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Date: 01/04/13 02:47 PM

34 Responses to Everything Wrong With Prometheus In 4 Minutes

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    January 4, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    Link: Everything Wrong With Prometheus In 4 Minutes - Did Prometheus piss any one else off? Or are you a fan?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    The Dark knight rises one was better. Pretty much every part of the film was mocked.

    As for prometheus, its easy to mock a movie that was very very heavily edited. Perhaps they should add in the deleted scenes that actually help the movie make sense.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    Oh and as one of the commenters said on youtube:

    "I didn`t even like Prometheus and this video is drating awful. Most of their "points" were just snarky bullpoo. Maybe 1/4 of their observations were actually valid. The rest was stupid poo like "alien guy looks weird" and "not Tom Hardy lol."
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    Prometheus explained.

    I enjoyed it for all the reasons given in this link/video.
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 4, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Prometheus sucked out loud.
    An "ALIEN" movie with no freaken aliens.
    We need to invent a new word for how Horrifull that movie is!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    Very nice linky @Brometheus! Much better than the complaints.

    Too bad it takes 4 minutes to ridicule, but 20 minutes to explain something, eh?

    Our short-attention span world is build for speed, not intelligence...
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    Thanks 5cats. I totally agree!

    Gerry1of1 - I bet you hated Blair Witch Project too. I loved that movie for pretty much the same reason I enjoyed Prometheus. These movies plant seeds in your imagination, and if you have a vivid imagination they flower into something far more spectacular than the best creative cgi Hollywood has to offer.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    Most of them was thrown in for padding... and what does he mean futuristic flip off`s require two fingers? Doesn`t America use the V sign?
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    The attitude of the characters and lack of judicial academics on the part of the scientists were extremely annoying in the movie. Plus... "Lets spend a ridiculous amount of money putting a deep space mission together based off of a small amount of evidence, so little that only huge jumps in logic can allow any sort of conclusion. Let`s skimp on the intellectual talent, though (don`t wanna go crazy on the expenditures). That antisocial geologist with a drug habit and a penchant for pissing people off will do just fine in close quarters with a bunch of other people!" Absolutely no character for me to root for. Still no contender for Alien or Aliens in the kick-ass sci-fi movie spot, not even close, but I enjoyed watching it...once. Might watch it one more time, and that`s about it.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    Prometheus just shouldn`t have been made period. You know a movie sucks when all the cool stuff they show in the trailer doesn`t happen until the last 10 minutes.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
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    January 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    I can love a movie that I know is absolute crap but there were so many plot holes that I can`t even remember what bugged me when I watched it. It was like watching the Dune movie via the disney channel, nothing made sense and all the cool bits were gone.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
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    January 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    Hey, censor that obscene picture! No one in the US really knows/cares about it and the only reason I know is I watch British television and vaguely remember a president getting flack for doing it out of the states.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 5, 2013 at 12:24 am
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Brometheus, I enjoyed Blair Witch very much. An innovative indipendant film. Prometheus was a mainline hollywood film with a HUGE budget. There is no exucese for the cinematic dhiarea they gave us. I repeat, an ALIEN movie with no Aliens!
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 1:06 am
    It was a jumbled mess of a film and to make it worse the cool space jockey was revealed to be some kind of bland generic star trek aliens. Total waste of an opportunity to make something really good.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2013 at 2:38 am
    Let`s hear someone bitching about a privilege for 4 minutes or less.
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
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    January 5, 2013 at 3:10 am
    the guy who made this is an idiot.
    not the movie the youtube video
    I can`t honestly tell if he`s being serious..
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 3:21 am
    I seriously didn`t think the movie was that bad. I hope they bring out a directors cut that undoes some of the editing though.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 7:13 am
    But he missed so much stupid!

    Some examples:

    White alien seeds earth with human DNA with the most efficient way possible; by committing agonizing suicide.

    Scientist notices he`s infected by something, hides the fact instead of quarantining himself and alerting the crew.

    All evil characters (human and alien) are evil because of reasons.

    As soon as the biologist has a choice to do anything he invariably does the stupid thing.

    And my favourite: Noomi Rapace doing athletics with severed abdominal muscles held together by staples.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 7:54 am
    Brometheus: I watched your link and I agree on that some movies are better if they make us think and wonder, BUT, if he wanted to appeal to our intelligence, why drown all the questions in things that make no sense on any plane?

    Oh, and the link reminded me of a thing I left off my list: Space axes.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 8:19 am
    @Evil_Eye

    Up yours too mate, that not the V sign. order two beer like that in Australia and you`ll wake up feeling groggy, but it won`t be from the alcohol.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 8:22 am
    i liked prometheus, i thought it was a good prequel to the alien series. which isn`t all to deep on thought and story line, just OMFG where did that come from. (admit it, how many jumped at the kitteh?)
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    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 9:52 am
    I loved it. I thought it was a great film. Was it a flawless film? Of course it wasn`t. But it was entertaining, a very enjoyable film and I cannot wait to see what they follow it up with.

    I think the problem has been people hyped it up far too much, the trailers implied it would be something far different to the final product and people didn`t like that, especially that we didn`t get answers, which to be fair I enjoyed.

    And onto being pissed off by films - I`m never pissed off by a film. If I don`t like a film, I either turn it off or I never watch it again.

    A very good film though, very enjoyable and I couldn`t have been happier with it.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 10:03 am
    Prometheus was a disaster.
  25. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2013 at 11:03 am
    It was a disappointment in all but visuals and Fassbenders performance.

    It could have been a great film - if only he hadn`t tried to fit it into the alien mythos, having to twist and contort to do so, and creating confusion all round for the fan base (another planet.. oh OK). So many plot holes, so many poor choices by the characters, like drating unbelievable choices, so many many light years from Alien.

    Biggest problem - trying to build up to something big, which requires slow pacing - whilst having to go at a stupidly fast plot pace to skip over the gaping holes.

    If you liked the movie - good for you, its not a really bad movie, but for me:-

    Alien >= Aliens >> Alien 3 >= Alien Resurrection >> Prometheus >>>>>>>> AvP.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2013 at 11:07 am
    Still I`m a Scott fan ..

    I admire his purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    January 5, 2013 at 11:28 am
    @MattPrince: The surprising thing is that Prometheus is very similar in plot to AVP.

    Regarding the video Brometheus linked to...I have read other explanations as well. The problem is that the movie isn`t bad merely because it`s confusing. It`s bad because the writing is dreadful, and the character motivation is even worse.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2013 at 11:34 am
    Oh yeah, the writing - Ridley "lost" the plot..
  29. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    January 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    and the character motivation is even worse.
    So she steals a spare ship, with David the head. WTF is she going to eat during that trip?...
  30. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2013 at 2:37 am
    Calamari?
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    teto86 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2013 at 8:33 am
    The geologist uses 2 fingers to flip people off because he is English.....its how we do it sometimes
  32. Profile photo of TheZigRat
    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2013 at 11:06 am
    the 2 finger FU stemms back to the Roman Conquests. It represents(ed) a castrated man in a legs up position getting f`ed. It had the same meaning as the genital sign used in the USA. The Promethieus was sooo flawed it was painful to watch. Would have been better to make a straight prequile to Alien involving the Engineerrs rather than a sepret (but obviously a hacked prequile) to Alien. Tghe only Character that had any motivation was David.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2013 at 11:32 am
    One thing I did admire, but it was rather inchoerently pieced together, was the use of alot of Gieger`s original Alien concept ideas (used in designing the Alien in Alien) The Alien pyramid, the small Alien squid, the Pilots ect. I thought the big squiddy facehugger at the end was Bogus, although, I am Pro ExoSquiddie. Vampire Exterestrial Squids Rule!
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    kangoala Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    OMG Yes! About damn time.
    I looked forward to this movie for what seemed like a century, appending every mention of it to my friends with "If they f*ck this up, Hollywood is dead to me".
    At least I can take a little comfort in the fact that apparently I wasn`t the only one who thought this movie was a giant, steaming pile of sh*t.
    Geiger must be rolling over in whatever bottle he`s taken residence in (and if he`s not trying to drown the memory of this flick, he should be!).
    Out.

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