Joeyjojo72 wrote:I really like Ridley Scott as a director, and the fact is hes been involved in some of the most iconic movies of the last 50 years. That said, he has made some not so great movies in his time, and even his best most memorable films have greatly benefited from the talent of his collaborators - the groundbreaking visual effects in Blade Runner; Geigers designs and a breakout performance from (among others) Sigourney Weaver in Alien; Russell Crowe in Gladiator. Even the Duelists, his first and my personal fave, relied on two actors in their prime to pull it off.
But solid performances and ILM will not save this movie if the script and the direction are not "next level". Its been a long while since Scott made a great movie, ( And if you dont consider Gladiator to be a great movie, then its been a looooong while in that case ) and the bar is a helluva lot higher than it was in 1982.
Unless the reviews are just godawful, I will still be seeing this in the theater. Even his worst movies are beautifully shot and meticulously detailed. The guy knows where to point the camera as they say. But anything less than a masterpiece will feel like a missed opportunity.
Hence: fingers crossed.
I really don't see Gladiator as his last great movie. Matchstick Men and American Gangster were both really good. Matchstick Men is quite awesome and underrated. Some critics gave it really ecstatic reviews. Kingdom of Heaven is also good in the Directors Cut. It still could have been better but definitely good. That said, yes he most certainly has made some pretty bad movies, but He's made at least 1 great movie every decade since he began. In the 70's The Duellists and Alien, 80's Blade Runner, even in the 90's (most definitely his worst decade overall) he made Thelma and Louis.
This past decade he made at least 2 great
movies, and 1 or 2 very good ones. (Even if not everybody liked them) He did make some bad stuff for sure, but Sci Fi is his specialty genre. So that fact plus the fact he makes at least 1 great movie every decade, and from what I have seen (everything except the score
) from the story concepts and actors in Prometheus I see plenty of reason to say this will be another Ridley Classic. Obviously it could be a disappointment, but I think it's safe to say the odds are in the favor of an awesome and epic movie.