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    So I saw Prometheus and yeah, it was a mess.

    Something that Hitler fails to mention is that the medipod is only for men? In the future when we have spaceships, they make separate sex healing pods?

    Just. Nonsense!

    Though the first third is really quite good. I could honestly watch Ridley Scott directed scenery set to a score for a good half hour, that's how nice the opening montage is.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2012
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    Prometheus has to be simultaneously the absolute laziest and stupidest script for a science fiction film that I have ever seen. I cannot put in words how profoundly disappointed this movie has made me. Demerits for all involved.

    If Stannis Baratheon was president of the screenwriters guild, I feel confident that after viewing his film he would have all of its writers' fingers chopped off at the second nuckle.

    It would be uncharacteristically merciful of him, in my opinion, but maybe Melisandre needs to save some of them up to burn in baskets later.

    (I like to mentally allow Game of Thrones characters to punish all transgressions against my dignity now. It is amazing how finely tuned you can make retribution with the hypothetical application of a carefully selected Westerosi personality!)
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    Add to me to the list of people disappointed in Prometheus. What a waste. It looked great, but the script was fucking terrible. There are some good ideas in there (which like someone has already said, we've seen before), but nothing comes together to make a good movie. Looking at his filmography now, I don't think I've really liked a Ridley Scott film since Matchstick Men (I guess American Gangster had it's moments). Anyway, Scott gave us two of the best scifi movies of all time, so I guess he doesn't owe us anything, but this is still disappointing.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2012
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    Anyway, Scott gave us two of the best scifi movies of all time, so I guess he doesn't owe us anything, but this is still disappointing.


    I don't know if I'd classify Legend as scifi. It seemed more of straight fantasy film to me. Also, it seemed okay but I don't know that I'd say it was one of the best scifi movies of all time.

    *Ducks*
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    @johnjones - (shaking fist) why you...I outta..
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2012 edited
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    This man got quite irate about Prometheus.

    (via Cat Vincent on the Twits)
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    Has anyone seen Cosmopolis yet?
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2012
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    Nope, but I would like to.
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    Tonight I'll be watching the anime Gyo.

    [Apparently there be fish-monsters.]

    I'll let you know if it's too wet for Whitechapel.
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2012
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    @Ben: Is it based on the Junji Ito manga?
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2012
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    i'm going to see cosmopolis on monday!
    • CommentAuthorNorbert
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2012
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    Well, I watched Prometheus last Sunday. And while I share most of the criticisms mentioned above (the plot-holes a six-year old would fix) I really enjoyed myself.

    Not-so great Scott is still pretty awesome in my book. Still a missed opportunity though.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2012
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    Hmm...the mention of Scott's direction spurs me a bit. I thought that the film was astoundingly well directed, but the writing was awful (to have some affinity with oddbill's position). And there were parts that I really loved, but the script was just...really bad. It's odd, because overall I enjoyed watching it, but I hated thinking about it.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2012
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    As you know...the have actually made the American version of a live action vesion of
    AKIRA...they had to rename it though...it's called CHRONICLE...


    "CHRONICLE [AMERICAN AKIRA ]"





    In joke of course. But if that were it. I'd be satisfied.
    Chronicle is also the blair witch superhero project.

    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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    @ J - I believe it is indeed based on that. Unfortunately, I've never read the manga.

    I also need to watch the anime again because - having only taken in media, critically, from the Victorian era and/or set in the Victorian era over the past 3 months - it totally scrambled my head.

    I intend to rewatch it on Sunday. I'll report in then soldiers.
    Until such time, at ease.
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    Has anyone seen Cosmopolis?

    I thought it was good, a bit too much to digest at once but there were a few scenes which I really loved, not to mention that I really love heady, sort of beat poetry philosophical discourse in movies which this movie was nothing but.

    I'm sad Cronenberg has left the messy, visceral body horror behind but there's something to be said when he can still make me sit up in surprise.
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2012 edited
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    OK. Just heard on the radio that Joe Cornish is tagged to film Snow Crash. That could be interesting!
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2012 edited
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    /Chronicle/ wasn't bad for matinee fare. Nothing deep or new about it, but well enough filmed and acted.

    /Snow Crash/ may be the one film that I could truly get into fanboyish rage about, should it be ruined. It struck me from the moment I read it as one of the most distinctively cinematic novels I'd read. That and /Ringworld/ are the top two properties on my "Why didn't anyone ever make a movie from this yet?" list. The sensibility from /Attack the Block/ seems exactly right for the mood tone of /Snow Crash/. If he handles Y.T. as deftly as the cast of /ATB/, I'm sold.
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    Going to see Snow White in about an hour. Very excited.
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    @Steve Toase

    wow, well done for the heads up!

    I used to really love the Adam and Joe show as a kid and I'm a big Tintin fan, so I have much love/good natured jealousy toward Mr Cornish. He seems to be stepping up to the Edgar Wright plate (good thing). ATB was 5 star FUN.
    I remember when I first read Snow Crash, I was quite blown away by a novel that fused outlandish irreverent action with real smart complex themes concerning history/language/humanity etc. If Joe pulls this off I predict a real winner.