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A 27 11.64%
A - 32 13.79%
B + 43 18.53%
B 33 14.22%
B - 21 9.05%
C + 19 8.19%
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Old June 12 2012, 05:22 PM   #391
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Re: PROMETHEUS - Grade and Discuss

One of my mates missed it too but I thought it was mentioned in the film.

The planet Prometheus went to was labelled LV-223 on the star map. In Alien/Aliens, it was LV-426 if I remember correctly
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Old June 12 2012, 05:24 PM   #392
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I don't quite remember (after only one viewing), but did the ship in this movie ultimately crash down on it's side like the ship we see in Alien? Or is it still standing up like a giant "U" after rolling over and smooshing Vickers?
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Old June 12 2012, 05:43 PM   #393
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I don't quite remember (after only one viewing), but did the ship in this movie ultimately crash down on it's side like the ship we see in Alien? Or is it still standing up like a giant "U" after rolling over and smooshing Vickers?
Yes, it crashed onto it's side, nearly smashing Shaw as well.

Regarding the two planets being different, that makes sense to me. If I recall correctly, the planet from the first Alien was rather rocky, with jutting outcrops of rock surrounding the ship.
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Old June 12 2012, 05:44 PM   #394
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I don't quite remember (after only one viewing), but did the ship in this movie ultimately crash down on it's side like the ship we see in Alien? Or is it still standing up like a giant "U" after rolling over and smooshing Vickers?
It was on its belly in the first two films, mostly horizontal, not vertical - but up at a slight angle. Definitely the same design, though.
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Old June 12 2012, 06:49 PM   #395
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From http://io9.com/5917448/all-of-your-l...tions-answered according to Lindelof:

... the system that they visit is that the moon the land on in Prometheus is LV 223. And we know LV 426 is where the action takes place in Alien...
The same or similar design, but not the same ship.
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Old June 12 2012, 08:43 PM   #396
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From memory both LV-223 and LV-426 orbit ringed worlds. Coiencidence or is just ring worlds look cool.
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Old June 12 2012, 08:45 PM   #397
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Giant gases tend to have rings.
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Old June 12 2012, 09:14 PM   #398
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Half in the Bag has four minutes of spoiler-y issues...


This video was plugged by Roger Ebert!
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Old June 12 2012, 09:15 PM   #399
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How dare I have too much of a life to follow everything film producers say to explain issues in their films! ;-)

But, thanks for the info.
Hey it's ain't my nitpick but rather a famous astrophysicists.
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Old June 12 2012, 09:24 PM   #400
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Just got back from it, so I'll throw my two cents in. It certainly wasn't as bad as all these reviews made me think it would be...or maybe they just allowed me to lower my expectations. I was entertained, but honestly, it felt rushed. It was almost like they wrote a rough outline and never went back to fill in the holes. None of the characters got any kind of development. As for the plot, I've got to agree with Dr. Shaw...I want answers.

Why did the Aliens draw a map to a star system if the only thing there was a weapon intended to destroy us? I enjoy "ancient alien" stories, but they need to make a little more sense. I personally hope we do get a sequel because I want to see what Shaw discovers. Too bad Vickers died, though; I would have enjoyed seeing her and Shaw together in a sequel.
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Old June 12 2012, 09:28 PM   #401
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You know those cave paintings could be interpreted another way. Holloway and Shaw interpret them as, "Come visit us here." It could just as easily mean, "Don't go there. There, bad."
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Old June 12 2012, 09:31 PM   #402
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It could, but then, why would the aliens warn us if they also intend to destroy us? Unless they're different aliens...


Other random comments:

That C-section scene was fucking intense. I wonder how many stitches Shaw ripped out while running all over the place.

Also, holy fucking Facehugger, Batman! Talk about your angry vagina monsters.
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Old June 12 2012, 09:38 PM   #403
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Only worth seeing on big screen to take advantage of the effects which I felt were the best feature of the movie. Overall it's pretty forgettable and not the classic his original was.

That said, part of me wonders if the Dr Elizabeth Shaw character was a Dr Who nod.
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Old June 12 2012, 09:41 PM   #404
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Maybe at the time the paintings were made we were still in their good graces.
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Old June 12 2012, 09:43 PM   #405
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Maybe at the time the paintings were made we were still in their good graces.
We can say "maybe" to a lot of equally likely theories. That's the problem. This movie provided absolutely no answers.
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