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2012-10-06 11:20:18 PM

Practical_Draconian: Otherwise ... is Soldier now part of the Aliens, Predators, and Blade Runner universe


yes, actually.

"Soldier was written by David Peoples, who co-wrote the script for Blade Runner. By his own admission, he considers Soldier to be a "sidequel"/spiritual successor to Blade Runner.[2] It also obliquely references various elements of stories written by Philip K. Dick (who wrote the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", on which Blade Runner is based), or film adaptations thereof. A "Spinner" vehicle from Blade Runner can be seen in the wreckage on a junk planet that features in the film.[3]
There are also several dialogue references to events such as "Tanhauser Gate" from Blade Runner."
 
2012-10-06 11:30:49 PM

aiiee: I understood it fine. Moneygrab.


DO IT. DO IT. BURN MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

/ im trapped in a spacesuit of emotion!!!
 
2012-10-06 11:47:40 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: TyrantII: Secondary characters were a bit weak, but what do you really expect after ALIEN? That was a B movie made with a flim crew with a AAA imagination.

The thing is that all the characters is Alien were, while not "deep", still well drawn and were consistent with how they should have acted. Ironically, except for the one character that had no real emotions, none of the characters in Prometheus behaved in any way realistically. As I said when it first came out, the plot was driving the characters, instead of the other way around.Damon Lindelof is just not a very good writer.


If the same lens the hipster nerd wantabees used on Prometheus is used on ALIEN, you'll get the same result.
 
2012-10-07 12:13:55 AM

logistic: I feel sorry for anyone that couldn't understand this film. I mean...seriously sorry. Like "Gee it must suck to be confined to that wheelchair" sorry. The plot to Wizard of Oz must make your head spin.


I could understand it perfectly fine. Didn't make it any less stupid, though. I checked out after the Space Zombie.

/Fassbender was the only thing worth watching in the entire movie
 
2012-10-07 12:16:45 AM

mamoru: The German guy being still alive AND being put into a body bag with his gun, so he could rise up at the end to get shot by the cop. Just sayin. It was a very solid movie otherwise.


It didn't happen like that, he stormed out of the building.
 
2012-10-07 12:22:03 AM

davidphogan: One Bad Apple: I am mostly just interested in the deleted scene of the dialogue exchange between David and the Engineer before it goes all BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD and tries to kill everyone.

That's something I want to know as well. I have some guesses, but I'd love to know which it actually was.


I don't think the actual conversation really matters. That was a (rare) good scene in the movie. Alien pilot was hired to ferry around a bunch of scientists who want to check up on their DNA seeding. He's got to have at least a good idea that they have hundreds of planet-sized labs throughout the universe consisting of various evolved creatures. One day, pilot wakes up and the equivalent of a lab rat is speaking to him in his language. If that happened on Earth, any lab flunky would take a shovel to it. So it's not really a shock that he rips David's head off.
 
2012-10-07 12:30:52 AM

The6502Man: Character/story-wise it's nearly a disaster, with the only bright spots being Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace.

FTFY

How in the world do scientists/doctors/engineers go utterly stupid once they hit space? I mean, have they NEVER played FPS video games? ANYTHING that moves TOWARDS you, or LOOKS odd or aggressive, you KILL! Is it that hard?

Geez.

In case you don't get it, thats whats wrong with the characters...


The claustrophobic geologist and the retarded biologist were by far the worst parts of the movie. Oh, look--a millenia-old alien lifeform! You'd think a biologist would be interested in that. No--he's freaked out and wants to go home. But when he sees the space-penis obviously acting aggressively, he's all like, "Awwww, isn't that cute?"

And then there's this utter fark-up, which Penny Arcade so eloquently illustrated:

art.penny-arcade.com
 
2012-10-07 12:39:01 AM
To bad she'll never live.....but then again, who does?
 
2012-10-07 12:39:29 AM
Pro tip #4,764,222: It doesn't matter what planet you're on. If a critter rises up, flares it neck at you, and hisses menacingly, it is not so politely telling you to fark off. DO NOT TRY TO PET IT!!!
 
2012-10-07 12:41:54 AM
Handsome Squidward
 
2012-10-07 01:09:25 AM

Mugato: mamoru: The German guy being still alive AND being put into a body bag with his gun, so he could rise up at the end to get shot by the cop. Just sayin. It was a very solid movie otherwise.

It didn't happen like that, he stormed out of the building.


It's really hard to find a video of that scene that is clear. This is the best I could find. (^) It does not show him storming out of the building. It shows him rising up, shrugging off something that I assume to be a body bag (but could be a blanket, I guess, if the police thought he was a victim, rather than a terrorist) and raising the same weapon he had on the roof. It's in the first 5 seconds of the linked video.

And, it has never made sense to me. Last we saw him, he was hanging by chains, presumed dead, and nowhere near his gun. Suddenly, he rises up from something, still with his gun, to try to kill McClain. Why does he have his gun? Why wasn't he under arrest and cuffed? Or, if it was in fact a body bag, which dumbass paramedic couldn't determine that he was still alive? etc.

Now, I know full well not to take the movie too seriously, and I don't. I understand the purpose of this scene. But, it really didn't make any sense.

Had he actually stormed from the building as you suggested, it might have. But he didn't.
 
2012-10-07 01:19:00 AM

Dimensio: Practical_Draconian: Keep the xenos in Aliens universe, and keep Tyrell and his machinations in the Blade Runner universe. Just stop it there Ridley Scott.

Otherwise ... is Soldier now part of the Aliens, Predators, and Blade Runner universe, where Western corporate thought goes all the way back to the days of interim Roman Emperor Maximus Decimus Meridius? Is it a world where men wince at the slap of honorable words "Never lie, even if it leads to your death; that is your oath?" And is it a world where Satan rescues Ferris Bueller's girlfriend and tries to disguise her as a goth from unemployed elf boy Tom Cruise and his coeterie of fairies and dwarves?

It is all a fantasy of Tommy Westphall.


Oh you magnificent bastard, well played! You own me a new keyboard BTW. I'm pretty sure that once all the A&W Cream Soda I spewed on mine starts to gum things up, this one will be going into the trash. From the looks of it though, no one else got the reference.
por-img.cimcontent.net
 
2012-10-07 01:24:05 AM
So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?
 
2012-10-07 01:55:20 AM

Tainted1: Pro tip #4,764,222: It doesn't matter what planet you're on. If a critter rises up, flares it neck at you, and hisses menacingly, it is not so politely telling you to fark off. DO NOT TRY TO PET IT!!!


It's ingrained into peoples heads now because everyone claims it, but if you re-watch the movie, that is NOT how it happened.

Milburn was too close, and not cautious enough, but he never tried to touch the thing. He did wave his hand around in front of it, and was surprised to see it seem to react like a cobra, but he was a good 4 feet away at all times, and very hesitant at it's movements prior. .
 
2012-10-07 01:57:00 AM

2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?


You can get bluray players dirt cheap on craigslist. Also, inflation.

You probably spend 10X more a year in coffee.
 
2012-10-07 01:58:39 AM
Prometheus is one of the stupidest "smart" movies ever made. The character choices were cringe inducing. I started rooting for the aliens in the end.
 
2012-10-07 02:03:46 AM

TyrantII: 2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?

You can get bluray players dirt cheap on craigslist. Also, inflation.

You probably spend 10X more a year in coffee.


I don't drink coffee, and I damn sure don't buy the floor model / used crap that people sell on craigslist.
 
2012-10-07 02:39:46 AM

2words1finger: Dimensio: It is all a fantasy of Tommy Westphall.

Oh you magnificent bastard, well played! You own me a new keyboard BTW. I'm pretty sure that once all the A&W Cream Soda I spewed on mine starts to gum things up, this one will be going into the trash. From the looks of it though, no one else got the reference.
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Have to admit I didn't get the reference; had to look it up on wikipedia. I recall St. Elsewhere for old man mooning scene, not for a little kid showing it all to be a weird dream/alternate universe like the Men In Black marbles. Good one-liner once I understood though.
 
2012-10-07 02:43:19 AM

Wise_Guy: Honest Trailer.

This about sums it up for me.


Nice find
 
2012-10-07 03:06:03 AM

TyrantII: Tainted1: Pro tip #4,764,222: It doesn't matter what planet you're on. If a critter rises up, flares it neck at you, and hisses menacingly, it is not so politely telling you to fark off. DO NOT TRY TO PET IT!!!

It's ingrained into peoples heads now because everyone claims it, but if you re-watch the movie, that is NOT how it happened.

Milburn was too close, and not cautious enough, but he never tried to touch the thing. He did wave his hand around in front of it, and was surprised to see it seem to react like a cobra, but he was a good 4 feet away at all times, and very hesitant at it's movements prior. .


I think one of the problems this scene has, at least if I'm remembering it correctly, is that it's shot from behind Milburn or behind the face worm flattening the scene. Again, if I'm remembering correctly, not much at all of the scene is filmed from the side.
 
2012-10-07 03:20:52 AM

One Bad Apple: I could understand the film but most of the main characters' actions were pretty facepalm worthy. Overall I liked "Prometheus"

I am mostly just interested in the deleted scene of the dialogue exchange between David and the Engineer before it goes all BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD and tries to kill everyone.

Everything else I figured out on my own




http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3193047/watch-a-whopping-14-minutes - of-deleted-scenes-from-prometheus/
Go 4:28 in... for some reason it won't allow me to make a link of it.  Probably need to take the spaces out after "minutes" and "of".
 
2012-10-07 05:00:57 AM

2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?


You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores. DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.
 
2012-10-07 05:48:26 AM

browntimmy: 2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?

You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores. DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.


This Black Friday, most retailers are likely going to have stacks of BluRay players for under $50. Even the movies themselves aren't that bad, either. I bought The Avengers from Amazon the week it came out for $20, and that was the 4 disc version with 3D, BluRay, digital copy, DVD, and a code to download the movie soundtrack and a free comic.
 
2012-10-07 06:23:06 AM

mamoru: The German guy being still alive AND being put into a body bag with his gun, so he could rise up at the end to get shot by the cop. Just sayin. It was a very solid movie otherwise.


I'll grant you the being alive part,but isn't it plausible he woke up, broke out of the bodybag, retrieved his gun, and so on?
 
2012-10-07 06:48:00 AM

Mad_Radhu: browntimmy: 2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?

You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores. DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.

This Black Friday, most retailers are likely going to have stacks of BluRay players for under $50. Even the movies themselves aren't that bad, either. I bought The Avengers from Amazon the week it came out for $20, and that was the 4 disc version with 3D, BluRay, digital copy, DVD, and a code to download the movie soundtrack and a free comic.


And hell - if you own a PS3, you already have a BluRay player.
 
2012-10-07 08:40:52 AM

One Bad Apple: I could understand the film but most of the main characters' actions were pretty facepalm worthy. Overall I liked "Prometheus"

I am mostly just interested in the deleted scene of the dialogue exchange between David and the Engineer before it goes all BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD and tries to kill everyone.

Everything else I figured out on my own


Cant remeber what site I saw it on, but someone claimed to have translated what David was saying to the Engineer. Think it was along the lines of "This man (Weyland) has come to you to ask for a longer life", or something along those lines. If thats true I could see that pissing the alien off. The Engineers sacrificed one of their own to essientially create us, leave clues for us to find them when we reach the point of being able to create the technology to get to them, and then all we use it for is to ask for more of what they already gave us.

/Creation, I am disappoint
//not positive if the translation was accurate
 
2012-10-07 09:33:17 AM
One thing I didn't really get was the lifecycle of the Xeno in this film. So let's assume that the stuff the engineer in the prologue ingests is not the same stuff in the canisters on the ship. We're still left with:
- Canister gunk infects crew member
- Crew member turns into zombie, but first impregnates sterile female
- Female gives birth to proto-face hugger
- Proto-face hugger grows to gargantuan size and face-rapes an engineer
- Engineer bursts open to reveal proto-Xeno

That is one complicated life cycle.
 
2012-10-07 09:53:50 AM

NeoCortex42: One thing I didn't really get was the lifecycle of the Xeno in this film. So let's assume that the stuff the engineer in the prologue ingests is not the same stuff in the canisters on the ship. We're still left with:
- Canister gunk infects crew member
- Crew member turns into zombie, but first impregnates sterile female
- Female gives birth to proto-face hugger
- Proto-face hugger grows to gargantuan size and face-rapes an engineer
- Engineer bursts open to reveal proto-Xeno

That is one complicated life cycle.


True. It looked gratuitous and appeared like a forced plot. Instead of saying the Engineers created the Aliens as a form of weaponry to be used in a war, we get a convoluted idea where the Aliens is some distant descendant of a a human, Alien, Engineer hybrid whose final form is refined in later movie by ?
I never got how the Alien in Alien looked so horrific with it's piston jaw and silver fangs and the thing in Prometheus looks like sort of the same but has a prehensile jaw and the teeth look like dentures. It's not well done as a science fiction story, but past Alien VS movies were also full of plot holes, bad dialog and forced characters.
 
2012-10-07 09:54:42 AM

galactus5000: Mad_Radhu: browntimmy: 2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?

You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores. DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.

This Black Friday, most retailers are likely going to have stacks of BluRay players for under $50. Even the movies themselves aren't that bad, either. I bought The Avengers from Amazon the week it came out for $20, and that was the 4 disc version with 3D, BluRay, digital copy, DVD, and a code to download the movie soundtrack and a free comic.

And hell - if you own a PS3, you already have a BluRay player.


The downside though is you own a PS3.

/owns a PS3
//Its been banished to the secondary TV because it sucks at life when it comes to UPNP support and forced DRM cinavia.
///rips all my blurays because frankly getting up to change the discs is so...pedestrian.
 
2012-10-07 10:02:49 AM

Irving Maimway: When it was going to be a full on Alien prequel, it was a solid story. When Ridley decided to make it not a prequel and then at the last moment half arse stick his toe in, it went all to hell. The lesson from Prometheus and Lost is don't let Damon Lindelof within a mile of any story you value.


I didn't see it, but was there a group of characters added in the final act that had no connection to the previous two acts, and whose expository dialog regarding their own motivations added nothing to the character arcs of the rest of the movie?

If not, then Prometheus got off lucky.
 
2012-10-07 10:14:34 AM

Mad_Radhu: browntimmy: 2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?

You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores. DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.

This Black Friday, most retailers are likely going to have stacks of BluRay players for under $50. Even the movies themselves aren't that bad, either. I bought The Avengers from Amazon the week it came out for $20, and that was the 4 disc version with 3D, BluRay, digital copy, DVD, and a code to download the movie soundtrack and a free comic.


Speaking of the 4 disc 3D CE Bluray of Prometheus will be on sale for $24.99 at best buy on Tuesday. They're also coming back with their DVD Upgrade promotion, so take any old shiatty DVD w/ original case and you'll get a $5 to put towards one pruchase, up to 5 coupons.

Thats $19.99 for Prometheus CE (MSRP $40, not that they ever charge that...)
 
2012-10-07 10:28:38 AM

born_yesterday: Irving Maimway: When it was going to be a full on Alien prequel, it was a solid story. When Ridley decided to make it not a prequel and then at the last moment half arse stick his toe in, it went all to hell. The lesson from Prometheus and Lost is don't let Damon Lindelof within a mile of any story you value.

I didn't see it, but was there a group of characters added in the final act that had no connection to the previous two acts, and whose expository dialog regarding their own motivations added nothing to the character arcs of the rest of the movie?

If not, then Prometheus got off lucky.


nope that's pretty much what happened. yeah she sat there and said who the heck are these people?
 
2012-10-07 10:57:54 AM
I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.
 
2012-10-07 10:59:21 AM

Irving Maimway: nope that's pretty much what happened. yeah she sat there and said who the heck are these people?


And didn't mention that she just gave birth to a nasty squirmy space squid and was wandering around with staples in her freshly-sliced abdomen.
 
2012-10-07 12:01:55 PM

theorellior: I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.


Oh man this. I did like the fact the moment he woke up he started killing the human "aliens". That's what I'd do if I woke up suddenly surrounded by aliens.
 
2012-10-07 12:10:43 PM

theorellior: I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.


Yeah, Prometheus was bad on its own right, but it has a special place in the pantheon of bad movies for ruining an existing mythology.
 
2012-10-07 12:24:53 PM

logistic: I feel sorry for anyone that couldn't understand this film. I mean...seriously sorry. Like "Gee it must suck to be confined to that wheelchair" sorry. The plot to Wizard of Oz must make your head spin.


I understand it fine as well, but I feel sorry for those who felt this was going to be all aliens killing humans fest.

I loved the film and will probably buy the blu ray then see the next one the first week it comes out. The only thing that bothers me is that at the end when they are running from the ship thats shaped like a donut, you dont run in a straight line away from it, you run sideways dummy.......

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: theorellior: I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.

Yeah, Prometheus was bad on its own right, but it has a special place in the pantheon of bad movies for ruining an existing mythology.


Ahhhhh film nerds, if anything it expanded the mythology and drew others into the world, personally I never got into the alien mythology because I asked too many questions, this film actually tried to answer some of those questions and the next should answer more or create more.

What I always find funny is that this film almost has the same plot and pace as the first alien film but people seem to remember the first one more fondly.
 
2012-10-07 12:53:17 PM

theorellior: I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.


And it also seemed to be significantly smaller than the space jockey in the original Alien movie....
 
2012-10-07 12:56:39 PM

Znuh: I liked the part when Randall Flagg made an appearance. In both films.


We can probably find RF in every movie...
 
2012-10-07 12:57:21 PM

steamingpile: logistic: I feel sorry for anyone that couldn't understand this film. I mean...seriously sorry. Like "Gee it must suck to be confined to that wheelchair" sorry. The plot to Wizard of Oz must make your head spin.

I understand it fine as well, but I feel sorry for those who felt this was going to be all aliens killing humans fest.

I loved the film and will probably buy the blu ray then see the next one the first week it comes out. The only thing that bothers me is that at the end when they are running from the ship thats shaped like a donut, you dont run in a straight line away from it, you run sideways dummy.......

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: theorellior: I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.

Yeah, Prometheus was bad on its own right, but it has a special place in the pantheon of bad movies for ruining an existing mythology.

Ahhhhh film nerds, if anything it expanded the mythology and drew others into the world, personally I never got into the alien mythology because I asked too many questions, this film actually tried to answer some of those questions and the next should answer more or create more.

What I always find funny is that this film almost has the same plot and pace as the first alien film but people seem to remember the first one more fondly.


media.moddb.com
 
2012-10-07 01:05:33 PM

steamingpile: What I always find funny is that this film almost has the same plot and pace as the first alien film but people seem to remember the first one more fondly.


I'm interested in what other things are also funny in your universe.
 
2012-10-07 01:13:57 PM

Cuthbert Allgood: theorellior: I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.

And it also seemed to be significantly smaller than the space jockey in the original Alien movie....


Depends which scene you're talking about. They used child actors in spacesuits for one scene, then back to the actual actors for the next. Thus the scale went wild.
 
2012-10-07 01:17:10 PM

theorellior: steamingpile: What I always find funny is that this film almost has the same plot and pace as the first alien film but people seem to remember the first one more fondly.

I'm interested in what other things are also funny in your universe.


Well I mean funny in a sad, oh you poor little dim witted child funny. You humor them then show them something shiny to play with to keep them happy, hey the newer transformers is on cable, go get it!!!!!
 
2012-10-07 01:21:03 PM

steamingpile: What I always find funny is that this film almost has the same plot and pace as the first alien film but people seem to remember the first one more fondly.


In the first movie you actually cared about the characters and wanted them to survive. Halfway through Prometheus, the characters are all so terribly conceived, written, and executed, that you're actually cheering for the monsters when they get offed. Alien3 had the same problem.
 
2012-10-07 02:02:54 PM
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2012-10-07 02:07:39 PM

TyrantII: Cuthbert Allgood: theorellior: I'll mention again that one of the biggest disappointments of Prometheus for me wasn't the crappy script and plot. It was the fact that the Space Jockey from "Alien" turned out to be just another boring humanoid alien dressed up in organic-looking armor and not some kind of elephanty space alien with lots of ribs.

And it also seemed to be significantly smaller than the space jockey in the original Alien movie....

Depends which scene you're talking about. They used child actors in spacesuits for one scene, then back to the actual actors for the next. Thus the scale went wild.


Really? I'm referencing the first time the space jockey is shown in the original, when they're walking up to it it seems the people are about the size of the jockey's arm... then in Prometheus The Engineer was like only 10ft tall....

I really wanted to like Prometheus but the more I thought about it after the days I saw it the less I liked it. I agree with the sentiment that they had the premise for it to be an amazing syfy movie, but the execution was lacking....

//actually, if it was made for SyFy it would've been one of their better original monster movies. Right behind Sharktopus, obviously.
 
2012-10-07 02:16:02 PM

Cuthbert Allgood:
Really? I'm referencing the first time the space jockey is shown in the original, when they're walking up to it it seems the people are about the size of the jockey's arm... then in Prometheus The Engineer was like only 10ft tall....

I really wanted to like Prometheus but the more I thought about it after the days I saw it the less I liked it. I agree with the sentiment that they had the premise for it to be an amazing syfy movie, but the execution was lacking....

//actually, if it was made for SyFy it would've been one of their better original monster movies. Right behind Sharktopus, obviously.


Yes really. That shot was done with children to make it look more epic, but upon closer inspection of the later shots around the SJ, it's much more in line with the chair and JP in Prometheus.

You're thinking this shot, which is what I'm thinking of: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081014171307/aliens/images/2/2 6/SpaceJockey.jpg

Then there was this shot with the actors: http://liveforfilms.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/space-jockey-alien.jpg

Funny enough, the same problems arise in Prometheus when Shaw battles the Engineer in the life raft. He's big, but more NBA star big, and not as big as the optics earlier made him seem. Sticking him that life raft gave too many visual cues to measure him by, if you had a sharp eye.
 
2012-10-07 02:39:09 PM

TyrantII: Funny enough, the same problems arise in Prometheus when Shaw battles the Engineer in the life raft. He's big, but more NBA star big, and not as big as the optics earlier made him seem. Sticking him that life raft gave too many visual cues to measure him by, if you had a sharp eye.


Interesting...

//seems a little sloppy
 
2012-10-07 02:55:22 PM

Wise_Guy: Honest Trailer.

This about sums it up for me.


Here's another one from the redlettermedia guy who did the starwars prequels. Link

I really wanted to like promethius... I hope they redeem the story in the next film.
 
2012-10-07 04:31:17 PM

browntimmy: 2words1finger: So is this where it's all going now, with all the good extras going only on the Blu-Ray? I mean excuse me, but all of us folks who don't see the point in shelling out $200 freaking dollars for a fancy new player when we still have DVD players that work just fine are getting shafted. WTF yo?

You can get Blu-Ray players for like $70-80 dollars now at most stores.


Yeah well.... I did not know that. But now I do.

DVDs are getting close to being 20 years old.


Wow, so anything that is old should just be discarded in favor of something new, regardless of the fact that it is still perfectly serviceable and can do its job perfectly fine? Man, you'd make a great Sandman.
 
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