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    Maybe he had swivel capability in his spine, so the head could rotate while lying on the ground (or bouncing off the walls in the ship), and he also had a wifi connection so he could observe the ship crashing from multiple exterior angles in real time even while he was inside.

    Androids are tricky little sneaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    You know what bothered me about this sequence? Absolutely none of that, it was David's warning. How does a detached head know what is going on to that degree?
    What bothered me the most was that the third act played out like a really bad Mystery Science Theater episode. And when David announced that the Engineer was coming for Shaw and then it frantically cuts to the big, bald bastard breaking into the pod like he freaking out on bath salts?

    I lost it. I was in stitches.

    I have to get this movie when it comes out on Blu-Ray so I can MST3K style it with my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    That's amusing. I thought the questions it asked never moved out of adolescence, as the point for Ne is not just to ask questions but to explore them. You don't need to arrive at "The Answer" because often there is no "The Answer" and any answer reached will be partial if not contrived -- but it's the exploration that counts... and the film really did not explore questions, it just hinted at them and then dropped them.
    This!

    I feel like I liked the movie until I start to analyze it. Not much of it made sense. So many irritating things, so many things that didn't make sense. Wasted characters. There really isn't much to analyze. The second one is really going to make or break the first movie.

    It reminds me of Avatar. I told my daughter I LOVED it on the way out of the theatre. A few weeks later I was tepid on it. Now I would rather never see it again.

    Also, the old man makeup was SO DISTRACTING. I was just waiting for him to become young because that's the only reason I could figure they would use a young actor for an old actor. Once he died I was just irritated that they made me watch that makeup that long.

    I also agree that Theron was totally wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    It reminds me of Avatar. I told my daughter I LOVED it on the way out of the theatre. A few weeks later I was tepid on it. Now I would rather never see it again.
    I actually saw Avatar seven times in the theater. It wasn't for the lead character (although some of the supportive cast, like Zoe Seldana and Stephen Lang, were pretty strong), and it wasn't for the dialogue either, it was more for the immersive experience. At some point, I drained the experience dry, and I have a really hard time watching that movie anymore because the rest is kind of predictable and flat.

    Also, the old man makeup was SO DISTRACTING. I was just waiting for him to become young because that's the only reason I could figure they would use a young actor for an old actor. Once he died I was just irritated that they made me watch that makeup that long.
    I had the same reaction to the makeup as well. it looked very fake. I think they had planned to include younger shots of him in the actual movie but for some reason those were cut. He did show up in the fake Ted talk and other promo materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    It reminds me of Avatar. I told my daughter I LOVED it on the way out of the theatre. A few weeks later I was tepid on it. Now I would rather never see it again.
    I actually saw Avatar seven times in the theater. It wasn't for the lead character (although some of the supportive cast, like Zoe Seldana and Stephen Lang, were pretty strong), and it wasn't for the dialogue either, it was more for the immersive experience. At some point, I drained the experience dry, and I have a really hard time watching that movie anymore because the rest is kind of predictable and flat. I was disappointed with Giovanni Ribisi, too -- he's a wonderful character actor who usually brings life to any movie he's in, but his portrayal here as the overseer of the project seemed like such an caricature. I kind of felt the way about the performances here too.

    Also, the old man makeup was SO DISTRACTING. I was just waiting for him to become young because that's the only reason I could figure they would use a young actor for an old actor. Once he died I was just irritated that they made me watch that makeup that long.
    I had the same reaction to the makeup as well. it looked very fake. I think they had planned to include younger shots of him in the actual movie but for some reason those were cut. He did show up in the fake Ted talk and other promo materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I actually saw Avatar seven times in the theater.
    Now that was just brilliant. You are getting what is actually the best part (only good part?) of Avatar that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    Now that was just brilliant. You are getting what is actually the best part (only good part?) of Avatar that way.
    Theater viewing in 3D. The home viewing experience isn't really worth much. The extra footage in the expanded expanded edition was interesting, but that was about it.

    I think Prometheus had a few large-scale money shots (as in the size of the alien ship, and the star field, and the opening scene with the cataract -- it's worth seeing the vastness of it in the theater), but most of the 3D stuff didn't seem worth it.
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    James Cameron should stick to writing action scenes and science fiction dialogue, not love dialogue. As far as I'm concerned, that's all that was wrong with Titanic and Avatar. As far as Jimmy Cameron's obsession with the actual Titanic, it's kinda creepy...kinda like necrophilia, but with an ex-ship instead of an ex-person. And he acts like he owns the ship.

    As for 3D in the movies, I enjoyed Avatar just as much in 2D (corny as it was). Didn't see Titanic in 3D.

    The only two movies that were really, really worth the price of admission in 3D were Hugo and Final Destination 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü View Post
    James Cameron should stick to writing action scenes and science fiction dialogue, not love dialogue. As far as I'm concerned, that's all that was wrong with Titanic and Avatar.
    I can't argue with that. I think the clumsiest parts of any Cameron movie I've seen has been the romantic dialogue.

    The only two exceptions I would say to that rule would be The Abyss and Aliens. Both of these were successful because the romance was typically understated and implied via other types of dialogue as well as the actions of the characters. I could believe Bud and Lindsey in The Abyss had a love/hate relationship, and Bud's few moments of gush were believable based on the situation and character; meanwhile, Hicks and Ripley played well off each other, their words exuded respect for each other, and for both of them, that was the pathway to a deeper relationship -- their final comments to each other (where they traded first names) revealed more connection and concern for each other in that basic sharing of personal information than any overt romantic dialogue in Titanic did. It was pretty clear at that point that they had some kind of future together... until Fincher mucked with things in the next pic.

    To tie it back to Prometheus, even the characters who were supposed to be connected really did not seem to exude much chemistry.

    The only two movies that were really, really worth the price of admission in 3D were Hugo and Final Destination 5.
    I didn't see FD5, but Hugo was easily one of the most effective uses of 3D I've ever seen in a movie release.
    Meanwhile, I've a lot of BAD/irrelevant uses of 3D, enough to make me ill.
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    Cave of Forgotten Dreams is the only other movie I've seen (besides Avatar) that demanded 3D to fully appreciate it.

    I missed out on Hugo.

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