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Old February 29 2012, 02:25 PM   #586
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Re: Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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AVP was bearable, AVPII is one of the only reasonably budgetted sci-fi movies I have turned off half way through. It was just two guys in rubber suits wrestling each other, and in the dark so you couldn't see it was just two guys in rubber suits wrestling each other.
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The film was dark in the theater. On television, the film is unwatchable.

I'm torn between it being not that bad and it doing exactly what they should never have done: reducing two once well-regarded franchises into an "aliens attack small town America" b-movie.
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Old February 29 2012, 02:59 PM   #587
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Connecting it to the Blade Runner Franchise universe would elevate it beyond AVP.
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Old February 29 2012, 03:01 PM   #588
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Connecting what?
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Old February 29 2012, 03:07 PM   #589
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Well the twitchy replicants for one. The evil mega conglomerate mentality that the heros have to break free from, etc.
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Old February 29 2012, 03:09 PM   #590
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You've lost me.
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Old February 29 2012, 03:10 PM   #591
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Re: Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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And check out the video of Guy Pearce as his character from the film: http://blog.ted.com/TED2023
Nice, although that one seems more fitting to a Blade Runner prequel than an Alien one.
Whose to say it can't be for both?
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Old February 29 2012, 03:13 PM   #592
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The greedy corperations want time travel and Ripley was a replicant with an alien agenda, controlled by Prometheus.
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Old February 29 2012, 05:22 PM   #593
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I'm torn between it being not that bad and it doing exactly what they should never have done: reducing two once well-regarded franchises into an "aliens attack small town America" b-movie.
There's really no dilemma there. It was terrible, in every conceivable way

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Connecting it to the Blade Runner Franchise universe would elevate it beyond AVP.
You mean like Soldier? Might want to rethink that.
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Old February 29 2012, 05:28 PM   #594
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AVP was bearable, AVPII is one of the only reasonably budgetted sci-fi movies I have turned off half way through. It was just two guys in rubber suits wrestling each other, and in the dark so you couldn't see it was just two guys in rubber suits wrestling each other.

I always thought that AvP should not have had humans or dialogue in it at all. Predators invading the alien homeworld and getting more than they bargained for, that could have been an ace movie.
Would have been a bit better if they set it some time After Aliens/Alien3 like the game. Setting it on Earth present day really ruined it that and they tried to make it a teenager-aimed slasher film instead of keeping with the tone of Alien or Predator
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Old February 29 2012, 05:29 PM   #595
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There's an overarching plan to link all of them. It will be glorious.

except AvP obviously
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Old February 29 2012, 07:11 PM   #596
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nvek86 wrote: View Post
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And check out the video of Guy Pearce as his character from the film: http://blog.ted.com/TED2023
Nice, although that one seems more fitting to a Blade Runner prequel than an Alien one.
The line about cybernetic beings becoming nearly indistinguishable with humans was very "Blade Runner"


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Why can't they make Blade Runner and Alien take place in the same universe. Two different creators and properties?

Well some people like to think Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Alien are are connected.
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Old February 29 2012, 09:15 PM   #597
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It would be fun to see Ripley and Newt get together with Deckard (Harrison Ford's character in Blade Runner) and try to stop the war between the greedy evil corperations' programmed replicants and the god like creators of the xenomorphic aliens (weapons).
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Old February 29 2012, 11:48 PM   #598
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Why can't they make Blade Runner and Alien take place in the same universe. Two different creators and properties?

Well some people like to think Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Alien are are connected.
Unless I'm mistaken, one of those people just so happens to be Ridley Scott.
Indeed, if you just take that at face value (and perhaps ignore the Alien sequels) it fits perfectly.
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Old March 1 2012, 04:42 AM   #599
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Agreed this smart viral in universe stuff they are doing seems to have just as many references to Blade Runner whilst keeping still most of the details about Prometheus in the dark.

Anticipation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoLoyg3JKRQ


I'll be as orgasmic as the look on this kid's face if there really is replicant/android/synthetic connections indeed!
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Old March 1 2012, 10:53 PM   #600
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Samurai8472 wrote: View Post
nvek86 wrote: View Post
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And check out the video of Guy Pearce as his character from the film: http://blog.ted.com/TED2023
Nice, although that one seems more fitting to a Blade Runner prequel than an Alien one.
The line about cybernetic beings becoming nearly indistinguishable with humans was very "Blade Runner"


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Why can't they make Blade Runner and Alien take place in the same universe. Two different creators and properties?

Well some people like to think Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Alien are are connected.
Nothing to concretely tie them together, nothing to prevent it either.
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