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Trooperman said:

There was only one thing wrong- George Lucas apparently snuck in the CGI shot of the truck going over the cliff in the chase.  When I saw that I was livid.  It took me about 5 minutes to get over it. 

Sometimes the mind can be deceiving, because when I went to see it today, they used the original shot of the truck going over the cliff. I know this for a fact, because I made it my primary mission to check to see if they had kept with the cg version or not. They didn't, which was a relief.

Anyway, I saw the film today, and it was one of the best movie experiences I've ever had. I think it sounded fantastic, and overall the picture looked pretty stellar too. But that didn't really seem to matter too much to me at the time. The fact was, I was seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark in a theater, which I have wanted to do since I first saw the film when I was six. 

Since I haven't seen really any classic movies in a theater, mostly due to my age and where I live (Wyoming), this was a rare treat, which made the experience even more awesome.

 

By the way, what did you guys think of the Struzan-ish posters?

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Rushmore (1998)

I bought the Criterion for 2 bucks yesterday, so I decided to give it a shot. It was pretty good. It definitely had the quirkiness and surrealness that exists in every Wes Anderson film, but since this is an earlier one of his, the surreal factor is a lot less prominent than say, Life Aquatic.

It certainly wasn't as good compared to what Wes has gone on to direct, but for what it was, I enjoyed it for the most part.

Final Verdict: 7.5/10

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I'm glad you asked, AF. I know that I'm apparently one of the few people who actually liked Prometheus, which surprised me, because I thought a lot more people did.

I do have to agree with you on editing. It was a little uneven at times, like you said. But it wasn't too big a deal for me. I went in expecting something fun and "Alienish", and that's what I got. Maybe I was anticipating a lot less than you guys were, or something else along those lines. I barely watch TV anymore, so I didn't see too many trailers, which is another thing that seems to be coming up in reviews: that the trailers gave too much away.

Plus, the last few movies I have seen in theatres have been real stinkers, so it really elevated this movie for me, in terms of enjoyment.

Maybe after my excitement over a brand-new alien film is over, I may start to see more of it for what it is. As of now, however, I genuinely find it to be a good movie. 

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Prometheus

I really, really, liked it. While it was not quite as intense as Alien, it did come pretty close. Noomi Rapace did a great job as the protagonist, and the "surgery" scene was very well-paced and edited. Micheal Fassbender played David really well. He was probably my favorite character. I was really surprised by what the space jockeys really were. I always thought they were some kind of elephant creature. I liked how close it stayed to the alien universe. Such as at one point in the film when something causes David to spurt some blood. Not to be demented, it was satisfying to see that milky substance again, after so many years. 

I enjoyed how you see many "precursors" to the xenomorph. I also enjoyed seeing more H.R Giger designs than Alien ever saw. I also liked how "organic" the space jockey's technology was. The special effects were also really well done. None of the CGI came across as very fake looking to me, in fact, a lot of it looked like a guy in a suit with makeup! I also heard somewhere that there was a little bit of practical effects too, so that might be another reason why it looked so good.

Overall, it had all the elements of an Alien film, and it won't dissapoint any fans of the series.

10 out of 10 swelling, exploding heads.