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Tuesday June 5th, 2012

‘Prometheus’ Faces More Lackluster Reviews

By Scott Mendelson

Come what may, Prometheus is a mid-level version of what it is. By that, I mean it is, in the end, a somewhat generic Alien/The Thing-type horror film. It is mostly science-fiction only in that it takes place in the future and involves inter-stellar travel. Its ‘big ideas’ can be summed up in two sentences, and they are not only not-revolutionary but recognizable to probably ninety percent of the viewing audience. It has some truly wonderful visuals and it’s arguably worth seeing once purely for some of the images it creates. But as a full-blown movie it doesn’t quite work. Like Super 8, it gets tied up with horror elements in its last half that its filmmakers don’t truly care about and feel like a commercial concession.

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Monday June 4th, 2012

Bartlett: ‘Prometheus’ is Two Parts Magnificent, One Part Disastrous

By Rhett Bartlett

For a film widely anticipated throughout this year, Ridley Scott’s sci-fi ‘prequel’ delivers in style but stumbles in the final twenty minutes.

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Monday March 19th, 2012

Prometheus Gets a Very Alien-like IMAX Trailer

By Scott Mendelson

Yes, this looks pretty entertaining, it’s well-cast, and yes there are moments that suggest a pretty large scale, but at the end of the day, it still looks like an Alien-type horror film.  Which means it will seemingly follow a certain template and hit specific plot beats along the way.  That’s okay, but I have to wonder if this film weren’t actually directed by Ridley Scott if all the hyperventilating geeks wouldn’t be screaming ‘Dude, it’s an Alien rip-off!’.  Anyway, feel free to disagree, but I’m certainly hoping it will be a winner come June 8th.  Moreover, the first teaser played much better on a big screen (which partially inspired by rant about that last two weeks ago), so I’ll presume the same is true about this IMAX-specific teaser.  This one drops in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.  As always, we’ll see…

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Saturday March 17th, 2012

IMAX Domination Coming This Summer

By Scott Mendelson

Simply put, during the first twelve weeks of summer (May 4th to July 20th), there are six, maybe seven major movies all debuting in IMAX for at least the first week of their respective theatrical runs.  Three of them are in May, one is in June, and two or three are in July.  What are they you ask?  Well…

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