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Prometheus
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:55:49 am »
In case you haven't heard already, Ridley Scott is making a new sci-fi movie.



Have a couple of trailers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sftuxbvGwiU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9jRaa4Wkbk

Now, I'm probably not alone in thinking that Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi has the potential to be immensely awesome. He's only ever done two movies in the genre, and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks Blade Runner or Alien are anything but fantastic movies. Of course, he's had a run of bad movies lately and it's been 30 years since Blade Runner, so there is a certain fear that he's lost his edge and Prometheus will only be a disappointment for fans wishing for a spiritual successor to Alien.

I'm feeling hopeful. In both of the trailers I linked, and especially the first one, everything seems to scream "Alien" to me; the visual style with definite Geiger-influences at times, the soundtrack, the pacing. Then there are the more obvious parallels of the alien ship looking exactly like the one in Alien and glimpses of what appears to be the chair of the Space Jockey.

They've been kind of skirting around the issue of how much of Prometheus will be an Alien-prequel (whether we see the original Alien or it's origins, for example), but they've confirmed it's set in the same universe. It seems the movie will reference and expand on the original Alien's story, while remaining essentially standalone; I'd be really surprised if the movie extensively featured the same species of alien seen before.

I've got some concerns over the movie, mostly centered around the danger of over-explaining the origins of the Space Jockey and the aliens as well as the trailer bits with the exploding and crashlanding alien ship, which seems more fitting in a sci-fi action piece than a claustrophobic horror movie, but all in all I can't help but feel excited about this.

There's also a viral advertising site: https://www.weylandindustries.com/

Here are some more related videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOOJl5lWNfM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpYUW0ekPSA

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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 02:18:25 am »
If the film is anywhere as good as the advertising, it's going to be one hell of a ride.
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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 11:09:28 am »
The "Happy Birthday, David" trailer is creepy as all hell.

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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 12:06:54 pm »
My only real fear is that the expectations after the teasers and trailers are just too high... but it all looks really damn good.

TED 2023? Fuck yes.
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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 12:22:02 pm »
They apparently worked with the TED people for that trailer, asking what they thought the conference would look like in 2023 and so on. It's a fantastic piece of viral advertising.

Re: fears, I said it in the OP already, but I'm not too sure about the trailer bits with wide shots of the crashing spaceship and people running away from it. It looks like typical action movie schlock instead of creepy psychological horror. Of course the rest of the trailer looks fantastic and scary and holy fuck what is going on and then I'm all excited about the movie again.

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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 12:29:48 pm »
Hey, a new trailer!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GQvXuQJVI

This continues to be relevant:
If the film is anywhere as good as the advertising, it's going to be one hell of a ride.

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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 02:43:32 pm »
It's already been confirmed that it's an Alien prequel.

Hey, a new trailer!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GQvXuQJVI


Pause at 2:43. What is that?

YES, IT'S A FUCKING SPACE JOCKEY! :D
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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 03:33:18 pm »
I might have worded the OP a bit weirdly. Yeah, Prometheus is definitely going to be set in the same universe as Alien. What is not sure, however, is what elements of the original movie will be referenced. IIRC Ridley has repeatedly said that he feels the alien from the first movie is kind of played out and overused already, so the threat facing the protagonists in Prometheus is most likely completely different. It might tie into the origin of the xenomorph or it might not.

There are also some rumours that the alien ship seen in the trailers is not the same one the crew of the Nostromo found in Alien. It's also not sure if they are even going to visit LV-426 in this movie.

My bet is the alien is some sort of a Jockey bioweapon. This would also work with the original plan of making it's lifespan really short.

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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 10:04:58 pm »
the origin of the xenomorph

Judging from what I've seen in the trailers, I do believe this might be the case. I mean, we see a guy's helmet melting/covered in something, and some alien lifeforms...these might be facehugger-like creatures.

My bet is the alien is some sort of a Jockey bioweapon. This would also work with the original plan of making it's lifespan really short.

I think I've read somewhere that this is true, that the aliens were 'developed' by the Jockeys for some reason. Who knows?
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Re: Prometheus
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2012, 06:16:58 am »
This will be the only movie to get me out to a theatre in over a year.
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