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"Let's get all the fireworks and pile dog shit on top of them". I can't believe I actually said that, and I still can't believe I was the one who lit them and couldn't run away in time. Tell us about your spectacularly misjudged ideas.

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(, Thu 24 Jul 2014, 13:15)
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He's just bad at dialogue.
He has this fetish for giving his characters long, poetic and expositional lines, despite the fact that no-one in real life speaks like that. "The Counsellor" was even more guilty of this.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2014, 15:46, 2 replies)
that doesn't really explain why the premise, the characterisation, and the plot were also absolute bollocks

(, Thu 24 Jul 2014, 15:55, closed)
No, but I like to think it was Ridley's own personal contribution.
The rest was just the people involved thinking "It's another Alien film; how could it not be a smash hit?", and falling victim to institutional laziness.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2014, 15:59, closed)
I was referring to the many websites that exist to tell you that it is great, not the dialogue of the
film which was just appalling.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2014, 16:04, closed)
I know.
I have read these same websites, and laughed at them.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2014, 18:03, closed)
As much as I like Ridley Scott, he's a great ad director and it shows in his features. He's brilliant at the look, the feel, the concept. Trying to be too profound and clever gets a bit clunky, though.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2014, 16:39, closed)

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