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First the abortion that was Prometheus and now he's hellbent on making a sequel to Blade Runner, which me and a ton of others consider the greatest sci-fi movie of all-time? No, no, no...scratch that. THE greatest MOVIE of all-time.

Good lord

And supposedly he's getting some jackoff who worked on The Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds to help write the script?

Just go away, Ridley.

You gave us two masterpieces 30-35 years ago (Alien & Blade Runner), but you're beyond sad at this point.
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You don't know the half of it, slick.

Make a standalone sci-fi movie if you please. Hell, make a movie loosely set in the BR universe. But quit screwing with the classics by making these half ass remakes, sequels and prequels.
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He will do what ever he wants, I guess, but I can't help thinking his time would be better spent restoring his neglected catalog (Abyss anyone?) for widescreen Blu-ray and DVD release.
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James Cameron made The Abyss

The only decent movie Scott has made in the past 30 years is Gladiator, which while good, was also extremely overrated.

If we're talking medieval war flicks, then Braveheart sh*ts all over it.
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James Cameron made The Abyss

The only decent movie Scott has made in the past 30 years is Gladiator, which while good, was also extremely overrated.

If we're talking medieval war flicks, then Braveheart sh*ts all over it.

Gladiator is a "medieval war flick"? oh well...
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A general during ancient Roman times forced to fight as a slave in the Roman Colliseum?

Yeah, I'd definitely say it's a medieval war flick.
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A general during ancient Roman times forced to fight as a slave in the Roman Colliseum?

Yeah, I'd definitely say it's a medieval war flick.
Here is the definition of "medieval"
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/medieval
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Okay

So hows this...

In terms of pre-18th century war movies, Braveheart sh*ts on Gladiator.

Better?
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The only decent movie Scott has made in the past 30 years is Gladiator, which while good, was also extremely overrated.

I agree Gladiator was overrated; in fact, I dislike it very much.

As for other great films Ridley Scott has made in the last 30 years, I would firmly place Black Hawk Down in that category. It's one of the most authentic war films I've seen (in the sense of capturing what ground combat looks, sounds, and feels like). A big bonus is that it's a gripping, true story.
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Okay

So hows this...

In terms of pre-18th century war movies, Braveheart sh*ts on Gladiator.

Better?
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As for other great films Ridley Scott has made in the last 30 years, I would firmly place Black Hawk Down in that category. It's one of the most authentic war films I've seen (in the sense of capturing what ground combat looks, sounds, and feels like). A big bonus is that it's a gripping, true story.
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Matchstick Men and American Gangster are two very good movies. He's not a very good director, if body of work is the criteria, seems to me - basically he gets lucky once in a while.

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Certainly. It's in my top 3, and I've watched it probably 30 times or more. (The other two are Das Boot and Band of Brothers -- I stretch the definition of "war movie" a bit to include the latter, but it's deserving enough to stretch it, easily the best TV mini-series of all time).
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How about 'A war flick in the medieval style'??

I do agree with Deckard757 tho, Prometheus is a mutt

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I have to agree that Ridley Scott's recent efforts don't measure up to what he was making in the Alien / Blade Runner era.
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I have to agree that Ridley Scott's recent efforts don't measure up to what he was making in the Alien / Blade Runner era.

it's expected.
Most peoples masterworks are done before 40 years old.
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I have to agree that Ridley Scott's recent efforts don't measure up to what he was making in the Alien / Blade Runner era.

I agree that Bladerunner was a classic film and Ridley Scott should do us all a favor and abandon his idea of making a sequel. That said, though, I think the quality of Scott's directorial efforts over the course of his long and prolific career has been remarkably high and that Gladiator was and remains a great film. One bad idea should not be the basis for savaging a great director's reputation, it seems to me.

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I agree that Bladerunner was a classic film and Ridley Scott should do us all a favor and abandon his idea of making a sequel. That said, though, I think the quality of Scott's directorial efforts over the course of his long and prolific career has been remarkably high and that Gladiator was and remains a great film. One bad idea should not be the basis for savaging a great director's reputation, it seems to me.

agreed

and re-watching prometheus on hbo last month confirms that it is a very good, but flawed movie.

it still soars against 80% of the drivel released by hollywood last year.

how many films last year challenged you to think at all?
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This is starting to remind me of those bands that really rocked the shyte back in the day and now are doing a come-back but their greatness has past so they end up playing at some crappy casino in Reno. Prometheus almost single handedly lost all my respect for him and now this.

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agreed

and re-watching prometheus on hbo last month confirms that it is a very good, but flawed movie.

it still soars against 80% of the drivel released by hollywood last year.

how many films last year challenged you to think at all?

I agree. Although I saw Prometheus in the theater and was underwhelmed, when I saw it again on HBO I was surprised to see that it was a decent film after all. Not up to Scott's very high standards, perhaps. but still not bad. The film was also helped by its large and talented cast. Prometheus received an average score of 7.1 Stars out of 10 from IMDb voters and I thought that was about right.

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and now he's hellbent on making a sequel to Blade Runner
Don't watch it.
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I got the idea he was starting to lose his marbles when he initially tried to make Prometheus 3D-only, including home video releases.
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This is starting to remind me of those bands that really rocked the shyte back in the day and now are doing a come-back but their greatness has past so they end up playing at some crappy casino in Reno.

Hey, GK. A little respect for those casinos. I depend on them ocassionally for a living. wink.gif

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it's expected.
Most peoples masterworks are done before 40 years old.
In which art?

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I agree that Bladerunner was a classic film and Ridley Scott should do us all a favor and abandon his idea of making a sequel.
Actually, it wasn't his idea.
The rights were purchased by an outside company.
They announced they were going to resurrect the BR World and asked RS if he wanted to be involved.
His response was he "would rather do it than have someone else try."

BTW, Google has the official press release somewhere that the OP seems to have missed before his scream.

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That said, though, I think the quality of Scott's directorial efforts over the course of his long and prolific career has been remarkably high and that Gladiator was and remains a great film.
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I got the idea he was starting to lose his marbles when he initially tried to make Prometheus 3D-only, including home video releases.
According to RS, 3D is how Prometheus should be seen.
Nothing wrong there, it's the Director's Intent.

However, The Suits couldn't go for that....they have disks to sell.wink.gif
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Most peoples masterworks are done before 40 years old.

In which art?


Poets. The Romantic poets in particular. Possibly novelists.

I agree that Bladerunner was a classic film

I say it's extravagantly overpraised by just about everybody. It certainly looks good, however.

Gladiator was and remains a great film.

People think so primarily because The Fall of the Roman Empire has been all but unavailable for years- or at least an acceptable transfer of the beautiful 70mm original. Not that it's necessarily a great film either...

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Most peoples masterworks are done before 40 years old.

In which art?


Poets. The Romantic poets in particular. Possibly novelists.
Thanx.
I am not an expert on Romantic poets, or any era of poetry for that matter.
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First the abortion that was Prometheus and now he's hellbent on making a sequel to Blade Runner, which me and a ton of others consider the greatest sci-fi movie of all-time? No, no, no...scratch that. THE greatest MOVIE of all-time.

Good lord

And supposedly he's getting some jackoff who worked on The Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds to help write the script?

Just go away, Ridley.

You gave us two masterpieces 30-35 years ago (Alien & Blade Runner), but you're beyond sad at this point.

Joss Whedon wrote Aliens Resurrection. Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in TDK.

meh.
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Joss Whedon wrote Aliens Resurrection.

meh.

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Most peoples masterworks are done before 40 years old.

In which art?


Poets. The Romantic poets in particular. Possibly novelists.

Also the sciences. It's also been pointed out you can stick a fork in these people once they get married. Just sayin'.

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