anka Wrote: (06-17-2012 05:14 AM)
I saw Promethius
Good movie, I would def recommend. Don;t see the 3D version it just isn't as good.
UGH FINALLY SOMEONE MAKES A THREAD ABOUT THIS SO I CAN SHOW ALL MY CRITICISISISISIS
ALRIGHT IS EVERYONE READY?! LETS BEGIN!
OMG I SAW THREE MOVIES!
JOHN CARTER, PROMETHEUS, SNOW WHITE,
IN THAT ORDER ALL IN A ROW!
AND WOW, THERE WERE SO MANY SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THOSE THREE MOVIES!
For example (OH YEAH I'M GOING TO DO SPOILERS BUT NOT REALLY THAT BAD):
Ok so first of all.
In Prometheus and John Carter, there exists a race of beings "world engineers" who manipulate the events on worlds, AND THEY LOOK TOTALLY THE SAME:
and the same technology! It looks like funnel cake or neurons or something
, but anyway, you have to crouch on the floor to use it both times!
THATS NOT ALL!!!!!!!
Ok so in Snow White and John Carter, the hero of both is pretty much the same, a rugged guy who talks in a crackly rugged voice and failed his wife who died while he was at war, YES THE EXACT SAME BACKSTORY FOR BOTH HEROES:
Also in John Carter and Snow White, the same thing happens! A princess, daughter of the King, with blue eyes and dark hair, runs away from her home and makes an escape when she is saved by the rugged and UNWILLING HERO (yeah in both stories the Hero is unwilling initially but through interactions with the princess decides that they will fight for them) AND IN BOTH STORIES A WAR HAPPENS TO FIGHT TO SAVE THE PRINCESS AND DESTROY THE EVIL ARMY.
In John Carter the villain is some "red skin" guy whose culture is supposed to be kind of ethnic anyway, while the good guys (team blue in contrast to the evil team red) are a Greco Roman Lord of the Rings styled people maybe. The princess comments while wearing an almost Indian (from India) styled ethnic dress how it is "vulgar" but that her opinions won't matter due to her forced marriage to the ethnic people she hates.
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN THE SCENE FROM STAR WARS EPISODE TWO HAPPENS ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME AS IN THAT MOVIE:
When Anakin and Amidala are pushed into the "Arena" to battle giant monsters. Same thing happens here exactly, except this times its John "Anakin" Carter and the former Chief of the tribe.
The race is also similar to the race in Star Wars, as the males and females are identical to each other:
Even the stuff with the CHAIN happens in both movies very similarly, where a chain is involved in defeating the beast.
Ridley Scott must have seen clips from the recent AvP video game:
He also seemed to keep the Weyland voice like the one that may have appeared in the video game.
IN ANY CASE THOUGH THERE IS MORE WEIRDNESS!
Not only was the back story of Prometheus and John Carter movie about a white bald race of beings who act as "archons" that need to be defeated (typical gnostic story about the engineers/managers who stay behind the scenes and guide the events of history pretending to be spiritual figures/angels are untrustworthy in the end and need to be overthrown) BUT...THERE WAS MORE!
In the movie Prometheus there is a Jesus theme where, instead of calling the robot Jesus, they call him David (probably because Jesus was the "New David, the descendant of David, King of the Jews) but in any case in the movie this Jesus character is the "only son" of the "Godlike" Peter Weyland who is the CEO of the Weyland Corporation and responsible for creating these humanoid robots and in the TED talk video on youtube talks about becoming a God and stuff, so is an obvious reference to God, and David is the Jesus figure, the new immortal man. They could've called him Adam I guess but that might have been too obvious? Jesus was compared to Adam too. Anyway Weyland is an old decrepit King of a huge corporate Empire, in another reference to Jesus, David is dealing with Weyland's feet and stuff like a typical washing the feet type scene. Anyway David is a cool character, he's trying to learn how to be human when hes actually immortal but also doesn't like humans too much.
IN BOTH MOVIES CHARLIZE THERON PLAYS PRACTICALLY THE SAME CHARACTER! A TOUGH COLD AND CRUEL WOMAN WHO FEARS DEATH AND KEEPS HERSELF LOCKED AWAY IN HER PRIVATE CASTLE AND IS THE BOSS OF THE OPERATION. Kind of annoying!
Oh yeah, and the first and only African American in space is this initially racist seeming depiction:
Dirty and smoking, and being looked down upon by an uptight white efficient blonde woman.
OH! I ALSO HATED THE ACTRESS IN PROMETHEUS SO MUCH! SHE LITERALLY WOULDN'T SHUT HER MOUTH! IT ALWAYS APPEARED LIKE SOMETHING WAS IN HER MOUTH!
After her sentences she would leave her freaking mouth opened and it would piss me off so much!
SNOW WHITE WAS THE JESUS OF THAT MOVIE. YES LITERALLY.
In one scene she basically dies and then the hero guy the huntsman played by Thor from Thor, says something about her going to be the "Queen in Heaven" among the angels, and then she raises from the dead and comes out and leaders the army of her Father against the dark forces while also muttering something about "frost to fire fire to frost" which is another way to say the usual Order to Chaos and Chaos to Order thing.
Anyway, she becomes more manlike, and the hero comments "You look dashing in male" (mail) but come on, it seemed like a play on words!
Ugh these guys just looked annoying:
In one scene Snow White (who it is said represents LIFE ITSELF, just like the woman in Prometheus, and probably even the princess in John Carter, who gives a second chance to the living, and those who have emotionally died like John Carter and the Huntsman) meets with the WHITE STAG HIMSELF, the HORNED ONE that Wiccans love so much for no good reason considering there is only one reference from the "Pillar of the Boatsman" to one Cernunnos (who also doubles as a reference to Satan and "carnal/natural vitality and desires to some Satanists) in any case she meets him and is "blessed" by him.
ANYWAY IN JOHN CARTER, THE "GODDESS" was called ESUS (PRONOUNCED LIKE JESUS) by the ignorant greenies who were foolishly devout, while the others pronounced it "ISIS". Some weird lines like "By Jesus!" and stuff due to the pronounciation.
OH YEAH AND ITS SO OFTEN THAT PEOPLE ARE PAINTED ENTIRELY BLUE WHEN THEY BECOME EMPOWERED:
You've seen it elsewhere surely! Its something they actually do sometimes! "They" YOU KNOW WHO I MEAN!
OH YEAH! I WAS ANNOYED BY THE MINORITY REPORT TECHNOLOGY, the same annoying hands in the sky swipe screen thing was in Prometheus:
Both movies end in an incomplete way, the Archons have not been entirely defeated etc.
Both Snow White and John Carter are about Princesses who run away and are rescued by a rugged dashing hero while they are being pursued by the enemy who then convince the unwilling hero to overcome his sadness about his dead wife who he failed to protect while he was at war and fight in a war to against the enemy.
Oh yeah, Snow White kisses a girl disguised as a man and eats a hairy apple, haha maybe the hairy apple is a reference to a womans pee pee, but it happens in a quick succession one after another and when she arises from her "death" she is more manly.
Oh in Prometheus and John Carter the theme is that Religion is Fake, you're being manipulated by Archons, uh...
OH Prometheus had a slightly annoying scene but maybe it represented Christian ignorance, but in any case there were muslims going in a funeral procession and there was a white archeologist and his little daughter and she asked "why aren't you helping them?" and he explained that they don't want his help because "their God is different from ours".
Anyway there were other annoying scenes where this opened mouth woman now grown up would say "because that is what I choose to believe" when asked for proof for believing she was created by the Archons and doubting Darwinism. lol its SO ANNOYING WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT, YEAH OF COURSE PEOPLE CHOOSE TO BE STUPID BUT ARGH! The way she says anything though was pretty annoying, especially leaving the mouth opened afterwards lol.
EXPLAINING GOD THROUGH REASON