Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Daneel, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Deckerd

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    So my statement still stands. As far as the crew were concerned, the alien was unkillable, unstoppable and uncommunicable. It was only in the sequels that it had all its teeth pulled. Whatever someone said on an interview, similar to all the statements the Great Man made himself after Blade Runner, is immaterial to the information we are given on film.
     
  2. Reverend

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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.
     
  3. davejames

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    I'm not saying it's not an effecient little killer. I just think if you really wanted to wipe out an enemy, you'd be better off with some poison gas or a freakin nuclear bomb or something.

    Engineering some creature who has to sneak around in the air ducts and kill people one at a time just doesn't seem like the best way. And even if you have an army of those things, we already saw in Aliens how a small force of marines can stand up to them (even if only barely). You give those marines more advanced weaponry, and the xenomorphs wouldn't stand a chance.
     
  4. Starbreaker

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    Awesome teaser trailer. I'm pumped.
     
  5. davejames

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    Wow. Even without the aliens, that is one creepy ass trailer.
     
  6. Hyperspace05

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    Does anyone have a link to a 1080p version of the teaser???

    I've seen it once now in a pretty blurry form (still looks great), but I want to see a better version.
     
  7. Lonemagpie

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    this isn't 1080, but there should be a link to one from it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVlZ9UZZ8fE&feature=youtu.be
     
  8. Hyperspace05

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    Nope... That's just 360p scaled up by the uploader.
     
  9. Samurai8472

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    There is no 1080p version released yet
     
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    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.
     
  12. jefferiestubes8

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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!
     
  13. JarodRussell

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    I'm confused. I thought this was not a prequel to Alien, but a standalone scifi movie.
     
  14. RoJoHen

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    What's confusing about that?
     
  15. JarodRussell

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    That the trailer makes it look like a prequel to Alien.
     
  16. RoJoHen

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    Hmm. Indeed. :lol:

    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.
     
  17. davejames

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    Some website needs to hurry up and do a shot-by-shot breakdown.

    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.
     
  18. T'Baio

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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!
     
  19. Agenda

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    Trailers mean little. If they did, Phantom Menace would be one of the greatest movies of all time.
     
  20. jefferiestubes8

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