ChrisDeaconAdmin19707 XPMay-31-2012 10:33 PM
[i]For those who have seen Prometheus please do NOT post spoilers in this thread. This is a spoiler free topic and should remain so. Spoilers posted will be deleted. This is to offer my personal reaction and some insight to eager fans who have yet to see Prometheus in their own country.[/i]
Now that that's out of the way, on to my thoughts...
[b]Please NOTE:[/b] This is [b]NOT[/b] our official review, but a mere fraction of my reaction to the film. The official, several page Prometheus-Movie.com Prometheus Review will go LIVE on this site on June 7th, at 4pm EST.
So, I just got back to my hotel room in downtown Toronto, Ontario after seeing an advance screening of PROMETHEUS in the largest theatre I have ever been in personally with incredible surround sound, comfy seats and a quiet, attentive audience. What more can you ask for?
I'm sure you all are wondering - was it good?! For starters, you should slap yourself for even asking the question. This is Ridley Scott people - the man who started it all back in 1979 and once again he has done what he does best. Scare the sh*t out of you and make you THINK!
Prometheus is MIND BLOWING - a truly incredible experience. One filled with suspense, emotion and incredible philosophy. I will go into MUCH more depth (about 5 pages of depth to be exact) come June 7th in my official review, but for now I'll give you my quick rating: 5/5 stars. Dare I say it, it comes out neck and neck with ALIEN. Prometheus is different. But in so much of a good way. You will notice immediate ties to Alien very, VERY early on in the film and all throughout. I suggest watching ALIEN prior to seeing Prometheus to "freshen up".
For me, watching Prometheus was everything I had ever hoped for and more. It's been 3 years that I have been tracking news on the film and building this site for it to finally come to a conclusion as monumental as this was the best feeling I could ever experience without a doubt.
The acting - superb. The music, though not like ALIEN, worked perfectly with the plot. No complaints what so ever.
Visually - My God.. I have yet to see a film which compares to Prometheus. In other reviews we've already heard people say the visuals were incredible, but you truly have to experience it for yourself to fully appreciate just how stunning this film really is.
Creatures - Magnificent. Ridley Scott has done it again and the concepts presented in this film were immense and spectacular! The number of twists and turns in the plot kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
I have to say, reading everyone's posts here over the past 3 years - seeing what you all thought of the plot and how things would turn out. We were wrong....We were so wrong. ; ) Hahaha Sorry - had to throw that in there.
But seriously - until you see Prometheus, you won't know the full story. Although our speculations for some elements were almost on the money, even I was surprised at so many of the outcomes.
Ultimately folks, Prometheus is a wild ride and one that should be enjoyed many times to fully capture it all. The film leaves us with SO many questions left to discuss and speculate over until Prometheus 2 arrives. The plot is fantastic and deserves much respect. It was a thrill of a lifetime for me - a moment which I will never forget.
I want to personally thank 20th Century Fox Studios for giving me the opportunity to see this film in advance - what a ride!
To everyone reading, you will NOT want to miss my official, full review on June 7th at 4pm EST. I've got nearly a WEEK to perfect this review and add as much detail as humanly possible. Expect a MASSIVE package of information and detailed analysis. I may bring up some things you didn't notice in the film! I was literally on the edge of my seat soaking up every tiny detail which will all become present in my review. I look forward to discussing Prometheus with you on here for months, maybe even years to come! It has been a great journey and fantastic experience and I can't wait until we all have seen the film and can begin dissection once again while we wait for Prometheus 2!
Thanks for reading - check back on June 7th for our official Prometheus-Movie.com Movie Review for Prometheus. 'Till then, I'll see you all in the forums to discuss it all!
- Chris (BH)
RHOvomorphMember0 XPJun-02-2012 4:34 AM
I think alot of negative reviews are from people who have "Produced" the film in their heads & are disappointed it hasn't lived up to their delusional creativity BUT if you watch - in the year 2016 - ALL the three PROMETHEUS films, you'll see how good this film is - yes, there is some dodgy dialogue... conversations that involve epic subjects (which don't seem real) but alot of the answered questions will be answered...
Hi big pig OvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:39 PM
Finally some sanity around here.
biomechanoid2012OvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:41 PM
That prequel review to the review is great!
abordoliOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:43 PM
I didn't have a doubt in the world that you would enjoy it (as will I).
Forever WarOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:43 PM
Thank you.....oh yeah..GO LOS ANGELES KINGS!...sorry Bug, couldnt help myself.
Xeno OriginsOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:43 PM
Awesome!!!!! Thanks for the quick review. Cannot wait till the 8th!
ArkadineOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:44 PM
I hope no LSD is recommended for having a trip like that while watching Prometheus... just like hippies and 2001!!! (just kidding) ;-)
Hi big pig OvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:44 PM
[Moderated] It doesn't surprise me now that this film is flying over the heads of the masses. I feel better about seeing it now when it comes to the US.
ChrisDeaconAdmin19707 XPMay-31-2012 10:47 PM
It's like Prometheus marketing - there will be 5 more preview reviews before the final review. Hahaha Kidding of course.
And no worries guys, it was truly magnificent. You will all really enjoy it, I can assure you!
GahlaktusOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:45 PM
Thanks for the pre-review, BH, I hope it begins to clear the cyber-air of whatever it is that ails so many.
SvanyaPraetorianAdmin4298 XPMay-31-2012 10:46 PM
I'm glad you liked the movie! :)
dbOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:47 PM
Thanks for the very positive review. My heart was beginning to sink from what I was reading around here this evening. Glad you loved it. You deserve it.
If you get the chance send a PM to Svanya, I think she's really dis-heartened by all the negative posts.
I see it in a week. Until then, I hang on every word here.
Mekja-TekOvomorphMember1 XPMay-31-2012 10:48 PM
lol Bio you slay me! But yeah the trailer for the review is "Coming Soon"!
Xeno OriginsOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:49 PM
Hi big pig, I second that! Finally some sanity! I think some people forgot the meaning of FAN SITE...
ArkadineOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:49 PM
@BugHunter are you saying that there will be a divide between Americans and people on the other side of the pond? :-)
ChrisDeaconAdmin19707 XPMay-31-2012 10:50 PM
@db, I've ignored all reviews posted to date. I think only true fans can give truly insightful reviews. Average movie-goers don't appreciate the scale of this film.
Ignore the negativity, trust me when I say it is a masterpiece.
Hi big pig OvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:51 PM
I just got facehugged by the staff
abordoliOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:53 PM
Yes, you did..... ; )
ArkadineOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:55 PM
I still think I should smuggle some shrooms into the movie theater, just to be on the safe side :-P
TokyokidOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 10:59 PM
BH, I was reading through the lines of the reviews and picking up that while misunderstood, Prometheus would meet and exceed my expectations.
Thank you for your thoughts on the movie and for the great work you and the staff have done on this site.
ArkadineOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:01 PM
I want a complete 2001-hippie experience, dammit!
bigbirdjimmyOvomorphMember6 XPMay-31-2012 11:01 PM
Thanks BugHunter!!! I do believe that I will trust your judgement and quick review than all the others out there. I am really glad that you were one of the first to see it. You and the staff, do deserve to be the one's to see it first. With all the work you all have put into this wonderful site, you all deserve it. But don't get me wrong, I REALLY want to see it, and cannot wait for next Friday!!!!
FREEZE!OvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:06 PM
My hopes exactly, thanks BH! I'm glad you had a great experience!
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Xeno OriginsOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:07 PM
Bug hunter, you last post was dead on... Thank you for saying it!
PrenihilityOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:11 PM
Very nice BugHunter.
This marks history. This. Marks something special for all of the members of this forum.
The first ever "review", folks.
But no...Seriously. Glad to see you gave the movie a perfect score. Honestly, there's no way it would be have turned out bad. Just not possible.
Also... We were WRONG?! Really? Damn... Wow... But i KNOW i can't be wrong in regards to the '-"suit"-'?!
OutlanderOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:12 PM
Your comment reminds me of Charlton Heston watching "Woodstock" in The Omega Man.
I WILL go into Prometheus with an open mind, if for no other reason than I want to see the Hammerpede do his(?) thing.
CinefanOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:16 PM
Thanks for that insightful reaction to the film @BugHunter. Its been disappointing hearing some of the bad reviews (trying to avoid spoilers as well) I've been anticipating this film for about 3 yrs now and it's finally coming to fruition. I'm trying not to set myself up for a heartbreak. I don't expect this to be the be all end all of Scifi films. I think too many people have such high expectations and they're not being met, its not the way to watch a film. I'm just hoping to have some questions answered while having some unanswered and having a fun ride along the way.
Forever WarOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:18 PM
Outlander....the Omega Man reference took me back... too funny...thanks
bigbirdjimmyOvomorphMember6 XPMay-31-2012 11:20 PM
[size=200]"I'm sure you all are wondering - was it good?! For starters, you should slap yourself for even asking the question."[/size]
LOL, could not have said it any better myself! LOL
ArkadineOvomorphMember0 XPMay-31-2012 11:34 PM
@Outlander Maybe I can go with an open mind too, and if that doesn't work on first view, on subsequent views I can try increasing doses of whatever it takes until I have one rapturous experience not unlike BugHunter's