to think Prometheus was a rubbish film?

(88 Posts)
Jux Thu 21-Feb-13 23:23:13

The first tiny bit where the Earth is seeded with DNA was the best bit, and perhaps, the last few seconds, where the Alien of good films is born, was OK. Everything in between was crap.

So glad I only paid a couple of quid to borrow the DVD, instead of paying through the nose for the cinema as dh and I had intended to do.

Ridley Scot, you should be ashamed. ASHAMED. I am very cross with you, and I shall think twice before I bother with another film from you.

Mimishimi Fri 22-Feb-13 22:13:31

My husband loved it and bought the movie online. I liked the first bit but thought the rest of it was completely boring and disappointing.

echt Fri 22-Feb-13 22:06:31

It's cack of the highest order.

There IS one good bit, though it's very slight. It's when Idris Elba calls up the 3-D schematic of the structure everyone's running around inside. He's doing an American accent up until the point when he says "Enlarge that" which is pure Luther, his real, East End accent.

MoreBeta Fri 22-Feb-13 22:06:12

gordy - my DSs dragged me to Battleship. If they hadn't have been there I would have walked out.

I gave my DSs a long talk about US propoganda films afterwards.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 22-Feb-13 22:00:09

Forget She has that seem annoying look in every bloody film, and why does she always seem like she needs a bath.

gordyslovesheep Fri 22-Feb-13 21:36:23

it was dull - I saw it at the pictures <roll eyes>

but today I attempted to watch something called Battleship - OMG it made Prometheus seem like a work of genius - it was awful - I managed just over an hour before giving up

forgetmenots Fri 22-Feb-13 21:35:09

Second that, gregbishops. Can't stand her.

babyfirefly1980 Fri 22-Feb-13 21:34:32

YANBU...hyped to death but in reality was crap. Bored me.

MrsBethel Fri 22-Feb-13 17:05:15
GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 22-Feb-13 16:39:14

I don't know, forgetmenots, being wooden seems to be fairly easy for a lot of actors......

ahem....Kristen Stewart

Jux Fri 22-Feb-13 16:35:04

I don't know, forgetmenots, being wooden seems to be fairly easy for a lot of actors......

forgetmenots Fri 22-Feb-13 14:22:41

Ah now YABU - very difficult to play without emotion (pretending to be an android, pretending to be a human, I mean).

Anyway. YANBU for hating it, it's your opinion, would really hope threads like this may draw more attention to the sadly underused movie reviews threads smile (not that I'm expecting to get to the cinema much soon...!)

Jux Fri 22-Feb-13 13:19:14

How can someone playing an android give a great performance? They have no emotions. IMO, Data in Star Trek did better.

YANBU snore

Jux Fri 22-Feb-13 13:10:07

Clickityclackety, that's exactly what we thought. 2 or 3 script writers, each with a bit of a plot who never meet. Someone thinks "there's enough material here for a whole film" and thus the Child of Darkness is born.

Also, dh speculates that perhaps Mr Scott was given a huuuuge amount of money for the use of his name, but never actually went near it himself.

BegoniaBampot Fri 22-Feb-13 12:51:49

enjoyed it though it had so much to live up to. loved the start, the visuals, fassbender but it did lose it a bit in the middle as though they weren't sure where to go. still looking forward to the sequal.

MomaP Fri 22-Feb-13 12:44:11

I also agree!!

I didn't enjoy it at all.

clickityclackity Fri 22-Feb-13 12:34:35

It was absolutely horrible, and made no sense whatsoever. Plot seemed like it was cobbled together as it went along. It stayed in my head for days. £40 quid wasted at Imax. I will never watch it again or the sequel.

Spooky, DH and I were saying about watching Blade Runner tonight. Now that is a film.....

Watched this last weekend and I agree with the OP. also, Oxford, your post about the whole c-section bit made me chuckle as I was thinking 'wtf?!' when she was running around and throwing herself about (especially having had a second one myself fairly recently and I could barely haul myself to the bathroom).

crazycanuck Fri 22-Feb-13 12:22:24

MoreBeta grin I love that quote! (drags Bladerunner off shelf for re-watch tonight...)

Trills Fri 22-Feb-13 12:15:41

I thought it was OK.

Not amazing.

Not terrible.

Not a waste of 2 hours of my life.

KirstyoffEastenders Fri 22-Feb-13 12:13:31

YABU it is a very good sci fi film. Some slightly dodgy dialogue and some character inconsistency but the ideas and lead performaces (particularly Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender) were fantastic, imo. Can't wait to see the sequel.

Trills Fri 22-Feb-13 12:08:33

Run to the side you twat

I want to say that a lot.

TV Tropes knows it too

MoreBeta Fri 22-Feb-13 12:02:49

The problem is that in a film like Prometheus I don't actually care about what happens to the characters.

On the other hand, in 2001 Space Odyssey in that moment where you realise Hal 9000 (the malevolent computer) is actually 'lying' is where you are screaming at the astronauts to get the hell out of there. You care - a lot!

In Blade Runner I found myself with a massive lump in my throat when the evil replicant Roy (Rutger Hauer) fights Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) but saves him from falling and then gives an epic monologue about his life just before his life terminates.

" I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those ... moments will be lost in time, like tears...in rain. Time to die."

You want to shout 'Nooooo don't die, there is good in you, you have humanity. Then at the end of the film where you Rick and Rachel (Sean Young) driving together and you know that Deckard knows there is a possibility of goodness, love and humanity in everything and we all die in the end anyway.

<wails at the epic tradgedy of it all>

Jux Fri 22-Feb-13 11:51:36

Independence Day was a fabulous spoof! Very silly fun.

Prometheus wasn't. I don't care who was in it, the female lead was shit and brought down everyone else's performances. At every event I was thinking "but....." - scientists don't do that etc., run to the side you twat, and so on. Impossible to suspend disbelief. Bad make up on the old geezer, so I just wanted to scrub his face every time I saw him and tell him to stand up straight (reminded me of the vile Tom Cruse being badly old in something or other).

I don't care how good any of the actors usually are; in this, they weren't.

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