Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

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

  1. Samurai8472

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    I still believe "Prometheus" will deal with it's own issues but set in the "Alien" universe.

    There will be a space jockey

    There will be a derelict



    Apparently they filmed a PG-13 and R rated version of that scene
     
  2. Hyperspace05

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    I'm not sure why... It will be released with an R rating (99% sure). Perhaps with future TV broadcast in mind?

    I just realized that this film is *shot in 3D* as well. OMG. :bolian::techman:
     
  3. Tom Servo

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    Wait is this a serious post?

    If it is...rightttt....

    Looks fucking fantastic. Im sure The Dark Knight Rises will be great, but THIS is the film im waiting for next year.
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    It's PG-13 but Ridley and Tom Rothman will decide which version they will ultimately go with (PG-13 or R)

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LeIce4lc8s&feature=player_detailpage[/YT]


    Jump to around 9:30
     
  5. Emh

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    Awesome analysis. Thank you for sharing this link.

    While that's certainly true, how many people out of the general public is going to recognize the connection to the original Alien trailer? Many of them weren't alive then and won't look back at the trailer.

    Thank the gods. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was bad enough.

    I'm reminded, as was the trailer analysis linked above, of Sunshine, but I agree with you that I hope Ridley handles this film better than either of those movies.
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

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    Oh, man...that looks friggin' awesome. I can't wait to see it.
     
  7. Servo

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    Awesome. I think I actually had a fangasm when I saw the ship. Roll on 2012.
     
  8. Kelso

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    Yes. I cannot wait for this one.
     
  9. Santeria

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    Which occurs before Alien. With the race that created the aliens. Hinting at what is to come in the Alien movies.

    How the heck is it not a prequel? You don't have to have the same characters for it to be a prequel; that's just one type of prequel. It's like trying to say that Enterprise wasn't a prequel for Star Trek, or Caprica for Battlestar Galactica.
     
  10. Deckerd

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    Let's hope it has a better beginning, middle and end.
     
  11. Starkers

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    Event Horizon is a superb film (show's what Anderson can do and it's a shame the production was rushed) Sunshine is interesting but Danny Boyle doing what he often does, lifting various bits from other films and slapping them together (hence why a very realistic sci-fi films suddeny becomes Event Horizon in the last 15 minutes...)
     
  12. Servo

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    I like Event Horizon.
     
  13. Emh

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    Agreed on all counts. It's a pity that both films (especially Sunshine) didn't know how to resolve themselves in the final act and decided to become generic slasher flicks. I was very disappointed in regards to Sunshine because I'm a big fan of Boyle's.
     
  14. Reverend

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    I liked Event Horizon just fine...up until the final act where it all falls apart. That plus Sam Neil's cringe-worthy attempt at a scream just killed it for me. And yes, Sunshine had pretty much the same problem (sans hammy screaming.)

    Oh, and it's probably a bit obvious but it only just occurred to me that the mysterious figure could be what the space jockey looks like out of it's suit. It'd certainly explain why the chair is empty and what that big human looking face is about.
     
  15. Starkers

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    Yeah, though in EV's case I suspect if they'd had the time it might have been something more. Then again you could argue that that's all Alien comes down to in the end, an unstoppable killer picking off people one by one till the plucky heroin finishes it off.
     
  16. Emh

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    Yeah, you're right about that. I guess it's all about the atmosphere and presentation of the story. With Event Horizon (although working on ten-plus-year old memories here so correct me if I'm wrong) and Sunshine, there wasn't much if any notion of the films being anything but straight up science-fiction adventure/exploration, whereas Alien starts out the same but changes gears a hell of a lot sooner.
     
  17. Deckerd

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    Just goes to show how different opinions can be. Event Horizon was gratuitous splatter/schlock with nothing to redeem it and squandered a very good cast. One of the few spaceship movies I can say truly sucked.
     
  18. davejames

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    Agreed. The setup was perfect and compelling as hell-- a ship that went missing long ago mysteriously shows up in the orbit of Neptune, and a crew has to go and investigate.

    But amazingly the director was never able to generate an ounce of atmosphere or suspense with that setting (not helped by the fact they showed the big mystery ship in the opening seconds), and the movie quickly degenerated into just a lame, FX-heavy splatter-fest.

    Ugh. Just such a wasted opportunity.
     
  19. JD

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    Couldn't disagree more. Lost is one of my two absolute favorite shows in the history of television (NuBSG is the other) and I will gladly watch anything involving JJAbrams, Damon Lindelof and/or Carlton Cuse, pretty much without heistation. The fact that Damon Lindelof is writing it is part of the reason I'm so excited.
    Yeah, that was why I hated Sunshine when I went to see it in the theater. This was before I did horror movies, and I went in expecting a quiter sci-fi movie. I still regret that we (I saw it with my mom, since I don't drive and won't see movies by myself) paid full theater ticket price to see it.
     
  20. Deckerd

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    In a way Sunshine is even more criminal than Event Horizon since at least with EH we weren't sucked in by a very good first half before it became total shit.