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“Prometheus” Kills del Toro’s Vision

Grey Havens

May 15 2012, 3:14pm

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“Prometheus” Kills del Toro’s Vision Can't Post

As many of you are fans of Guillermo del Toro or became fans because of his involvement with The Hobbit, and continue to look forward to his work with At The Mountains of Madness, I thought I'd post a link to this interesting article that is probably a disappointment to many.

From del Toro on his website:

An article:

Another article:

I'm more of a fan of the likes of Ridley Scott than del Toro. Although I enjoyed Hellboy and so forth, given the choice, I prefer something closer to realistic than fantastical. I guess that puts my appreciation for The Hobbit more in line with Peter Jackson's sensibilities from The Lord of the Rings than what I imagine might have been del Toro's vision. So given the choice, I'd choose to make Prometheus from the Alien landscape, but I'd rather have both films.

Tol Eressea

May 15 2012, 3:23pm

Post #2 of 5 (125 views)
Oh, poor GDT. First Hobbit, now this. :( Better luck in the future to you, Mr. del Toro! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Superuser / Moderator

May 15 2012, 9:26pm

Post #3 of 5 (115 views)
Aw man, that sucks. [In reply to] Can't Post

He is having the worst luck with filming book stories.

I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with Pacific Rim.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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May 16 2012, 4:35am

Post #4 of 5 (117 views)
There's [In reply to] Can't Post

a discussion of this going on at his website, and he has replied. (It's in the Forum under "GDT Topics" if you are interested.) It seems the article has gone viral and G now says it is being taken somewhat out of context. But he has continued to say that certain scenes and themes in Prometheus would be "identical" to ATMOM and would cuase problems. Having read ATMOM and seen the trailer for Prometheus, based just on that alone, I'd have to agree...

I won't get into it here, but anyone who wants my opinions on this matter, can look them up in that thread on his site.


May 17 2012, 1:52am

Post #5 of 5 (108 views)
I believe that things happen for a reason, [In reply to] Can't Post

but darn it's about time our sibbie had a break! Hang in there, GdT! It will get better!!


I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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