What’s the Big Idea? by Kyle Anderson

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8 Responses

  1. Aaron McMahon says:

    this is the director’s cut. Tom Rothman said they didn’t cut a frame of the movie but once Guy Pearce and the Cenobites from Hellraiser showed up I realized I was watching a movie from the director of Robin Hood and Body of Lies instead of the director of Alien and Blade Runner.

  2. Tyler Niemi says:

    Yeah, I just read an interview with Scott where he says the blu-ray will have an extended cut that’s 20 minutes longer. He doesn’t dismiss the theatrical cut, but he knows that certain of his fans will enjoy the longer version. He’s as much a businessman as an artist, he admits, so he agrees with execs that the theatrical cut should be a bit more streamlined. Unfortunately for him the streamlined version has issues, but hopefully that extended version will address them.

  3. Franco says:

    This may be one of the best evenhanded reviews I’ve read on the film.

  4. Pierre says:

    Alien bodybuilders try to ‘roid up the Universe and don’t bother to figure out the planet of origin of their performance enhancing drugs? Count me in.

  5. Steve C. says:

    This film was as interesting as a college freshman getting turned on to philosophy for the first time: “Why are we here, man, and who put us here? For what purpose?” Only Fassbender’s ‘David’ came close to seeming fleshed out. So many inconsistencies in all the other characters. I love films that ask questions that almost cannot be answered, or answered in a way that easily satisfies, but did Scott have to have his character *literally* ask them? It’s like a Stanley Kramer movie. So ponderously dumb. Scott’s no Kubrick or Malick, not even close.

    • Steve C. says:

      “or answered in a way that easily satisfies”

      Gahd! “or answered in a way that *does not* easily satisfY”

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