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post #1141 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Rutgar View Post

Was the planetoid in Prometheus LV-246? I know they mentioned the name, but I was distracted at the time and missed it.

LV-246, LV-426, who cares? wink.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It's LV-223 in Prometheus. smile.gif
post #1142 of 2359
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Originally Posted by akSun View Post

Is Damon Lindelof one of the writers?

I'd be more interested in the guys who have the actual 'Chicken Switch'
Ya know, the green button connected to the bank! The Readers who say YES
when they see the right mix of elements to sell.
Michael Costigan, David Giler & Walter Hill

This is not rocket science
post #1143 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

Bam! Right on.
There are plenty of those out. Avatar is out on home video. tongue.gif
He was poking fun at Avatar's story being a carbon copy of Dances with Wolves. wink.gif

Ahhh my bad sb! Good joke haha ..just bought that film too...after much debate lol
post #1144 of 2359
OK, why not. A review that does the old reverse frown trick. Doesn't make it any better, but.... wink.gif

http://io9.com/5916778/the-best-part-of-prometheus-isnt-the-aliens
post #1145 of 2359
I'm going in. biggrin.gifa689581b-aaca-4750.jpg
post #1146 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

LV-246, LV-426, who cares? wink.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It's LV-223 in Prometheus. smile.gif

Well, obviously I meant LV-426. I'll blame it on my typing.

But, I believe it was established, that it's a different place than where Prometheus takes place.

In fact, I found a detailed explanation here (caution; major spoilers):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/faq#.2.1.11
post #1147 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Rutgar View Post

Well, obviously I meant LV-426. I'll blame it on my typing.
But, I believe it was established, that it's a different place than where Prometheus takes place.
In fact, I found a detailed explanation here (caution; major spoilers):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/faq#.2.1.11

Interesting that IMDB would post so much info by today.
post #1148 of 2359
Fantastic film technically when seen in IMAX 3D. The story was decent, but it might take a second watch to catch all the plot points and connect the dots.

The 3D and sound effects in this film were better than any other IMAX I've seen, by far.

The Avengers is more of a fun romp (fantastic film all around), but technically Prometheus in IMAX was a tour de force showing off the IMAX Digital setup.

I'm sure they've started to incorporate sub-sonic bass intentionally. It felt like a 6.5 earthquake in some parts (and this coming from a Kalifornia native!)

Fantastic job, even if the story did drag a bit.

I hope to be able to upgrade my HT system to this level, they've sure got me beat at this point!

Try like the dickens to see it in IMAX 3D if you're going to see it at all, it's worth it just for experiencing the latest in technology.

It is *NOT* an 'Alien' remake, don't want to give any more spoiler than that.

Enjoy!

-Dozer
post #1149 of 2359
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

Interesting that IMDB would post so much info by today.

I was just thinking the same thing, well it's the world we living....WE GOTTA KNOW..
post #1150 of 2359
http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/prometheus-box-office-weekend-fox/

HUGE opening for an R rated film. At least 55 million, heading to 60. That is a big big number and proves R rated films can bring in the crowds. Just market the film right and people will go.

I'm there, Sunday, 3:40 PM, Lincoln Square IMAX in NYC.
post #1151 of 2359
I had a great time watching this film! I wish I could have seen it in IMAX but I saw it in 3d via a Sony 4K auditorium.
post #1152 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/prometheus-box-office-weekend-fox/
HUGE opening for an R rated film. At least 55 million, heading to 60. That is a big big number and proves R rated films can bring in the crowds. Just market the film right and people will go.
I'm there, Sunday, 3:40 PM, Lincoln Square IMAX in NYC.


Bring some sort of hollow cylinder for the poster they're giving out...Mine bent frown.gif


Djoel
post #1153 of 2359
Well im glad i passed in going to go and see this, i guess ill wait till it hits blu ray.
post #1154 of 2359
Saw it last night in IMAX Digital 3D.

It was great, not perfect, but still great. I may go and see it again in RealD 3D. I've always wanted to see a film in both 3D versions so I could see if one is better than the other. Problem is, most films I've seen lately haven't been worthy of 2 visits to the theater ($). This one is. Already pre-ordered on blu. smile.gif
post #1155 of 2359
Yes it looked great in Imax 3d as for the movie.It was a very good movie not a great one.
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post #1156 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Well im glad i passed in going to go and see this, i guess ill wait till it hits blu ray.

That would be a mistake from my POV.
post #1157 of 2359
i had free IMAX tickets but all the negative reviews kept me from wasting my time

oh well
post #1158 of 2359
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Originally Posted by neveser View Post

Saw it last night in IMAX Digital 3D.
It was great, not perfect, but still great.
+1
post #1159 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Well im glad i passed in going to go and see this, i guess ill wait till it hits blu ray.

I just saw this in a "real" 15/70 IMAX. It was jaw droppingly gorgeous. No one can do visuals like Sir Scott. The 3D was one of the best, if not the best I've seen. And the audio was insane. This will melt some HTs when it's released on blu. Story wise, I enjoyed it. Keep in mind I ignored all press and reviews. I'm still in the process of digesting it though. I most certainly will have questions.

Franin, if you have an IMAX or theater like it in your neck of the woods, I highly recommend seeing it there.

Edit: After seeing this, I have a huge craving to watch my blu-ray of Alien.
post #1160 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post


Edit: After seeing this, I have a huge craving to watch my blu-ray of Alien.
What about beforehand?
What say you, sir?smile.gif
post #1161 of 2359
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Originally Posted by jcmccorm View Post

I've got few questions about the story that I'd like to throw out there and see what others think.
....
Cary

Now you understand why the producers of Blade Runner wanted Scott to add narration to explain what the heck is going on. wink.gif

They need to get Noomi back in the studio to do some ADR work. biggrin.gif
post #1162 of 2359
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

Yes the movie do remind you somewhat of 2001. I would even say that the movie is a mix of Alien, Bladerunner, Star Trek and 2001.

You left out Fifth Element.

There were so many winks and nods to other movies, I lost count of them.
post #1163 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

They need to get Noomi back in the studio to do some ADR work. biggrin.gif
Why?
Is her English that bad?
post #1164 of 2359
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

What about beforehand?
What say you, sir?smile.gif

Absolutely. If I had enough foresight I would have done just that. Lol. My Alien box set is still sealed.redface.gif This will give me an excuse to finally open it and watch it. Game over, man! Game over.tongue.gif
post #1165 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Auditor55 View Post

I feel the opposite way that you do about those two movies. That goes to show how people have different taste. Prometheous just had to many plotholes, bordering ridiculous to be considered a good or great film. I very seriously doubt that Prometheous will get any Oscar nominations other maybe sound or cinematography nominations. This movie could have been better. I have read about and debated the issue of Alien astronauts, I have the book, Chariots of the Gods and Fingerprints of The Gods, there are other movies that dealt with this topic, like Stargate, that fewer plotholes than Prometheous. Here is my view on some the of plotholes and problematic storylines. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It makes no sense that after Elizabeth supposedly discovered maker of the human race, even proving that Aliens were the maker of mankind through DNA matching, would, near the end of the movie cling so strongly to her cross/crucifix with is the symbol of Christianity and Jesus. That makes no sense whatsover. If the you've proved the Aliens made you, then Aliens is your God, why hold on to Christianity then? The first she does when joins up with David the android was to reacquire her cross taken from her by him. Lets not forget, before that climatic scene, she tells the old man Weyland, who by the way was on board Prometheous all the time, that she was wrong about her Engineers, who's motive for being on the mission was to find some kind fountain youth by communicating with Elizabeth's alien Engineers. That to me is downright silly, what's so sinister, nefarious and bad that a dying old man that spent a trillion dollars to finance the mission would try find a way to extend his life, why did that have been hidden from rest of the members of the crew, particular the two scientist leading the mission. If the Alien Engineers were so advanced and superior why did they create another specifies that destroyed their world. When Prometheous landed on their planet, their world was in ruins.If they wanted to destroy the people of earth why did they have to wait until mankind landed on their planet and awaken them. After finding out her Alien Engineers were some mean SOB's why would she pilot their ship back to the Alien home world.? Based upon what transpired, it is all but certain she would be killed once she arrived and would not get any further answers from the Aliens. This is just silly!!

tl;dr

If that spoiler had some white space in it so that it wasn't just a huge unformatted block of text, I might have read it.
post #1166 of 2359
Flat out bombastic epic film making in the highest quality I kid you not. It takes a lot for me these days head out to the theaters but this itch was too big to ignore. This coming from a person who have only seen 4 movies in the theaters in the past 10 yrs..LOTR, KB vol 1, Avatar, and Prometheus being the most rewarding and satisfying.

I can see why folks who love Avatar, Kill Bill Vol 1, Titanic, Dark of the moon will not like this because this doesn't spell everything out for them like a pop up book, it's a grand novel that makes you think. It's for the dreamers, thinkers, visionaries, that are tired of formulas and predictable movies time and time over again. And all the plot holes and unanswered questions you hear or read about them happens for a reason which "I believe" like Shaw did will be answered in due time so don't worry about that, it doesn't matter anyways because there's so much more to love.

Alien was iconic for it's time and is better is some ways, but in other ways Prometheus encompasses it and is superior in ways modern film making allows for. My god I have seen things in this film I've never seen before. I was captured from the 1st minute to the last scene, my eyes were stretched wide open the whole time taking it all in and 2 hrs honest to god felt like 45 min. The F/X and visuals in Avatar or Dark of the moon were great but they seem artificial and machine like where as Prometheus feels organic and natural. Seriously, I couldn't tell you before who I think is the greatest director of all time but after seeing this I can now say IMPO it is Ridley scott, he is the effin man, king of all films. I mean l love Pulp fiction for it's brilliant script but Tarantino or nobody can produce a film like this, not even JC. Sorry I could not simply give my feedback in couple of sentences just like RS cannot make this film in 2 hrs. He opened up the biggest can of worms no pun intended which I thank him for more amazing things to come.
post #1167 of 2359
BTW, does anyone know the story behind the credit to Dan O'Bannon for "elements"?

Dan's been dead for quite a while now, so I'm wondering what "elements" they're talking about. Is it just due to his being involved with the original Alien movie or was there something specific to this film?
post #1168 of 2359
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Why?
Is her English that bad?

I was making a joke that the need to drag Noomi back in to add narrative explanations to Prometheus like the way they draggied Harrison Ford back in to add the narrative voice over to Bladerunner because the producers couldn't understand the movie. But I obviously botched it up since I'm having to explain it. redface.gif
post #1169 of 2359
One last thing I like to add that deserve it's own post which I thought was one the best, riveting, heart pounding scene was the operation which from hundreds of reviews or threads I've read have not brought this up. And that is that scene to me is clear as day a homage and inspiration from the 5th Element. When you see it, you can see Shaw looking identical to LeeLoo when she was in that glass chamber...the disheveled hair, the white straps covering her private parts, the chamber, the robotic movements. There's no doubt in my mind RS borrow from that scene. Ok I didn't give up any anything right?
post #1170 of 2359
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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

My Alien box set is still sealed.redface.gif
NOOOOooooo......eek.gif

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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

I was making a joke that the need to drag Noomi back in to add narrative explanations to Prometheus like the way they draggied Harrison Ford back in to add the narrative voice over to Bladerunner because the producers couldn't understand the movie.
Oh, OK, I got it now....smile.gif
It's late and you were too clever for me.tongue.gif
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