With this overreaching Prometheus, Scott seems a bit like David carefully arranging his hair in imitation of O'Toole's Lawrence. He can still mimic the appearance of an epic, noble, important movie -- but the appearance is all.
Village Voice is never really a reliable source.
Jun 5 - 05:03 PM
Stop denying that someone didn't enjoy the movie. If they don't like it, don't start saying they aren't reliable. Some people will like it, some won't. I am really looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises, but if it starts getting some rotten reviews, I'm not going to complain and say that the critic isn't reliable. I know it's not just you and I apologize that you are the one I am replying to, I just had to get it out of my system.
Jun 5 - 05:10 PM
Well, Village Voice DID give a bad review for The Avengers...
Jun 5 - 06:44 PM
Will H, and your point is?
Jun 5 - 11:26 PM
That they're not reliable? Pretty sure that was the point he was making from the start....
Jun 6 - 11:26 AM
Haha, yeah Villiage Voice pretty much sucks. They do not not know how to review movies, they've been like this for years, they never seem to like summer action films of any kind.
Jun 8 - 10:53 PM
I agree, Logan V. So many people lack logic and are hypocritical or narcissistic to the core.
Oh so you're showing your muscles on a Rotten Tomatoes thread?
You must be such a brave person.
Jun 6 - 09:23 AM
I totally agree, people need to stop trolling critics just because they disagree.
Jun 6 - 08:00 AM
Actually, Avengers had plotholes, and the direction of the movie wasn't good, Thanos? Really? Thanos is a Universe BUSTER...He'd kill the Avengers single handed. But, Avengers was good over-all, not GREAT...like everyone made it out to be.
If you watch Prometheus, notice how the concept of the Alien creation contradicts with Predator. Xenomorphs have been around longer than Humans. This concept was established in the ALIEN Movies. How are they going to use the Creator who create humans, and the bio-chemical to create Xenomorphs? Too many plot-holes in this movie. Also, a sterile woman becoming unsterile because her BF was effected by a chemical compound? The compound that destroys your DNA? How does that make sense? I'm sorry but nI'm a HUGE ALIEN FAN....I have the dark horse comics...toys....love the original 3 movies..hate ressurrection and AVP movies... this movie was a big let down. it only created problems for fans like us...not solve anything else...or even answer questions.
Jun 9 - 08:41 AM
Are you dumb? How about you read some interviews with the director. PREDATORS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. This movie is in the same universe as Aliens 1 AND ONLY Aliens 1. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. Ridley Scott is the creator of all this and he is pretty much brushing off Aliens 2 and on. This is going to be another NEW series that will have his original ideas in place. It's not a PREQUEL to Aliens it's a PRECURSOR. The only similarity is that these engineers are the ones responsible for the xeno's in Aliens. Predators dont exist anymore, maybe he'll rewrite them in the sequel.
Jun 9 - 07:46 PM
Battleship,underworld awaikening,cowboys and aliens got a fresh score from this guy.
Jun 5 - 06:21 PM
What's more important is why he gave those a fresh. So, what was his reasoning for doing so? What he did in giving those movies a fresh doesn't automatically make him either right or wrong with this review.
Jun 5 - 11:28 PM
You're right, all that means is that when it comes to movies the Village Voice has a bad opinion.
Jun 5 - 11:34 PM
So how much of a bad track record does a critic need before you are allowed to critique the critic??
Jun 6 - 11:27 AM
If they liked the movie you wouldn't have said anything.
Jun 6 - 09:31 AM
This is a really interesting point.
Jun 5 - 05:18 PM
I think so too and for those who set a higher bar for sci-fi then just action and effects will understand it.
Jun 5 - 05:45 PM
So I guess here's the difference between me and the critics: they view Prometheus as a movie that doesn't quite satisfy all of the sweeping stories it starts (which is fair) and give it a negative review, but most critics seemed to watch Tree of Life and marvel at its overreaching goals. I thought the Tree of Life was a P.O.S. movie and I was mad at myself for having sat through it. So while it is fair for critics to have expected something more, I think my expectation of what "more" is differs.
Jun 5 - 06:22 PM
Great point about Tree of Life. Hate how critics can be so hipocritical.
Jun 5 - 06:27 PM
How is that hypocritical? Two different movies, two different approaches. There are all sorts of factors that come into play when analyzing and reviewing a movie. Critiquing movies isn't always so cut and dry.
Jun 5 - 11:30 PM
I'm startin to think that you're Nick Pinkerton...
Jun 6 - 09:25 AM
While I agree with you mostly and was disappointed with the mixed bag that was Tree of Life (should've kept the story on the family). The two movies are of different genres and trying to achieve different things.
Some of us will be harder to please than others.
What I find kind of amusing in these comments sections is that people who have never seen the movie choose to comment about critics reviews which come from actually having seen it. Often negative reviews draw the most attention.
Jun 5 - 07:41 PM
Tree of Life was a flawed masterpiece. Keyword = masterpiece. Haven't seen Prometheus yet, but I highly, highly doubt it will be anything other than a competent sci-fi. That's the difference.
Jun 5 - 07:43 PM
Well said, Watcher.
Jun 5 - 11:31 PM
Masterpiece? Malick must be operating on another cognitive level than I am then... either that or he was incredibly high when he made the movie. There were effing dinosaurs in it. Sorry I didn't get nor did I want to get what he was trying to say about "life" or where it came from. I get that info from scientists.
And yes maybe Prometheus is merely a good sci-fi movie. That is enough for me and I will probably enjoy it more than a movie like Tree of Life which tried to play God. To each our own I guess.
Jun 6 - 09:42 AM
But you can't call out a difference on a movie you haven't seen yet. For all you know Prometheus is a masterpiece. It hasn't actually come out yet...
Jun 6 - 11:32 AM
Right, that's why I said "I highly doubt," and not that it won't be. However, the chances of it being a masterpiece are, from my point of view, slim to none.
Jun 6 - 02:06 PM
Tree of Life had things to say in regards to its ambitious themes. A beautiful film. Did have issues though.
Jun 5 - 08:31 PM
I'm usually quite liberal with these things, but that is a big fat spoiler.
Jun 5 - 06:26 PM
Jun 5 - 08:32 PM
I wouldn't take anything the Village Voice says seriously. They tend to review movies that aren't good at all and give them good reviews. Personally though Prometheus looks fantastic. I am sure there are script issues as there are in most movies. People we are talking about a science fiction movie here! It's amazing that a movie in this category is getting this much attention to begin with let alone this many fresh reviews! I would say that aside from the fact that this movie reaches further than its grasp it most definitely accomplishes what it set out to do and that's scare us, gross us out, and make us think. I enjoyed Avatar and John Carter and I'll be damned if I don't enjoy Prometheus!! Lol
Jun 5 - 10:40 PM
Fair review. Touches on philosophical topics, without going into any further detail on them. Never really any suspense, just plodded along. Dressed up to be a real blockbuster, but I was completely underwhelmed by it. It was watchable, just not much happened. They land, there's a storm, they wake up an alien, decide to destroy their ship and the survivor befriends an android that deliberately infected a crew member
Jun 6 - 03:31 AM
DON'T READ THE G.P. REVIEW ABOVE IF YOU WANT TO SEE THIS>>>>SPOILERS<<<<
Jun 8 - 11:38 PM
Are you really on such a personal basis with these Directors? Or are you trying to impress? Or being pretentious?
Jun 6 - 07:26 AM
Tree of Life was really disappointing. Terrance Mallick may be a good 'arthouse' director, but most of his movies have weak payoffs. Like The Thin Red Line? That movie sucked! Tree of Life was a pretentious P.O.S. Granted, the cinemtography was well done, but that doesn't make or break a movie. That's all Mallick's movies can deliver-great artistic sequences. Generally people walk out of his movies not caring about the plot or the characters.
Jun 6 - 09:30 AM
Agreed. He hasn't made a good movie since Badlands.
Jun 6 - 11:34 AM
Walking out of the theaters without caring about the plot or characters seems to be the exact consensus for Prometheus right now.
Jun 6 - 12:44 PM
I consider 'Thin Red Line' to be one of the very best war films ever made... Then again, I don't require strict linear story telling nor do I go into a movie with an expectation of full disclosure and openly stated character motives. I don't mind working for it... That makes me neither better or worse than anyone else, it's just how I choose to approach my enjoyment of cinema.
Jun 7 - 11:37 AM
SHUT THE FUCK OFF GUYS! You say this guy is not a reliable source because he didn't like the movie, and you just assumed that it's a good movie just cause the othere critics gave it a good review. Now don't take me wrong i loved the movie but i make my own opinion and i don't base it in critic's opinions, i just like to read them but that's it. You are constantly listen to what this people say like you can't make your own opinions, i read someone wrote underworld 4 and battleship were bad movies and this guy gave them a fresh. But you consider those movie bad just cause other critics said it so are you telling me that just because a movie gets bad reviews you automatically you have to hate it?
Jun 6 - 01:47 PM
Nicely said. It was a disspointment but then i get the feeling at $100m+ there would have been a few studio execs medeling and limiting ridley who is remember an advertising director and couldnt give a S**t about art and will never be Stanley Cubrik no matter how hard he trys to have his cake and eat it too!
Jun 7 - 01:26 AM
Must be a village of believers...
Jun 8 - 02:55 PM