I'd be more interested in the guys who have the actual 'Chicken Switch'
Ya know, the green button connected to the bank! The Readers who say YES
when they see the right mix of elements to sell.
Michael Costigan, David Giler & Walter Hill
Well, obviously I meant LV-426. I'll blame it on my typing.
But, I believe it was established, that it's a different place than where Prometheus takes place.
In fact, I found a detailed explanation here (caution; major spoilers): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/faq#.2.1.11
Interesting that IMDB would post so much info by today.
It was great, not perfect, but still great. I may go and see it again in RealD 3D. I've always wanted to see a film in both 3D versions so I could see if one is better than the other. Problem is, most films I've seen lately haven't been worthy of 2 visits to the theater ($). This one is. Already pre-ordered on blu.
Well im glad i passed in going to go and see this, i guess ill wait till it hits blu ray.
I just saw this in a "real" 15/70 IMAX. It was jaw droppingly gorgeous. No one can do visuals like Sir Scott. The 3D was one of the best, if not the best I've seen. And the audio was insane. This will melt some HTs when it's released on blu. Story wise, I enjoyed it. Keep in mind I ignored all press and reviews. I'm still in the process of digesting it though. I most certainly will have questions.
Franin, if you have an IMAX or theater like it in your neck of the woods, I highly recommend seeing it there.
Edit: After seeing this, I have a huge craving to watch my blu-ray of Alien.
I feel the opposite way that you do about those two movies. That goes to show how people have different taste. Prometheous just had to many plotholes, bordering ridiculous to be considered a good or great film. I very seriously doubt that Prometheous will get any Oscar nominations other maybe sound or cinematography nominations. This movie could have been better. I have read about and debated the issue of Alien astronauts, I have the book, Chariots of the Gods and Fingerprints of The Gods, there are other movies that dealt with this topic, like Stargate, that fewer plotholes than Prometheous. Here is my view on some the of plotholes and problematic storylines.
Warning: Spoiler!(Click to show)
It makes no sense that after Elizabeth supposedly discovered maker of the human race, even proving that Aliens were the maker of mankind through DNA matching, would, near the end of the movie cling so strongly to her cross/crucifix with is the symbol of Christianity and Jesus. That makes no sense whatsover. If the you've proved the Aliens made you, then Aliens is your God, why hold on to Christianity then? The first she does when joins up with David the android was to reacquire her cross taken from her by him. Lets not forget, before that climatic scene, she tells the old man Weyland, who by the way was on board Prometheous all the time, that she was wrong about her Engineers, who's motive for being on the mission was to find some kind fountain youth by communicating with Elizabeth's alien Engineers. That to me is downright silly, what's so sinister, nefarious and bad that a dying old man that spent a trillion dollars to finance the mission would try find a way to extend his life, why did that have been hidden from rest of the members of the crew, particular the two scientist leading the mission. If the Alien Engineers were so advanced and superior why did they create another specifies that destroyed their world. When Prometheous landed on their planet, their world was in ruins.If they wanted to destroy the people of earth why did they have to wait until mankind landed on their planet and awaken them. After finding out her Alien Engineers were some mean SOB's why would she pilot their ship back to the Alien home world.? Based upon what transpired, it is all but certain she would be killed once she arrived and would not get any further answers from the Aliens. This is just silly!!
If that spoiler had some white space in it so that it wasn't just a huge unformatted block of text, I might have read it.
Flat out bombastic epic film making in the highest quality I kid you not. It takes a lot for me these days head out to the theaters but this itch was too big to ignore. This coming from a person who have only seen 4 movies in the theaters in the past 10 yrs..LOTR, KB vol 1, Avatar, and Prometheus being the most rewarding and satisfying.
I can see why folks who love Avatar, Kill Bill Vol 1, Titanic, Dark of the moon will not like this because this doesn't spell everything out for them like a pop up book, it's a grand novel that makes you think. It's for the dreamers, thinkers, visionaries, that are tired of formulas and predictable movies time and time over again. And all the plot holes and unanswered questions you hear or read about them happens for a reason which "I believe" like Shaw did will be answered in due time so don't worry about that, it doesn't matter anyways because there's so much more to love.
Alien was iconic for it's time and is better is some ways, but in other ways Prometheus encompasses it and is superior in ways modern film making allows for. My god I have seen things in this film I've never seen before. I was captured from the 1st minute to the last scene, my eyes were stretched wide open the whole time taking it all in and 2 hrs honest to god felt like 45 min. The F/X and visuals in Avatar or Dark of the moon were great but they seem artificial and machine like where as Prometheus feels organic and natural. Seriously, I couldn't tell you before who I think is the greatest director of all time but after seeing this I can now say IMPO it is Ridley scott, he is the effin man, king of all films. I mean l love Pulp fiction for it's brilliant script but Tarantino or nobody can produce a film like this, not even JC. Sorry I could not simply give my feedback in couple of sentences just like RS cannot make this film in 2 hrs. He opened up the biggest can of worms no pun intended which I thank him for more amazing things to come.
BTW, does anyone know the story behind the credit to Dan O'Bannon for "elements"?
Dan's been dead for quite a while now, so I'm wondering what "elements" they're talking about. Is it just due to his being involved with the original Alien movie or was there something specific to this film?
I was making a joke that the need to drag Noomi back in to add narrative explanations to Prometheus like the way they draggied Harrison Ford back in to add the narrative voice over to Bladerunner because the producers couldn't understand the movie. But I obviously botched it up since I'm having to explain it.
One last thing I like to add that deserve it's own post which I thought was one the best, riveting, heart pounding scene was the operation which from hundreds of reviews or threads I've read have not brought this up. And that is that scene to me is clear as day a homage and inspiration from the 5th Element. When you see it, you can see Shaw looking identical to LeeLoo when she was in that glass chamber...the disheveled hair, the white straps covering her private parts, the chamber, the robotic movements. There's no doubt in my mind RS borrow from that scene. Ok I didn't give up any anything right?
I was making a joke that the need to drag Noomi back in to add narrative explanations to Prometheus like the way they draggied Harrison Ford back in to add the narrative voice over to Bladerunner because the producers couldn't understand the movie.
Oh, OK, I got it now....
It's late and you were too clever for me.