History YMMV / Prometheus

10th Aug '16 8:49:21 AM JamesAustin
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** [[CharlizeTheron Vickers]] tends to be quite popular as well, [[OnlySaneMan mainly because she's the only remotely intelligent character in the film]].

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** [[CharlizeTheron [[Creator/CharlizeTheron Vickers]] tends to be quite popular as well, [[OnlySaneMan mainly because she's the only remotely intelligent character in the film]].
20th Jun '16 11:46:55 PM shatterstar
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** [[Creator/MichaelFassbender David]] pretty much steals the show.

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** [[Creator/MichaelFassbender David]] pretty much steals the show. So much that he is the only well-received aspect of the rewrite and revealed to be [[spoiler:the only crew members to return for the sequel]].
20th Jun '16 11:35:33 PM shatterstar
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: When the original script for the film, ''Alien: Engineers'', became available online and was confirmed as authentic, series fans were outraged over how superior it was to the rewrite, which removed all of the overt connections to the original film and introduced a lot of plot holes in the progress.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: When the original script for the film, ''Alien: Engineers'', became available online and was confirmed as authentic, series fans were outraged over how superior it was to the rewrite, which removed all of the overt connections to the original film and introduced a lot of plot holes in the progress. Also counted towards as TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot.
17th Feb '16 7:47:53 AM erforce
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* SpiritualLicensee: The film can be viewed as an adaptation of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''At the Mountains of Madness''. This is due to the fact that much of its first-act material was taken directly from Dan O'Bannon's original ''Alien'' script, which was essentially a rework of that story (the version we're familiar with was a root-and-branch rewrite by David Giler and Walter Hill). O'Bannon (like his friend and onetime collaborator, Creator/JohnCarpenter) was a major Lovecraft nut and would eventually direct ''The Resurrected'', an adaptation of Lovecraft's ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward''.

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* SpiritualLicensee: The film can be viewed as an adaptation of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''At the Mountains of Madness''. This is due to the fact that much of its first-act material was taken directly from Dan O'Bannon's original ''Alien'' script, which was essentially a rework of that story (the version we're familiar with was a root-and-branch rewrite by David Giler and Walter Hill).Creator/WalterHill). O'Bannon (like his friend and onetime collaborator, Creator/JohnCarpenter) was a major Lovecraft nut and would eventually direct ''The Resurrected'', an adaptation of Lovecraft's ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward''.
14th Feb '16 5:34:45 AM Universalist
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** Surprisingly, Creator/RogerEbert, who popularized the term "idiot plot", gave this movie four stars. He did, however, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0 later link to this]].

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** Surprisingly, Creator/RogerEbert, who popularized the term "idiot plot", gave this movie four stars. He did, however, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0 later link to this]].this]]
14th Feb '16 5:31:06 AM Universalist
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17th Dec '15 12:22:24 PM erforce
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* VocalMinority: While certainly not perfect, this movie scored a respectable 73% ("Certified Fresh") critical rating on Website/RottenTomatoes--''far'' higher than ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/AlienResurrection'' or either of the two ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' movies--and its audience rating was almost as high. Still, to hear some longtime ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' fans talk about it, you'd think this film was a complete disgrace to the franchise with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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* VocalMinority: While certainly not perfect, this movie scored a respectable 73% ("Certified Fresh") critical rating on Website/RottenTomatoes--''far'' higher than ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', ''Film/AlienResurrection'' or either of the two ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' movies--and its audience rating was almost as high. Still, to hear some longtime ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' fans talk about it, you'd think this film was a complete disgrace to the franchise with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
7th Nov '15 8:13:17 PM nombretomado
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** "[[Creator/RedLetterMedia What was that black goo]]?"

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** "[[Creator/RedLetterMedia "[[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia What was that black goo]]?"
2nd Nov '15 7:36:25 PM Austin
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* SpiritualAntithesis: It actually has some elements of this with ''Aliens''. Where the movie ''Aliens'' uses the xenomorphs as metaphors for the pains of childbirth and parenthood, the aliens in ''Prometheus'' are used more as metaphors for hostile, overbearing parents.
13th Oct '15 9:09:45 AM Cieloazul
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* EpilepticTrees: Oh where do we ''begin''? However, one should have expected nothing less from the TropeNamer, [[Series/{{Lost}} Damon Lindelof]].

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* EpilepticTrees: Oh where do we ''begin''? However, one should have expected nothing less from the TropeNamer, [[Series/{{Lost}} Damon Lindelof]].Lindelof]] (though not so much as believed - see Misblamed below).



* FanDislikedExplanation: Many fans did not like this answer to the question raised by the Space Jockey.

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* FanDislikedExplanation: Many fans did not like this answer to the question raised by the Space Jockey. One of the main points was the reveal that they look like humans and not the elephantine alien beasts thought until then, despite the fact Ridley Scott had stated endlessly that it had always been their suit which gave them that shape.



* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A major weakness of ''Prometheus'' is how similiar it is to ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''. In particular, ''Alien'' was revolutionary for having its protagonists be {{Space Trucker}}s, but here, when the characters are scientists who should be highly motivated about the subject of their research, why are they still ''acting'' like {{Space Trucker}}s?

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A major weakness of ''Prometheus'' is how similiar it is to ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''. In particular, ''Alien'' was revolutionary for having its protagonists be {{Space Trucker}}s, but here, when the characters are scientists who should be well-financed and highly motivated about the subject of their research, why are elite scientists, they still ''acting'' act like {{Space Trucker}}s?unprofessional dabblers and look like they have never been in a field research (or even a field trip, for the inconvenience).



* SpecialEffectsFailure: In a film that is by and large ''astonishing'' to look at, Guy Pearce's terrible aged make-up really stands out, the result of prepping a design on the fly during a then-tighter schedule. One could explain it in-universe as side-effects of Weyland trying to extend his age, but it can still be jarring.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In a film that is by and large ''astonishing'' to look at, Guy Pearce's terrible aged make-up really stands out, the result of prepping a design on the fly during a then-tighter schedule. One could explain it in-universe as side-effects of Weyland trying to extend his age, but it can still be jarring.jarring or even creepy.
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