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post #481 of 2359
Interesting - anti viral & directed by young Scott - washed grey, almost the look of the original Mac 84 spot

https://www.weylandindustries.com/#
post #482 of 2359
https://www.weylandindustries.com/6EQUJ5/6EQUJ5.jpg

The Orrery - 3000X1500 Not that sharp on my 27, but quite an image.
post #483 of 2359
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Originally Posted by R Harkness View Post

I'm anticipating Prometheus with glee...


....but God that was tedious.

Not to me. I watched it three times.
post #484 of 2359
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

https://www.weylandindustries.com/6EQUJ5/6EQUJ5.jpg

The Orrery - 3000X1500 Not that sharp on my 27, but quite an image.

Neat but...

I've got a creeping feeling that this (apparently) "chariots of the Gods" direction taken in Prometheus could end up sabotaging the film with a sort of fuzzy, vague, pretentious-but-thin theme.

Hopefully they won't go too fluffy. Still hoping...
post #485 of 2359
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Originally Posted by R Harkness View Post

Neat but...

I've got a creeping feeling that this (apparently) "chariots of the Gods" direction taken in Prometheus could end up sabotaging the film with a sort of fuzzy, vague, pretentious-but-thin theme.

Hopefully they won't go too fluffy. Still hoping...

It's impossible not to be apprehensive when big budget = no story 99% of the time these days.

I could be wrong. It might be 100% of the time
post #486 of 2359
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Originally Posted by R Harkness View Post

Neat but...

I've got a creeping feeling that this (apparently) "chariots of the Gods" direction taken in Prometheus could end up sabotaging the film with a sort of fuzzy, vague, pretentious-but-thin theme.

Hopefully they won't go too fluffy. Still hoping...

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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

It's impossible not to be apprehensive when big budget = no story 99% of the time these days.

I could be wrong. It might be 100% of the time

FAITH....the Final Frontier....
post #487 of 2359
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FAITH....the Final Frontier....

Ahh..Brother oink

Bless us, for we have doubts
post #488 of 2359
Preview for a March17 trailer with new images.

http://www.prometheusnews.net/movie/...-of-trailer-1/
post #489 of 2359
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Preview for a March17 trailer with new images.

http://www.prometheusnews.net/movie/...-of-trailer-1/

Preview of a preview trailer....what will they think of next?
post #490 of 2359
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Preview of a preview trailer....what will they think of next?

Saw the IMAX3D trailer yesterday. Can't really comment on the trailer, but the 3D was outstanding.
post #491 of 2359
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Preview of a preview trailer....what will they think of next?

Yeah, you wonder how much catnip they can produce without giving up the script. 80 days is
a long way off.
post #492 of 2359
Slightly off topic but I watched Alien 3 last night and it's a damn near perfect Riddick movie.
post #493 of 2359
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Slightly off topic but I watched Alien 3 last night and it's a damn near perfect Riddick movie.

The performances from Brian Glover and Charles Dance grow on me every time I see it.
post #494 of 2359
I thought most folks hated the third one. I loved the mood and pacing of it myself.

Cary
post #495 of 2359
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I thought most folks hated the third one. I loved the mood and pacing of it myself.

Cary


I think as more people had found out about what was going on behind the scenes, and with the "new cut", it's getting a better buzz these days, and of course Fincher has grown into a well known director who was virtually unknown at the time.
post #496 of 2359
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I think as more people had found out about what was going on behind the scenes, and with the "new cut", it's getting a better buzz these days, and of course Fincher has grown into a well known director who was virtually unknown at the time.

My biggest beef was the ending regarding Ripley and most of that is related to effects and not the how and the arrival of the company. I liked the setting and characters just fine.
post #497 of 2359
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My biggest beef was the ending regarding Ripley and most of that is related to effects and not the how and the arrival of the company. I liked the setting and characters just fine.

The studio turned the lights off and they keep the 60 foot drop that looks like 1000. Looks like a bad rotoscope test.

Will Ridley show us a few of his 'In Camera' tricks in the new film? We know he'll use CG, but he's a master that loves to show off the old stuff from time to time.
post #498 of 2359
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I thought most folks hated the third one. I loved the mood and pacing of it myself.

Cary

A3 is easily the least of the 4....IMO.
post #499 of 2359
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A3 is easily the least of the 4....IMO.

There were 4?
post #500 of 2359
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There were 4?

You're right....there was only 3: Alien, Aliens, and Alien Resurrection.
post #501 of 2359
Oh man, A4 is such a disaster
When Brad Dourif's character says "oh my beautiful little butterfly", then my stomach turns inside out.

A3 is ok (except the effects haven't aged well) but I had so high expectations after Aliens that I was very dissapointed after seeing it at the cinema.
But after that and I rewatched it, it isn't that bad.
I definately like the "alternate cut" better than the original cut though.
post #502 of 2359
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Oh man, A4 is such a disaster
When Brad Dourif's character says "oh my beautiful little butterfly",

That was a paraphrase of what Doc Frankenstein said about his creature.
post #503 of 2359
IMAX teaser with lots of new footage: http://mobile3.influxis.com/pm/viewe...P052pFiIecQ%3D
post #504 of 2359
Live q and a with ridley scott
LL
LL
post #505 of 2359
and, the full trailer in HD may be found here: http://go.amctheatres.com/prometheus

Confirms much of the basic plot speculation.
post #506 of 2359
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and, the full trailer in HD may be found here: http://go.amctheatres.com/prometheus

Confirms much of the basic plot speculation.

Did you watch the q&a?
post #507 of 2359
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Confirms much of the basic plot speculation.

So this might not be so far off after all.
post #508 of 2359
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Did you watch the q&a?

I did, Kevin. Don't think Scott and Lindelhof gave away much of the plot, but I did enjoy Scott's emphatic statement that some scenes would scare the hell out of the audience.
post #509 of 2359
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I did, Kevin. Don't think Scott and Lindelhof gave away much of the plot, but I did enjoy Scott's emphatic statement that some scenes would scare the hell out of the audience.

Haha it was a pretty good q&a. Just wish it lasted longer. I tried getting an autograph haha

The last question was pretty darn good
post #510 of 2359
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I'll paste a plot by baldas from the Pmovie forum - he makes very interesting connections to the dead SJ in the ampule room, why it might end up on an inspection table and a purpose for the ship that looks like the original - incomplete but entertaining IMO

Let's say that there's a race, The Gods, that has mastered the creation of life and decides to implement their findings across the universe. They basically choose a number of hospitable planets for the races they created and populate those planets with the genetic seeds of life. Doing this on Earth would make up for the first few minutes of the movie, shot in Iceland, and would account for the trailer scene of the huge spaceship above the water fall.

The Gods also want to get to know their creations as soon as they reach a certain degree of technological evolution. What they do is to leave a map behind. However there is an intermediate step - these races must first travel to a planet (a kind of a Gateway - did anybody ever read Pohl's Gateway?) where they are presented with the explanation of their past, a ship and another map. Two important notes: this Gateway is not LV 426; I don't think we will actually see the Gods in the movie.

So the Prometheus crew travels to this Gateway, where they find a chamber (the Giant Human Head on the wall assures them that's the right one, all right) in which a set of urns with the basis for their DNA is unquestionable evidence that Humans were indeed created by The Gods.

The ever-curious crew will also find other chambers that hint at other races. This includes the Space Jockey, which also visited the Gateway in the past (more about this later)- in fact, the remains of one of them are found and its skull is scanned inside the ship. Looking forward to see the chamber with the Giant Space Jockey Head (yes, I'm speculating). Tinkering with the urns in other chambers will also mean finding some pretty nasty things and will lead to unwanted effects: mutations, deaths with varied degrees of pain and suffering, etc.

The Gods also provide a ship (or a hangar full of ships, in case They are not that worried with inventory management) - derelict-shaped, of course - so that the humans (and other races) can finally travel to their God home planet - hence the holographic space map in the trailer.

Now debating starts within the crew, according to their varied interests, beliefs or agendas: some will want to meet the Gods, some will want to go back to Earth and break the news and hopefully save the increasingly-mutated, some will be ambitious, some will be scared, the company guys will be keen on getting hold of the technology, David-the-android will consider using human DNA to become human, etc etc etc - plenty to justify the multi-layered-plot tag.



Finally most of the crew agrees on returning to Earth. Unfortunately The Gods have planted a safety system for races acting Prometheus-like and stealing their technology, which is activated after their derelict-shaped ship is commanded to go somewhere other than God planet. It might (yes, pure speculation) lock the pilot to the seat and use its DNA to mix with the goo deposited inside the urns on the cargo deck, hence creating a new unfriendly race to the pilot. No clue what this would look like, but probably not the best choice for a pet. Some of the resulting abominations will then kill most of the survivors and the ship would happily continue its trip to Earth in order to wipe out the Prometheus-like race (they went looking for their beginning but what they find might mean their end).

Fortunately the last-standing crew heroes (perhaps David-the-android-now-almost-human on an interesting act of selflessness towards the race he now feels he belongs to, yes I'm speculating) realize that to be the plan and crash the human ship onto the derelict-shaped ship thus saving humanity and leading Rapace and Theron to figure out it's time for some jogging. No clue what happens to them afterwards, except that Rapace finds some time to record a message: we were so wrong to decide to come back to Earth.



Love the jogging part haha
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