PROMETHEUS: TECHNOLOGY, YES, SCRIPT, NO!

We’re eager to hear what readers who saw “Prometheus” this weekend thought of it. We approached the movie eagerly with visions of the original “Alien” with Sigourney Weaver in our heads. In the years since the original Alien was made, technology has taken many steps forward and scriptwriting has taken many steps BACK. Sorry, dazzling technology is exciting, but it isn’t enough. We want characters we can identify with, a story, and intelligent dialog. Explosions and gory battles aren’t enough. Charlize Theron played an unexplained absurd villain and the rest of the space ship crew were the same generic characters you’ve seen many times before. Oddly, decent people were few and far between. When we walked out of the ear-splitting pointless extravaganza, we took off our 3D glasses, turned to our companion, and said “Why did we put ourselves through that – what’s wrong with us?”

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Posted by Janet on June 10, 2012

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  1. By Patrick
    On June 10, 2012 at

    The original is my all time fave sci fi horror.
    I’m goin anyways.

  2. By Muffie
    On June 10, 2012 at

    Save your money for a good movie Patrick, Rock of Ages” opens on Friday. It’s gonna be a gooder!!

  3. By Reverend Horton Hecate
    On June 10, 2012 at

    Janet who was your ‘companion’ ? Do tell….

  4. By Denise
    On June 10, 2012 at

    Muffie, Rock of Ages looks interesting, but I don’t think I could buy Tom Cruise as a rock star.

  5. By Patrick
    On June 10, 2012 at

    I’m a punker, Muffie. You would have to drag me kicking and screaming to Rock of Ages.

  6. By chris
    On June 10, 2012 at

    I can’t even buy Tom as a rocker or a straight man.

  7. By forrest gump
    On June 11, 2012 at

    please go & join the lunatics of america.
    ….NO MONEY BACK GARANTEE!!

  8. By susieserb
    On June 11, 2012 at

    It was beyond dumb; I could care less when any of characters died. The technology was good but really so what. I should have seen Snow White and the Huntsman?

  9. By Christine India
    On June 11, 2012 at

    “To get nowhere, follow the crowd.”….Anonymous

  10. By anonTWO
    On June 14, 2012 at

    I saw the Huntsman AND Prometheus and of the two films, Prometheus was a better viewing.
    I was anxiously waiting to see Prometheus since the trailers began running late last year and I was NOT disappointed.

    Prometheus is a totally different film than Alien so if you go to the theater thinking this film would be alien redux, you will be disappointed.

    Prometheus has flaws but my IMO lived up to my expectations.

    As far as Ridley Scott and character development, he DID direct Thelma and Louise!

    The guy is a freaking genius and I LOVE his films.

  11. By Walt Cliff
    On June 14, 2012 at

    @anonTWO

    Thanks for posting your review. I think I will go see it with my honey this weekend. I was wanting to but hadn’t really heard anything one way or the other. 🙂

    By the way, I am a Ridley Scott fan too. He’s producing a remake of “COMA” that I am dying to see. I enjoyed the original back in the 70’s so hopefully this one will be just as good or better.

  12. By anonTWO
    On June 14, 2012 at

    I enjoyed the film, walt although I admit the film begins dragging at a certain point but then picks up.

    I did not enjoy the movie Aliens and I never bothered to see the last film with winona ryder or alien vs predator.

    I think only the 1st film directed by Ridley Scott (ALIEN) is worthy of praise.

    Prometheus is an inferior film than Alien but I do think it is worth seeing.

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