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Saw this before... a pictorial explanation of Prometheus evolution...

kinda highlights the ridiculousness of the whole thing...

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love it!
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To review: Alien “Engineers” have pioneered a new sort of chemical warfare, concocting a mysterious black goop that decays DNA, completely disintegrating its creators upon contact. Worms, however, transform into alien snake things (uh, what?) that have vaginas for faces, because of biology and stuff. Exposure to humans, meanwhile, transforms them into super-powered, fat-headed rage zombies, in spite of them sharing a 100% DNA match (uh, what?) with their “Engineers”. And you better be careful to not blow your infected load without a condom, or your previously barren girlfriend will have a fully grown alien squid fetus (uh, what?) ready to pop out of her within days. Once birthed, that squid will grow into an enormous face-hugger in a matter of hours, and god forbid it latches onto the faces of any hefty bald dudes with milky complexions, because then you’ll be facing a brand new species of… Xenomorphs.

laughed out loud at this part of the review.

honestly i really wanted this movie to be awesome, and it was well produced, but it was all just a bit too weird and certain scenes did not mesh. for example,
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immediately after the "abortion" she finds david and weyland and then completely forgets about her predicament 5 minutes ago. wouldnt you be blasting a shotgun in david's face? then proceed to blast charleez for melting her boyfriend??? why did he poison the guy with the black goo in the first place??
arrrggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!
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Prometheus 2 On the Way - 2014 or 2015

http://www.prometheus-movie.com/news/283
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Damon Lindelof might not write this one.

Thank fucking God.

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[...] are talking to new writers because Prometheus co-scribe Damon Lindelof might not be available.

More like not wanted.
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Deleted Scene names and run time (SPOILERS):

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Compiling the running time of all 14 deleted scenes, we have nearly 40 minutes of material that was cut from the theatrical release. In addition to that, there will be a Director's Cut included on the release (or maybe separately) which could add even more additional material.

00:02:31:16 (ARRIVAL OF THE ENGINEERS) (DELETED SCENE)
00:00:58:05 (T’IS THE SEASON) (DELETED SCENE)
00:00:42:08 (OUR FIRST ALIEN) (DELETED SCENE)
00:00:42:14 (SKIN) (DELETED SCENE)
00:01:22:01 (WE’RE NOT ALONE ANYMORE) (DELETED SCENE)
00:02:57:01 (STRANGE BEDFELLOWS) (DELETED SCENE)
00:01:25:04 (HOLLOWAY HUNGOVER) (DELETED SCENE)
00:00:23:12 (DAVID’S OBJECTIVE) (DELETED SCENE)
00:03:27:07 (JANEK FILLS VICKERS IN) (DELETED SCENE)
00:03:40:12 (A KING HAS HIS REIGN) (DELETED SCENE)
00:02:01:24 (FITFIELD ATTACKS) (DELETED SCENE)
00:04:06:06 (THE ENGINEER SPEAKS) (DELETED SCENE)
00:05:30:04 (FINAL BATTLE) (DELETED SCENE)
00:05:05:19 (PARADISE) (DELETED SCENE)
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Random bump, I know, but I am just watching the BD and (I'm not sure of the exact time) but, in Ridley's commentary, as they start to explore the alien spacecraft, there is a hilarious rant about fucking dumb inexperienced studio excecs asking "Why did you do this?". Had me in stitches.

Basically saying "I've been making movies since before you were born. I should be able to do whatever the fuck I want."

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I was reading about the making of Alien the other day. Apparently at the end he wanted ripely to die and then the alien was going to imitate her voice and send out a distress signal. Studio execs said no. Good on 'em.

Sometimes directors are so wrapped up in their 'vision' they can't recognise a shit idea when it pops into their head.
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that could have been a good idea...
would be a way to get sequels...

looking forward to prometheus 2
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Basically saying "I've been making movies since before you were born. I should be able to do whatever the fuck I want."

No, he shouldn't.

This mess of a film is proof of that.
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My word, this movie is atrocious.


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I finally watched this last night. I liked it. Had some "wtf?" moments, but overall I thought it was good. I think it's biggest problem is it got hyped as an Alien prequel, and let's face it, Alien kicks serious arse and it was a lot of hype to live up to. Plus the term prequel probably took on connotations of "this will tell us exactly how the beginning of Alien came about". I'm glad it didn't. I would have felt a little like my intelligence was being undermined if the movie ended with a bit fat "SEE! THIS HOW THAT SCENE WHERE THEY INTERCEPT THE TRANSMISSION IN THE ORIGINAL ALIEN HAPPENED!"

Anyway, overall verdict: 7/10

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So you didn't feel like your intelligence was undermined by pretty much every other scene in the film?
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It was called Prometheus not 'Pretentious' ^^

I went for the big screen Sci-Fi gore and i came out smiling. Who gives a shit if the story was all over the place.
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Prometheus 2 could be good (and even make P1 better) if they actually sit down, engage the logic part of their brains, and create a story that makes fucking sense.

Otherwise it'll be this again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBaKqOMGPWc
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It was called Prometheus not 'Pretentious' ^^

I went for the big screen Sci-Fi gore and i came out smiling. Who gives a shit if the story was all over the place.

Really? You're the reason cinema these days is so shit. "who gives a shit if the story was all over the place" ???

Fucking hell.
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It was called Prometheus not 'Pretentious' ^^

I went for the big screen Sci-Fi gore and i came out smiling. Who gives a shit if the story was all over the place.

You'll love Battle: Los Angeles then.
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Anyone viewed the blu-ray yet?

No questions were answered.

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'Cept that Engineer guy in the beginning was indeed seeding the world with life
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i just find it very amusing that they've realised how little sense it made... "don't worry, we can fix that up with the dvd, give em a new start and a new end, that'll clear things up"
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It was called Prometheus not 'Pretentious' ^^

I went for the big screen Sci-Fi gore and i came out smiling. Who gives a shit if the story was all over the place.

It's Ridley fucking Scott, not Michael Bay.

Go sit in the corner, you disgust me.
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Anyone viewed the blu-ray yet?

No questions were answered.

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'Cept that Engineer guy in the beginning was indeed seeding the world with life

So they confirmed the one bit that was BLATANTLY FUCKING OBVIOUS*? Wonderful.

*Also, retarded.
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So you didn't feel like your intelligence was undermined by pretty much every other scene in the film?



Well yeah, like I said, it had "WTF?" moments, but for the most part I liked it. It could have been way worse.

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Not sure how, but I like your "glass half full" attitude.
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Go sit in the corner, you disgust me.


haha that sounds like a subtitle on the Jap version from the alien cesarean scene
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After a second viewing, I'm beginning to agree with all the dislike for this film.
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