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Prometheus (Ridley Scott's Alien "Prequel" )

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by jrd617, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. gort

    gort Senior member

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    Aliens is definitely in my top five. I freaking love everything about it.....the sound of the weapons, hudson and hicks, Paul Reiser was great in it too and I loved when he finally got killed.
     
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    Sounds like Scott is blending Blade Runner (and Soldier :laugh:) with the Alien universe.
     
  3. javyn

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    Yeah, as an action flick, I give it high marks.
     
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    Aliens is my favorite of the series. Love everything about that film. Place Alien as a close second.
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Seems like we are in a minority, but I really enjoyed Predator 2 too. Film gets a lot of hate for some reason.
     
  6. Neo_Version 7

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    Alien Resurrection, Predators, AvP, and Aliens are the strongest ones. P2 definitely has its moments. AvP 2 and the rest need to be forgotten.
     
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    Predators??? The one with Adrian Brody...?

    And AvP over the original Alien....? AvP shouldn't be on that list of yours.
     
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    You guys are definitely in the minority here...that was an awful film.
     
  9. javyn

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    Agree, Neo is NUTS for liking AvP and AR, but hey, I did think Predator 2 was a great movie. *shrug. I liked it better than the first Predator even, which was also pretty great.

    Sad thing is, I remember seeing the end of P2 for the first time when I was lil, where you see the Alien skulli n the ship. I remember thinking...HOW BADASS WOULD IT BE IF THEY MADE AN ALIEN VERSUS PREDATOR MOVIE?!

    Be careful what you wish for.
     
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    Hahaha exactly! Thought a very similar thing when I saw that scene as well.

    And I believe they made a PC game that was Aliens vs Predator shoot-em up before the movie was ever made. The idea of the two duking it out is awesome, but their delivery fell waaaaay short. Hate they made the female lead in AvP a Ripley type heroine, on a lesser badass scale.
     
  11. Neo_Version 7

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    That's the one. It also had Danny Trejo and Laurence Fishburne.
     
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    Did you guys ever read the original AvP graphic novel? It came out YEARS before the film and was fairly bad-ass. They took a couple idea for the film from it, but they were two different stories. If you get a chance track it down.
     
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    Not a big fan of comics or graphic novels, unless by Jhonen Vasquez
     
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    I agree with this.

    Also, fun fact - Bill Paxton is the only actor to have been killed by an Alien, a Predator, and a Terminator. He rules.


    I read it, it was ok. The problem with the graphic novel and with the movie is that there were people in it. People are boring as shit. I want to see aliens and predators killing each other, not trying to pretend I care about characters that are interchangeable nothings.
     
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    I don't know how anyone could be enthusiastic about this, given the track record of prequels.
     
  16. javyn

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    eh...1. it's Ridley Scott

    2. Star Trek managed a decent prequel, if you could call it that.

    I'm hinging my hopes on those two items.
     
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    +1, if they really NEED human characters to anchor the audience, make sure they don't suck ass.
     
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    Sorry Javyn I couldn't read your post--it got caught in a CGI lens flare.
     
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    All one can really say at this point is that it's a pretty well-made trailer. It seems to have the fanboys all whipped up.
    I'll have to wait and see.

    Also,
    I'm a proponent of using whether one prefers Alien or Aliens as a sort of litmus test for a person's taste in movies.
     
  20. Neo_Version 7

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    That is also what happened with The Phantom Menace. We'll see if this one turns out as bad.
     

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