Prometheus - Ridley Scott's Alien 'prequel' *SPOILERS*

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:06 pm

10 minutes of Covenant were screened yesterday for "Alien Day", and they are now floating around if you want to ruin it for yourself. I know you do, Ross.

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I do NOT

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Sun May 07, 2017 8:18 am

Rewatched Prometheus and I still think it's a solid 8/10.

Alien: Covenant opens here on Tuesday and I have the day off so I may have to check it out. I watched the trailers and it all seems like been there, done that like what FVBTVS was saying a few pages back. I'm probably only excited to see Billy Crudup and Fassbender. Everyone is who?
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Sun May 07, 2017 10:22 am

just going on record to say Katherine Waterston is insanely attractive...she made inherent vice interesting and this short hair look is all the way good

she has the kind of open but squeezed face...you know if you locked eyes, infinite light would burn in the connection

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Sun May 07, 2017 11:36 am

kenny powers is in here too

gonna see it week one


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Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 am



sounds like we're in for some choppy dialogue

stopped at 4:55 when he got into plot summary - pretty spoiler-free before that
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Sat May 13, 2017 2:00 am

fully immersed myself in spoilers.

THE SATISFACTION. THE ALL TOO PRECIOUS STAGE SETTING.

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Wow, this one is getting
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Sun May 21, 2017 2:50 pm

i preferred prometheus, standing by for a directors cut :golfclap:

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Sun May 21, 2017 8:22 pm

covenant was pretty :fp:

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I loved it :lol:

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i got a really satisfied feeling when you find out it was james franco that was burned to death in cryosleep.

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Sun May 21, 2017 11:30 pm

yeah, I didn't expect that at all

(re-?)posting this because I'm on the same page (minus any prometheus bashing)
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Sun May 21, 2017 11:43 pm

Man, how about those alien life cycles :lol:
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Ray wrote:
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Man, how about those alien life cycles :lol:
Yeah, no shit. BOOM, facehugger, BOOM, chestburster, BOOM, fully grown Xenomorph like five minutes later. That sure was the only thing about this movie that seemed to be moving too fast though, if you catch my drift.

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I gotta say I liked it way better than Prometheus - other than the ridiculously sped-up life cycle, at least the plot made sense, and there were a few pretty fun scenes. But more than anything, it's just fucking boring. For the last 20-odd minutes, I really wished the Xenomorph would just get it over with and slaughter everyone, but no, guess what, airlock. Slow. Moving. Airlock. *groan*

I'll also say that having thought about it now, I'm okay with this as an origin story. Genetically engineered by a psychotic robot for the sole purpose of wiping out the human race, i.e. Daddy Issues, the Creature Feature? Fine, whatever. Could've been worse.
But the bottom line is, it just isn't a very good movie, and most of it bored the fuck out of me.
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Mon May 22, 2017 4:54 pm

Necrometer wrote:
Sun May 21, 2017 11:30 pm
yeah, I didn't expect that at all

(re-?)posting this because I'm on the same page (minus any prometheus bashing)
That guy's review is spot on.
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Tue May 23, 2017 11:59 am

I sure as shit am not paying hard cold bucks to see this.
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Tue May 23, 2017 12:48 pm

there's nothing you need to see on the big screen

I'm mostly offended by this movie for reasons that relate to my status as prometheus scholar, and I feel like I'd hate this even if I'd never seen/loved prometheus, but I can't be sure. my girlfriend is convinced that I'd LOVE it if it weren't for the prometheus connections, so...
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good: intro w/ weyland, gay fassbender stuff, danny mcbride being tolerable, any seimetz & that backburster scene, that scene where daniels is on the cargo ship being flung around and using the crane to grab the beast (even if unrealistic), the extended version of the prologue/crossing stuff that I was already completely in love with, kurt cobain "follow me" reveal a la larry fishburne in predators, franco dying immediately, the silly ending setting up a potentially fun sequel (probably straight to Netflix at this rate...), the idea of the david's curio cave

bad: killing shaw like that, completely insulting/nonsensical "science" david does to connect the dots to alien because apparently people are that stupid, shiny CGI creatures & lack of practical effects, even goofier tone-arc than theatrical cut of prometheus, launching yet more shit out of an airlock / recycling the end of alien 3, horseshit deceptive LV-426 musical cue, people slipping on blood twice, that spaceballs tribute birth scene where the fully formed tinye beast comes out, dr. manhattan being cool with inspecting the egg, "man of faith" shit going absolutely nowhere, nothing to think about, no tension, buh

weird: that solar flare setting things in motion. is that the first time a truly random event has driven things in these movies? left a bad taste in my mouth...
I heard there would be another movie set in between prometheus and covenant, which is pretty silly: there should be THREE movies between them...
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Tue May 23, 2017 6:16 pm

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right after david saves the covenant crew from the velociraptor, i mean monkey xenomorph; there's a long shot of the xeno-ape just running across the courtyard full of charred remains. The way it looked was so goofy and out of place i knew immediately that i was in for a rough middle and end

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Tue May 23, 2017 6:54 pm

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It did look like there were a couple of shots of the xenomorph in the cargo area where it looked like practical effects/guy in a suit and it looked really good. Bad thing is the movie had jumped the shark by then...
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I'll also say that having thought about it now, I'm okay with this as an origin story. Genetically engineered by a psychotic robot for the sole purpose of wiping out the human race, i.e. Daddy Issues, the Creature Feature? Fine, whatever. Could've been worse.
Yeah, and I'm okay with it being a bridge to hopefully a better movie. I must say, not only do I like Prometheus, I can appreciate it so much more now...it's so much fucking better :lol: Someone needs to get Ridley Scott some better writers, I mean when you wish the movie was written by Damon Lindelof instead, damn.

Covenant SHOULD have mostly been
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David experimenting on Shaw (I don't mind her being dead but at least delve into this some more, one of the only aspects of the movie that excited me), Engineer shit (ANYTHING) and more David in general without that worthless Covenant crew getting in the way. Of course that loser with the rifle was going to shoot that alien away from David :roll:
but yeah the condensed life cycles bugged me too.
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Tue May 23, 2017 6:59 pm

ryan13: ahaha yeah - I thought the first act was pretty solid but then...

R4Y: wholeheartedly agree
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