Prometheus - Anybody seen it?
There seems to be mixed reviews on it, especially over at the IMDb boards. Some people hated it, some loved it.
I've been unemployed the past 2 months so I didn't get to see it in theaters, so I - *gasp* - downloaded a bootleg/cam. I usually wouldn't do that, but I was so desperate to see it since I'm a huge Alien fan that I finally broke down and did it a couple of weeks ago.
The quality was so bad that I could barely make out what was going on half the time, but just from the dialogue and what I could see, it seemed like a good movie with a good plot. There were a few inconsistencies, but I thought the acting was great, especially from Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapcrice. The music was awesome, and the characters were well fleshed out IMO.
What baffles me is that almost all of the haters say that other then the special effects, which everybody agrees were phenomenal (we're talking Avatar level here), that everything else sucked. This baffles me because I was pretty much unable to appreciate the special effects/cinematography of the movie due to the extremely bad cam quality, so going on sub-par visuals and story/audio alone, I still thought it was a very good movie. Not epic or certified classic, but still a great movie. It definitely would have been worth a trip to the movies.
I was just wondering what everybody else's opinions are.
This does bring up a separate issue, possibly more fitted for a separate thread, but is it possible that modern CGI/special effects is ruining movies? It seems like we focus so much on whether the special effects were good or not that we lose sight of the acting, storytelling, cinematography, etc.
It seems like these days if it isn't a Michael Bay explosion-fest, it's not considered a "good" movie the the majority of people, at least in the online community.
"Now this ... is the noble truth of the origin of suffering: it is this craving which leads to renewed existence, accompanied by delight and lust, seeking delight here and there, that is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence, craving for extermination." - Buddha, the 2nd Noble Truth