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    Thread: Prometheus: Ridley Scott's Alien "Prequel" (kinda)

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      12-17-2011 01:20 PM #71
      those are not new. BUT!! look at this pic guys, it looks like a body of something or are my eyes playing tricks on me.
      to the left of the the two poeple are observing something else.
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      Hmm, they went looking for aliens and it looks like they found Pinhead from Hellraiser instead

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      12-17-2011 06:19 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by demonmk2 View Post
      those are not new. BUT!! look at this pic guys, it looks like a body of something or are my eyes playing tricks on me.
      to the left of the the two poeple are observing something else.
      Dead Space Jockey. Can see rib cage, thigh, knee.
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      12-17-2011 06:35 PM #74
      dubfan, to your signature
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    5. 12-17-2011 08:31 PM #75
      Judging by the caption on the poster, and the stills, maybe that spoiler at the top of page 2 is a little on target..

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      12-17-2011 11:34 PM #76
      ^^ I am starting to think the same thing, also.
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      12-18-2011 09:35 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by mr wrong View Post
      Judging by the caption on the poster, and the stills, maybe that spoiler at the top of page 2 is a little on target..
      I think you could be correct, which makes me a sad. Sad on the level of when I read a synopsis on the last Indiana Jones 2 years before they ever started shooting and it turned out to be true .
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      12-18-2011 05:25 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by mr wrong View Post
      Judging by the caption on the poster, and the stills, maybe that spoiler at the top of page 2 is a little on target..
      Yep, thinking the same thing which means I won't end up seeing this.

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      12-18-2011 07:39 PM #79
      Don't get too depressed. The guy who wrote the now-debunked "spoiler" synopsis based it on things that were already known to be in the story, so it's not too surprising that parts of it line up with things we're seeing now.

      It's been known for a while that the plot would deal with the Space Jockey in some way, and that the story relates somehow to the origins of life on earth.
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      12-19-2011 08:00 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      Don't get too depressed. The guy who wrote the now-debunked "spoiler" synopsis based it on things that were already known to be in the story, so it's not too surprising that parts of it line up with things we're seeing now.

      It's been known for a while that the plot would deal with the Space Jockey in some way, and that the story relates somehow to the origins of life on earth.
      Yeah, but that's the reason why I won't be interested. Even if it deviates from the listed spoiler a bit, it still sounds hokey to me. After all we've seen in the Alien universe, this is the best they could come up with to wrap up loose ends? Space Jockey's created the human race, whether directly or indirectly? No thanks, I'll pass. That's me mind you

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      12-19-2011 09:17 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by MeineFolks'wagen View Post
      Yeah, but that's the reason why I won't be interested. Even if it deviates from the listed spoiler a bit, it still sounds hokey to me. After all we've seen in the Alien universe, this is the best they could come up with to wrap up loose ends? Space Jockey's created the human race, whether directly or indirectly? No thanks, I'll pass. That's me mind you
      The jockies being involved with the creation of humans isn't a deal breaker for me, it was the worm hole/time travel that really made me go "blah", that and the mutating humans.
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      12-19-2011 02:47 PM #82
      http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/prometheus/

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnlFIBNy8ko

      Good lord.... It's a trailer for the trailer

      Well Jonesy the cat's out of the bag now. So to speak....
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      12-19-2011 03:14 PM #83
      Thursday. Waiting...

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      12-19-2011 04:46 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/prometheus/

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnlFIBNy8ko

      Good lord.... It's a trailer for the trailer

      Well Jonesy the cat's out of the bag now. So to speak....
      Gee, no kidding

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      12-19-2011 04:58 PM #85
      Last edited by dubfan; 12-19-2011 at 05:24 PM.
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      12-21-2011 09:42 AM #86
      Went to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night and saw a brief trailer for this.

      Looks amazing.
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      12-21-2011 09:45 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by tampaSi View Post
      Went to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night and saw a brief trailer for this.

      Looks amazing.

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      12-22-2011 02:06 PM #89
      I like the ALIEN-like treatment to the name in the beginning.

      Looks promising
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      12-22-2011 02:35 PM #90
      I can't wait for this!

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      12-22-2011 02:55 PM #91
      So much more detail and clarity in the 1080p version.

      Wow.

      So many questions
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      12-22-2011 03:58 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      So much more detail and clarity in the 1080p version.
      I hope the look and feel (mostly limited to miniatures and paintings for effects of the time period) don't get too ultra-pixeled and cartoonish.

      The noir-style was a big part of what your imagination "saw" in the earlier movies.

    23. 12-22-2011 04:05 PM #93
      It looked good to me.

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      12-22-2011 04:23 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Jman5000 View Post
      I hope the look and feel (mostly limited to miniatures and paintings for effects of the time period) don't get too ultra-pixeled and cartoonish.

      The noir-style was a big part of what your imagination "saw" in the earlier movies.
      The imagery @ 1080p looks flawless to me. Nothing cartoonish or pixelated about it in the slightest, but I'm not an expert.

      Parts of this film are definitely a stylistic throwback to Alien, but other visuals seem more expansive and spectacular. I don't think it will have the characteristic claustrophobic feel of the first film. At least not for the whole duration of the movie, like Alien did.
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    25. 12-22-2011 05:28 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Heffernan View Post
      I like the ALIEN-like treatment to the name in the beginning.

      Looks promising
      Agreed, very cool.
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      12-22-2011 06:12 PM #96
      cool vid
      hey guys in the trailer where it shows the big chair coming out of the floor..if you pause it and look to the far right *edit*...you see what looks like one of the engineers watching it come up.
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      12-22-2011 09:51 PM #97
      also in one of the scene where they have something on the lab table analyzing it...it looks like the engineers helmet
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      12-23-2011 08:00 AM #98
      Now that is a trailer
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      12-23-2011 08:52 AM #99
      im excited for this movie but sad thinking about the CGI instead of the puppets/robots or whatever the hell the original aliens were
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      12-23-2011 09:21 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      The imagery @ 1080p looks flawless to me. Nothing cartoonish or pixelated about it in the slightest, but I'm not an expert.

      Parts of this film are definitely a stylistic throwback to Alien, but other visuals seem more expansive and spectacular. I don't think it will have the characteristic claustrophobic feel of the first film. At least not for the whole duration of the movie, like Alien did.
      I didn't say the imagery looked flawed. I was speaking to the whole look/feel of the film, of which we've only seen tiny clips.

      The earlier movies had limitations due to the technology, budget, etc. The creativity in the grit, grain, and general "darkness" of the first Alien film I hope is maintained even though much more can be shown today due to massive technology leaps and deep deep wallets.

      I watched the trailer again and I got a more positive feel from it. W/Scott at the helm v. someone else interpreting the vision, I am stoked.

      Damn, gotta watch Alien/Aliens and Bladerunner - for the bazillionth time now
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      12-23-2011 09:34 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Jman5000 View Post
      I didn't say the imagery looked flawed. I was speaking to the whole look/feel of the film, of which we've only seen tiny clips.

      The earlier movies had limitations due to the technology, budget, etc. The creativity in the grit, grain, and general "darkness" of the first Alien film I hope is maintained even though much more can be shown today due to massive technology leaps and deep deep wallets.
      I agree to an extent, but if this isn't really an Alien movie then it doesn't need to have the same dark gritty feel to it. Although I'm sure, considering today's technology, they should be able to better realize the strangeness of Giger's imagination.
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      12-23-2011 10:05 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by einvolk View Post
      I agree to an extent, but if this isn't really an Alien movie then it doesn't need to have the same dark gritty feel to it. Although I'm sure, considering today's technology, they should be able to better realize the strangeness of Giger's imagination.
      I find it hard to believe that this movie isn't related to the ALIEN franchise in some way. I mean, you can clearly see the same spaceship is being used, both exterior and interior elements as well. Those "eggs" look very similar as well. Even the title is getting the same treatment (as I mentioned above). Now, if an alien, or facehugger, make an appearance, we will just have to wait and see.
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      12-23-2011 10:51 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Heffernan View Post
      I find it hard to believe that this movie isn't related to the ALIEN franchise in some way. I mean, you can clearly see the same spaceship is being used, both exterior and interior elements as well. Those "eggs" look very similar as well. Even the title is getting the same treatment (as I mentioned above). Now, if an alien, or facehugger, make an appearance, we will just have to wait and see.
      It was more a reference to this movie not focusing on the Xenomorph.
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      12-23-2011 02:31 PM #104
      sorry, not too familiar with everything from the Aliens franchise...what is the "engineer"?

      close up from trailer:

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      12-23-2011 02:55 PM #105
      I didn't say the imagery looked flawed. I was speaking to the whole look/feel of the film, of which we've only seen tiny clips.

      The earlier movies had limitations due to the technology, budget, etc. The creativity in the grit, grain, and general "darkness" of the first Alien film I hope is maintained even though much more can be shown today due to massive technology leaps and deep deep wallets.
      Yeah, I hear you.

      Read an article in The Guardian that expressed similar thoughts:

      Though the found-footage-style snatches of radio communication at the start remind of us of the brooding menace that pervades the first film, it's clear Prometheus is going to be more extravagant stuff.

      Will that be to its detriment? The pressure-cooker claustrophobia of Alien needn't be entirely sacrificed by a shift to a more ambitious canvas, but those computer-generated shots of the planet's surface are a long way from the grim and grimy ship interiors of the original. The suspicion must be that Prometheus is likely to take its cues from a 21st-century Hollywood view of space travel that demands a grandiose sense of adventure and spectacle. The sense of encroaching horror that pervades the trailer may be borrowed straight from Alien, but someone seems to have thrown a bit of Avatar and – dare one say it – The Phantom Menace into the mix for good measure. Douglas Trumbull et al might not entirely approve.

      Finally, there's absolutely no sign of xenomorphs proper – though what's that glass tube Michael Fassbender is putting his hand into in most unwise fashion? If Scott is upping the ante this time around, there are more than enough hints that the original's body-horror aesthetic will be one of the elements to survive the upgrade.

      Perhaps it's less than realistic to expect a return to Alien's minimalist brilliance more than 30 years on, but a part of me wishes Scott had chosen to dial down rather than up. It also seems strange that, with all the technical innovations in film-making between 1979 and now, the future somehow looks less real than it used to.
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