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Old January 1 2012, 10:23 PM   #481
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Becoming one of the mindless drones of the modern age. Two birds in the bush. Let the cat out the bag. To infinity and beyond the box office. Thursday.
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Old January 1 2012, 10:48 PM   #482
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The only question is is this it's own thing or isn't it 'cause alien was a different animal and high mind concept. That's what made it shine like a comet. Just hope this doesn't burn up in the atmosphere of trying to cash in on the Alien franchise is all.
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Old January 1 2012, 11:05 PM   #483
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Alien was a horror movie. It isn't high concept at all. It's just well made.
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Old January 1 2012, 11:25 PM   #484
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Alien presented a very different take on the science fiction genre at the time. Star Trek's aesthetic was very bright and sterile. The Star Wars universe looked more lived in, but still relied a lot on fantasy tropes. It was Alien that took the lived in look to its logical conclusion with a very realistic take on sci-fi (no faster than light travel, space truckers) and then transplanted various horror tropes into that setting.

So no, it wasn't entirely original. But it had an interesting take on already existing concepts. Now Prometheus is revisting some of the concepts that Alien overlooked in favour of creating a decently paced horror film. I, for one, am very excited to see the background on the Space Jockey aliens, and I have faith in Ridley Scott and co to deliver a satisfying experience.
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Old January 1 2012, 11:32 PM   #485
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There has to be faster than light travel in the Alien universe. For example, in the second film it takes 3 weeks to travel a distance of 33 light-years.
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Old January 1 2012, 11:45 PM   #486
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You're right. But it does still take considerably longer to get places than in the Wars and Trek universes.
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Old January 2 2012, 12:46 AM   #487
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Yeah, to the point where people can spend decades in cryosleep getting from A to B.
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Old January 2 2012, 03:13 PM   #488
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Well it's space adventure and looks decently creepy and interesting. And we haven't had a good space adventure seemingly forever. It doesn't have to tie-in directly to Alien, it just has to be good in its own right.
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Old January 2 2012, 05:55 PM   #489
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There's a lot of weird people in this thread.
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Old January 2 2012, 11:00 PM   #490
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I just have to say, I gonna watch this film, hope i can find it in 2d, but I will be watching this film. And this is a person who never watches films in the theater (I watched two movies in the last 2-3 years in the theater.)
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Old January 2 2012, 11:04 PM   #491
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Most anticipated film in ages for me
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Old January 3 2012, 12:39 AM   #492
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Perfect film. Unclouded by its predecessors' sequels, or any delusions of the film industry. I admire its purity.
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Old January 3 2012, 02:19 AM   #493
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I too have high hopes and grandiose dreams for this movie.
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Old January 3 2012, 02:53 AM   #494
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IMO this has the potential to be one of the best movies of the year, and if it really fulfills it's potential, the last several years.
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Old January 3 2012, 11:47 PM   #495
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Perfect film. Unclouded by its predecessors' sequels, or any delusions of the film industry. I admire its purity.

I see what you did there.
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