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The_End254
12-22-2011, 12:43 PM
http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g471/muromachi/prometheus-giant.jpg

:O

supernaut
12-22-2011, 12:48 PM
That looks a bit weird. I hope it doesn't speak, cos that would ♥♥♥♥ with the tone, for me.

Gordon He-Man
12-22-2011, 01:22 PM
I can't see my monitor for all my DNA dripping off the screen...

supernaut
12-22-2011, 01:25 PM
I can't see my monitor for all my DNA dripping off the screen...

Good god, man. :D

TangledThorns
12-22-2011, 02:52 PM
Things I noticed:

:25 Weyland Yutani emblem

:34 Space Jockey mask or skull?

:36 I bet Fassbender's character is a artificial human

Interesting how no xenomorph is show...

Zero_Vector
12-22-2011, 03:04 PM
I'm glad there were no aliens in it. I think they need to get far away from an Alien remake. The Thing remake was painful. After seeing it I had to rewatch the John Carpenter version to make sure it was still good :p

supernaut
12-22-2011, 03:11 PM
I bet Fassbender's character is a artificial human

Fassbender's been confirmed to play an android.

spooksmagee
12-23-2011, 08:05 AM
Oh.

Oh my.

There's so many things right with that trailer I don't know what to say...

Fassbender
Look of the original film
Space Jockey ship from the original film
Nice blend of digital and practical effects
No sign of xenomorphs (at least in the trailer)
Fassbender

Damn. Probably my most anticipated film of 2012 now.

supernaut
12-23-2011, 08:26 AM
It'll likely be the first meaningful 3D experience for most people. I've heard great things about Scorsese's Hugo, but it's not the kind of film I'm interested watching in the cinema. Still, I'm pretty annoyed that we're getting the first sci-fi flick from Ridley Scott in almost 30 years and we're forced to wear those ♥♥♥♥ing glasses.

tibetanpunk
12-23-2011, 09:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftuxbvGwiU&feature=player_embedded

720p version.

Have some rep. :)

This looks it could be genuinely awesome. I have a good feeling about this movie.

Omphofo-Bravo
12-23-2011, 09:29 AM
I'm glad there were no aliens in it. I think they need to get far away from an Alien remake. The Thing remake was painful. After seeing it I had to rewatch the John Carpenter version to make sure it was still good :pWell the aliens would have to be part of this movie in one way or another in order to explain how their eggs got into that craft in the first place.

It'll likely be the first meaningful 3D experience for most people. I've heard great things about Scorsese's Hugo, but it's not the kind of film I'm interested watching in the cinema. Still, I'm pretty annoyed that we're getting the first sci-fi flick from Ridley Scott in almost 30 years and we're forced to wear those ♥♥♥♥ing glasses.I doubt anyone of us will have much time to get annoyed by the glasses while we thoroughly engross ourselves in the film. :)

Cold_Turkey_14
12-23-2011, 09:32 AM
So is that the ship they encounter at LV427?

The_End254
12-23-2011, 09:33 AM
So is that the ship they encounter at LV427?

Nah same system I'm sure but different planet.

tibetanpunk
12-23-2011, 09:33 AM
Well the aliens would have to be part of this movie in one way or another in order to explain how their eggs got into that craft in the first place.

I doubt anyone of us will have much time to get annoyed by the glasses while we thoroughly engross ourselves in the film. :)

Maybe the 'space jockeys' screwed around with human DNA to speed up our evolution and it turns out that humans ARE the aliens...

"They went searching for our beginning, but they may have found our end..."

If it is, just remember that I called it here and spoiled the whole twist for you all!

Demon Wraith
12-23-2011, 09:41 AM
Maybe the 'space jockeys' screwed around with human DNA to speed up our evolution and it turns out that humans ARE the aliens...

"They went searching for our beginning, but they may have found our end..."

If it is, just remember that I called it here and spoiled the whole twist for you all!
I think it's more likely that the Jockeys created us. The one shot we have of a Jockey out of the suit looks strangely human. So a pre-existing connection of the two seems evident.

marie pavie
12-23-2011, 10:01 AM
Attention continuity/canon fetishists
Be forewarned, I'm going to make fun of you!

Gordon He-Man
12-23-2011, 01:35 PM
Attention continuity/canon fetishists
Be forewarned, I'm going to make fun of you!

You can't have a huge amount of canon with a film that takes place before Ridley's initial one...

(...unless you're including AvP or AvP: Requiem...in which case; you're DEAD to me...);)

marie pavie
12-23-2011, 05:53 PM
You can't have a huge amount of canon with a film that takes place before Ridley's initial one...

(...unless you're including AvP or AvP: Requiem...in which case; you're DEAD to me...);)
I had thought AvP was some kind of convoluted joke, then found out it was actually a real, big budget thing.

Seph64
12-23-2011, 06:08 PM
Well the aliens would have to be part of this movie in one way or another in order to explain how their eggs got into that craft in the first place.

Not really, since from what I have seen from the trailer, it's not even on the same planet. It could be that these "Space Jockeys" send their ships to different planets with different purposes.

LV426? Test out the Xenomorphs (not anticipating that they'd fall prey to the thing they're trying to test lol).

This planet? I dunno, but it looks something nefarious.

I am going to go out on a limb and guess the real reason for the Nostromo for setting down on LV426 was to check the ship out and bring back a sample of the space jockey, but they found something else. Something more sinister than the original purpose. (Alien)

And once the company realized what else that ship contained, their priorities shifted. "Why research something ancient and dead when one can research something alive, and probably useful for military applications?" (Aliens)

Either way, it's one of the movies I am definitely going to see in theatres next year.

SlyCell
12-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Not really, since from what I have seen from the trailer, it's not even on the same planet. It could be that these "Space Jockeys" send their ships to different planets with different purposes.

LV426? Test out the Xenomorphs (not anticipating that they'd fall prey to the thing they're trying to test lol).

This planet? I dunno, but it looks something nefarious.

I am going to go out on a limb and guess the real reason for the Nostromo for setting down on LV426 was to check the ship out and bring back a sample of the space jockey, but they found something else. Something more sinister than the original purpose. (Alien)

And once the company realized what else that ship contained, their priorities shifted. "Why research something ancient and dead when one can research something alive, and probably useful for military applications?" (Aliens)

Either way, it's one of the movies I am definitely going to see in theatres next year.

I really like the idea of the jockey ships being like some type of experimental bio-weapons platform that hovers in low orbit around planets, testing all their deadly new toys.

So, the part in the trailer with the woman standing in the jockey room with the big projection swirling around her;
What do you want to bet that it's Charlize Theron's character being shown the location of all the weapons platforms throughout the universe (kind of a la Halo), and sends that information back to W-Y?

Omphofo-Bravo
12-24-2011, 04:45 AM
Not really, since from what I have seen from the trailer, it's not even on the same planet. It could be that these "Space Jockeys" send their ships to different planets with different purposes.

LV426? Test out the Xenomorphs (not anticipating that they'd fall prey to the thing they're trying to test lol).

This planet? I dunno, but it looks something nefarious.

I am going to go out on a limb and guess the real reason for the Nostromo for setting down on LV426 was to check the ship out and bring back a sample of the space jockey, but they found something else. Something more sinister than the original purpose. (Alien)

And once the company realized what else that ship contained, their priorities shifted. "Why research something ancient and dead when one can research something alive, and probably useful for military applications?" (Aliens)

Either way, it's one of the movies I am definitely going to see in theatres next year.Who knows? Perhaps it is or perhaps it's not the same planet. We never really saw much of LV426 in the first film to know exactly what the planet looked like. I still think they need to explain how the aliens are connected to the space jockeys and if the humans are also part of that equation. I doubt the aliens are just some random space predator the jockeys picked up in one of their ships and has nothing to do with Prometheus. I strongly doubt that.

- and I can't wait to find out.

Merry Christmas btw, everyone.

Gordon He-Man
12-24-2011, 08:13 AM
http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g471/muromachi/prometheus-giant.jpg

:O

Something I dug out on another board...


I believe the giant guy is Phil Martin...Who is 7-foot tall...


http://www.willowmanagement.co.uk/profile.html?p_name=Phill%20Martin&p_id=83 (http://<a href="http://www.willowmanagement.co.uk/profile.html?p_name=Phill%20Martin&p_id=83" target="_blank">http://www.willowmanagement.co.uk/profile.html?p_name=Phill%20Martin&p_id=83</a>)

In the above he is credited of having worked on Prometheus as 'Engineer'...

And for ♥♥♥♥z'n'gigglez...



Compare!

Gotta say, if this guy is for real and not some elaborate form of dis-information...I'm gonna have to totally change the way I've viewed this Universe.

...and I KINDA like it!

TangledThorns
12-24-2011, 11:23 AM
Fassbender's been confirmed to play an android.

Damn, I didn't know that but now kinda disappointed it was obvious for me from watching the trailer. Now I wonder if this android will be more like Ash, Bishop or... Data?? LOL

Seeing how they cast Fassbender it wouldn't surprise me if his character hooks up with a human female.

TangledThorns
12-24-2011, 11:28 AM
This prequel had me thinking about a prequel for Aliens could be done also. The story about Hadley's Hope on LV-426 starting after Newt's parents discover the alien ship and ending before the arrival of the Colonial Marines. It was done in comic book form but I think it could make for a good action horror movie as well.

Gordon He-Man
12-24-2011, 02:03 PM
The more I watch the trailer, and the more I read and see Ridley Scott denying it's a prequel...and the fact Lindeloff is on board, are leading me to a kinda scary conclusion.

'Prometheus' isn't a prequel to 'A L I E N'; Ridley speaks true...

...what it IS is a REBOOT.

(not that there's anything WRONG with THAT per se...)

TangledThorns
12-24-2011, 07:28 PM
The more I watch the trailer, and the more I read and see Ridley Scott denying it's a prequel...and the fact Lindeloff is on board, are leading me to a kinda scary conclusion.

'Prometheus' isn't a prequel to 'A L I E N'; Ridley speaks true...

...what it IS is a REBOOT.

(not that there's anything WRONG with THAT per se...)

Spoiler alert about the xenomorph and may answer if this is a reboot or not. I refuse to read it but I'm sure others may want too.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/52324

supernaut
01-06-2012, 07:25 PM
New image of Noomi Rapace's character...
http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/prometheus-USATODAY.jpg

Gordon He-Man
01-15-2012, 09:40 AM
New pic...

http://cdn.chud.com/9/99/350x233px-LL-9936eaaa_prometheus1.jpeg (http://www.chud.com/community/image/id/540189)


Quote:
When the enigmatic television series “Lost” came to a close two years ago, show co-creator Damon Lindelof thought he was done working on scripts with shadowy plot lines. Then he got an offer to write “Prometheus,” a Ridley Scott-directed science-fiction film whose story has been kept tightly under wraps since its inception.

“Coming out of ‘Lost,’ I was like, ‘What a relief it’ll be to leave mystery and secretiveness behind,’” recalled the 38-year-old, who also was one of the writers who penned last year’s “Cowboys & Aliens.” “Then I found myself in the same situation, and I thought, ‘Here we go again.’”

Months before the film’s June release, little is still known in Hollywood about the 3-D “Prometheus,” whose ensemble cast includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. The movie was initially billed as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 hit “Alien,” but the filmmaker and the studio behind the picture, 20th Century Fox, have since tried to distance it from that label.

“Alien,” which starred Sigourney Weaver, centered on scientists who encounter extraterrestrials while exploring an alien planet. “Prometheus,” meanwhile, has explorers seeking the origins of human civilization to save future generations of mankind.

What the two do have in common, Lindelof said, is that the universe in which each takes place shares a similar aesthetic. When the writer signed on to the film, Scott was already deep into discussions with production designer Arthur Max, whose résumé includes work on “Se7en” and “Gladiator.” Scott took Lindelof to what he described as a “thick, dramatic vault door” where five twentysomethings who “looked like they were playing video games” were rendering images of planets, creatures and space suits.

“The movie is definitely epic in its scope. One of the filmmakers that we ended up talking about to a fair degree of redundancy was David Lean, who directed ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’” he said. “We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces. That connected to the larger themes we were talking about — that we’re all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet.

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/01/14/prometheus-damon-lindelof-ridley-scott-photos-alien-prequel/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=57774 (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/01/14/prometheus-damon-lindelof-ridley-scott-photos-alien-prequel/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=57774)



http://www.chud.com/community/image/id/540203/width/350/height/554/flags/LL (http://www.chud.com/community/image/id/540203)

supernaut
01-15-2012, 09:58 AM
I wonder when the second trailer might land. I hope March/April.

Thanks for the article, Gordon.

spooksmagee
01-15-2012, 10:02 AM
New pic...

http://cdn.chud.com/9/99/350x233px-LL-9936eaaa_prometheus1.jpeg (http://www.chud.com/community/image/id/540189)



Almost looks shopped.

spartan0078
01-15-2012, 01:21 PM
I'll remain hopeful that this will be a good movie for now, What I'd really like to know what that one one ina space suit is grabbing at his face for? It's to quick to get a good look at, but it looks like his face is melting or something.

viespea
01-16-2012, 06:39 AM
i wonder how much cheap CGI they will use.

Omphofo-Bravo
01-16-2012, 10:40 AM
i wonder how much cheap CGI they will use.A lot, I reckon, but I wouldn't call it cheap.

marie pavie
01-16-2012, 10:56 AM
The Alien Actors Union is pretty strong I hear, hiring a real alien actor would be way over the budget, dangerous (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m533vNRTxno) too.

Demon Wraith
01-16-2012, 12:11 PM
The Alien Actors Union is pretty strong I hear, hiring a real alien actor would be way over the budget, dangerous (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m533vNRTxno) too.
But they're not a very involved union. Them and the SAG don't get along. So if they use scab aliens, the other actors won't care.

AceAndJocelyn
01-17-2012, 11:50 AM
I will be 16 when it comes out in theaters so I asked my dad if he would take me to see it and he said no because the first one scared him. Oh well. I'm gonna have to convince the ticket guy that I am 17. -_-

supernaut
01-17-2012, 11:58 AM
I will be 16 when it comes out in theaters so I asked my dad if he would take me to see it and he said no because the first one scared him.

lol

Tell him to man up. Ask him again a week before the premier and show him all the trailers that have come out by then, maybe he'll change his mind. Good luck, either way.

Personally I can't wait to ♥♥♥♥ my pants.

AceAndJocelyn
01-17-2012, 12:02 PM
lol

Tell him to man up. Ask him again a week before the premier and show him all the trailers that have come out by then, maybe he'll change his mind. Good luck, either way.

Personally I can't wait to ♥♥♥♥ my pants.

Good Advice :)

Gordon He-Man
01-17-2012, 01:32 PM
lol

Tell him to man up. Ask him again a week before the premier and show him all the trailers that have come out by then, maybe he'll change his mind. Good luck, either way.

Personally I can't wait to ♥♥♥♥ my pants.

...depends...

supernaut
01-17-2012, 01:40 PM
...depends...

Where's the rest of the sentence? :D

Gordon He-Man
01-20-2012, 02:10 PM
Where's the rest of the sentence? :D

No...that's what you should be WEARING!

Not PANTS...DEPENDS!!!

http://www.depend.com/mens-solutions

Gordon He-Man
01-23-2012, 09:33 AM
International poster released...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m6aUtQSUJGo/TxxTLINGQPI/AAAAAAAAAYI/70aKPIxL3nw/s1600/prometheus_international_poster.jpg

AsheMan
01-23-2012, 09:56 AM
I finally saw a preview in the theaters. It looks nice and dark. I was a little surprised that it didn't mentioned Alien/Aliens at all in the preview, just the title Prometheus.

marie pavie
01-23-2012, 10:39 AM
International poster released...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m6aUtQSUJGo/TxxTLINGQPI/AAAAAAAAAYI/70aKPIxL3nw/s1600/prometheus_international_poster.jpg
Looks like Kurtz.

jackreacher2012
01-23-2012, 10:46 AM
it looks pretty sweet, Ridley Scott is awesome!

supernaut
02-17-2012, 07:32 AM
Official Clean Version of Trailer #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pamcfmMGuGw)

HD download link (MP4). (dl.dropbox.com/u/2561706/Prometheus%20-%20TrailerB.mp4)

MADDOGGE
02-17-2012, 08:16 AM
The trailer I saw in the theater a week or so back felt very Alien in tone.:)This may not as we have been told be a Alien movie per say with facehuggers and such but I swear I saw something small moving around. Of course it could all be part of the hype train. Maybe I saw what I "wanted" to see due to Ripley's manipulations;).



PS: I don't go to the theater for many movies. This is definitely a theater movie for me though and if it's any good a second time in the theater. This movie screams large screen viewing at least once.

Demon Wraith
02-17-2012, 08:25 AM
The trailer I saw in the theater a week or so back felt very Alien in tone.:)This may not as we have been told be a Alien movie per say with facehuggers and such but I swear I saw something small moving around.
Heck, you see someone's helmet get melted with acid.

MADDOGGE
02-17-2012, 08:48 AM
Heck, you see someone's helmet get melted with acid.Well, the thing of it is you have these canisters in the floor that resemble the actual eggs laid by a queen but they are slimmer and look to be metallic(man or Navigator made). Kinda like in Jurassic Park where they used ostrich shells for the genetically engineered dino's embryos to mature in. These look to be metallic substitute eggs despite what they may actually turn out to be. I wonder if we don't have a little bio-weapons research facility gone wrong.

We know that the navigator ship which we see in the video and assume is crashing onto LV427 prior to The first Alien movie had actual live eggs with facehuggers in them from the first movie. No metal canisters there. Organic laid eggs and they had to be laid by something.

So the big question is are the canisters some human made genetic modification of the original species found on the Navagator ship or were they genetically engineered from the get go by the navigator race.:)

Masterclown
02-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Heck, you see someone's helmet get melted with acid.

Are you sure that's what happened? I figure she sneezed and got snot all over the inside of her/his helmet.

supernaut
02-17-2012, 09:12 AM
Are you sure that's what happened? I figure she sneezed and got snot all over the inside of her/his helmet.

lol

I've always liked your sense of humor.

Masterclown
02-17-2012, 09:20 AM
Well thank you.

And I, and many others her, surely appreciate the movie info that you offer to SPUF.

supernaut
02-17-2012, 09:50 AM
Well thank you.

And I, and many others her, surely appreciate the movie info that you offer to SPUF.

Thank you, I literally can't help myself.

Omphofo-Bravo
02-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Navigators sound way better than Space Jockeys.

MADDOGGE
02-17-2012, 10:49 AM
Navigators sound way better than Space Jockeys.Must have "Dune" on my mind.

supernaut
02-28-2012, 02:13 PM
https://www.weylandindustries.com/
http://blog.ted.com/TED2023/ (Youtube link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7YK2uKxil8))

Peter Weyland's 2023 TED Talk. :cool:

This does not appear in Prometheus. Conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, directed by Luke Scott.

Source (http://www.slashfilm.com/prometheus-peter-weyland-ted-talk-2023/)

supernaut
02-28-2012, 02:35 PM
I'm excited, 100 days to go.

Excited.

The_End254
02-28-2012, 02:48 PM
https://www.weylandindustries.com/
http://blog.ted.com/TED2023/ (Youtube link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7YK2uKxil8))

Peter Weyland's 2023 TED Talk. :cool:

This does not appear in Prometheus. Conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof, directed by Luke Scott.

Source (http://www.slashfilm.com/prometheus-peter-weyland-ted-talk-2023/)

Watched that earlier, got me excited all over again :D

Dazzled
02-28-2012, 03:10 PM
I believe they are bringing in Giger for this.
http://www.avpgalaxy.net/2010/12/18/hr-giger-for-alien-prequel/

If Giger is in any way involved the movie is guaranteed to have all kinds of really freaky horrors. -> Instant must see movie. :cool:

TangledThorns
02-28-2012, 03:29 PM
I didn't get anything out of the viral video, rather boring actually. I found it unnecessary in comparison to the awesome teaser trailer.

Omphofo-Bravo
02-28-2012, 03:34 PM
Fun side note.

Tomorrow I'll be receiving the Blu-ray Alien Quadroligy in my mailbox. :)

Now I'm off to bed.

supernaut
02-28-2012, 03:46 PM
If Giger is in any way involved the movie is guaranteed to have all kinds of really freaky horrors. -> Instant must see movie. :cool:

Supposedly Giger is responsible for the new design, though the official site gives me more of a fansite speculation vibe.

I didn't get anything out of the viral video, rather boring actually. I found it unnecessary in comparison to the awesome teaser trailer.

We got confirmation of Guy Pearce's character and the amazing fact that Peter Weyland is part of the plot. I wasn't amazed by it, but it's a nice complementing promo. I wish it had more of a TED feel though.

Tomorrow I'll be receiving the Blu-ray Alien Quadroligy in my mailbox. :)

Congrats. I gifted the Quadrilogy pack to my little brother some years ago, I remember his face lighting up.

marie pavie
02-28-2012, 04:01 PM
:p So did Weyland Industries get bought out, or did it become The Company?

Seph64
02-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Why does Guy Pearce look and sound familar? According to IMDB the only movie that he is in that I have seen was Count of Monte Cristo (have yet to see Momento, sue me :p), and honestly I don't remember that movie well enough to know his role.

Did he star in any other movie that IMDB is not listing?

trojanrabbit.gg
02-28-2012, 05:39 PM
Nice to see Guy Pearce getting better roles. I'm looking forward to seeing how he does in Lockout.

supernaut
02-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Did he star in any other movie that IMDB is not listing?

It's all there. He hasn't had many leading roles, mainly supporting roles.

MADDOGGE
02-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Scary man there Peter Weyland. :eek: Thinks he is a God. Nothing is off limits to someone like that. People like that will get you killed.



Thought the actor did a really convincing job.

Omphofo-Bravo
02-29-2012, 06:41 AM
We got confirmation of Guy Pearce's character and the amazing fact that Peter Weyland is part of the plot. I wasn't amazed by it, but it's a nice complementing promo. I wish it had more of a TED feel though.I would've liked to see whatever it was he was preluding, even if it would be somewhat obscured for spoilers sake. You know, just to give people something to speculate about.


Congrats. I gifted the Quadrilogy pack to my little brother some years ago, I remember his face lighting up.Thanks! I'm still waiting for it. Seems I'll have to wait another day. :(

Seph64
02-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Scary man there Peter Weyland. :eek: Thinks he is a God. Nothing is off limits to someone like that. People like that will get you killed.

Well considering how many people died in Alien and Aliens due to Weyland's greed(for power), I'd say that's a given. :p

I am still looking forward to Prometheus.

supernaut
03-12-2012, 09:31 AM
http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-news/2012/03/exclusive-amc-theatres-20th-century-fox-livestream-present-live-q-a-with-director-ridley-scott-and-premiere-of-new-prometheus-trailer

On Saturday, March 17th at 4 p.m. PST/ 7 p.m. EST/ 12 a.m. GMT/ 1 a.m. CET, legendary director Ridley Scott will premiere the first full trailer for one of 2012's most anticipated films, PROMETHEUS, at the AMC Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA. This invite-only premiere will follow a 30 minutes Q&A session with the iconic director conducted by Prometheus writer/producer Damon Lindelof (Co-creator, Executive Producer and Writer of TV's LOST).

So how can you see the Q&A and trailer premiere? We've got you covered!

Livestream will be streaming the entire event LIVE online and it will be viewable at the following destinations:

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Facebook: http://facebook.com/amctheatres

Twitter: http://twitter.com/amctheatres

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates about the event.

With an event like this, you don't just want to be a viewer, you want to be a participant! Submit your questions now for Ridley Scott by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. We'll also be taking questions during the event on the destinations listed above.

Immediately following the live event the new Prometheus trailer will be available on the AMC Theatres YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/amctheatres. Make sure you subscribe to our channel so you can be among the first to see it!

Make sure to mark your calendars and join us next Saturday, March 17th at 4 p.m. PST/ 7 p.m. EST!

A 20-sec preview for the full trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umU6cenjctI)

A live Q&A with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender on the same day, by Yahoo. (http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/prometheus/)

monkeedude1212
03-12-2012, 09:42 AM
:p So did Weyland Industries get bought out, or did it become The Company?

I believe by this point they have merged into the Weyland-Yutani company.

MADDOGGE
03-12-2012, 10:26 AM
:p So did Weyland Industries get bought out, or did it become The Company? Wasn't the company/corporation referred to as Weyland-Yutani in Alien/Aliens/Alien3? At this point in history it appears to me that Weyland corp and Yutani corp are still separate entities and business rivals for sure. Think of Aperture and BM but deadly serious instead of Cave Johnson's idiocy.

I don't know how canon the aweful AvP movies are to 20th Century Fox but I do remember seeing some of the Preditor tech being given to the Yutani lady at the end of Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem. And Weyland was involved in the Antarctic disaster in the other AvP film. There is definitely a convergence coming. When is the question.

supernaut
03-12-2012, 10:37 AM
The AvP films and Predators (2010) don't exist to me. I view the two (film) franchises as separate, despite the skull in Predator 2. It's cool that stuff exists in comics, novels and video games though. As for films, there's really no reason to unite these two iconic monsters in the same film. Too many villains start cancelling each other out.

MADDOGGE
03-12-2012, 11:02 AM
The AvP films and Predators (2010) don't exist to me. I view the two (film) franchises as separate, despite the skull in Predator 2. It's cool that stuff exists in comics, novels and video games though. As for films, there's really no reason to unite these two iconic monsters in the same film. Too many villains start cancelling each other out.I understand what you are saying but it depends on what the rights holders say as to what is canon or not. I can understand wanting to stick to one monster at a time though. Shoot even as a Marine or Alien in the games you rarely came across a Predator. It's still largely a alien game. The fun part was playing as the Predator. Don't really see how you can pull that off successfully in a movie though. I'm not really interested in watching myself harvesting, then skinning people in a movie.:eek: The Predator is so OP. As a marine there is the fear factor.


The AvP movies are as bad to me as the last two Alien movies and Preditor 2 are. Personally I think the AvP2 game would have made a great real AvP movie instead of the crap we got. There was a good story already and several additional plots as well. considerable story depth for a FPS of that time period. Especially if you add in the Mission pack Primal Hunt.

Masterclown
03-12-2012, 11:43 AM
The AvP movies are as bad to me as the last two Alien movies and Preditor 2 are. Personally I think the AvP2 game would have made a great real AvP movie instead of the crap we got. There was a good story already and several additional plots as well. considerable story depth for a FPS of that time period. Especially if you add in the Mission pack Primal Hunt.

I agree, the AVP movies were astoundingly atrocious: The first one was ridiculous. The second one was even worse. Nothing but a mish-mash of crap with a lot of "shock" thrown in - particularly the scene where the pregnant women are attacked. That has to be the low point of all the movies combined.

Reading Ridley's comments on the matter, he says the Aliens franchise is ruined, but at least Prometheus lets him revisit the Xenomorph universe under his own terms.

MADDOGGE
03-12-2012, 12:05 PM
I agree, the AVP movies were astoundingly atrocious: The first one was ridiculous. The second one was even worse. Nothing but a mish-mash of crap with a lot of "shock" thrown in - particularly the scene where the pregnant women are attacked. That has to be the low point of all the movies combined.

Reading Ridley's comments on the matter, he says the Aliens franchise is ruined, but at least Prometheus lets him revisit the Xenomorph universe under his own terms.Well on life support for sure. Were someone that loved the Aliens universe to come in and say start up at the end of Aliens forgetting every other aliens movie and AvP ever existed they might be able to revive it but I ain't holding my breath on that happening.

I agree about the pregnant women. Plain stupid. It appears that the story writers were unaware that the alimentary canal and reproductive system are not connected in any way. So tell me again how the alien embryos got into the women's wombs without killing her?

Have you noticed how the gestation period for aliens keeps getting faster and faster. What used to take hours, now only takes minutes it seems. The AvP movies were a prime example of what happens to IP when it's all about the money. game or movie there is no difference.





I can't get over the chill that go through me when the trailer begins and that horn and music starts playing. Buhhhah Buhhhhah. Lord I hope this movie rocks. It's been so long since we had a great scifi movie.

The_End254
03-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Trailer for a trailer, ugh. Can't wait to see the full one though.

Gordon He-Man
03-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Trailer for a trailer, ugh. Can't wait to see the full one though.

It's got you moaning about it...so it's done it's job!
(...and not JUST here, but on many, many sites...):p

Gordon He-Man
03-13-2012, 03:18 PM
...anyone read the 'leaked' script?...it's kind of embarassing and yet somehow life-affirming; that some fan with such a shallow knowledge of grammar, punctuation and TERRIBLE story-telling have nevertheless fashioned a (GOD-AWFUL) story connecting scenes from the trailers, still photos and internet speculation into one of the blandest films ever...THAT takes dedication...

Seph64
03-13-2012, 03:53 PM
...anyone read the 'leaked' script?...it's kind of embarassing and yet somehow life-affirming; that some fan with such a shallow knowledge of grammar, punctuation and TERRIBLE story-telling have nevertheless fashioned a (GOD-AWFUL) story connecting scenes from the trailers, still photos and internet speculation into one of the blandest films ever...THAT takes dedication...

That's the thing about leaked scripts, who knows if it's actually the real one?

I mean, you said it has bad grammar right?

Regardless, I am not going to let your negative energy ruin my anticipation.

Gordon He-Man
03-13-2012, 04:13 PM
That's the thing about leaked scripts, who knows if it's actually the real one?

I mean, you said it has bad grammar right?

Regardless, I am not going to let your negative energy ruin my anticipation.

I don't think you understood what I was saying in my above post...

Read three pages, and tell me thats the real MacCoy... (http://www.prometheus-movie.com/uploads/leaked_script.txt):rolleyes:

Gordon He-Man
03-17-2012, 03:34 AM
I THINK you guys are gonna want to watch this...


http://mobile3.influxis.com/pm/viewer/viewer.aspx?stype=pre&sd_width=640&sd_height=360&sd_lo=256&sd_hi=768&hd_width=1280&hd_height=720&hd_lo=768&hd_hi=1536&fid=8G4MZaNoIs8j7HaZIJD%2FcgpZKcG5Z9CzM62oAF1ruBdB DGSfOPu71MFJtYcnpsF3aoTP5iaWQxdju6xjPFTREdSLuZfsYH 1hP052pFiIecQ%3D

The_End254
03-17-2012, 04:45 AM
I THINK you guys are gonna want to watch this...


http://mobile3.influxis.com/pm/viewer/viewer.aspx?stype=pre&sd_width=640&sd_height=360&sd_lo=256&sd_hi=768&hd_width=1280&hd_height=720&hd_lo=768&hd_hi=1536&fid=8G4MZaNoIs8j7HaZIJD%2FcgpZKcG5Z9CzM62oAF1ruBdB DGSfOPu71MFJtYcnpsF3aoTP5iaWQxdju6xjPFTREdSLuZfsYH 1hP052pFiIecQ%3D

Amazing, can't wait for the theatrical version later on today.

Gordon He-Man
03-17-2012, 09:33 AM
Do people even BOTHER checking if stuff they're posting has ALREADY BEEN posted?

Seph64
03-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Do people even BOTHER checking if stuff they're posting has ALREADY BEEN posted?

Well exxxccccccccccccccccccccuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me princess.

scojer 2.0
03-17-2012, 09:36 AM
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS FILM!

iBMe
03-17-2012, 09:46 AM
Looks good, I really hope this film delivers.

Gordon He-Man
03-17-2012, 09:50 AM
Well exxxccccccccccccccccccccuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me princess.

SSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! !!!!

Nobodies supposed to know about the 'P'-thing;).

Vladeslav
03-17-2012, 06:22 PM
The full theatrical Prometheus trailer in HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU&list=FLntvhoBORsJsftVFz4Wg8nQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video)

MADDOGGE
03-17-2012, 06:41 PM
Cool!!, though I liked the music with the horns blowing in the first one better, scarier.

Damn, just a little too much spoiler info in the trailer.:(

spooksmagee
03-17-2012, 08:08 PM
The full theatrical Prometheus trailer in HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU&list=FLntvhoBORsJsftVFz4Wg8nQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video)

oh man.

too many emotions....can't comment... must see this film!

marie pavie
03-17-2012, 08:14 PM
I'm texting from the ticket line at the theater. Could some a you guys drop me off some food & stuff?

wazups 2x
03-18-2012, 12:07 AM
I NEED to see this movie!

supernaut
03-18-2012, 10:50 AM
The full theatrical Prometheus trailer in HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU&list=FLntvhoBORsJsftVFz4Wg8nQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video)

Completely and utterly blown away.

I think it's safe to say that we're in for quite a ride. I can't think of another example where I've been as excited for the return of a beloved franchise/universe.

scojer 2.0
03-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Completely and utterly blown away.

I think it's safe to say that we're in for quite a ride. I can't think of another example where I've been as excited for the return of a beloved franchise/universe.


You and me both. I proudly own the Quadrilogy, all the Predator movies, and both AVPs. (Not so proud of that...) But, I love the universe, there is just so much to it. I don't think that Ridley knew that it would get this big from his sci-fi flick back in the day. I hope that they return to the ACTUAL Alien universe in a future film, and it's kind of a reboot of it, but done by either him or James, and NO ONE else.

supernaut
03-18-2012, 01:10 PM
I THINK you guys are gonna want to watch this...

http://mobile3.influxis.com/pm/viewer/viewer.aspx?stype=pre&sd_width=640&sd_height=360&sd_lo=256&sd_hi=768&hd_width=1280&hd_height=720&hd_lo=768&hd_hi=1536&fid=8G4MZaNoIs8j7HaZIJD%2FcgpZKcG5Z9CzM62oAF1ruBdB DGSfOPu71MFJtYcnpsF3aoTP5iaWQxdju6xjPFTREdSLuZfsYH 1hP052pFiIecQ%3D

Watched the IMAX teaser after the full trailer and I was surprised that there's a lot of footage there that's not in the full trailer. I can't get enough of watching them, my anticipation is through the roof at this point.

I'll post these in case people missed them...


Weyland - "Our Family is Growing" (http://mobile3.influxis.com/pm/viewer/viewer.aspx?stype=pre&sd_width=640&sd_height=360&sd_lo=256&sd_hi=768&hd_width=1280&hd_height=720&hd_lo=768&hd_hi=1536&fid=8G4MZaNoIs8j7HaZIJD/cgpZKcG5Z9CzM62oAF1ruBdBDGSfOPu71MFJtYcnpsF3R3ob9n/6h5kK2SPE1l6P2tifyVwEUgIGkuMfIx/UAzI=)
Project Prometheus (http://www.projectprometheus.com/)
AMC Q&A with Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTwVoIapW-Y)
Yahoo Q&A with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender (http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/prometheus/#jumbo)

Djinjifila
03-18-2012, 02:46 PM
OK... The latest trailer looks absolutely MENTAL... Can't wait!

marie pavie
03-18-2012, 03:09 PM
So it actually feels a little strange to be looking forward to a film that I think is going to have some brains behind it. There's really so much beautifully crafted dreck out there now. First thing that comes to mind is the Trek reboot, which I enjoyed. Opening scene to establish Kirk is rebellious & adventurous... Also establishes that he's a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥ hole, which would be fine if that's where they were taking it but they weren't. Come on, you're not making a Saturday cartoon here.

supernaut
03-18-2012, 05:43 PM
So it actually feels a little strange to be looking forward to a film that I think is going to have some brains behind it.

I was thinking that as well and the feeling is nothing less than depressing, if a particular film is starting to stand out in this regard. Just as depressing when people started referring to Inception as a thinking man's blockbuster. The mainstream offerings, the CGI onslaught has reduced people's expectations to celebrating mediocrity and be amazed by what should be the norm. And they're surprised that John Carter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401729/) is under-performing.

Granted, truly great directors that started out in this or that genre, have moved away from them or either died. I hope Duncan Jones sticks to sci-fi for a while, cos the man has potential to do great things there, as he proved with Moon.

marie pavie
03-18-2012, 05:53 PM
Have you any reviews in the works? I always enjoy reading your stuff.

supernaut
03-18-2012, 06:03 PM
Have you any reviews in the works? I always enjoy reading your stuff.

Not at the moment, no. I'll do one for Prometheus for sure, if nothing sooner.

And likewise.

spooksmagee
03-18-2012, 06:05 PM
I hope Duncan Jones sticks to sci-fi for a while, cos the man has potential to do great things there, as he proved with Moon.

Moon was astounding. Source Code was a good follow-up I thought. My Google-fu is weak tonight and I can't discern what his next project will be... I have high hopes though.

/derail

supernaut
03-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Moon was astounding.

Aye, I recently watched it the 2nd time and was even more blown away. Such a tragic tale.

I can't discern what his next project will be... I have high hopes though.

Next should be his homage to Blade Runner...
http://www.slashfilm.com/duncan-jones-meets-weta-discuss-potentially-final-scifi-film/

Yeah. :cool:

And then there's this...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_%28film%29#Sequels

Besides Prometheus, of course, Jones' Blade Runner homage, Gravity (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/) and Elysium (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108/) are my most anticipated sci-fi flicks. There's other stuff too, but those have me most excited.

relaxeder
03-19-2012, 12:22 AM
I think its really neat how its almost like Ridley Scott is bringing the Alien series full circle and finally exploring the background of those mysterious giant bodies that were found in the derilect ship in the beginning of the very first film. I don't think they were ever really explained? Kind of makes me want to watch the first film again and put the pieces together after Prometheus is out... although I was expecting this to be an actual Alien prequel, I'm still excited its a new story, too. Its still supposed to take place within the same fiction, correct?

Stoked that HR Giger did some concept work on this too, apparently. The original creative brains are back at the wheel...

The_End254
03-19-2012, 03:44 AM
International Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a9jRaa4Wkbk) Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Some new footage in there.

Masterclown
03-19-2012, 06:27 AM
I think its really neat how its almost like Ridley Scott is bringing the Alien series full circle and finally exploring the background of those mysterious giant bodies that were found in the derilect ship in the beginning of the very first film. I don't think they were ever really explained? Kind of makes me want to watch the first film again and put the pieces together after Prometheus is out... although I was expecting this to be an actual Alien prequel, I'm still excited its a new story, too. Its still supposed to take place within the same fiction, correct?

Stoked that HR Giger did some concept work on this too, apparently. The original creative brains are back at the wheel...


I'm sure of you here have read some of the Aliens series from Dark Horse comics (they were mostly published in the 90s), for those who haven't one of the authors did feature a space jockey, which was alive, at a climactic point of the story. We'll see if Mr. Scott tried to use any of that in Prometheus (doubtful)

supernaut
03-19-2012, 11:24 AM
International Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a9jRaa4Wkbk) Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. Some new footage in there.

I was at work, that's my only excuse. :eek:

All this new media, these past few days have been a real goosebumps galore. The international trailer complements the faster edit full trailer very nicely and I'm glad to see more of Rapace here.

Putting this against Avatar, in hindsight, I don't see why I was so excited for Avatar tbh. Blue walking felines was a pretty obvious warning sign. Avatar has "too safe" written all over it, so I hope that Prometheus at least tries to be the complete opposite of safe. The Q&A was interesting to watch in that regard, as much as they could answer plot-related questions. Also, Scott will handle both PG-13 and R-rated cuts, so the rating is still pending. I hope the rating will at least be at the edge of PG-13, but it also has a high possibility to be an R-rated hit on the level of The Matrix Reloaded or The Passion of the Christ ($742 million and $612 million respectively). Granted, there's no Alien in the title, so it has less immediate franchise recognition. One thing is guaranteed, Scott will have his version as part of the DVD/Blu-ray release. Many of his films have had excellent Director's Cuts.

While Ridley's work hasn't been up to his usual standards for a while, Robin Hood being his absolute low point imo, he's at least capable of making mature entertainment and this time he's paired up with a competent writer, who had a good draft to build on. And there's no Russell Crowe in sight. The cast is one of its most promising aspects, it's incredibly varied and professional. All in all, Ridley's return to sci-fi looks to be more promising than James Cameron's.

MADDOGGE
03-19-2012, 11:57 AM
Most "R" rated movies I've been to are "R" rated usually because of the over use of foul language or sex that had no place in the movie to begin with and was just there for filler. The worst being the "F" bomb every 2 seconds. I don't think that will be an issue in this movie though. I'm more worried about losing important content do to violence or visual effects to achieve a PG13 rating. I'd rather it be a R rated movie and be able to be the way it's supposed to be.

videogames10
03-19-2012, 12:07 PM
Prometheus will lead us to the promised land!

...we have been promised some land, haven't we?

AsheMan
03-19-2012, 12:14 PM
I love the new trailer. It looked suspenseful, thrilling, and dangerous and there wasn't a single alien in the whole preview!

Seph64
03-19-2012, 12:18 PM
I was at work, that's my only excuse. :eek:

All this new media, these past few days have been a real goosebumps galore. The international trailer complements the faster edit full trailer very nicely and I'm glad to see more of Rapace here.

Putting this against Avatar, in hindsight, I don't see why I was so excited for Avatar tbh. Blue walking felines was a pretty obvious warning sign. Avatar has "too safe" written all over it, so I hope that Prometheus at least tries to be the complete opposite of safe. The Q&A was interesting to watch in that regard, as much as they could answer plot-related questions. Also, Scott will handle both PG-13 and R-rated cuts, so the rating is still pending. I hope the rating will at least be at the edge of PG-13, but it also has a high possibility to be an R-rated hit on the level of The Matrix Reloaded or The Passion of the Christ ($742 million and $612 million respectively). Granted, there's no Alien in the title, so it has less immediate franchise recognition. One thing is guaranteed, Scott will have his version as part of the DVD/Blu-ray release. Many of his films have had excellent Director's Cuts.

While Ridley's work hasn't been up to his usual standards for a while, Robin Hood being his absolute low point imo, he's at least capable of making mature entertainment and this time he's paired up with a competent writer, who had a good draft to build on. And there's no Russell Crowe in sight. The cast is one of its most promising aspects, it's incredibly varied and professional. All in all, Ridley's return to sci-fi looks to be more promising than James Cameron's.

Avatar probably would have been a whole lot better without the Cowboys vs Indians, Industrialization vs environmental message that they were constantly hitting us over the head with. And the planet sending in wildlife to fight against the evil humans was kind of over the top. It would have been a whole lot better if it was just a small misunderstanding that result from barriers between two different cultures.

Which leads me to wonder, "James Cameron, you gave us Aliens, we know you can do Sci-Fi, you know you can do Sci-Fi, so what's with this tripe that you gave us?"

Prometheus is looking very promising, so Ridley Scott gets points for that so far. Of course if I see it in Theaters and it turns out to be a piece of crap... Well, I am not even going to think about that yet.

Nothing can stop my anticipation for this film.

While I did rip on Avatar and called it tripe, I do kinda like it (in the will watch if nothing else is available kind of way). It could have been a WHOLE lot better.

Gordon He-Man
03-19-2012, 02:33 PM
The only negative I have to point out about 'Prometheus' is that it appears to driving the smug-git Damon Lidelof into fresh paroxisms of revolting insufferability.
There were points during the Q & A with Ridley that I wanted to reach through my monitor and throttle the gurning goon.:o

marie pavie
03-19-2012, 02:48 PM
...the smug-git Damon Lidelof
Some were dissing him in the comments too, but I didn't see why. I don't know anything about him.

monkeedude1212
03-19-2012, 03:33 PM
Which leads me to wonder, "James Cameron, you gave us Aliens, we know you can do Sci-Fi, you know you can do Sci-Fi, so what's with this tripe that you gave us?"

When you look at Aliens compared to Alien, you see two entirely different kinds of "Sci Fi Horror" movies. Alien is like a Classic Horror movie, set in a Science Fiction setting. Aliens is like a classic Science Fiction Monster movie, with a few elements of Horror.

Riddley Scott has I think tried to make a few too many epics, which is something Cameron was better at. He did great on Kingdom of Heaven, but Robin Hood was a flop. I am afraid that he will try to be a bit too much like James Cameron in Prometheus instead of instilling that self-built horror that he had in the other Alien Films. One where you were more afraid that something would pop out - as opposed to being afraid when something DID pop out.

marie pavie
03-19-2012, 03:40 PM
I thought of Aliens as a classic war movie.

Kaboom
03-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Michael Bay has got the go ahead to make a sequil to Prometheus. He is currently training wrestlers and cheer leaders to act in the film.

Gordon He-Man
03-19-2012, 05:02 PM
When you look at Aliens compared to Alien, you see two entirely different kinds of "Sci Fi Horror" movies. Alien is like a Classic Horror movie, set in a Science Fiction setting. Aliens is like a classic Science Fiction Monster movie, with a few elements of Horror.

Riddley Scott has I think tried to make a few too many epics, which is something Cameron was better at. He did great on Kingdom of Heaven, but Robin Hood was a flop. I am afraid that he will try to be a bit too much like James Cameron in Prometheus instead of instilling that self-built horror that he had in the other Alien Films. One where you were more afraid that something would pop out - as opposed to being afraid when something DID pop out.

Sorry, WHAT?!?!

Cameron is a hack...a very rich and successful hack, but a HACK none-the-less.

supernaut
03-22-2012, 10:57 AM
No more wallpaper troubles! (http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/Prometheus-Ship.jpg)

Source (http://www.slashfilm.com/high-resolution-desktop-wallpaperquality-prometheus-images-revealed/)

monkeedude1212
03-22-2012, 11:02 AM
Sorry, WHAT?!?!

Cameron is a hack...a very rich and successful hack, but a HACK none-the-less.

Which is why I praise Riddley Scott a heck of a lot more. You might think of him as a Hack, I just think he knows the industry well enough to produce what the masses want, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Avatar was exactly what the 3D Gimmick needed to stay afloat, and made the CGI film idea a bit more accepted beyond Pixar films.

GameFlysBy
03-22-2012, 11:16 AM
I honestly thought the trailer looked crap.

supernaut
03-22-2012, 11:45 AM
I honestly thought the trailer looked crap.

You'd be the first one, in this thread. :)

MADDOGGE
03-22-2012, 11:59 AM
I honestly thought the trailer looked crap. Amateur.:rolleyes: Try harder next time.;)





Nice shots supernaut but I'm wanting something in the labs or the metal "eggs" things or even the navigator/pilot.

Tosadalis
03-22-2012, 12:05 PM
No more wallpaper troubles! (http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/Prometheus-Ship.jpg)

Source (http://www.slashfilm.com/high-resolution-desktop-wallpaperquality-prometheus-images-revealed/)

Is it me or is it still kinda low on the quality?
I BLAME FILM GRAIN AND BLUR

Gordon He-Man
03-22-2012, 01:04 PM
I honestly thought the trailer looked crap.

Bots are envious of David8... honestly...;)

alehm
03-22-2012, 02:26 PM
Will this be better than Blade Runner?

Omphofo-Bravo
03-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Director of Blade Runner....Gladiator, and......nothing? Why wasn't Alien included in there?

Meh.

monkeedude1212
03-22-2012, 03:06 PM
Director of Blade Runner....Gladiator, and......nothing? Why wasn't Alien included in there?

Meh.

Beccause it's kind of like saying "From the Director that brought you Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - comes Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!"

Omphofo-Bravo
03-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Beccause it's kind of like saying "From the Director that brought you Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - comes Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!"Nah, I would't say that. Starting off with Blade Runner, Gladiator and finishing with Alien wouldn't look awkward at all, imo. It doesn't really matter anyway.

supernaut
03-22-2012, 03:27 PM
Will this be better than Blade Runner?

I seriously doubt it but we'll see.

monkeedude1212
03-22-2012, 03:37 PM
Nah, I would't say that. Starting off with Blade Runner, Gladiator and finishing with Alien wouldn't look awkward at all, imo. It doesn't really matter anyway.

I just think it'd be weird to mention Alien being that this is either a prequel or closely set in that same universe.

marie pavie
03-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Will this be better than Blade Runner?


It really can't be. It's pretty hard to beat a who am I - what is man story with a made up where did we come from story. As a film it could be better, but it's the universal stories that have the legs.

iBMe
04-17-2012, 12:26 PM
There's a new Happy Birthday David (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOOJl5lWNfM&feature=share) video out. It's really creepy.

chaplain_wu
04-17-2012, 12:41 PM
I think they just want to make an Alien prequel without making an over the top association, re Colonial Marines and Sigourney Weaver. Like a movie set in WW2 but not having much to do with war.

The only reason I'd watch this movie is Charlize Theron. Man the things I'd do...

supernaut
04-17-2012, 01:39 PM
There's a new Happy Birthday David (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOOJl5lWNfM&feature=share) video out. It's really creepy.

I came here to bump the thread with this. Good man.

marie pavie
04-17-2012, 01:59 PM
Happy Birthday David is a great advert for us, but I hope in the future they'll make better ad's than that! :p

Masterclown
04-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Will this be better than Blade Runner?

Once a film reaches cult classic status, it is difficult to be "one-upped", so to speak.

But everything seems to be in place to allow this film to stand on its own, pretty well, and odds are that it will deliver....

spooksmagee
04-17-2012, 05:16 PM
There's a new Happy Birthday David (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOOJl5lWNfM&feature=share) video out. It's really creepy.

:eek:

AHHHH I can't wait for this film!

MADDOGGE
04-17-2012, 05:49 PM
One person mentioned the Hal9000 in the video comments and I also had been thinking the same thing listening to him talk. To me the android did sound something like Hal in his intonation.

Can this movie live up to all this hype? I have my doubts. Few things ever do, but I'm enjoying the ride waiting on the movie either way.

supernaut
04-29-2012, 09:52 PM
3-minute International Launch Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1byZkbNB3Jw)

More story and spoiler-heavy than the last two combined!

I read what it contains, which only confirmed my expectations, but I'm hesitant to actually watch it. Let us know if you feel dirty after watching it. 39 days to go.

supernaut
04-29-2012, 10:05 PM
Okay, BAD supernaut! A trailer I'd rather not have seen. Some key shots that I would've kept for the cinema, even though there weren't really spoilers per se, since it only confirms what was going to happen either way. I think this is a good time to go media silent though, not watch old or any new trailers and images.

marie pavie
04-29-2012, 10:11 PM
Okay, BAD supernaut!
I usually think plot-schmaut, so what, as far as spoilers go. :eek: But now you've made me trepidatious!

MADDOGGE
04-29-2012, 10:14 PM
Damn that should never have been in a trailer. Big spoiler!!!!:mad::mad::mad:

Omphofo-Bravo
04-30-2012, 10:15 AM
Guess I'm skipping this one.

Demon Wraith
04-30-2012, 12:51 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Gordon He-Man
05-02-2012, 12:50 PM
Prometheus audio puzzle...



Forwards...

http://www.blogbusters.ch/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DiscoveringPrometheus_CrewTransmission.mp3


...and Backwards...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10954836/Reverse.mp3



Combined...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFmxWTy4G2g&feature=player_embedded#!



Enjoy?;)

marie pavie
05-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Enjoy?;)

I'd have to guess things weren't going quite as well as planned for the team.

scojer 2.0
05-02-2012, 01:05 PM
Prometheus audio puzzle...



Forwards...

http://www.blogbusters.ch/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DiscoveringPrometheus_CrewTransmission.mp3


...and Backwards...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10954836/Reverse.mp3



Combined...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7zRNxiYLZA&feature=player_embedded



Enjoy?;)

Nice find! I can't wait for this!

Ace O' Shades
05-02-2012, 01:55 PM
theres 300 replies to this thread so forgive me if this has already been posted (http://www.operatorchan.org/t/src/133331029526.jpg)

supernaut
05-07-2012, 12:25 PM
I have some wonderful news...

It's Rated R! (http://collider.com/prometheus-rating-rated-r/164532/)

Lozer
05-07-2012, 12:26 PM
I have some wonderful news...

It's Rated R! (http://collider.com/prometheus-rating-rated-r/164532/)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

Gordon He-Man
05-07-2012, 02:55 PM
I'm calling 'FOUL' on that ADVANCE ticket...

Who in their RIGHT MIND would buy an ADVANCE TICKET a FULL WEEK after the film has premiered?








Oh...oh wait...;););)

monkeedude1212
05-07-2012, 03:01 PM
I have some wonderful news...

It's Rated R! (http://collider.com/prometheus-rating-rated-r/164532/)

Just saw that too.

Part of me is afraid because a lot of times that just happens when there is a scene with senseless nudity, and I don't think Scott would go that low but... Part of me is always paranoid.

Zero_Vector
05-07-2012, 03:11 PM
Just saw that too.

Part of me is afraid because a lot of times that just happens when there is a scene with senseless nudity, and I don't think Scott would go that low but... Part of me is always paranoid.

If you're that scared of nudity should you really be on the internet? ;)

There could be nudity given people are being treated for "infection" but it's hardly senseless. It could just be for the gore which there will no doubt be plenty of.

monkeedude1212
05-07-2012, 03:28 PM
If you're that scared of nudity should you really be on the internet? ;)

No no no, it's not that I'm scared of nudity, it's that I'm scared of senseless nudity, the kind that gets put in there to give a movie sex appeal - like the Friday the Thirteenth films, or something like Starship Troopers 2. They're meant to be taken lightheartedly, I know. I don't want Prometheus to be light-heartened by a scene where a woman walks around naked, for no real reason whatsoever, besides to give all the guys in the theatre a boner. I don't want to walk out of a movie and hear "How bout that shower scene, huh?"

Zero_Vector
05-07-2012, 03:48 PM
Oh right, yeah I doubt they'd do that. Ridley Scott is hardly the kind of director to do that I'd say.

I have to say though that the nudity was probably the best bit of Starship Troopers 2 given what a trainwreck it was in general :p

monkeedude1212
05-07-2012, 04:07 PM
I have to say though that the nudity was probably the best bit of Starship Troopers 2 given what a trainwreck it was in general :p

The only saving grace. I turned it off riiiight after that scene because I couldn't bear it anymore.

supernaut
05-16-2012, 11:24 AM
Quiet Eye (www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwEtldZQNew)

Non-spoilerish viral video with Noomi Rapace's character.

I think these viral clips are a good idea, the TED Talk, David 8 and this, since none of it appears in the film (not the TED Talk anyway). While I understand the need for TV Spots, they're overexposing a narrative-heavy experience. While this is most likely out of Scott's hands, it's hypocritical to say you don't want to spoil the film for audiences and then there's a ton of trailers, ads, clips (viral and otherwise) released. And there are certain shots you just don't include in trailers. It's the same deal with every big Hollywood movie, sure, but there's a limit to how far you should go with marketing, depending on the film. From what we've seen, heard and read, it's a summer blockbuster that has something to offer in the story/character department, not your typical shallow CGI-laden popcorn flick that needs all the marketing it can get.

MADDOGGE
05-16-2012, 11:45 AM
I like these non spoiler videos we are getting. It's a great way to develop characters and back story before we go into the actual movie. It allows the director to set the tone and how we feel about certain character at the start of the movie. Interesting way to manipulate the audience.

iBMe
05-16-2012, 11:54 AM
I'm so excited for this I think I might have to book opening night at the Imax, I'm even going to risk watching it in 3D.

Loving all the ancient astronaut theory influences too :cool:

MADDOGGE
05-16-2012, 12:24 PM
I'm so excited for this I think I might have to book opening night at the Imax, I'm even going to risk watching it in 3D.

Loving all the ancient astronaut theory influences too :cool:I just hope I'm not being hyped. If it's at least as good as Aliens I will be very happy but if it's as good or better than Alien (or even Predator 1) I will be very pleased.

Gordon He-Man
05-30-2012, 07:26 AM
'EMPIRE' magazines 'Prometheus' review is OUT!!!

http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=4513

MagFlare
05-30-2012, 07:39 AM
'EMPIRE' magazines 'Prometheus' review is OUT!!!

http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=4513

Kind of a disappointing start to the summer movie season, considering how bad The Avengers (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1083461-avengers/) was, too.

eram
05-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Got tickets for the 3d version midnight showing Thursday night.

If its a rag tag team of 20 some-things that form an elite task force then sent to investigate some eggs im gonna be annoyed.

marie pavie
05-30-2012, 07:50 AM
'EMPIRE' magazines 'Prometheus' review is OUT!!!

http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=4513

You can't argue with a man who correctly spells abattoir.

Porcupeth
05-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Kind of a disappointing start to the summer movie season, considering how bad The Avengers (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1083461-avengers/) was, too.

Jumping the gun much? It's just a review.

MagFlare
05-30-2012, 07:55 AM
Jumping the gun much? It's just a review.

Note: it's a review for the wrong movie. :D

supernaut
05-30-2012, 08:01 AM
'EMPIRE' magazines 'Prometheus' review is OUT!!!

http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=4513

You had me there for a second. :p

Masterclown
05-30-2012, 08:14 AM
What perplexes me right now about Prometheus is how many of my movie-going friends that are fans of the original Alien film don't know how Prometheus is related to it! I keep having to explain that the movie isn't exactly a prequel, but that it instead gives background to the origin of the Xenomorph, and why W/Y decide that the crew of the Nostromo was ultimately expendable.

Seph64
05-30-2012, 08:16 AM
Jumping the gun much? It's just a review.

>MFW you didn't click his Avengers link
>MFW when I have no face

SeanHraefn
05-30-2012, 08:17 AM
What perplexes me right now about Prometheus is how many of my movie-going friends that are fans of the original Alien film don't know how Prometheus is related to it! I keep having to explain that the movie isn't exactly a prequel, but that it instead gives background to the origin of the Xenomorph, and why W/Y decide that the crew of the Nostromo was ultimately expendable.

We, as in those of us who use forums and scour the web for information on that which interests us, still seem to be a minority.

Most of my meatspace friends who are not heavy internet users know literally 1/10th the raw information I know just because they do not actively seek knowledge of any kind.

That's not to say that heavy internet users are necessarily smarter, we're just better informed about most things.

Masterclown
05-30-2012, 08:24 AM
That's not to say that heavy internet users are necessarily smarter

As a matter of fact, we are smarter.

Even bowmoq is smart!

Porcupeth
05-30-2012, 09:10 AM
>MFW you didn't click his Avengers link
>MFW when I have no face

I did click the avengers link and thought it was weird, but didn't click the Prometheus one :eek: (or i did but just looked at the score and didn't read)

Masterclown
05-30-2012, 06:06 PM
Here is a brief, non-spoiled review of Prometheus from someone lucky enough to see a preview.

http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/uc08o/so_i_just_saw_prometheus_heres_a_quick/

All I really, really, reeeaaally want is a little more Alien backstory from the man who started it all. Can't wait for June 8th!

marie pavie
05-30-2012, 07:08 PM
Here is a brief, non-spoiled review of Prometheus from someone lucky enough to see a preview.

Oh, before I send this, there's another thing that bugged me though. The movie does a great job pleasing the Alien fans, but might seem a bit hard to approach for a more mainstream audience.
As if those six hundred are going to see this one.

supernaut
05-30-2012, 09:52 PM
Will be seeing it on the 7th at 19:45, we're going with a big group. It's been a long wait, but I'm psyched.

Here is a brief, non-spoiled review of Prometheus from someone lucky enough to see a preview.

http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/uc08o/so_i_just_saw_prometheus_heres_a_quick/

Interesting.

supernaut
05-31-2012, 08:32 AM
More Early Buzz...
http://www.slashfilm.com/early-buzz-ridley-scotts-prometheus/

Please be warned that clicking through to any of the linked reviews on this page (especially the Hollywood trades) will expose you to plot points and spoilers you probably don’t want to read before seeing the film.

eram
05-31-2012, 09:29 AM
£11.60 per ticket is taking the piss. Just this once.

Stupid 3d.

Masterclown
05-31-2012, 09:40 AM
£11.60 per ticket is taking the jarate. Just this once.

Stupid 3d.

Hopefully, the local theaters offer a 2D showing.

I don't care for 3D. I already wear glasses, and I get a headache having to stack 3D lenses over my current frames.

Gordon He-Man
05-31-2012, 09:41 AM
Saw this last night...

As far as a review goes, I'm still....collating...

supernaut
05-31-2012, 09:45 AM
Saw this last night...

As far as a review goes, I'm still....collating...

Woah, was it thanks to the line of work that you are in or did you just get extremely lucky?

Masterclown
05-31-2012, 09:56 AM
Saw this last night...

As far as a review goes, I'm still....collating...

Ah, one of our own has seen it!

Tell me, beyond what has been shown in the trailers and in Aliens movies, would you say that H.R. Giger's influence is still very evident?

No spoilers, please. :) feel free to be as nebulous or ambiguous as you like.

Gordon He-Man
05-31-2012, 10:48 AM
Woah, was it thanks to the line of work that you are in or did you just get extremely lucky?
No, neither...It officially opens here today...I just grabbed the midnight screening.

The cinema was strangely NOT packed, and I bought my ticket about 3 weeks ago (assigned seating, back-row, bang in the middle).
Didn't get back home til 3:30 this morning.

As for your question Masterclown...only in a couple of key scenes. It's not the Giger-fest that was A L I E N .

I'm still trying to digest the thing...I really enjoyed it, the 3-D was some of the best I've seen (but unnessessary), it just feels ultimately like half a film.

supernaut
05-31-2012, 10:57 AM
Oh right, I didn't realize to look for international release dates (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/releaseinfo), I just assumed a June 8th global release in most regions, as is the case with many big films.

GoodManBadTimes
05-31-2012, 03:21 PM
Off to see this in Tminus 1hr..

Soooo Excited...

eram
05-31-2012, 07:41 PM
Just got back from watching it. My amazing detailed review below.

It's not that bad

marie pavie
05-31-2012, 07:53 PM
I don't know how I got through RT (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/prometheus_2012/)without reading any of the reviews. I guess I'm too scared after reading of Inception as the thinking man's movie?

GoodManBadTimes
05-31-2012, 07:58 PM
Just got back from watching it. My amazing detailed review below.

It's not that bad

After also just getting back from watching this i would have to agree with your 'review'..

Few things were a bit odd, but overall..

widgen
06-01-2012, 02:58 PM
i enjoyed it, need more people to talk about it with though :] sooo many ???

Demon Wraith
06-01-2012, 03:13 PM
HOW ARE YOU ALL SEEING IT? I HATE YOU.

*cry*

GoodManBadTimes
06-01-2012, 03:14 PM
i enjoyed it, need more people to talk about it with though :] sooo many ???

Same here man, im itching to have a bit of a convo about it..lol

If theres anything you wanna discuss about it ping me a message:)

Larry1212
06-01-2012, 03:16 PM
HOW ARE YOU ALL SEEING IT? I HATE YOU.

*cry*

It's out in Ireland and the UK afaik. Released today. Hoping to see it this weekend or on Monday.

RT reviews are good.

GoodManBadTimes
06-01-2012, 03:22 PM
HOW ARE YOU ALL SEEING IT? I HATE YOU.

*cry*

Yeah midnight screening for me man:)

I was gonna try an hold out till next week sometime but i was so excited i was gonna explode so i just couldnt wait an snapped up 2 tickets for last nights opening screening..

Demon Wraith
06-01-2012, 03:28 PM
It's out in Ireland and the UK afaik. Released today. Hoping to see it this weekend or on Monday. Welp, time to build the wormhole that connects the UK to Texas.

And promptly swallows the entire planet in a singularity. But I might be able to slow down the process for about... how long is the movie again?

IgnoreThisPlox
06-02-2012, 04:19 PM
IMDB scores are dropping pretty fast (9 2 days ago to 8.5 to 8.3 today) but it seems to be that fans of the Dark Knight Rises are intentionally giving low scores so that TDKR gets to be the highest rated summer movie

Porcupeth
06-02-2012, 04:37 PM
so that TDKR gets to be the highest rated summer movie

It probably would end up being that, but the Avengers and Prometheus fans will give them back the same kind of medicine lol. Internet...y u so stupid.

spooksmagee
06-02-2012, 08:03 PM
IMDB scores are dropping pretty fast (9 2 days ago to 8.5 to 8.3 today) but it seems to be that fans of the Dark Knight Rises are intentionally giving low scores so that TDKR gets to be the highest rated summer movie

aaaand that's yet another reason why IMDB scores are completely irrelevant.

Damn you UK, why do you get Prometheus a week before us Yanks across the pond? :mad:

marie pavie
06-02-2012, 08:11 PM
aaaand that's yet another reason why IMDB scores are completely irrelevant.
I was comparing top 100 lists awhile back & noticed that while less than RT, IMDB's list still had a lot of schlock movies on there.

Masterclown
06-02-2012, 09:08 PM
Damn you UK, why do you get Prometheus a week before us Yanks across the pond? :mad:

Maybe because Ridley Scott is a redcoat!

KnownUnknown
06-02-2012, 11:14 PM
IMDB scores are dropping pretty fast (9 2 days ago to 8.5 to 8.3 today) but it seems to be that fans of the Dark Knight Rises are intentionally giving low scores so that TDKR gets to be the highest rated summer movie

Oh come on. The professional reviews I've seen so far haven't been very kind to Prometheus. Are they in on the conspiracy too?

I'm inclined to think that the movie is getting bad reviews for a reason: Scott lost his touch years ago, and he hasn't been able to get it back with Prometheus. I certainly don't have high hopes for the Blade Runner reboot either.

Scared
06-03-2012, 05:21 AM
Oh come on. The professional reviews I've seen so far haven't been very kind to Prometheus. Are they in on the conspiracy too?

I'm inclined to think that the movie is getting bad reviews for a reason: Scott lost his touch years ago, and he hasn't been able to get it back with Prometheus. I certainly don't have high hopes for the Blade Runner reboot either.

The movie certainly isn't one of the best out there but it is very entertaining. It gives some answers to some things in the Alien universe/lore and then gives more questions.

Porcupeth
06-03-2012, 05:34 AM
It can't be as bad as Aliens, that much is certain.

Zero_Vector
06-03-2012, 03:27 PM
It can't be as bad as Aliens, that much is certain.

Just got back from it and can confirm it's worse than Aliens, but then again Aliens is great.

Prometheus is not a bad movie, it just doesn't really make a lot a sense. In every other department it's excellent: Acting, effects, dialogue, cinematography etc.

I think the problem is that when you have a fixed conclusion to aim for, you can end up tying yourself in knots by trying to reach it while also keeping things interesting.

Still a solid 6 or 7 out of 10 (that's the movie scale, not the games scale).

MADDOGGE
06-03-2012, 03:51 PM
It can't be as bad as Aliens, that much is certain.Well personally I really enjoy both Alien and Aliens. Alien being an old fashioned horror flick and Aliens a great action movie. Hoping for more of a horror theme for Prometheus.

Aemony
06-03-2012, 03:53 PM
I liked it. Not awesome or epic, but quite great as a spiritual predecessor to the Alien franchise. What I liked most of it all is just that it's a bit ambiguous.

Aemony
06-03-2012, 03:58 PM
Well personally I really enjoy both Alien and Aliens. Alien being an old fashioned horror flick and Aliens a great action movie. Hoping for more of a horror theme for Prometheus.

Prometheus isn't very heavy on the action. There are a few action-packed moments but they aren't in any way the focus of the movie. The unknown and the dangers of this are what is.

I don't remember Alien but I'd definitely say that Promethus is more similar to that one, albeit with more explanations going on about some of the key elements of the plot.

Masterclown
06-03-2012, 04:57 PM
It can't be as bad as Aliens, that much is certain.

Say WHAT?

Anything that is "as bad as Aliens" is actually VERY GOOD. Sorta like saying "10 Trillion $ is chump change"

Porcupeth
06-03-2012, 05:56 PM
Pfft. I really disliked Aliens. One of those 3/10 movies for me, or something like that.

Seph64
06-03-2012, 06:17 PM
Pfft. I really disliked Aliens. One of those 3/10 movies for me, or something like that.

HERESY! BLASPHEMY! HEATHEN! THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU! THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU! I SHALL RID YOU OF THIS EVIL THAT IS "disliking Aliens" FROM YOUR SOUL! lol

What day does Prometheus premiere in the US again, the 8th?

MagFlare
06-03-2012, 06:18 PM
Pfft. I really disliked Aliens. One of those 3/10 movies for me, or something like that.

Aliens has a critic score of 100% on RottenTomatoes.com.

What I'm trying to say here is that all human beings enjoy the movie, and if you found yourself unable to like it, then it's because you were uncomfortable watching so many of your own exoskeletoned, acid-blooded relatives getting gunned down by badass space marines.

also i am curious how you type without eyes

Porcupeth
06-03-2012, 06:44 PM
I guess it's good that i don't use RT then

MADDOGGE
06-03-2012, 06:56 PM
Pfft. I really disliked Aliens. One of those 3/10 movies for me, or something like that.:eek: Mommy the bad man is here!

I am curious how you type without eyes[/SIZE]That's easy. He memorized the keyboard like a proper touch typer.:D:cool:

KnownUnknown
06-03-2012, 08:45 PM
How about this: I think Alien 3 is a better movie than Aliens.

There, I said it. Flame away you James Cameron freaks.

Geoffery Dark
06-03-2012, 08:51 PM
Just got back from it and can confirm it's worse than Aliens, but then again Aliens is great.

Prometheus is not a bad movie, it just doesn't really make a lot a sense. In every other department it's excellent: Acting, effects, dialogue, cinematography etc.

I think the problem is that when you have a fixed conclusion to aim for, you can end up tying yourself in knots by trying to reach it while also keeping things interesting.

Still a solid 6 or 7 out of 10 (that's the movie scale, not the games scale).

WHY IS THIS MOVIE NOT PLAYING ANYWHERE WITHIN 100 MILES OF ME?!

:eek::mad:

As for Alien and Aliens... They are some of the greatest Sci-Fi films of all time. Anyone who didn't like them doesn't know good cinema, if you ask me.

wazups 2x
06-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Pfft. I really disliked Aliens. One of those 3/10 movies for me, or something like that.

Sure you're not thinking of Alien Resurrection or even Aliens 3?

I can't imagine anyone giving Aliens a 3/10.

IgnoreThisPlox
06-04-2012, 12:43 AM
Oh come on. The professional reviews I've seen so far haven't been very kind to Prometheus. Are they in on the conspiracy too?

I'm inclined to think that the movie is getting bad reviews for a reason: Scott lost his touch years ago, and he hasn't been able to get it back with Prometheus. I certainly don't have high hopes for the Blade Runner reboot either.

Bad Reviews? The RT score is at 79% fresh

freeman4all
06-04-2012, 01:50 AM
Alien and Aliens will always hold a special place in my heart because they were what first turned me on to science-fiction when I was barely outa diapers in the late 80's.
I'm not expecting Prometheus to even come close to the originals because I think that era is long gone.
I'm just hoping that it gives me that ALIENesqe feeling again that I've been missing for so long.
But I'm gona try not to expect much so I don't have unreachable expectations if I get some time to see it Friday.

Porcupeth
06-04-2012, 02:47 AM
How about this: I think Alien 3 is a better movie than Aliens.

There, I said it. Flame away you James Cameron freaks.

Both Alien 3 and 4 are better.

Zero_Vector
06-04-2012, 03:44 AM
Both Alien 3 and 4 are better.

Just out of interest, which is you favourite Terminator movie?

Porcupeth
06-04-2012, 04:08 AM
Ironically, the second one.

Zero_Vector
06-04-2012, 04:30 AM
Ok. If you had said the 4th we might have had another Microshocky on our hands :p

I can see why people prefer Alien 3 to Aliens - it's more akin to the first movie (horror over action). However Resurrection... it's just silly. Joss Whedon's slightly campy sci-fi just doesn't suit the Alien franchise.

Porcupeth
06-04-2012, 04:35 AM
Well, i do like Salvation more than 1 and 3 though.

Resurrection is indeed...weird, but that's part of its charm imo. The second half is specially great.

Always found Aliens to be boring and unmemorable. In fact, despite having watched it many times, i only remember a little girl standing in garbage and lots of bullets flying at aliens :confused: was there more to the movie? /jk

TangledThorns
06-04-2012, 07:01 AM
From reading the reviews and posts it appears a lot of the blame is on Damon Lindelof, this guy is the Strause brother of writing.

MrChris
06-04-2012, 08:05 AM
just got back from seeing it, and honestly not quite sure what to make of it

shall have to collect my thoughts a bit

TangledThorns
06-04-2012, 08:10 AM
just got back from seeing it, and honestly not quite sure what to make of it

shall have to collect my thoughts a bit

From you post and that Damon Lindelof wrote this I'm getting the feeling that this is 'Lost' in space.

sdaniels7114
06-04-2012, 08:15 AM
Always found Aliens to be boring and unmemorable. In fact, despite having watched it many times, i only remember a little girl standing in garbage and lots of bullets flying at aliens :confused: was there more to the movie? /jk

That movie is where 'nuke it from orbit' came into the lexicon. Just for that it deserves props.

Chet from Weird Science and Reece from The Terminator were in it.

Besides that little girl is now in her thirties and is a married teacher with a couple of kids of her own and not once has she ever been arrested for a crime or had to check into rehab to beat an addiction or starred in a sex tape. Think about that: a child star from the 80's who grew up into a happy, normal, well-adjusted person.

MADDOGGE
06-04-2012, 08:16 AM
There was no way to make Aliens3 worthwhile short of it never happening but Aliens4 that one with some good actors, a good writer and a good director could have been as good as the first two. The pirate crew was sorta OK but the military and scientist were a joke. Too damn much bad bad over acting in A4.

xlxSmokeyxlx
06-04-2012, 08:34 AM
The Director's Cut of Alien 3 is like watching a different film to the original; So much better.

Alien Resurrection was a big ol' pile of ♥♥♥♥ though.

Warhorse
06-04-2012, 08:59 AM
The Director's Cut of Alien 3 is like watching a different film to the original; So much better.


This is so true, i didn't actully watch it for years as i had no idea how much had changed in it. But one night i watched all 4 movies in a row after borrowing the Blu-rays from a friend and the differenct in A3 is just shocking.

A3 standard is a 5/10 movie, A3DC is an 8/10 movie.
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Now i just live in hope than in 10 years there will be a Prometheus DC that improved the story and turns it into an 8/10 movie :D.

Seph64
06-04-2012, 09:06 AM
The Director's Cut of Alien 3 is like watching a different film to the original; So much better.

Alien Resurrection was a big ol' pile of ♥♥♥♥ though.

Alien Resurrection is a ♥♥♥♥fest.

"Please don't make me interface with the ship's computer, it's scary."

Aliens are ♥♥♥♥ing up the ship, and the ship's computer is what scares you? SUCK IT UP ♥♥♥♥♥! WE NEEDS TO BLOW THIS ♥♥♥♥ UP!

supernaut
06-04-2012, 09:42 AM
Alien 3 is quite underrated imo, the director's cut (Assembly Cut) being a massive improvement, the only version people should watch. Theatrical version was ♥♥♥♥ed by the studio, putting David Fincher in one of the worst positions a director could be in.

A nice summary of what happened with Alien 3...

Was David Fincher involved in the Assembly Cut, released on DVD in 2003?

Not directly. Production (i.e. shooting) of the film in England began as soon as David Fincher was officially signed on to direct and with no finished script. All that existed at that point was a dozen or so abandoned script ideas and almost two million dollars worth of sets that had been entirely or partially constructed (for a script that was entirely discarded weeks earlier). Fincher was informed that he needed to incorporate as many of the creative ideas the producers wanted as possible and he needed to write scenes around the sets that had already been built in order to justify the cost of their construction. As a result, Fincher was forced to effectively write, shoot, and edit the film, all at the same time. While he was attempting this almost impossible task, the producers were continually requesting that changes be made on a variety of levels on an almost daily basis. This only caused the production to become more complicated and difficult. The film went overbudget rather quickly and although the film was *almost* completed, the studio shut down production and asked for what is called a 'work print' or 'assembly cut'. You might think of this as an audit. They wanted to see what all their money had been spent on before they allowed any more.

David Fincher created a work print in collaboration with editor Terry Rawlings. This was done in order to see which shots still had to be filmed and how the film flowed so far. Fincher, and the rest of the cast and crew, were under the impression that this was to be only the initial cut of what would be the final film and that very few pick-ups and changes were to be made (other than those requested by Fincher himself). The studio, however, eventually rejected this version of the film, and ordered a radical re-edit, requesting that entire plot points (including the beginning and ending of the film) be either altered or scrapped and entirely reshot. Most of these ideas were incorporated into what would become the Theatrical Version. After the hellish production of the film, the news that Fincher's vision of the story would not be the one that would ultimately make it to the screen was enough to make the director walk entirely. The alterations and new scenes were created without Fincher and despite the protests of most of the crew which had worked with him. In fact, a lot of the scenes, including the new ending, were shot in Los Angeles with almost an entirely new crew.

For the extended 2003 Assembly Cut of Alien, editor David Crowther reassembled the earlier work print, and a small crew finished music, sound effects and visual effects in the additional scenes to the best of their abilities on the limited budget (e.g. there was no time or money for additional dialogue recording, etc). Based on what they had to work with, this version was as close as they could get to Fincher's original idea for the film they shot. It should be noted that this was not the film that Fincher had set out to shoot, only the compromised version he would have been *okay* with releasing. Fincher was invited to create his 'director's cut', but refused, citing that a director's cut would mean burning all the original negatives and starting over from scratch. He had very little creative control over the original production and for his true 'director's cut' to ever really be realized, they would have to shoot a whole new movie. According to some sources, the Assembly Cut has his blessing. The Assembly Cut released on dvd in 2003 and met with generally very favourable reviews. This version was further polished in 2010, when the Alien series was released on Blu-ray Disc; the notoriously bad audio quality of some additional scenes (for which only on-set audio with no re-recorded dialogue was available) was finally replaced by a high-quality soundtrack matching the original one, as the actors were brought back in to re-loop their dialogue.

KnownUnknown
06-04-2012, 11:59 AM
Bad Reviews? The RT score is at 79% fresh

Yeah, just recently noticed that. I was referring to the Euro reviews, which haven't been very friendly. Looks like us Americans are a bit more forgiving (as usual).

Gordon He-Man
06-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Yeah, just recently noticed that. I was referring to the Euro reviews, which haven't been very friendly. Looks like us Americans are a bit more forgiving (as usual).

Well, that's understandable 'cause it hasn't opened in the US yet...[idiot]...nothing like voting for something you know nothing about...

Oh, look...here come the presidential elections...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?:eek::eek::eek:

IgnoreThisPlox
06-04-2012, 03:13 PM
For the people who have seen it, is it mostly action, horror, or suspense?
I actually prefer Aliens to Alien FYI

Norek
06-04-2012, 03:43 PM
Without giving away too much, I would say that if you go there expecting to see an Alien film, you may be disappointed.

It is definitely not a horror film, nor it tries to be. Also, this is NOT a direct prequel to Alien. It takes place in the same universe, however there are no shared events or crossovers with Alien.

KnownUnknown
06-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Well, that's understandable 'cause it hasn't opened in the US yet...[idiot]...nothing like voting for something you know nothing about...

Oh, look...here come the presidential elections...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?:eek::eek::eek:

The movie is already getting reviews from people in the US...[idiot]...

Zero_Vector
06-04-2012, 03:58 PM
For the people who have seen it, is it mostly action, horror, or suspense?
I actually prefer Aliens to Alien FYI

A mix of action and suspense. But never really full-on action like the second half of Aliens.

Shadoww0lf
06-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Sure you're not thinking of Alien Resurrection or even Aliens 3?

I can't imagine anyone giving Aliens a 3/10.

And why is Alien Resurrection a bad movie? It was pretty good, and one of my favorites..

Oh, I know why people hate them... because they QQ about how all of the Aliens characters were killed off at the start of Alien 3.. Heh

Well let me tell you, that salamander Newt girl and soldier boy didn't contribute much to the story anyways.

Masterclown
06-05-2012, 06:25 AM
Has anyone seen Adult Swim's Prometheus bump/ad? It's worth a few chuckles.

I've been trying to locate it online, but no luck so far. :(

MrChris
06-05-2012, 07:06 AM
Right, as I said I saw the film but didn't really know what to think at first, alas I shall flush out some thoughts

for starters, I thought the film was good, great perhaps, Fassbender as David was just unnerving at times

If you go to the cinema expecting a film like Alien then don't, it was obviously never going to be another "in space no one can hear you scream" affair, its a much more in your face kind of danger and sense of foreboding, its not a simple affair either; you have to connect some of the dots yourself and think about how this all works

that said, for me the main problem with the film was that it didn't really seem to go anywhere; well more accurately it didn't reach any sort of satisfying conclusion (and I don't mean that in a sense that there were still some unanswered questions or it didn't explain everything, because thats not what I wanted either) but the film seemed happy to introduce some concepts, characters etc and then just not follow them through, or expand upon them enough or develop anything enough

I'll spoiler some ♥♥♥♥ up as an example, so don't highlight this bit if you haven't seen the film, YOU BEEN WARNED DAWGS


Lets see now, I'll use this bit as an example, Charlize Theron has this whole sibling rivalry with David for the entire film which seems to bubble along and build up until the somewhat predictable secret of the ships cargo is revealed (that turned out great btw, what happens, they wake up the engineer guy and he just goes psycho on them :/ journey for nothing Mr Pearce ha)

I did like the fact that just like Janek I didn't know if she was a robot or not ha, but what do they go and do; when they could have taken her a bit further (maybe have a catfight with shaw awwww yeh) they just land a freaking alien ship on her, splat style; which yeh in the grand scheme of that scene was more likely to happen (epic ship crash btw) I just felt like it sort of summed up a lot of aspects of the film for me, a massive moment of drama, eyecandy, jawdropping HEEEAAADDDSSS UPPPPP goodness; then it moves to Theron just getting squashed, it felt somewhat anti climactic although in a way I think that was the point for that character

and then you have Janek, who I liked yeh but you go from him being this sort of laid back Captain with a Christmas tree one minute, to the next someone who is gonna protect his home at ALL costs and someone who seems to understand what the planet is about

I guess I may just be grasping at straws or seeing something that isn't there but I just didn't feel like there was enough content, or exploration in a lot of areas, mainly some of the characters - what made them tick etc but I can forgive that




Overall I enjoyed the film immensely; like I said I was somewhat confused after seeing it because I had to work out what opinions were a result of me expecting something like Alien (even when I knew that wouldn't be the case) or expecting every single answer there is

which is not the case, you should expect to leave the cinema in the same manner that the film operates, it sets up trains of thought, pushes you towards conclusions where you have to use your brain and think "ah yes thats how A got to B" but without revealing the overall big picture; I guess the film perhaps not taking some things further than others is its own way of saying "Work it out yourself moron,"

which I guess is what a sequel would deal with if there is one, the bigger picture and how much further the story can go :p

Masterclown
06-05-2012, 10:50 AM
If all are agreed, and since this is the big opening weekend for most of the globe (I think), out-in-the-open posts (spoilers uncensored) should be allowed after Sunday, yes? :)

IgnoreThisPlox
06-05-2012, 10:53 AM
Chestburster kills Dumbledore

Masterclown
06-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Chestburster kills Dumbledore

%(*)#@$*%)&!!! YOU PLOX

Zero_Vector
06-05-2012, 11:25 AM
And why is Alien Resurrection a bad movie? It was pretty good, and one of my favorites.


Set on a ship run by imbeciles given the task of carrying a potentially mankind-ending cargo.

"Quirky" but uninteresting characters and dialogue.

Bringing back Ripley was bad enough (and how they explained it... oh dear), but then they also totally changed her character.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ alien/human hybrid thing.

Most of the problems in my opinion come from Whedon's script.

DocZ
06-05-2012, 03:24 PM
I found Prometheus rather dissapointing to be honest....

The_End254
06-05-2012, 05:05 PM
I enjoyed it but I do agree it didn't really go anywhere, feels like it was made with a sequel in mind.

Gordon He-Man
06-05-2012, 05:06 PM
Set on a ship run by imbeciles given the task of carrying a potentially mankind-ending cargo.

"Quirky" but uninteresting characters and dialogue.

Bringing back Ripley was bad enough (and how they explained it... oh dear), but then they also totally changed her character.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ alien/human hybrid thing.

Most of the problems in my opinion come from Whedon's script.


...old wounds...opened...

i9urd
06-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Real3D is as ♥♥♥♥e as ever. Film was decent though.

Also, in response to the final dialogue of the film, the opening scene gave me an outcast feel. /wholemovieredundant xD
Then again, no way for the characters to actually know of the opening :P

another jber
06-06-2012, 09:45 PM
Sooo... Why do they say it starts 12:05am June 7th when it's actually June 8th? o.O
I just drove to the Theater for nothing. Well, I got my first number given to me from a girl. That was different. Maybe we can eat some popcorn tomorrow night. I think I might go see Madagascar 3 tomorrow instead.. :/ I've read mixed reviews of this one, Prometheus.

Larry1212
06-07-2012, 06:28 AM
I didn't like it... I feel so sad. :(

There was just so many odd bits in it that seemed forced and so many plot holes and silly mistakes. Anyone notice the main character not wearing gloves while outside? I mean, shouldn't she die???

Had zero to do with the actual Alien film and was in no way a prequel, more a spin off. I really wasn't impressed and it wasn't much of a horror.

supernaut
06-07-2012, 08:12 AM
I'm seeing it tonight. Can't wait. :D