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Mutenroshi May 30 2012 05:04 PM

PROMETHEUS - Grade and Discuss
 
Grading and Discussion Thread
P R O M E T H E U S

Spoilers will follow!
Ok folks, this is it, the time has finally come and Ridley Scott's Prometheus is finally out now (well except that tiny little country called USA... ;) )

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Have at it, Ladies and Gentlemen! Tell us what you think of the movie.

I've just seen the movie and I return to see it in 90 minutes...

I'll only say this for now:
This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien. There's a huge gap between the ending of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien.

Admiral2 May 30 2012 06:22 PM

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Mutenroshi wrote: (Post 6419035)
Grading and Discussion Thread

P R O M E T H E U S

Spoilers will follow!
Ok folks, this is it, the time has finally come and Ridley Scott's Prometheus is finally out now (well except that tiny little country called USA... ;) )

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...i/4682159c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...i/efce0a03.jpg

Have at it, Ladies and Gentlemen! Tell us what you think of the movie.

I've just seen the movie and I return to see it in 90 minutes...

I'll only say this for now:
This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien. There's a huge gap between the ending of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien.

Well that sucks.

But I already know from Alien that Ridley Scott's good at this sci-fi thing, so I'll watch it anyway when it's out in my tiny little country.

scnj May 30 2012 06:24 PM

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Ridley Scott used to be good at sci-fi. We can't say for certain yet that he still is, his sensibilities as a director have changed a lot since 1982.

Admiral2 May 30 2012 06:28 PM

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scnj wrote: (Post 6419404)
Ridley Scott used to be good at sci-fi. We can't say for certain yet that he still is, his sensibilities as a director have changed a lot since 1982.


I don't think the important things have changed. One of the great things about Alien was the manic attention to detail, and Prometheus looks like he's retained at least that.

DarthTom May 30 2012 06:48 PM

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Mutenroshi wrote: (Post 6419035)
I'll only say this for now:
This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien. There's a huge gap between the ending of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien.

From what I've read - and I haven't heard a lot about this movie - it is in essence Ancient Aliens premise meets sci-fi gore in terms of a theme.

Shurik May 30 2012 07:39 PM

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It opens here in 2 weeks. Out of everything that came out and will come out this year, this is probably the one I'm most anticipating. Ridley Scott + Alien universe + great cast equals win.

davejames May 30 2012 09:33 PM

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Early reviews are looking good, although Variety's complaint about the loud, ever-present orchestral score kind of concerns me a bit.

I was really hoping this would have the same quiet, documentary-style feel as Alien, but instead it sounds like more of a modern, flashy scifi movie...

137th Gebirg May 30 2012 11:03 PM

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This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien. There's a huge gap between the ending of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien.
Hang on - how is this not a prequel to Alien? It takes place in the same universe (or, at least, it appears to), it references different aspects and set pieces that were in Alien (space jockey, derelict ship, etc.) Time gap? So what? How many years had taken place between Enterprise and TOS Trek? 80+ years? Or between TOS and TNG? Over 100? I haven't seen it yet myself but the logic here doesn't track.

Admiral2 May 31 2012 12:03 AM

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137th Gebirg wrote: (Post 6421489)
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This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien. There's a huge gap between the ending of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien.
Hang on - how is this not a prequel to Alien? It takes place in the same universe (or, at least, it appears to), it references different aspects and set pieces that were in Alien (space jockey, derelict ship, etc.) Time gap? So what? How many years had taken place between Enterprise and TOS Trek? 80+ years? Or between TOS and TNG? Over 100? I haven't seen it yet myself but the logic here doesn't track.

He may be basing it solely on the non-appearance of that specific alien.

Mutenroshi May 31 2012 05:57 AM

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137th Gebirg wrote: (Post 6421489)
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This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien. There's a huge gap between the ending of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien.
Hang on - how is this not a prequel to Alien? It takes place in the same universe (or, at least, it appears to), it references different aspects and set pieces that were in Alien (space jockey, derelict ship, etc.) Time gap? So what? How many years had taken place between Enterprise and TOS Trek? 80+ years? Or between TOS and TNG? Over 100? I haven't seen it yet myself but the logic here doesn't track.

I meant that movie does not directly lead to Alien.


In short, a few things still need to be told before the events of the original movie.

StarTrek1701 May 31 2012 06:15 AM

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Just read the plot description in Wikipedia.

Wow. That sucks. :(

Mutenroshi May 31 2012 06:31 AM

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That wikipedia article really oversimplifies the plot.
Go and see the movie and make your own judgement.

137th Gebirg May 31 2012 02:08 PM

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Mutenroshi wrote: (Post 6423178)
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137th Gebirg wrote: (Post 6421489)
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This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien. There's a huge gap between the ending of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien.
Hang on - how is this not a prequel to Alien? It takes place in the same universe (or, at least, it appears to), it references different aspects and set pieces that were in Alien (space jockey, derelict ship, etc.) Time gap? So what? How many years had taken place between Enterprise and TOS Trek? 80+ years? Or between TOS and TNG? Over 100? I haven't seen it yet myself but the logic here doesn't track.

I meant that movie does not directly lead to Alien.


In short, a few things still need to be told before the events of the original movie.

Gotcha. Thx for the clarification. It seems clear that they're setting up for another movie. I suspect that will likely fill in some, if not all, the remaining blanks.

Set Harth May 31 2012 02:21 PM

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Mutenroshi wrote: (Post 6419035)
This is not, I repeat, this is not a prequel to Alien. It is a movie that tkaes place before Alien.

:guffaw:

By that logic TPM isn't a Star Wars prequel.

( On a related note, I'd like to give a shout-out to Ridley Scott for almost completely killing my enthusiasm for this project a while back when he denied it was an Alien prequel. )

Mutenroshi May 31 2012 02:25 PM

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TPM is not a prequel to A New Hope...


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