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Old December 22 2011, 07:51 PM   #271
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Uncommunicable; sure. The other two? Not at all. Just looking at the ending you see Ripley shoot the thing with a harpoon gun and obliterate it in the the engines' plasma exhaust. Not indestructible, not unstoppable. All this information is there on screen for those that pay attention. That doesn't however make it any less lethal or terrifying.
I don't recall it being obliterated, but I'm prepared to be wrong if you can point me to that footage. There's nothing to stop people shooting it. Killing it is something else. You're trying to do a Voyager Borg-lite on something that was impossible to stop by conventional means. The only way to get rid of it is to outsmart it. If the sequels had gone this way, with humans winning because they're smarter and could outmanoeuvre the alien, it might not have been Disneyfied.
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Old December 22 2011, 07:52 PM   #272
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wow. i'm impressed. that looks great. I can't wait to see this film and Ridley Scott return to cinema in the scifi/action movie genre!
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Old December 22 2011, 07:55 PM   #273
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I'm confused. I thought this was not a prequel to Alien, but a standalone scifi movie.
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Old December 22 2011, 08:05 PM   #274
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I'm confused. I thought this was not a prequel to Alien, but a standalone scifi movie.
What's confusing about that?
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Old December 22 2011, 08:09 PM   #275
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I'm confused. I thought this was not a prequel to Alien, but a standalone scifi movie.
What's confusing about that?
That the trailer makes it look like a prequel to Alien.
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Old December 22 2011, 08:14 PM   #276
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I'm confused. I thought this was not a prequel to Alien, but a standalone scifi movie.
What's confusing about that?
That the trailer makes it look like a prequel to Alien.
Hmm. Indeed.

I actually wasn't paying close enough attention the first time. It does look at awful lot like a prequel to Alien. That big thing outside looks just like the space jockey ship. Hell, even the way the title "Prometheus" appears on the screen is exactly like "Alien" appeared on the screen in the first movie.

Either way, I'm intrigued.
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Old December 22 2011, 08:16 PM   #277
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Some website needs to hurry up and do a shot-by-shot breakdown.

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
I'm confused. I thought this was not a prequel to Alien, but a standalone scifi movie.
Well Ridley has been saying for awhile that the end of the movie does contain some "Alien DNA", so I can only assume that most of what we're seeing here (of the Derelict and Space Jockey) is from that ending.

What happens before that? Who knows.
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Old December 22 2011, 08:39 PM   #278
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I've been seeing all these so-called major trailer releases all week...The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Wrath Of The Titans, The Dictator, Jack The Giant Killer...they've all left me feeling "meh."

That Prometheus trailer...holy shit. That's the movie I'm looking forward to next year!
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Old December 22 2011, 08:43 PM   #279
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Trailers mean little. If they did, Phantom Menace would be one of the greatest movies of all time.
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Old December 22 2011, 09:18 PM   #280
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Trailers mean little. If they did, Phantom Menace would be one of the greatest movies of all time.
LOL.
Yes.
After all check out these great no-to-be-released movies' trailers:
Star Wars : Romantic Comedy of the Year

Brokeback to the Future

Pulp Fiction Romantic Comedy Trailer

WILLY WONKA - Recut Horror Trailer

fight club recut
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Old December 22 2011, 09:20 PM   #281
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Trailers mean little. If they did, Phantom Menace would be one of the greatest movies of all time.
No shit Sherlock. Should we all just stop discussing this until the movie premieres?

A trailer has been released. It is being discussed as a trailer. Trailers can be qualitatively assessed. Deal with it.


EDIT: Holy crap, the Quicktime 1080p version is incredible. http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/prometheus/
Now *THIS* is a teaser. This puts the Hobbit and TDKR teasers to shame.

1080p quicktime download: http://www.mediafire.com/?1vxhixyv9a3x9v9

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Old December 22 2011, 09:41 PM   #282
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It is being discussed as a trailer. Trailers can be qualitatively assessed.
The Hugh Jackman movie Real Steel (Oct. 2011) had multiple trailers released.
Check out the differences in the international trailer for a different feel of a different type of movie.

May 2011 US trailer length: 2:30
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=77385
or here: http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...0&postcount=35

and
a much more violent trailer aimed at adults.
2:15 length Japanese trailer
or here:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...6&postcount=38

It's funny how different countries market the movie with foreign trailers.
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Old December 22 2011, 09:45 PM   #283
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Next year is going to be a great year for movies.
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Old December 22 2011, 09:48 PM   #284
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I'm confused. I thought this was not a prequel to Alien, but a standalone scifi movie.
What's confusing about that?
That the trailer makes it look like a prequel to Alien.

It's a very very thin line Ridley is walking on.

Prometheus is trying to be it's own movie but weaves in "Alien" elements

I think by the end of the movie it becomes a full blown prequel.

There's this image from the trailer






and a space jockey




Then there's a ship that looks alot like the derelict from the first movie
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Old December 22 2011, 09:53 PM   #285
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Yep... It is either the same derelict ship on the same world as in "Alien" - Or they find a similar ship on another world.

BTW, do you see the creature standing over to the right in that screenshot from the trailer? (by the 'S') Not human...
EDIT: here is a better screenshot: http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/r...prometheus.jpg
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