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Prometheus (2012)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by SWFF, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Neil Middlemiss

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    Same here. And they switch positions generally depending on which score I am listening to at the time :)
     
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    Where the heck is Reggie W??? ;)
     
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    Shut yo mouth!!:emoji_stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
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    After watching Alien last night I think I’ll give this one a spin soon.
     
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    Speaking of scores, always liked the Prometheus score by Marc Streitenfeld.
     
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    If anybody wants to talk about the movie or wants to address any of the points I made about it, great. I doubt that will happen so, I'll just remain under my rock. See my photo right over to the left here...
     
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    I'm a big fan of Ridley Scott, and Alien is one of my favorite movies of all time. But Prometheus and the follow up to it were both disappointments for me. From my pov the writing on these wasn't up to the level needed. Again from my pov, Ridley Scott has made about 20 movies that are somewhere between good and great, but he also has about 5 movies that fall below that level, and to me those movies are....

    Legend
    Hannibal
    Matchstick Men
    Prometheus
    and Alien: Covenant

    I hope he steps away from this series. I wonder if someone else might be able to make Alien work? But the twisted "back story" of these movies seems tricky to deal with.

    Each of these movies had good moments, but....
     
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    In terms of box office, with one big exception, the last decade has been a tough one for Ridley Scott.

    I think his Robin Hood is a really good movie, and it's actually by far my favorite movie version of this story. But at $200 million it was extremely expensive, and so there was lots of red ink there given the so-so box office.

    Prometheus might have had a small profit, but I think was considered a disappointment at the box office.

    The Counselor was a low budget movie that was depressing but good, but it was probably break-even at best.

    Exodus: Gods and Kings is another strong and expensive Ridley Scott epic, and one that also lost a lot of money.

    Adjusted for inflation, The Martian was Ridley Scott's 4th biggest hit of all time, after Gladiator, Alien, and Hannibal, and so obviously that movie made a lot of money.

    Alien Covenant probably lost money, as did All the Money in the World.

    And so Ridley Scott has directed an impressive seven movies in the last decade, but only one was a big hit relative to costs.
     
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