Originally Posted by TyrantII
Maybe people just had unrealistic expectations?
I think that's exactly the issue. Everyone went in with the words "Alien prequel" and "Ridley Scott" floating around in their heads, and they wanted it to be another Alien
, and it wasn't. So they come out of the theater disappointed, and they have to find an outlet, and so they pick apart the writing and story (in a way that I have never
seen), and put all the blame on the guy who came in late and cleaned up the script.
Well, Jon Spaiths' script is on the disc, so I guess we'll finally see just how much of it was Lindelhof's "fault". As if Ridley Scott just blindly shoots any script that's laid in front of him without any kind of feedback.
As for the nitpicking, it's clearly a matter of holding this film to a different standard than every other film out there. The "mistakes" that people complain about happen in a dozen movies a year, and they've been there since the dawn of filmmaking. And yet, in this film, alone among all others, it becomes the single worst bit of writing in the history of cinema. Why don't people pick apart the Transformers
films this way?
Ridley said it himself.. "This isn't a science class, it's a movie
." It was never meant to be a life-changing experience, it's just a movie, designed to entertain and to make money. That's all. Anything beyond that is wishful thinking.