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Old December 25 2011, 10:53 PM   #376
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It's easy to confuse the reel world (sci fi, art, what have you) with the real world ($$$$ game) especially when you're altruistic like he is. The guys at bad robot and lost are scam artists to me - good ones. Hey, I hope not, but I don't care.
So essentially they are scam artists because they aren't writing what you want them to? Ah huh.
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Old December 25 2011, 10:59 PM   #377
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Nobody knows nothin', yet except them since their checks cleared - caching. From what I could see in the trailer there's alot of shooting 'em up and explosions so I'm out.
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Old December 25 2011, 11:08 PM   #378
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Dude it's the first teaser for a movie that's coming out for over 6 months. The first trailers almost never show anything of substance. And why the hell do you keep bring up JJ Abrams and Bad Robot? They have absolutely nothing to do with this. Damon has written for him, but that really has absolutely nothing to do with Prometheus. And I seriously don't understand what your issue is with Abrams anyway. Sure you might not like shows and movies he's made, but I still don't understand how that brings about this personal grudge you seem to hold against him. There are alot of filmmakers who's stuff I don't like, but that doesn't necessarily make them some sort of embodiment of evil.
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Old December 25 2011, 11:23 PM   #379
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Isn't Lindhoff one of the writers of the film - the same guy who wrote Trek '09. Isn't this a Star Trek bullitin board on the planet Earth in the Sol galaxy?
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Old December 25 2011, 11:27 PM   #380
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Nobody knows nothin', yet except them since their checks cleared - caching. From what I could see in the trailer there's alot of shooting 'em up and explosions so I'm out.

Well duh, its their job...they write films...they get paid for it, its how they make their living.

You do know there were flamethrowers in Alien right...and even an explosion or two.
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Old December 25 2011, 11:32 PM   #381
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I have nothing against flamethrowers or explosions, though horror is not my thing, but I thought you said it was branching out from that and trying to do an exploration thing. So are they exploring with semi-automatic weapons and flamethrowers or what? Just curious. Sounds exploitational to cover a weak story. Concept is King. Now I am repeating myself. It's easy to forget too.
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Old December 25 2011, 11:38 PM   #382
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What, explorers aren't allowed to arm themselves when going into a potentially dangerous situation. And just because it might have some people shooting guns and using flamethrowers doesn't mean it can't be an intelligent movie. There are plenty of action movies out there that have people shooting guns in them, but still have an in depth intelligent story at the same time. One doesn't necessarily cancel out the other. And guns and flamethrowers don't make something horror.
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Isn't Lindhoff one of the writers of the film - the same guy who wrote Trek '09. Isn't this a Star Trek bullitin board on the planet Earth in the Sol galaxy?
He didn't write ST'09, he was a producer. And he is co-writer on the next Star Trek movie, along with Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman, the guys who did write the first one.
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Old December 25 2011, 11:49 PM   #383
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Dead aliens are easier to explore, but I just wish, like he said, the alien concept would be isolated a little bit more and put in perspective. Instead it just seems like the opposite. We're going out to space to be worse than the aliens and still be seen in a good light by the gods and Prometheus. Style over substance.
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Old December 26 2011, 12:15 AM   #384
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I really don't understand how you are getting all of this from a trailer that doesn't even feature a single full sentence of dialogue in it. Like I said, this was just the first teaser, it wasn't meant to do anything more than introduce the movie to people, it doesn't tell us a single thing about the story, or how what we saw even relates to....well.....anything. And how exactly did you get the thing about us being worse than the aliens, we don't know know who does what in the movie, we don't even know who the aggressors are.
And you still haven't explained what your issues are with JJAbrams.
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Old December 26 2011, 12:24 AM   #385
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put in perspective.
I agree. Perspective is good. Very good. I highly recommend it.
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Old December 26 2011, 01:24 AM   #386
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Isn't Lindhoff one of the writers of the film - the same guy who wrote Trek '09. Isn't this a Star Trek bullitin board on the planet Earth in the Sol galaxy?
Lindelof. Bulletin. WTF are you talking about?
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Old December 26 2011, 01:54 AM   #387
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Michael Fassbender is going to be that mysterious bald figure on the right. You heard it here first.
And I suspect whatever happened to him is designed to turn him into a Space Jockey so he can pilot the ship. This probably be a vague reference to the title of the film. This same thing that converts him most likely causes the crew to go wonky and kill each other or whatever. This may not be the same planet or the same ship, but this incident will be enough to wet the Company's appetite for this technology and lead them to divert ships to ANY location where they get signs of it... And THAT is where Alien ties in.
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Old December 26 2011, 09:09 AM   #388
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The entire plot of the movie was recently leaked online. The movie has some INSANE ties to the Alien series.
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Old December 26 2011, 09:37 AM   #389
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Luckily the trailer proved this "leaked" plot to be fake.
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Old December 26 2011, 10:18 AM   #390
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I guess it's possible that was a fake but personally I loved that story. I hope it turns out to be true.
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