User Tag List

First 2101112131422 Last

Results 111 to 120 of 302

Thread: Prometheus

  1. #111
    Senior Member The Outsider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    intp
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx
    Posts
    2,424

    Default

    I don't really... attest to any objectivity here, but I'm happy if my post was pleasant enough to read.

  2. #112
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    xkcd
    Enneagram
    9w1 sx/sp
    Socionics
    INT_
    Posts
    10,733

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Hah. Nice name for it. Yes, that's exactly where the plot-hole meme originated. Every IMDBro wants to be a reviewer when he grows up and use big reviewer words. In fact, plot-holes are very rare. People that make movies are real, real smart, they are even college edumacated, and they usually don't let things like that just slip by them.
    Agreed. Most people don't know what plot holes are, and think they see them where they don't exist.

  3. #113
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    1,232

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    What? Now you're agreeing that no one is objective? I'm getting whiplash.

    To temporarily end on something pleasant, david reading the alien starmap was transcendent. Too bad it wasn't in a better movie.
    Agreed. The few moments of perfection and sheer imagination salvaged this movie.
    This is the most frustrating aspect.

  4. #114
    Senior Member Mal12345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    MBTI
    IxTP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ti
    Posts
    13,989

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Agreed. Most people don't know what plot holes are, and think they see them where they don't exist.
    Lately, any big-budget movie that comes out these days that lacks in perfection is "riddled with plot-holes" and "the worst movie ever."
    "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
    “Culture?” says Paul McCartney. “This isn't culture. It's just a good laugh.”

  5. #115
    royal member Rasofy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Posts
    5,932

    Default

    Weird, the Ni-doms seem to have enjoyed it, while the Ti-doms didn't.
    @Mal+
    Could the ''suspension of disbelief'' theory be applied here?
    -----------------

    A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


    -----------------

  6. #116
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Lately, any big-budget movie that comes out these days that lacks in perfection is "riddled with plot-holes" and "the worst movie ever."
    Sweeping generalizations are still avoiding any reasonable arguments.

    @Rasofy: i have an idea about that but it's too much to type on cell right now.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  7. #117
    Senior Member Mal12345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    MBTI
    IxTP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ti
    Posts
    13,989

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Weird, the Ni-doms seem to have enjoyed it, while the Ti-doms didn't.
    @Mal+
    Could the ''suspension of disbelief'' theory be applied here?
    Maybe it's my "suspension of belief" at work. I can easily accept and enjoy credible sci-fi. But there are objective reasons why Wrath of Khan was better sci-fi than Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, and Alien was better than Prometheus. Ni doms I imagine simply want to enjoy the movie.
    "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
    “Culture?” says Paul McCartney. “This isn't culture. It's just a good laugh.”

  8. #118
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    I don't really... attest to any objectivity here, but I'm happy if my post was pleasant enough to read.
    I didn't agree with your final conclusion, but i did actually enjoy your post. Thanks.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  9. #119
    Senior Member Mal12345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    MBTI
    IxTP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ti
    Posts
    13,989

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Sweeping generalizations are still avoiding any reasonable arguments.
    What did I say again? People who make movies are really smart and college edumacated, they don't make that kind of mistake often. You could reasonably say to that "non sequitur, even if true, that doesn't prevent them from making mistakes." But the fact that there aren't very many plot-holes in movies should tell you that plot-holes aren't slipping through the editing process. The one in Dreamcatcher was also in the novel which I read. Perhaps an editor caught it but then decided it would go without any viewers noticing because that scene is very crucial to the plot. Henry has to escape somehow and in a way coherent with the rest of the story. Perhaps Owen was so desperate to fight against Curtis's scheme to kill the Americans in the quarantine camp that he was willing to believe anybody.
    "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
    “Culture?” says Paul McCartney. “This isn't culture. It's just a good laugh.”

  10. #120
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    6w5 sx/so
    Posts
    8,162

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    In a way it succeeds as a generic film, fails as a quality film, but then again succeeds as an inquiry into the human condition.
    Excellent analysis.

    I don't think it could be better evaluated in one sentence.

Similar Threads

  1. The Vatican's Opinion of the Movie 'Prometheus'
    By Mal12345 in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-08-2012, 05:37 PM
  2. Prometheus Review: Are the Answers Here?
    By Mal12345 in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 06-29-2012, 06:10 PM
  3. [NT] The Prometheus spirit
    By yenom in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-06-2012, 05:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO