Just saw it. The summary you can read on Yahoo movies makes it sound completely ridiculous. Here it is:
On an orbiting prison 50 miles above the earth where the world's most dangerous criminals are kept asleep, the prisoners are suddenly awakened, causing a panic. Only a wrongly-convicted government agent can rescue the President's daughter from the deep space prison riot.
The truth of the matter is, it IS completely ridiculous, but it's also surprisingly fun. The main character has an awesome snarky jackass attitude. The banter with the female lead is really fun, and the bad guy is hilariously insane and over the top. It's a fun watch.
It was essentially Con-Air on a bigger scale, but less Nicholas Cage and John Cusack.
It was entertaining and fun. I liked it. It did feel like a rip-off in a sense but it was still original in many aspects.
Guy Pearce did an excellent job. I was really afraid of that. He hadn't made a movie I enjoyed since the Time Machine and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Anyone see the Lost reference on the Simpsons? Homer was totally into a show called Stranded that began with an airplane crash on a mysterious island. It was showing one of the weird things that they did in the show, it was "JACK" and he cracked open a coconut on a rock and out came a kitten with a collar that said 815.
That's awesome. Too bad i don't watch the Simpsons.
...don't kill me, people. Just one of those things I never got into. It's amusing when I catch it at random.
I don't know if anyone plays this game on their phone,but I have Oregon Trail: Settler Edition, and every once in a while a GIANT angry white bear (aka has to be a polar bear) comes romping through the village. I think the game designers were LOST fans because it's completely ridiculous :D Wish I could take a screenshot but the game won't let me :(
I had to remember he did the score for the new Trek movie. I honestly thought you were talking one of the TV Trek's for a moment. Yeah, that soundtrack was amazing, and I think I teared up too. You just reminded me, I need to buy that soundtrack! lol
No, I think it should be the same flight. That would be awesome. John Locke wakes up looking at his feet. Jack runs around saving all the important people and leaving the unimportant ones to fend for themselves, because fuck em they weren't touched by Jacob.
Lindelof ruined Prometheus (partly). After you read a few interviews, it becomes crystal clear. The film was originally supposed to be much more streamlined to match the original Alien mythos. He changed that. More backstory with Weyland? He cut that.
"Don't ask me these questions. I'm just the writer."
That's because Bryy always has problems with EVERYTHING.
::ducks and runs::
And nobody really realized it had to do with Alien unless you did what I did and googled the damn thing. It's by far probably the dumbest marketing move to not play that up. It was based on the Alien universe and was related, just an indirect prequel as opposed to a straight up "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE ALIEN".
I didn't know it had anything to do with Alien, until I saw the ship, saw the way the android acted, saw the alien statue in the shrine, saw the glowing green egg in the shrine, saw the acid blood. Saw that they were parasitic and also the similarities in the way they reproduced in the human body and attempted to burst out of the torso.In reply to the_wraith, #40084:
I didn't know it had anything to do with Alien, until I saw the ship, saw the way the android acted, saw the alien statue in the shrine, saw the glowing green egg in the shrine, saw the acid blood. Saw that they were parasitic and also the similarities in the way they reproduced in the human body and attempted to burst out of the torso. Plus the boomerang shaped headed creeper at the end.
But until all those things happened I had no fucking idea.