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shadyspace
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(03-18-2012, 04:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jimothy

When Ripley finds Dallas cocooned and he begs her to kill him.

Weird. Guess I've never seen the Director's Cut!
rififi
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(03-18-2012, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Scullibundo

Why do people always get stupid about Avatar when they see great practical sets like the ones in Prometheus? Tell me, genius: which part of Avatar that wasn't shot practically would you have thought could be done practically.

I never can quite explain this correctly, but I will still try.
Firstly, I don't think Avatar could work with practical sets; I don't think it could have been done any better, the cgi was fantastic and I don't want to discredit it in any way.

What I mean is that Cameron had to wait for the technology to be more advanced before he could create Avatar, meaning his artistic vision was imagined in a cgi environment.
When you have an art direction that is possible with practical sets, it becomes more familiar, more believable to me, a world in which I can connect to more naturally and get more immersed in.

So, when I make the Avatar reference, it is more in relation to the art direction itself than whether practical sets or cgi are used (ie whether the art direction is dependent predominately on cgi or on practical sets).

I hope that clears that up because you seem a bit angry at my previous statement.
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Kak.efes
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(03-18-2012, 04:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

what scene? spoiler it for the other poster's sake, obviously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS5MtzrW1vU

As far as pacing, It's the only scene in the extended cut that felt out of place.
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(03-18-2012, 04:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Clockwork

I am still hedging me bets (contrary to what has been communicated) that this is pretty much a direct prequel to Alien.

I'd go as far as to say my guess is that LV-426 and the space jockey and the ship are the same ones we see in Alien. I think the events in Prometheus are covered up by Weyland Corp which is why by time Alien hits (what 50 years later) nobody really knows what occurred. However, I think Weyland-Yutani does, hence the reason for Ash's orders to tranport/contain the specimen.

http://youtu.be/bEVY_lonKf4

:52 It's the same ship, unless they have a fleet of these that all look the same

Unless of course there's another identical crashed ship on a very similar looking planet, both with Space Jockeys positioned in the exact same way. Oh, and I guess it would've had to have some sort of shady encounter with Weyland-Yutani in the past, as well (thus spawning the mission in Alien). So in other words, if it isn't the same ship, then it's gotta be the biggest contrivance in cinematic history.
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Morn
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(03-18-2012, 04:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by nitewulf

good trailer, and definitely will be a good film, but the trailer pretty much gives everything away, no?


1) crew member gets infected and turns into a hybrid
2) gets into space jockey exoskeleton at some point
3) starts up alien ship to destroy earth
4) Prometheus crew/Idris Elba(android?) rams alien ship, sacrificing self
5) alien hybrid attacks human crew, perhaps trying to take over the human ship or a shuttle to complete its mission to go to earth
6) the human crew obviously sacrifice themselves and stop it


i am genuinely hoping i am wrong.

also, it looks too clean, wish it looked darker and grittier.

You are wrong. Definitely about who the android is.
Scullibundo
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(03-18-2012, 04:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by rififi

I never can quite explain this correctly, but I will still try.
Firstly, I don't think Avatar could work with practical sets; I don't think it could have been done any better, the cgi was fantastic and I don't want to discredit it in any way.

What I mean is that Cameron had to wait for the technology to be more advanced before he could create Avatar, meaning his artistic vision was imagined in a cgi environment.
When you have an art direction that is possible with practical sets, it becomes more familiar, more believable to me, a world in which I can connect to more naturally and get more immersed in.

So, when I make the Avatar reference, it is more in relation to the art direction itself than whether practical sets or cgi are used (ie whether the art direction is dependent predominately on cgi or on practical sets).

I hope that clears that up because you seem a bit angry at my previous statement.

Okay, so you prefer art direction that is more grounded in reality and less fantastic. That I can understand.
Alligatorjandro
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(03-18-2012, 04:19 AM)
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I thought the thing at 18 seconds was a statue.
nitewulf
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(03-18-2012, 04:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Morn

You are wrong. Definitely about who the android is.

i think i know who the android is(fassbender), then the hybrid is someone else, i wasn't sure which crew(s) became the hybrid
Lonestar
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(03-18-2012, 04:22 AM)
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Such an interesting shot.
Scullibundo
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(03-18-2012, 04:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lonestar



Such an interesting shot.

Fun fact: They used a green-dyed kitty to substitute for the Earth holo.
kai3345
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(03-18-2012, 04:26 AM)
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So how long is my boner supposed to last before I need to call a doctor?
Expendable.
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(03-18-2012, 04:28 AM)
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Heavenly.
LEGGZZZZ
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(03-18-2012, 04:28 AM)
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(03-18-2012, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jimothy

I'm not gonna spoil anything, but there's a completely unnecessary scene near the end that throws off the pacing of the climax. It doesn't ruin the movie or anything, but the scene was rightly cut out of the theatrical version. If the DC is your only option, then don't really worry about. It's an incredible film either way.

While it does throw off the pacing, the scene does set the scariest part of the alien life cycle. Of course it was ignored completely in later films, and while the alien queen was pretty cool, what occurs in the deleted scene is infinitely more creepy.
Alligatorjandro
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(03-18-2012, 04:32 AM)
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I can't stop watching.Somebody help me.
Tedesco!
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(03-18-2012, 04:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheDiabolical

that's how to restart a franchise

Joss Whedon
Ridley Scott
Chris Nolan

will own 2012

I would agree to this more for Cabin in the Woods than Avengers.
T Dollarz
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(03-18-2012, 04:35 AM)
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I think this is the best trailer I have ever seen and in turn this is probably the most hyped for a movie I have ever been. Fucking god.
darkvir
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(03-18-2012, 04:35 AM)
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amazing, can't wait till June!
kingocfs
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(03-18-2012, 04:35 AM)
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Holy moly.
JGS
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(03-18-2012, 04:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by kai3345

So how long is my boner supposed to last before I need to call a doctor?

4 hrs.

You're in for a long night...
x-Lundz-x
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(03-18-2012, 04:37 AM)
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OMG yes all over my body!!!!
TheKaeptain
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(03-18-2012, 04:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheDiabolical

that's how to restart a franchise

Joss Whedon
Ridley Scott
Chris Nolan

will own 2012

Dude he is nowhere close to the other two's level. His shitty writing is what killed the Alien franchise in the first place.
Tedesco!
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(03-18-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by CaptYamato

Dude he is nowhere close to the other two's level. His shitty writing is what killed the Alien franchise in the first place.

Oh please.
JdFoX187
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(03-18-2012, 04:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tedesco!

Oh please.

The writing and characters were two of the offensive aspects of Alien Ressurection.
Tedesco!
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(03-18-2012, 04:46 AM)
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I think the designs of the Aliens and the Newborn were more offensive, as well as the acting. I don't mind his writing in this movie. It's not like he could start at ground zero with the writing considering he had Sigourney Weaver interfering with the film.
Tigel
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(03-18-2012, 04:47 AM)
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lt looks insane!
I didn't know Damon Lindelof from LOST was co-writing this.
brianjones
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(03-18-2012, 04:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by nitewulf

also, it looks too clean, wish it looked darker and grittier.

yeah kinda getting star wars prequel vibes on the visuals

but i guess thats inherent with prequels and newer, better technology
Branduil
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(03-18-2012, 04:48 AM)
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This is going to be amazing.
Gully State
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(03-18-2012, 04:50 AM)
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Great googly moogly..
TheKaeptain
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(03-18-2012, 04:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by brianjones

yeah kinda getting star wars prequel vibes on the visuals

but i guess thats inherent with prequels and newer, better technology

Well a scientific team would have far better tech than miners.
Carbonox
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(03-18-2012, 04:56 AM)
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I came.

So fucking hyped.
mhayze
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(03-18-2012, 04:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Scullibundo

The Dark Knight Cowers

AMIRITE?

Just setting up for the inevitable Batman vs. Aliens super-sequel, since we already know what happens when it's Batman vs. Predator (and Aliens vs. Predator). The only question is who will direct, Nolan or Scott?
Scullibundo
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(03-18-2012, 04:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by CaptYamato

Dude he is nowhere close to the other two's level. His shitty writing is what killed the Alien franchise in the first place.

Saying that Whedon is close to Nolan is like saying Nolan is close to Scott.
Zeitgeister
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(03-18-2012, 04:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tedesco!

Oh please.

yeah, I'm going to go with Yamato.

Whedon writes easy pulp, but unlike other pulp writers he is smart enough to know, admit and make fun of it. He makes excellent pulp, but he doesn't make great movies or series. He doesn't have that kind of seriousness, which is what we like about his pulp. It's not a bad to know your strengths and weaknesses.
T Dollarz
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(03-18-2012, 05:01 AM)
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Christopher Nolan hasn't even made an average movie. Every one of his has been awesome. Can't say the same for Ridley, too much fluctuation, inconsistency, etc. His highs are definitely some of my favorites from any director though.
brianjones
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(03-18-2012, 05:02 AM)
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ridley scott's made a ton of crap

one cool trailer and people get amnesia
TheKaeptain
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(03-18-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Scullibundo

Saying that Whedon is close to Nolan is like saying Nolan is close to Scott.

Yeah I agree with you. Although, I would argue that Nolan still has room to grow though. Whedon has been crappy out the same level of bullshit for awhile now.
Leshita
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(03-18-2012, 05:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lonestar



Such an interesting shot.

Holy crap, I watched the trailer over 5 times and only after seeing this photo now do I realize it is a globe of Earth he is holding.
nitewulf
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(03-18-2012, 05:05 AM)

Originally Posted by Tyler the Creature

Christopher Nolan hasn't even made an average movie. Every one of his has been awesome. Can't say the same for Ridley, too much fluctuation, inconsistency, etc. His highs are definitely some of my favorites from any director though.

yeah, Nolan has not made any bad movies, all i have seen have been top notch. people just have a hater mentality about Nolan.
T Dollarz
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(03-18-2012, 05:07 AM)
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I'm not watching this more than once. My hype is high enough, no need to further continue to spoil the movie.
Dreams-Visions
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(03-18-2012, 05:16 AM)
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I keep watching it. and I keep getting chills.
Scullibundo
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(03-18-2012, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by CaptYamato

Yeah I agree with you. Although, I would argue that Nolan still has room to grow though. Whedon has been crappy out the same level of bullshit for awhile now.

100% agreed.
nyong
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(03-18-2012, 05:31 AM)
I haven't been this excited for a movie since Jurassic Park. I am literally going to take the day off work and treat my body like an athlete the day before the Olympics. NOTHING is going to spoil that day for me.
TheKaeptain
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(03-18-2012, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Scullibundo

100% agreed.

That's a weird feeling for you isn't it. Us agreeing on something.
Flatline
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(03-18-2012, 05:37 AM)
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RIDLEY SCOTT IS BACK! That trailer is amazing.

Where have you been all those years, Ridley?
Scullibundo
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(03-18-2012, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by CaptYamato

That's a weird feeling for you isn't it. Us agreeing on something.

I won't lie, I had experienced mild trepidation before hitting 'post reply.'
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(03-18-2012, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by CaptYamato

Yeah I agree with you. Although, I would argue that Nolan still has room to grow though. Whedon has been crappy out the same level of bullshit for awhile now.

Does the Whedon hate stem from his TV work? Where does Whedon = shitty work originate from? I genuinely want to know.
Shepard
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(03-18-2012, 05:40 AM)
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The trailer was amazing but is it me or there was some "filter" in the teaser that isn't here?
Also, the red chick looks like the Mythbusters chick.
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(03-18-2012, 05:41 AM)
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I am really torn on watching this. I want to see the coolness, but I also want to be spoiled as little as possible...
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(03-18-2012, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tedesco!

Does the Whedon hate stem from his TV work? Where does Whedon = shitty work originate from? I genuinely want to know.

Alien Resurrection, Dollhouse, a lot of people dislike the Buffy stuff and in general dislike his writing style. Even Firefly and Serenity get a lot less love these days than back when they came out it seems.

But mostly people will never forgive him for AR

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