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Reply #35 on: March 18, 2014, 11:09:33 PM

I think it gave away too much.

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Reply #36 on: March 19, 2014, 03:41:58 AM

This does look good, although I feel the claim 'most anticipated movie of the year' is a tad bold when you have The Dark Knight Rises coming out in May.

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Reply #37 on: March 19, 2014, 05:23:51 AM

I don't know...
I'm arranging a sitter for Prometheus, and the effects in it make me crave a release of a remastered, extended cut of Alien/Aliens with with the effects redone to match. Hell, the Laserdisc Box set I have with the extended cuts is the only reason I still have the Laserdisc player.

Dark Night Rises, eh. Another Batman movie, and it's a reset to boot.

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Reply #38 on: March 19, 2014, 07:50:38 AM

I don't think it gave away much of anything.

There's heiroglyphs in space.
There are things with the heiroglyphs.
A space giant is in a chair.
The things with the heiroglyphs are...GOING TO EARTH (hweeee! hweeee! hweeee!!!!)

Note that I'm still excited for this movie, because I know it's tied to the Alien mythos, but I still don't even know if it's a prequel, sequel, or a parallel whatnot.

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Reply #39 on: March 19, 2014, 07:53:21 AM

If you thought that trailer revealed too much, then definitely don't watch the International one....



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Reply #40 on: March 19, 2014, 08:04:12 AM

Personally, I thought the trailer gave the entire game away.

Doesn't mean I'm not gonna go see it.

(though it's possibly because I'm international, looking at Taos post.

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Reply #41 on: March 19, 2014, 09:50:32 PM

My gripe is that personally the greatest thing a movie can offer is an (how shall I word this...) unexpected ride. The Matrix and Inception were amazing not so much for being exceptional movies, both had their flaws, but for the chance to be Alice and jump down the rabbit hole. They allow me to enter their world and partake in a unique, engrossing adventure. Movies like Tropic Thunder or The Avengers are fun distractions to be sure. But a movie like Prometheus offers a chance to jump into an unknown world and go along for a ride.

I'm sure I will still be able to enjoy Prometheus, but I would rather not have had (grammar snake, help me!) the major plot points spelled out for me.

The problem is one of marketing. Inception's trailer spoiled nothing for me. I had no idea what the movie was about even after seeing the trailer. I went on word of mouth recommendation that the movie was awesome. Indeed the movie was an experience like few others, but I would never have seen the movie based on the trailer alone. TBH I was not really hyped about Prometheus. I saw the Aliens films a a kid and they were scary, but that's about all I remember. Sadly, I do remember Resurrection and Vs. spin offs. So while I am displeased that the trailer gave away the farm, it did succeed in pushing the movie onto my must see list as high concept sci-fi, rather than just a prequel to a scary movie I saw as a kid. So, catch-22 I guess?

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Reply #42 on: March 20, 2014, 12:07:21 AM

I'm grateful to this thread. I haven't seen the trailers, and I'll be avoiding all the info about the film until I've seen it now.

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Reply #43 on: March 20, 2014, 10:35:42 AM

So good.
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Reply #44 on: March 20, 2014, 10:40:29 AM

I have a feeling the 'plot' of this movie is not really where the good will come from.  If it's in the vein of the original alien, the movie will be a lot more about the characters, suspense and horror than the actual setting or the why and how of what's going on.

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Reply #45 on: March 21, 2014, 08:26:27 AM

I agree.  The second one knows this is a prequel, one is spoiled in some sense.  The movie has to work on other levels to grab people.

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Reply #46 on: March 26, 2012, 09:11:19 PM

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Reply #47 on: April 17, 2012, 09:21:39 PM

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Reply #48 on: April 19, 2012, 11:13:48 PM

So, catch-22 I guess?

Yup. I try not to get spoilerized, (I'm not clicking on any Cabin in the Woods threads until I see it.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?) but in an age of the interwebz, and everyone knife fighting for the next 15 seconds of my attention, I can't see how they can not spoiler stuff.



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Reply #49 on: April 22, 2012, 12:03:51 AM



"This video contains content from Comcast Entertainment Group, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.
Sorry about that."

Fucking Comcast. What the fuck do they even have to do with Prometheus?

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Reply #50 on: April 22, 2012, 07:55:09 AM

but, it's a trailer for an upcoming movie right? wouldn't they want people to, you know, see it?

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Reply #51 on: April 22, 2012, 08:03:32 AM

The might be looking to get the ad revenue from people seeing it on their own youtube channel. Also such a channel would have a list of trailers for their other great movies that they would want people to click on.

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Reply #52 on: April 22, 2012, 08:18:01 AM

Fucking Comcast. What the fuck do they even have to do with Prometheus?

Comcast now owns NBC Universal, remember?

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Reply #53 on: April 22, 2012, 08:25:59 AM

Great, comcast is trying to take on youtube the way google took on facebook, I'm sure it'll work out great for them too.  why so serious?

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Reply #54 on: April 23, 2012, 01:37:11 PM

Here's the David trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgJs7uluwlU

This may not be a popular view but if you make a video and put it on YouTube and someone rips a copy and uploads it to their own channel in an attempt to get hits, I think it's ok to ask YouTube to take it down, whether you're just doing it for fun or you're a megabucks corporation.

Anyway, I think the trailer and the marketing in general has been very entertaining so far.
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Reply #55 on: April 23, 2012, 06:23:05 PM

Michael Fassbender is fantastic. And it's a great David Bowie impersonation too.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #56 on: April 25, 2012, 04:35:22 PM

I love the early 80's techno vibe to that ad, really great.
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Reply #57 on: April 25, 2012, 08:22:34 PM

Unsub nailed it. He's totally rocking the Thin White Duke vibe.

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Reply #58 on: April 30, 2012, 06:24:03 AM

New Prometheus trailer out

WARNING,
it's very spoilery, wish I hadn't watched it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1byZkbNB3Jw

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Reply #59 on: April 30, 2012, 06:45:58 AM

Michael Fassbender is fantastic. And it's a great David Bowie impersonation too.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

I noticed the Bowie connection straight away, but he's also channeling another David in his performance. There's a lot of the little boy who wanted to be real from AI in his mannerisms.
I'm certainly sure his name isn't a coincidence.

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Reply #60 on: April 30, 2012, 06:28:04 PM

My gripe is that personally the greatest thing a movie can offer is an (how shall I word this...) unexpected ride. The Matrix and Inception were amazing not so much for being exceptional movies, both had their flaws, but for the chance to be Alice and jump down the rabbit hole. They allow me to enter their world and partake in a unique, engrossing adventure. Movies like Tropic Thunder or The Avengers are fun distractions to be sure. But a movie like Prometheus offers a chance to jump into an unknown world and go along for a ride.

I'm sure I will still be able to enjoy Prometheus, but I would rather not have had (grammar snake, help me!) the major plot points spelled out for me.

The problem is one of marketing. Inception's trailer spoiled nothing for me. I had no idea what the movie was about even after seeing the trailer. I went on word of mouth recommendation that the movie was awesome. Indeed the movie was an experience like few others, but I would never have seen the movie based on the trailer alone. TBH I was not really hyped about Prometheus. I saw the Aliens films a a kid and they were scary, but that's about all I remember. Sadly, I do remember Resurrection and Vs. spin offs. So while I am displeased that the trailer gave away the farm, it did succeed in pushing the movie onto my must see list as high concept sci-fi, rather than just a prequel to a scary movie I saw as a kid. So, catch-22 I guess?

Huh? Inception had a plot?

I thought the trailer was great, and spoiled nothing of note to anyone who was already capable of doing connect the dots for 5 year olds.

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Reply #61 on: April 30, 2012, 10:13:04 PM

Come on guys. Even though technically it's not an Alien prequel since they don't have the Aliens in it, it's the Alien prequel. We know the state of affairs on LV426 when the Nostromo goes there and there's not a lot of extra stuff happening on the planet to account for the crashed dong ship, chest-burst space jockey, etc. Even knowing the exact plot ahead of time I'll happily go see it to enjoy the visuals, story, and genre. And besides, how often do you go see a movie that you don't know what's going to happen? "Omg, The Avengers/Transformers/Whoever saved the earth! It's a twist!"

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Reply #62 on: April 30, 2012, 10:44:58 PM

It would be with M Night Shlamamamadingdong.

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Reply #63 on: May 01, 2012, 01:11:03 AM

Given the trailers, I'm going to take issue with the 'Doesn't have aliens in it.'.

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Reply #64 on: May 01, 2012, 09:40:06 AM

Apparently, the way they say it's not a direct "Aliens" prequel is that the aliens we see in this one aren't the chest-bursty aliens - they are the superior aliens like the corpse you see in the throne on the egg ship the Nostromo found in the first movie. These are the guys that use the aliens to fuck shit up.

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Reply #65 on: May 01, 2012, 09:49:37 AM

The "Space Jockey"

Though I'd love to know why the eggs look different than the traditional eggs.  Maybe we'll see why.

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Reply #66 on: May 01, 2012, 11:59:44 AM

I think this is a reboot not a prequel.

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Reply #67 on: May 01, 2012, 01:07:02 PM

The "Space Jockey"

Though I'd love to know why the eggs look different than the traditional eggs.  Maybe we'll see why.

Lab grown versus feral I would suspect. Evolution man... unless you are in Tenn.  why so serious?

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Reply #68 on: May 01, 2012, 01:47:39 PM

I think this is a reboot not a prequel.

It has definitely not been produced that way.

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Reply #69 on: May 01, 2012, 08:20:10 PM

I think this is a reboot not a prequel.

I'm going to use the term "preboot" from now on.

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