Saw Prometheus - Was great!

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    After reading the mixed reviews..I made up my mind on the recommendation of a friend to check it out. It was great. This was the prequel to the original Alien movies. Turns out the "Space Jockey" from the first Alien film in the crescent space ship is actually the creator of the creature along with many other life forms. It's not for the casual sci-fi fan. If you were a fan of films like "Event Horizon" or "From Beyond"..you should dig. Yeah..there's a very HP Lovecraft element to it.
     
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    Actually..in this case..I am glad I didn't listen to the critics.

    Was an extremely enjoyable film..on many levels.
     
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    saw it a few weeks ago and thought it was good, but not great. Alien was much better, and for Alien, he did not have all of the special effects technology that they have today. What was up with Idris Elba's accent?
     
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    Dunno.

    Alien might have been "better" because there were alot of firsts. No one had ever seen anything like HR Giger's set and creature designs..and going with Moebius on the design of the space suits was genius. That..and the cast was excellent. The interaction between the actors almost seemed like improv. It was very natural.

    I don't put both films on equal footing..but this one was definitely really well done.
     
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    It was okay. Kinda lost me though just on the incredible implausibility of character actions. I can't imagine any such expeditions would behave so recklessly. Even the individual character motivations didn't make much sense. Seemed like a lot of interesting ideas but none of them were really followed up on or integrated with the whole.

    I guess my favorite bit was the Lawrence of Arabia allusions, but even there I felt short-changed. Maybe there's more there that I missed - behind all the gratuitous action/gross-out movie tropes.
     
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    It was mediocre at best.

    Visually boring and shallow character development.
     
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    I should check it out.
     
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    Don't pay the extra for 3D or Imax
     
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    No I don't like paying for that extra crap.
     
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    I plan on seeing the next Batman at the Imax.
     

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