shardyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 10:34 PM
regarding the incoming / pending film reviews of PROMETHEUS
to read a great review of this this film is always cool,
at the same time, what someone deems as "good" or "bad"
depends on who is experiencing it
individual tastes are too varied / random to take seriously,
at least that is what i have found in most cases anyway
film, much like music / art / food is all too subjective.
you need only read what was written about ALIEN since
it was released, to see that you may disagree with the many
negative critiques of it
i am well aware that if a collective opinion of a certain thing
is either good or bad, it usually is so, but i do try and keep
an open mind and eye until i've experienced it for myself
the attention span of most folks these days much, much
shorter than it was back in the late great 1970s or even
1980s / 1990s for that matter
i feel that Ridley may have made this great looking new
film for those of us who are in our middle-ages, so i do not
expect a large amount of positive reviews of PROMETHEUS
as a whole from the younger set (i hope i am dead wrong)
then again, i wouldn't mind knowing that this film can hold
the attention span of not only folks who are my age, but those
folks who are in the "I" generation
time will tell...
shambsOvomorphMember40 XPMay-29-2012 11:57 PM
Yeap, indeed the criticism is very subjective...
Well i am relatively young (fine, not much lol) but while I enjoyed classics such as Forbidden Planet, Planet of the Vampires, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Brazil, Blade Runner, Planet of the Apes, etc.
At the same time I have enjoyed the epic fantastic Lord of the Rings style ,but it is not my thing...the mine is the science fiction...and I love it : )
abordoliOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 11:30 PM
The fact that we are hearing some bad reviews means, to me, that Ridley made this movie for US....The Fans of Alien....and not those "others". ; )
shardyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 11:12 PM
@Freeze Him!: i recall the critics-at-large at the time,
pretty much trashed Blade Runner into oblivion, all of which
i completely disagree with...ah well....
shardyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 10:49 PM
ah cool. if that helps wrangle in the younger set, then its a great thing!
SvanyaPraetorianAdmin4321 XPMay-29-2012 10:52 PM
Iapetus saw the movie in France today and has graciously volunteered to write 2 versions of the plot for us to enjoy (one spoilerish and one non). You can check that out for better answers. :)
BloodOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 10:52 PM
I 've seen AVP once (shame on me) and I still don't see what's similar in Prometheus. Then again, I don't remember AVP very much.
SvanyaPraetorianAdmin4321 XPMay-29-2012 10:54 PM
@Blood; A group of mercinaries and experts going on an expedition into an old temple etc, etc.
shardyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 10:55 PM
@Svanya: thanx for the info, i will look for the "spoiler free" version =)
BloodOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 10:56 PM
Ahh yes. That is the only resemblance imo.
shardyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 11:00 PM
off topic: that taller / beefier copper-topped mercenary is HAAAAAAWT!
FREEZE!OvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 11:05 PM
I've always liked to stay to my own opinion of movies, for example I love Lynch's Dune, and that got ripped to pieces.
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shardyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-29-2012 10:42 PM
SvanyaPraetorianAdmin4321 XPMay-29-2012 10:44 PM
It's what I have heard from the reviews that have come out so far. David lindelof's style of writing is very hip and in with the kids so to speak. Supposedly some elements of AVP in the storyline as well, which appeals to the younger generation.
SvanyaPraetorianAdmin4321 XPMay-29-2012 10:41 PM
Apparetly it's geared towards a younger audience, thanks to lindelof's style.