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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Prequel to Alien involving the origins of the "space jockey" creature, and/or the genesis of the human race. Directed by Ridley Scott. Filmed in 3D. Starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Charlize Theron. Judging from the trailers, it's going to be thought-provoking sci-fi coupled with explosive, skin-crawling mayhem. I am literally counting the days till its release.

Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Me, like any other dude, is looking forward to the movie but I'm always skeptical. I'm unsure how far they are going to go with the Alien prequel type idea since from the previews kind of make it look like they aren't really focusing on the aliens (xenomorphs) but that it might be inserted towards the end?

Either way it looks like it's going to be a hardcore science fiction movie which we haven't had in quite awhile. What I don't like is that fact that they are doing 3d on it since I thought Riddley Scott would actually have enough dignity not to do that shit.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Can't fucking wait.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Scooper of the Poop wrote:
What I don't like is that fact that they are doing 3d on it since I thought Riddley Scott would actually have enough dignity not to do that shit.

Supposedly he required some convincing, but was sold on it after seeing the results. It's actually filmed in 3D, not upconverted from 2D, and it's been done using Avatar levels of technology. I can take or leave 3D in general, but it sounds like they've done a good job with this one.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If you're gonna do it do it right, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The human race has been waiting ten thousand years for this movie. :rapture:
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

POOPERSCOOPER wrote:
I'm unsure how far they are going to go with the Alien prequel type idea since from the previews kind of make it look like they aren't really focusing on the aliens (xenomorphs) but that it might be inserted towards the end?


From what the dudes making it have said, while it takes place in the same universe as Ripley and all that, it won't have anything to do with it. It runs parallel if you catch my drift. They are connected, but imagine that Weyland-Yutani has two separate departments: one for the xenomorphs and one for the space jockeys.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Part of me is curious bc it's sci-fi but the majority of me couldn't give a shit bc:

1. It's prolly mainstream PG13 bullshit
2. Hollywood's track record these last 10 or more years has been awful
3. Ridley Scott only ever had two really good flicks, the last of which came out 30 years ago
4. It's only "original" in a legal sense; otherwise it's a story based on a prop from the original Alien movie

But then, given a choice between this and movie-based-on-table-top-game-that's-exactly-the-same-shit-as-Transformers-minus-MichealBey(and you'd think that was a plus)-but-failed-because-people-"couldn't-take-it-seriously" (HA!), I know exactly which one I'd choose. The one based on the Parker Monopoly game. icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You're wrong on your first point, what with it being rated R, and I've got a feeling you haven't watched the trailers either.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

What, the one with the rolling donut? Moar VFX bombast? Colour me unimpressed. And it's R? Ok, so maybe it won't be totally infantile, maybe it'll be totally infantile with a couple of shock scares or a lot of blood; I'll reserve the right to be cynical based on all other evidence until convinced of otherwise. At least you could've told me I'd forgotten Thelma & Louise.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Tofu Man wrote:

3. Ridley Scott only ever had two really good flicks, the last of which came out 30 years ago


Gladiator. Don't forget Gladiator, and, while it wasn't insanely amazing, Blackhawk Down wasn't complete shit. Those were still about a decade ago. And I think the last of his flicks I've seen.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dogmeatlives wrote:
Tofu Man wrote:

3. Ridley Scott only ever had two really good flicks, the last of which came out 30 years ago


Gladiator. Don't forget Gladiator, and, while it wasn't insanely amazing, Blackhawk Down wasn't complete shit. Those were still about a decade ago. And I think the last of his flicks I've seen.

Seems to me like he's had a lot of near misses (hits?) lately. Doesn't please me to say that.

Better to downplay the Alien angle methinks, way too much baggage and expectations to ever fulfill.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Prometheus is shit and ends with a dolphin alien

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Being an Alien fan, seeing this movie is a duty to me. I'm not shielded from seeing a shitty movie though. Robin Hood was painful.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah I'm still going to see it, for better or worse.

Wait, how were you able to get your hands on it, Max? Its not coming out for another four days.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:40 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I just saw it and I have to say it was disappointing. I'll try and describe it in a way where I don't really give out any story details.

Basically everything looks really cool the movie but the execution of all the scenes just seems really poor and everything feels like they pass over it too fast like it has no significance. People barely interact with each other so it's not like there are a lot of cool dynamics. The movie is constantly filled with moments when people are doing STUPID shit that makes no sense and it brings you out of the film. This is a team of scientists and doctors acting like idiots. Everything in terms of actors, acting, the sets were fine they just had to connect the pieces.

I feel almost angry that our last bastion of a good sci fi movie ended up being such a fuck up but I had a feeling that this is how it was going to be. I'm amazed how someone like Riddley Scott can sit down and watch this movie and not see what is wrong with it. My guess is there was some major dick sucking where no one was questioning each other and just doing what first came to mind. I honestly think we are in a time where everything cool like Sci-Fi and good solid movies is dead.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Scott said about a year ago that he felt the alien biology had to change on account of it being "too old and boring." Hahah, fuckin whateva. Having read through assloads of AVP related lore throughout my life, and now seeing the transformation not only of them but of the space jockies, I'm just... kinda not sure what to say. I did LIKE it, though. Not as much as Alien, but there were parts I really did enjoy. Got a point with weak connections at points in the movie, Pooper, but it was still tasty. Fassbender seemed to portray a pretty decent Bishop-type of intimidating robot.

I'm pretty out of it right now. Smoked, watched Prometheus on IMAX, now just... here in my boxers, feeling my joints tickle and my eyes bulge. Hehehe. Yeeah. Though I would say I wanted some toffee. Eughrh. After all those wafers I need more sugars for the diabeetus. Sour Patch kids are gummies, the likes of which I cannot fathom. Lewll. Somehow I think there needs to be a mix between the Grey and Prometheus, where Liam Neeson is trying to survive on the barren wastelandic planet and he constantly has to defend himself from alien attacks, but he just is mista badass and rolls Space Cowboy Road Warrior Grande and is Han Solo on NATURAL MALE ENHANCEMENT.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The thing is, if you were high you probably would have liked it a lot more than it really was.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

blasphemy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I thought it was OK. The surgery scene almost gave me a hard on.
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