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(Sly Oyster)   If you're not tired of all the Prometheus footage Ridley Scott is using to ruin the movie ahead of release, here's a glimpse of the Yutani Corporation   (slyoyster.com ) divider line
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vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-17 12:43:08 PM  
I don't think that is from the movie. Just more viral advertising.
 
2012-05-17 12:43:41 PM  
I don't get what's going on the left side of the screen. What's with all the intermixed faces?
 
2012-05-17 12:46:23 PM  
I feel like by the time I see this movie opening night in the theaters it will be about my 4th viewing.
 
2012-05-17 12:53:23 PM  
Based on the trailers shown (and I have not seen them all), this is the plot as far as I can tell. Researchers discover reoccurring star maps in ancient civilizations that lead them on an interstellar journey in hopes of discovering more about the roots of life and possible extra terrestrial civilization. The voyage is corporately sponsored and monitored by Theron's, cold and calculating character. The expedition team finds the ruins and artifacts from the civilization and are validated in finding links to mankind. They also find what appears to be organic life. The miniscule life form however, begins to grow and eventually overtakes the humans in search of biotic materials to sustain itself. Once fully formed, the life form reactivates a dormant interstellar ship and uses the tracking systems to reverse navigate the Earth crew's course, which would lead to an Earth invasion. Thus revealing that the initial star maps are in fact a trap of sorts to lure life forms to this planet. The remaining human crew members attempt to ground the alien ship and save earth. They do crash the ship but have also destroyed their own vessel in the process, dooming themselves.
 
2012-05-17 12:53:49 PM  
I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of Ms. Yutani, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-05-17 01:02:02 PM  
The trailer I saw before The Avengers certainly discouraged me from seeing it. They gave away so much of the plot- why?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-17 01:05:59 PM  

victrin: Based on the trailers shown (and I have not seen them all), this is the plot as far as I can tell. Researchers discover reoccurring star maps in ancient civilizations that lead them on an interstellar journey in hopes of discovering more about the roots of life and possible extra terrestrial civilization. The voyage is corporately sponsored and monitored by Theron's, cold and calculating character. The expedition team finds the ruins and artifacts from the civilization and are validated in finding links to mankind. They also find what appears to be organic life. The miniscule life form however, begins to grow and eventually overtakes the humans in search of biotic materials to sustain itself. Once fully formed, the life form reactivates a dormant interstellar ship and uses the tracking systems to reverse navigate the Earth crew's course, which would lead to an Earth invasion. Thus revealing that the initial star maps are in fact a trap of sorts to lure life forms to this planet. The remaining human crew members attempt to ground the alien ship and save earth. They do crash the ship but have also destroyed their own vessel in the process, dooming themselves.


I think the trailers are edited to give that impression, but remember, there was an entire false draft of the supposed plot released to throw people off so I don't think that is going to be it. That wouldn't tie in to the Prometheus myth or the influences that have been cited.

Besides, why travel to Earth to plant clues to lead us to their planet so they could invade Earth. They could just invade in the first place.

If you read all of the interviews and look at all of the trailers you can figure out the rough outline of the plot, but I think I'll STFU now.
 
2012-05-17 01:09:56 PM  
What the hell? that headline is a spoiler already! :( fark you, I ddin't want to know Yutani was making an appearance.
 
2012-05-17 01:10:02 PM  
The nonstop promotion for this movie is starting to make me wonder just how big of a turd it's going to be.
 
2012-05-17 01:18:38 PM  

lincoln65: The trailer I saw before The Avengers certainly discouraged me from seeing it. They gave away so much of the plot- why?


Yeah, that three minutes of heavily edited footage certainly has every significant plot point covered. The other two hours of run time are probably just filler.

/cry moar
 
2012-05-17 01:19:59 PM  
Scott wouldnt screw us by giving it all to us on a simple to digest single serving plot trailer.

There has been a lot of discussion about the plot of alien colonization from a host/embryo gestation solution.
(Think about the 1st X-files movie... same concept... just with face huggers.)

The problem with this is when you watch the 1st aliens movie, that giant "navigator pilot" creature they found (which is shown in the new trailers) already had a hole where the chest burster came out of it.

So the argument is being made that humans arent the ONLY race to come looking for their creators... guess we will have to wait and see

What would be funny is if we send our greedy capitalist corporations forward into space as the worst humanity has to offer while other races send their military bio warfare solution to wipe out anything else as a possible threat just like they are sending their worst aspect of their species.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-17 01:32:07 PM  
From what I understand, there aren't going to be any face-huggers or xenomorphs, but the progenitor of the face-huggers will be in it. Also remember that the first movie happened in the future relative to this one.
 
2012-05-17 01:36:19 PM  
A new Alien movie is coming out? Oh cool!

/as a matter of fact I have not seen any of the trailers
//neener, neener...rubs hands in glee
///one month to go
 
2012-05-17 01:39:51 PM  

vpb: From what I understand, there aren't going to be any face-huggers or xenomorphs, but the progenitor of the face-huggers will be in it. Also remember that the first movie happened in the future relative to this one.


What looks like a baby xenomorph is briefly seen in the trailers during the part where you are looking at a female human lying and squirming in a clear tube-chamber, the alien suspended above her.
 
2012-05-17 01:42:19 PM  
 
2012-05-17 01:51:58 PM  
Alien is my favorite movie. I can't wait to see this. So...

I've watched no previews and no commercials. I've read nothing about it, not even this thread. I've silenced others who attempted to tell me anything.

If it's ruined for you...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-17 01:53:40 PM  
This viral video was cool as heck.

I loved watching all the analysis and adjustments being made to the video on the fly. Very cool overlay :)

And all this stuff isn't spoilers, it's just celebrating the the detail that's gone in to this movie. Ridley Scott is a master craftsman - a forerunner to people like Peter Jackson who fill their films with detail and texture far beyond what's simply required.

Only in this case they're using it to help promote the movie.

Imagine if LOTR had had viral videos ahead of time showing the rings being made, or Frodo's sword Sting being forged, or introduced us to the Rangers and so on? Not critical to the movie, but part of its tapestry.

And anyone that's watched the additional 12 hours of behind the scenes footage of LOTR knows they could easily have done such a thing because they'd thought about that stuff.

To me, these kinds of well done supplementary works enrich the experience. I remember the 'What is the Matrix?' viral stuff in the run up to that movie and it turned out great (it's descendants notwithstanding).
 
2012-05-17 02:12:12 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: To me, these kinds of well done supplementary works enrich the experience. I remember the 'What is the Matrix?' viral stuff in the run up to that movie and it turned out great (it's descendants notwithstanding).


This reminds me of when Matrix came out. I was doing my squadron commander tour at the time, and if you were in the military you probably know that squadron/battalion commanders work about 20 hours a day (it's a major rite of passage for military officers). Anyway, one day in the office I overheard some guys talking about this new movie they'd seen...Matrix. I had literally never heard of it. But then, I'd spent the previous year not reading newspapers or watching TV, and so was culturally out of touch.

That evening I went into town and watched the movie, then went back outside and bought another ticket to watch the last showing of the evening. I still remember what a blast it was to have something that truly new come along and surprise me. I'm hoping Prometheus will give me the same rush.
 
2012-05-17 02:27:32 PM  
Meh. The David video was more interesting.
 
2012-05-17 02:46:55 PM  
This is just part and parcel of the marketing requirements Fox imposed to the producers and crew to secure an R rating. That there needed to be enough of a "buzz" generated. At this point, the R rating has been secured, but it's likely just left over product as part of that buzz campaign. I wish I could find the article where Tom Rothman was discussing the idea of PG-13 vs R, but it's unfortunately buried now in all the hooplah over it receiving an R-Rating in the end.

Still my most anticipated movie of 2012.
 
2012-05-17 02:51:26 PM  

Precision Boobery: Alien is my favorite movie. I can't wait to see this. So...

I've watched no previews and no commercials. I've read nothing about it, not even this thread. I've silenced others who attempted to tell me anything.

If it's ruined for you...

[i.imgur.com image 320x240]


Exactly my stance as well. Except I think Aliens is the best movie ever. A few years ago I started avoiding previews and such. They ruin the plot and build hype. I've had too many things ruined by hype. No more.
 
2012-05-17 03:15:58 PM  

vpb: From what I understand, there aren't going to be any face-huggers or xenomorphs, but the progenitor of the face-huggers will be in it. Also remember that the first movie happened in the future relative to this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LqA1rHtapo

Pretty sure that's a face-hugger at 12:11
 
2012-05-17 03:21:13 PM  
I've just seen the commercials. It looks a little... commercial. The I saw some other commercials that looked a little grittier. I likes me some grit in my Alien movies. Regardless, I can't wait to see this.
 
2012-05-17 03:33:08 PM  

IrateShadow: The nonstop promotion for this movie is starting to make me wonder just how big of a turd it's going to be.


Yeah, it's worrying. I'm going in blind other than the first teaser trailer they released and pics I've seen incidentally on the internet. This better be good.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-05-17 04:14:51 PM  

JNowe: vpb: From what I understand, there aren't going to be any face-huggers or xenomorphs, but the progenitor of the face-huggers will be in it. Also remember that the first movie happened in the future relative to this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LqA1rHtapo

Pretty sure that's a face-hugger at 12:11


There is a version of that that isn't blurred out. Not a face-hugger.
 
2012-05-17 04:24:25 PM  

bukketmaster: lincoln65: The trailer I saw before The Avengers certainly discouraged me from seeing it. They gave away so much of the plot- why?

Yeah, that three minutes of heavily edited footage certainly has every significant plot point covered. The other two hours of run time are probably just filler.

/cry moar


Given that there have been trailers that have done exactly that, it wouldn't be surprising. However, I'm hoping that Scott has enough clout that he wouldn't let the studio do that.

/And since Prometheus got an R-rating without Scott being forced to re-cut it, he may have.
 
2012-05-17 06:17:44 PM  
I came.
 
2012-05-17 07:54:39 PM  
I have successfully avoided anything about this film outside of the initial teaser and the TED Talk feature. I want to go in as clean as possible. That's a raity for me. Usually I want to know as much as possible.
 
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