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New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Vile » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:39 am

I'll be scouring the cinemas for a 2D version of that one, to be sure! 3D makes me cross-eyed and gives me a headache.
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Prime_Evil » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:06 am

I'm keen to see this one on the big screen, but I will also avoid the 3D version - I hate 3D films with a passion that borders on murderous rage.
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby HorusZA » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:08 am

In addition to a whole batch of trailers there have also been two "non-trailer" teasers which, IMHO, have been superb: David8 and TED2023.

You can see them here: http://www.imdb.com/list/Rt7fcXZ0T8Q
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Stainless » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:41 pm

I saw the first Alien movie when it came out. I was just a kid at the time (15 yo). I sat in the front row. IT SCARED ME SH!TLESS! Now that I'm old and grey, I'm not sure I want to go through that again. Thus, I'll wait until it's on DVD and watch it under my control (i.e., fast forward through the scary bits).
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Greg Smith » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:19 pm

The main trailer seems to have a pretty big spoiler in it.

This does seem to be a part reboot, part prequel. Hopefully they will tread carefully around the original, much like The (New) Thing did.
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Lord High Munchkin » Tue May 01, 2012 1:00 am

Stainless wrote:I saw the first Alien movie when it came out. I was just a kid at the time (15 yo). I sat in the front row. IT SCARED ME SH!TLESS! Now that I'm old and grey, I'm not sure I want to go through that again. Thus, I'll wait until it's on DVD and watch it under my control (i.e., fast forward through the scary bits).
Wet Wednesday afternoon in the old crappy ABC cinema in Oxford... same experience.

The thing I really like about Scott's films are the set design and decoration. They are always spot-on.
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby GamerDude » Tue May 01, 2012 2:06 am

Stainless wrote:I saw the first Alien movie when it came out. I was just a kid at the time (15 yo). I sat in the front row.
Me, 19 years old. Taking my room mate who had Muscular Distrophy, and a case of "I can't shut my gawd dammed mouth"

"al what's happening"
"al why are they doing that"
"al why did they do THAT"
"AL what's happening NEXT"


The movie had me so wound up I was ready to explode, and Joey's constant mouth was not just distracting but was even more stressful than the movie. Fortunately a buddy of mine had given us the ride to the movie and was sitting with us, enabling me to growl out "Alex, I've got to get out of here, YOU watch Joey", then go stand just outside the doors watching.

I waited to see any of the rest until TV/DVD


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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby locarno24 » Tue May 01, 2012 7:10 am

I liked the write-up in a local paper:

"...as the mission's representative from the Weyland-Yutani corporation (because that always ends well)..."
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Hopeless » Mon May 14, 2012 10:51 am

When I saw the trailer for this even with the Avengers trailers when I went round my friends for the occasional once per month roleplaying this was the movie I was suggesting about going to watch as a group.
They never did reply to my query though!

Still think this will be well worth watching although the only other movie that surpasses my interest is the Hobbit of course!
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby SSWarlock » Thu May 24, 2012 2:19 pm

Stainless wrote:I saw the first Alien movie when it came out. I was just a kid at the time (15 yo). I sat in the front row. IT SCARED ME SH!TLESS! Now that I'm old and grey, I'm not sure I want to go through that again. Thus, I'll wait until it's on DVD and watch it under my control (i.e., fast forward through the scary bits).
Lots of fun to see how the movie affected other Traveller players. My experience with the movie was being 19 and having just been run through the Kinunir adventure before I saw the movie. So the movie wasn't as scary as it should have been and was more frustrating because I kept thinking "no, No, NO! You guys are doing it all wrong! You're supposed to handle onboard threats by doing this and that." I remember shaking my head at the time and thinking, "Man, if my Book 4 Marine was dealing with this mess..."

Flash forward to when the Aliens movie came out. Talk about feeling redemption. This time I'd been playing Traveller for the better part of a decade, experienced a number of FFW adventures with college friends (some of whom were either martial artists or ex-military police types with urban combat training) and our characters had been part of a strongly successful paramilitary team through the war. That movie was like watching our characters on the big screen, including all their screwups and one-liners. Not a scary moment for any of us because it was all what we expected (and more) but we had a rollicking good time really identifying with the various movie characters and living the movie moments through the eyes of our Traveller characters.

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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Mithras » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:58 pm

Prometheus.

Seen an ALIEN movie before? 8/10
Not seen an ALIEN movie before? 5/10

Best bits: suits, ATV, space jockeys, David, the Prometheus, the 'structures' and the storm.
Not so good bits: tentacles, crew not being a 'crew' (working things out together).
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Greg Smith » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:12 am

Mithras wrote:Prometheus.

Seen an ALIEN movie before? 8/10
Not seen an ALIEN movie before? 5/10
I would have put it the other way around. :)

Good bits: David, ship, space jockey.
Bad bits: tentacles, the fact there is an awful lot of weird stuff going on and no-one seems to have a human reaction - they just carry on, the fact there is no drama or tension for the first 45 minutes, the fact there seems to be no protocol for dealing with alien fauna, or alien infections....

In many respects it is an interesting, exciting, good-looking sci-fi movie. But in other respects it is a poor, muddled, unconvincing film. IMHO of course.
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Prime_Evil » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:00 am

I haven't seen the movie yet, but that's kind of what I'm expecting.

I'm not expecting Prometheus to be as good as either Alien or Aliens, but I'm hoping that it will make up for this by giving us some strong visual design work. It's been a long time since we have had a big budget SF movie that does the whole "grungy industrial look in space" thing. Avatar had a few hints of this design aesthetic, but these were drowned out by ridiculous amounts of CGI.
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby evo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:58 am

Not so good bits:
- tentacles
- crew not being a 'crew' (working things out together).
- scientists with 2 IQ !!! (idiots everywhere).
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Prime_Evil » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:14 am

evo wrote:Not so good bits:
- tentacles
- crew not being a 'crew' (working things out together).
- scientists with 2 IQ !!! (idiots everywhere).
:mrgreen:

Well...based upon the trailer, it seems that the scientists believe in Eric von Daniken's theories....

Actually, when I saw the trailer my thought was that the Wayland Corporation might be sponsoring the expedition as a tax write-off given that it all sounded so crazy... :lol:

(Incidentally, that might be a good angle to use in Traveller - have a megacorporation hire the characters to do something seemingly pointless - like ferry a bunch of clueless archaeologists to some alien ruins - because it gives the corporation a nice tax deduction to claim against other activities. Of course, when the players arrive at their destination, things are not as they seem).
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby locarno24 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:39 am

the fact there seems to be no protocol for dealing with alien fauna, or alien infections....
scientists with 2 IQ !!! (idiots everywhere).
I get that they didn't exactly tell them what they were going looking for, and that the boss (and by extension, David) are a bit nuts, but since they were going looking for alien life, surely someone must have planned this stuff out...

"The air's fine." [Takes helmet off]
"Excellent. Glad to hear it. Have fun in quarantine for the next 48 hours." [Pointedly doesn't take helmet off]

"The containers made by the alien bio-engineers are leaking greenish goo."
"Great. Should be, y'know, leave?"
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Mithras » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:14 am

Prime_Evil wrote:I'm not expecting Prometheus to be as good as either Alien or Aliens, but I'm hoping that it will make up for this by giving us some strong visual design work. It's been a long time since we have had a big budget SF movie that does the whole "grungy industrial look in space" thing. Avatar had a few hints of this design aesthetic, but these were drowned out by ridiculous amounts of CGI.
You won't be disappointed, it looks awesome, all of it!
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Greg Smith » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:25 am

Prime_Evil wrote:
I'm not expecting Prometheus to be as good as either Alien or Aliens, but I'm hoping that it will make up for this by giving us some strong visual design work. It's been a long time since we have had a big budget SF movie that does the whole "grungy industrial look in space" thing.
It does look very good (apart from the tentacles). But there's not a whole lot of grunge on display - Prometheus (the ship) is slick and shiny.
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Re: New Ridley Scott film trailer - Prometheus

Postby Hopeless » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:41 am

locarno24 wrote:
the fact there seems to be no protocol for dealing with alien fauna, or alien infections....
scientists with 2 IQ !!! (idiots everywhere).
I get that they didn't exactly tell them what they were going looking for, and that the boss (and by extension, David) are a bit nuts, but since they were going looking for alien life, surely someone must have planned this stuff out...

"The air's fine." [Takes helmet off]
"Excellent. Glad to hear it. Have fun in quarantine for the next 48 hours." [Pointedly doesn't take helmet off]
Too true!!!
wrote:"The containers made by the alien bio-engineers are leaking greenish goo."
"Great. Should be, y'know, leave?"
Nobody mentioned that their two colleagues wandered off and nobody mentioned this to anyone aboard their mothership who have that handy tabletop map with all of their signals on it...
And when returning not one of them thought to double check where the two idiots were before heading back to the ship, in fact they only bothered to ask when they finally arrive!

They must have really annoyed them, even David didn't bother to mention the fact they had to be still inside the complex!

I wondered why they didn't bother leaving tell tale tagging so they could head out the right way since they certainly couldn't have known there was a breathable part to that complex...

Yes they really didn't like them!

Lucky for their corporate representative (Charlize Theron) she didn't need to use her medbay since it wasn't programmed to perform medical procedures on women and noone bothered to clean up after the woman who was obviously undergoing an accelerated pregannacy suddenly turned up without said pregnancy and quite obviously in a heck of a lot of pain is ignored even though David should have been interested enough to go find out what she had done with his science project.

Apparently that life pod has enough supplies to last two years, someone should have checked the insurance on improper hygiene procedures and why they seemed to only have three medics aboard one being the archaeologist, the crewwoman and of course David... I bet nobody fancied going to him regarding hangover problems...

Seventeen crew... no military personnel beyond maybe the psychotic or unhinged geologist with no direction sense, his friend the biologist with no idea that when confronted with an alien lifeform that resembles a snake make darn sure you either have a six foot meat shield with high calibre weapons between you and it and for gods sake don't get within touching distance!

No offence they should have had at least a platoon or two squads of security to assist even if they weren't awakened until the head honcho was brought out, guess I remember Gene Roddenbury's Andromeda far too much!

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