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Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 1:58:50 PM   
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You guys have to wait like the rest of us??



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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 2:25:26 PM   
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You guys have to wait like the rest of us??




''one of the greatest science fiction films since Blade Runner. PROMETHEUS is a collossus achievement...'' ***** 5/5 (hopefully i''ve taken the correct glimpse into the future!)

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 2:43:32 PM   
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Nah, I reckon a 4 star just in case there's any hardcore fan back lash. Play it safe.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 2:49:55 PM   
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It really doesn't matter what Empire give it. There will still be an uproar.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 2:51:37 PM   
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I don't care abou the rateing so much ( as in the stars) I'm just interested to see how they sum it. I reckon it's gonna be Thursday. Defo betting a 4****.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 3:27:08 PM   
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To be honest, it doesn't matter what EMPIRE rate it, its down to the viewers responses at the end of the day. Avengers Assemble got a 4 star, but a lot of the people who watched it, including forum members disagreed. I will be a tad disappointed though if it gets only 4 stars - they gave Attack of the Clones freakin 5 stars! I'm guessing Promoetheus will be worlds better than Clones at least!

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 3:34:17 PM   
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I am not looking forward to moderating the review thread. I need to make sure I watch this bad boy early to avoid massive spoilers too.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 3:48:51 PM   
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Can you not wait till after you see it? Surely there won't be that much chaos in the thread the first few days??? Or maybe one of the other mods is seeing it Friday morning at one of the 12.01am screenings? They could mod it for you.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 3:52:55 PM   
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Yes to all of those.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 3:56:53 PM   
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On the other hand I cannot wait for the review thread...

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 3:58:04 PM   
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Me too. There's gonna be so much extreme views and argueing. Gonna be like a movie!

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 3:58:18 PM   
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Thats my other dilemma. I dread them but also cant stay away. Its like looking at a car crash of stupid opinions.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 4:07:23 PM   
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It's so entertaining though. Always best to give a big release a day or two to be out and then hit the review thread with a cup of tea and take it all in.



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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 4:14:50 PM   
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I'm going to watch it on Friday, at the 12:00pm viewing.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 4:40:46 PM   
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Lucky me, I'll get to see it tomorrow as it already opens on Wednesday in Luxembourg. So excited!

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 4:40:46 PM   
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I'm giving serious thought to the midnight showing.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 4:49:27 PM   
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The review thread could end up being better than the film.

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RE: Prometheus review - 29/5/2012 5:07:50 PM   
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2 stars...

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 9:40:39 AM   
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Mmmm...why is there no review yet?  No press screenings = nervousness about reception of film?  Chris Hewitt mentioned an 'embargo' on his twitter feed - what does that mean?  An embargo enforced by the studio?  Or agreed by Journalists?  

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 10:03:58 AM   
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Mmmm...why is there no review yet?  No press screenings = nervousness about reception of film?  Chris Hewitt mentioned an 'embargo' on his twitter feed - what does that mean?  An embargo enforced by the studio?  Or agreed by Journalists?  


Its usually a studio embargo. The interesting thing is, is that a bunch of outlets (Variety, THR) have gone live with their reviews already, so I reckon Empire's will be up by lunchtime. The major British press screening finishes around 12.30, and theres no embargo on that screening so opinion will be all over Twitter soon after.

I predict a 3-star review. Or maybe 2.

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 10:28:17 AM   
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Sigh. A few days ago I was sure this was just to avoid spoilers, but with the first reviews coming in it is looking like the studio was afraid of us knowing that this may just not be the masterpiece that we were hoping for.

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 10:41:21 AM   
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Sigh. A few days ago I was sure this was just to avoid spoilers, but with the first reviews coming in it is looking like the studio was afraid of us knowing that this may just not be the masterpiece that we were hoping for.


According to Slash Film everything that could be spoiled has already been done so by the marketing campaign.

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 12:27:59 PM   
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Sigh. A few days ago I was sure this was just to avoid spoilers, but with the first reviews coming in it is looking like the studio was afraid of us knowing that this may just not be the masterpiece that we were hoping for.


According to Slash Film everything that could be spoiled has already been done so by the marketing campaign.


I would have thought so.
The early trailers were utterly brilliant, the last one is about half an hour long, and seems to show everything.
Not bothered, I've booked my tickets for Saturday night and I shall enjoy it either way.


BUT IF EMPIRE DON'T GIVE IT AT LEAST 4 STARS I SHALL EAT MY FUCKING COMPUTER.

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 12:34:34 PM   
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On the plus side, if it really is a disappointment, we will at least be able to use "We were wrong. We were so wrong" as the headings to the reviews!

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 12:48:08 PM   
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Most of the reviews I've read so far seem to be avoiding coming down on a definite thumbses up or down, so I'm guessing Empire will give it a 3 and be similarly undecided.

One thing that they all do say (and agree on) is that the 3D is stunning.

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 1:27:30 PM   
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The reviews sound decidedly dodgy -

Love the line "we're were wrong..."

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RE: Prometheus review - 30/5/2012 3:42:58 PM   
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Yeah, none of the reviews have been too specific. However, i've read a few positive ones, one critic callling it 'the type of sci-fi films Hollywood no longer makes'' and ''forget the reviews - go and watch this film as soon as possible!''

So I think it'll be down to the viewer(s) at the end of the day, and what they take from the film. All agree that it is a visually stunning film. Beautiful to look at.

I remember EMPIRE giving Avatar 5 stars, if they go anything lower than 4 stars for Prometheus, I would not be happy about!

But then again, one man's poor film, is another man's masterpiece in my view!

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RE: Prometheus review - 1/6/2012 10:25:32 AM   
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The reviews I've seen so far all suggest the critics wanted to love this one but have been mildly disappointed - I don't doubt for one second that similarly disappointed fanboys will react in the same dignified and restrained manner...

EMPIRE so desperately wanted to give Prometheus more than a perfectly acceptable three stars (while maybe thinking it deserved less?) it clearly hurt. That's always the trouble with unrealistically sky-high expectations - nothing can ever live up to them. Just look at The Phantom Menace! Though not, I hope, The Dark Knight Rises...

Which is why I always hope for the best but expect the worst and lower my expectations accordingly - a pessimist can never be disappointed you see, only pleasantly surprised. Besides, it's only a movie. No need to Hulk out about it no matter how disappointed you were. I simply don't understand why people get so wound up about these things. Or why people online are so angry all the time. It's very sad. And more than a bit worrying. Angry. Angry young men. No wonder there are riots.

I think another problem here is that a lot of people often review films on the basis of what they were expecting not what's actually on screen. Irate fanboys do this all the time. (Which is why it often sounds like they're rating/slating a different movie from everyone else cos they're comparing it to the fanfic version unspooling in their heads. Fanboys are nothing if not solipsistic!) But even professional critics aren't immune to this.

What's interesting about Prometheus has been Ridley Scott's curious reticence to confirm or deny that it actually is an Alien prequel. Not having seen it yet, it would appear that it is and it isn't. It is in that, well, it is - it is about the "Space Jockeys" after all. (Isn't it?) But it isn't in that, well, it's about the Space Jockeys. Like Ridley Scott said a prequel would be as far back as an interview he gave in Starburst in 1980! (The same way George Lucas said in a 1985 interview in the same magazine that any Star Wars prequels would be different from the original trilogy - "more of a mystery," he said - and therefore wouldn't be as popular with the fans. Maybe he's psychic...)

I suspect that, sly old dog that he is, Sir Ridley was wisely hedging his bets cos he knew this probably meant an Alien prequel without the requisite acid-dripping, chest-bursting action we've all come to expect. While obviously a gamble, this is part of the reason I've been looking forward to seeing Prometheus since I read that Starburst interview when I was a kid - precisely because it's trying to be something different and not some tired, clapped-out AVP mash-up aimed at morons with ADHD. For all their obvious flaws, I enjoyed the Star Wars prequels for the same reason. And, yes, I do realise that one way or another I may have to eat these words after I've actually seen Prometheus.

Another thing is people and perceptions change over time - normal people, I mean, not fanboys. Look how Blade Runner's reputation has improved over the last 30 years when ALL the critics hated it in '82 - I was there, in an empty cinema with my dad, and I loved it! (He didn't.) Also, I was bemused to see EMPIRE slag off Braveheart a while back when I seem to remember it was "Team EMPIRE's" film of the year in 1995 - whoops! So it doesn't really matter in the long run what anyone thinks of a film on its release. It's posterity which will ultimately decide if Prometheus is any good or not. Only the good stuff endures/gets the BD boxset treatment!

As for this curious obsession some uptight people have with reviews and star ratings (why? We all know what opinions are like!) EMPIRE should only ever give out 5 star reviews. Like Baz Bamigboye at the Daily Maul. (I dunno - maybe he just likes seeing his name on the poster...)

PS: That line about Jason Statham nearly made me bust a gut. Or burst a chest!

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RE: Prometheus review - 1/6/2012 10:58:55 AM   
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EMPIRE should only ever give out 5 star reviews. Like Baz Bamigboye at the Daily Maul.

(I dunno - maybe he just likes seeing his name on the poster...)


Exactly! I Remember this twat who used to review films for The Sun, and everytime he'd give even a crap film 5 stars! Not to mention his godawful one liners! Just so he could get his name on the poster!

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RE: Prometheus review - 9/7/2012 8:34:01 AM   
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It's a 3 star film.Nothing more,nothing less.!

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