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Destroy All Podcasts DX Episode 264 - Prometheus (WEYLANDINVESTORS EDIT)

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Loved This Film

I admit, there were a lot of things that needed answering, but I will say that of the Summer 2012 season, this was my favorite film for the year.

And seeing it in theaters there were some moments when I did talk/joke out loud. I don't think I need to say where but these were some of my best lines:

"....Gay Robots are Jerks."
"Suck it Creationists..."
and last but not least
"Congratulations, it's a Squid."

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Posted by Rob on 19 November, 2012 - 10:43
Alien clothes

We didn't bring it up, but it's interesting to note how in the beginning of the movie the aliens are all mystical monk-ish types, all robes and cloth, and their spaceship is a smooth-surfaced disk. But then when our main characters go to their planet it's all extruded-resin and metal and bone, and everything is all H.R. Giger nooks-and-crannies groteqsuely-textured surfaces.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 19 November, 2012 - 11:38
That Old Familiar Feeling

In the bonus features of the DVD/BluRay, there were a number of deleted/modified scenes that touched on there being more of the Engineers in robes on the planet. Likely they were the ones depicted in the cave walls as the 'Gods' showing the prehistoric people "See, there that planet holds your death."

Otherwise they wore robes for the same reasons we do, because it was cold and they weren't strapped into the Space Jockey position.

Another few nods came up in one scene that got cut where the biologist who dies from snake-throat rape finds a larger worm while searching with the team and David says "Our first Alien."

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Posted by Rob on 26 November, 2012 - 09:50
:)

I hated when the alien guy committed Serpico.

I looked up the guy who played the boyfriend in "Prometheus" on IMDB, and the character's name is Charlie Holloway, which I am thinking is a reference to the character Charlie and the actor Josh Holloway from "Lost."

Maybe Damon Lindeloff should've spent more time writing a tight screenplay and less time coming up with snappy names for characters.

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Posted by Yotaru on 23 November, 2012 - 19:26
Hearing this reminded me of

Hearing this reminded me of another podcast review of Prometheus just as it was still in the theaters with the reviewer feeling the same way with the film going from being a sort of 2001: A Space Odyssey-like exploration and ending up resembling a Universal Monster film as he put it. It's nice to know a fan-edit managed to make things clearer for those who had wasted the $12-15 before and perhaps needed a second go of it to put it all together.

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Posted by Chris@StudioToledo on 26 November, 2012 - 10:52
Too many logical falices

Wanted to like the movie. Tried to like the movie. Actually liked some elements of the movie. It was still hard to look past all the major logical issues in character motives. I have typed enough on the subject in other places, but I think the writer/ director actually spending some time in a lab/ corporate environment might have remedied some of the holes in the film.

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Posted by Coldiron on 29 November, 2012 - 14:13
 
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