. I also figured science fiction wasn't realistic at all but he opened my perspective up on that.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

Isn't that kinda like HARD sci-fi though?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

I didn't know there was such a thing as hard sci-fi. :x (I'm not very knowledgeable at this kind of stuff) I just wanted to bring up the point that judging it on its scientific accuracies did have some merit.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

I think hard sci-fi is usually the more plausible side of sci-fi. Like Moon, as they say. Which I fuckin' loved.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

I thought Prometheus was great, I liked how they left you thinking at the end. But the whole xenomorph part at the was just thrown in for kicks
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

I for one think that the movie Prometheus is just a storie that came out of knowhere. I think that this movie that is just another one of those Sci-Fi movies that you will not remember.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

I think it could have stood on its own as a somewhat enjoyable sci-fi movie with some cool monsters and a half decent plot.
Then the whole Alien tie in thing was there, and felt fairly out of place, and pretty much just sullied the whole potential that the movie had.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

I think it could have stood on its own as a somewhat enjoyable sci-fi movie with some cool monsters and a half decent plot.
Then the whole Alien tie in thing was there, and felt fairly out of place, and pretty much just sullied the whole potential that the movie had.

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I can't help but agree with this. The xenomorph was unnecessary and just felt unnatural in this movie. I felt it was just put in for nostalgia of the classic and great alien movies.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

The creator aliens were also linked in to the first alien movie.
Right down to the look of their suits/helmets and the seats they use in their ship that are exactly the same as the giant alien in a giant seat at the beginning of the first Alien movie.
That aspect was a fair bit more organic, but that is about as far as it goes.
Maybe all the Weyland Industries stuff fit too, but that shit is everywhere.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

The creator aliens were also linked in to the first alien movie.
Right down to the look of their suits/helmets and the seats they use in their ship that are exactly the same as the giant alien in a giant seat at the beginning of the first Alien movie.
That aspect was a fair bit more organic, but that is about as far as it goes.
Maybe all the Weyland Industries stuff fit too, but that shit is everywhere.

That is true, especially when the engineer goes to pilot the ship. The ship looks like the one from alien and does the engineer cockpit.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

I thought this was a great movie. Being just another kid who likes Sci-fi, I can say that this was a good movie. From a critic standpoint, I don't know. But overall it was a pretty awesome movie.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Why are some people such h8rs on such a good movie. TROLLS.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Sorry I'm totes gonna go on an off topic tangent here.

My boss is a huge nerd (I mean that in a good way); this guy has been programming his entire life (late 50s, I think) and is extremely knowledgeable on science and topics of the like. He's written a few science fiction books and a lot of his friends have as well. He'll talk about the stuff he and his friends had written, some of his favorite movies from way back when, etc. and most of it is extremely realistic. It almost seems like their recipe for a book was take a concept that can work, put it into an awesome scenario and apply real life mechanics to make something that could actually be a possibility. I also figured science fiction wasn't realistic at all but he opened my perspective up on that.

That's the sort of sci-fi piece I've been working on. Taking current events and altering them just slightly, still believable but unlikely, if that makes sense.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

That's the sort of sci-fi piece I've been working on. Taking current events and altering them just slightly, still believable but unlikely, if that makes sense.


That's science fiction, as opposed to future fantasy.

knowing the difference can really help.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

Why are some people such h8rs on such a good movie. TROLLS.


People who are fans of a genre tend to be very critical of new movies in their genre of choice.
Haters, no, trolls, most definitely not, good movie, almost.

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