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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I really like Ridley Scott, the cast is top-notch, and as it turned out, the visuals were also excellent. The movie was shot in 3D and it showed, and some of the landscapes and holograms and stars maps were just beautiful. But the script basically was below par -- hinting at some provocative topics but never really actualizing the exploration of them, dropping straight into horror convention in spots (i.e., smart characters doing dumb things for plot convenience), and I felt like the film really lost its way, coming out as bland and aimless.
    First I read this and thought: 'Sunshine'.

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    It was a great movie.
    Now I read this, and all hope is lost.

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    It was okay as a movie. Definitely has its thrilling moments. Some of the scenes were really great, but over all, the general plot was interesting, but something was still lacking. Man I HATED the chick's boyfriend, I didn't understand wtf she saw in him. I liked her though, mostly because she always managed to survive. I enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    First I read this and thought: 'Sunshine'.


    Now I read this, and all hope is lost.
    Some people only see what is on the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmileyMan View Post
    It was a great movie.

    I would like to see a list detailing these supposed plot holes.
    My God. Did we even see the same movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    My God. Did we even see the same movie?
    Stop nitpicking, IMDBro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    First I read this and thought: 'Sunshine'.
    Awwwww nuts... come on! I *like* Danny Boyle's Sunshine!

    ... although I agree the thing with Pinbacker needed a bit more exploration and it kind of never really sealed the deal.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    My God. Did we even see the same movie?
    Wait, aren't we talking about Madagascar 3? Oh noes!
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
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    As you were saying?
    I was saying that online reviewers often like to mention the "plot-hole" meme. But I did not see those kinds of gaps, omissions, or character inconstencies in Prometheus. What I saw were questions left unanswered. But those leave holes in your mind, as it were. Those are not plot holes per se.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    ...Those are not plot holes per se.
    I don't feel like getting into all of it, but I thought it was really dumb that the guy who sent the electronic sniffers around the tunnels (which ended up being a ship) and seemed to be the hardheaded cynic managed to somehow be the guy who got lost for hours on end in a limited number of passageways.

    You think he could have recalled the sniffers and gotten out just fine, or that he would have had a map. (and let's hang out in the room with all the goo! Yeah baby!)

    THat was just one stupid thing.

    I felt like he was a redshirt being driven to his death by a simplistic writer.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Awwwww nuts... come on! I *like* Danny Boyle's Sunshine!
    No, you do not: it endangers my conclusion.

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    ... although I agree the thing with Pinbacker needed a bit more exploration and it kind of never really sealed the deal.
    This part sums up my impression pretty well: "hinting at some provocative topics but never really actualizing the exploration of them, dropping straight into horror convention in spots", expect the spots fill the whole screen towards the end.

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