Gonna go see Prometheous in 3D today

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    Haven't been to a theater in a very long time outside of the drive in with the kids and friends. But Ive been a Ridley Scott fan since his early days so im gonna splurge.

    UNLESS someone in here has seen it and says its not worth 30 bucks....
     
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    I saw the preview for it in 3-D. I normally hate 3D but it looked very impressive.

    I plan on seeing it in 3D as well.
     
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    Going to see it at the Director's Guild tomorrow. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Just finished watching it. Excellent set up for Alien and the subsequent finale which I'm sure is coming based on the ending.
     
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    I am going tomorrow......
     
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    Do not see this horrible POS. Yes, it does explain some things that happened before Alien. The rest of it is a statement about how faith and biblical creationism is somehow valid despite finding overwhelming proof none of it happened. They lay the faith and christian religion bullshit on with a cement mixer over the plot. Alien was not about religion. The things that are really interesting about the aliens and how we got here are just briefly mentioned in between bullshit philisophical arguments.

    Yes, they do a great job of scenery that you can recognize from the original Alien. For the brief moments this is an alien movie it is actually good. This is not a compliment because it only reminds you this had a decent idea behind it, and could have been a great prequel had they stuck to what made Alien and Aliens really good space horror movies. Most of the movie is not this.

    To explain I will use the scenes from the trailer. They discover a number of non-christian civilizations had some similar dealings with giant people and a map that leads to the planet. Nothing was christian. All of the reasons they know what they know comes from non-christian tribal faiths. The movie then goes on to confirm this planet and these giant people existed which means the bible was a load of human created bullshit that never referenced these beings. Then despite all the evidence the so called scientists "want" to believe in jesus so they ignore everything. I am sitting there the whole time thinking these scientists are the worst possible scientists ever.

    It may have been OK if they picked a side to stay on instead of trying to be on both, but they didn't. Because of this all the fun of Alien which never involved the deep philisophical ideas of where we came from and what we are doing here was completely lost among a few scenes of nostalgic scenery that somewhat explains the original. Even that explanation was so poorly explained we had to have captain exposition give us the brief explanation of why the aliens were there so we could get back to the god arguments which had nothing at all to do with the reasons any of this was going on. Oh, and the best thing is that after answering most of the questions as to why the nostromo was eventually diverted to this planet, they raised so many more questions. Of course these are questions i have no desitre to see answered if i have to take the bible beating in a second movie.

    this movie is to alien what episode one was to star wars. Complete with all the dated arguments of creationism and biblical bullshit we see today that they tried to shove into their fantasy movie to explain things like metachlorians explain jedi. Seriously, all they needed was a crazy future presidential campaign with the first gay president fighting against the evil Mick Parry, Nutt Rimney, and Dick Assjizz. Have i mentioned how much i hate when fantasy films start involving modern arguments for no fucking reason?
     
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    Jesus... It's only an escapist movie, and not a prophesy

     
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    The only reference to god or religion that I noticed was the doctors necklace. And its role was only a couple minutes long. I think someone had something on their brain before they saw the movie.
     
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    Exactly, and that was none of the plot of this movie. That was what made the Alien movies exciting. Even when there should have been some realization that they were really fucked they just kept wanting to talk to the aliens. Even when some of the worst shit in the world happened to one of the main scientists she just fucking forgot about it and went on with the mission. There is no way any rational and sane human being would have participated in all of this when things started to go to hell. I just kept thinking of the line from Aliens "Nuke it from orbit. That is the only way to be safe." I know for continuity they could not do that, but there was a point where that was the only thing that made sense for every character but one or two. At least have the aliens kill everyone while trying to escape, and not just have them keep wandering into more dangerous situations with absolutely no motivation at all.
     
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    Im seeing it in the morning, then off to play pinball with the wife.

    Im not a fan of 3D. I find it distracting and limits my immesion into the story itself. I really like to watch backgrounds and other actors reactions to whats being said and 3D blurs out things so the focus is on a primary target. That bugs the hell out of me.

    Unfortunately, there are NO 2D showings in my area and I absolutely have to see this movie. Alien and Blade Runner are both in my top ten all time movies so Prometheus is a no brainer to go see immediately.

    Ill check back into the thread after i see the movie to see what others are saying about it. Dont want any spoilers just yet so I only rwad the OP and the first response LOL.
     

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