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So Ridley Scott is directing an Alien prequel... (The official Prometheus Thread)

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Agree 100%. That's why Horner's more abstract approach to the mystery and horror of both the place and the creatures is more successful as score.

Jerry must have just seen Star Wars when he scored Alien.

Utter bollocks.

How is this anything like STAR WARS?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX9VQFNaBdY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdMgId1zkFM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV6AD1FuLGU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx8bgcYNsQI

Sorry, but Horner's approach is just a poor man's Goldsmith, Penderecki and Khachaturian. Sure, there's some nice moments dotted around, but ALIENS as whole it doesn't stand up anywhere near as well as the original. It was written in rush, and it shows.

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Alright calm down!

This part is irrelevant to me:

Sorry, but Horner's approach is just a poor man's Goldsmith, Penderecki and Khachaturian. Sure, there's some nice moments dotted around, but ALIENS as whole it doesn't stand up anywhere near as well as the original. It was written in rush, and it shows.

I couldn't give two hoots about the fact that Horner lifted wholesale from others, nor that it was famously rushed - I only care about the score's effectiveness in the movie. Ridley Scott felt the same about Alien, apparently. Usually, the director knows best, particularly seasoned ones.

Now get out of my face with your chronically music-centric views you obtuse clown!

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Don't ever watch that movie right after you have seen Blade Runner. You'll cry....

I saw it (Someone To Watch over Me) in the theater at the time. Okay, he made this movie after Legend but I was shocked anyway. I was hoping he sorta would make up for Legend.

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Double mediocre is still mediocre.

Well that was my first thought but I wasn't going to post something so negative. Good of you to relief me of the burden. I agree.

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This movie looks interesting.

I loled to myself during the trailer. You see the vehicle driving in and then when everything is getting intense, you see the vehicle driving out. I dunno, I found it silly.

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Not a big fan of HGW either, but I presume his extra bits are going to mesh well with Streitenfeld's score. We'll know in time. No need to judge things before we've heard or seen it.

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No saving HGW or Streitenfeld around here is there?

Have to admit, I find HGW's work frequently average - his last few scores did nothing for me at all.

Streitenfeld however I've found rather interesting since he got Robin Hood. The Grey may be no 'The Edge' but I still enjoy it, and I'll give his work on Prometheus a chance.

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A bunch of new pictures:

http://www.heyuguys....clusive-images/

Ridley Scott is mad at the MPAA for giving his cut an R-rating when he felt it deserved a PG13:

http://www.hollywood...Rating/23612948

And finally, a bunch of footage was screened in London yesterday, and there are all kinds of reports about it:

http://www.gizmodo.c...nd-its-awesome/

http://www.cine-vue....reveal-and.html

http://www.examiner....t-of-prometheus

http://movies.ign.co.../1222668p1.html

http://www.pocket-li...-footage-reveal

Did anybody besides me have no idea Charlize Theron was in this film?

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I'm continually intrigued by the film, everything I see/read hypes me more

I almost want to stop watching/reading anything so i don't get spoiled

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Ridley Scott Promises Prometheus Theatrical Release Will be His Director's Cut

“The cut that you’re gonna see in cinemas…it’s always the director’s cut, really,” Scott exclaimed before chatting up on the film’s run time. “I’ve only made a mistake once on cutting a film short — I won’t say what it is right now, because this is not the time — but I removed 17 minutes off a movie, and I didn’t ruin it, but it wasn’t [as effective]. In this instance, you got a pretty good version here, pretty good cut. We’re running at about — I think without the end titles, which normally run about four to five minutes — we’re running one hour, fifty-nine minutes and change. It’s very tight, it’s what it should be.”

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/54682/ridley-scott-promises-prometheus-theatrical-release-will-be-his-directors-cut

Alex

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That was awesome!

I'm continually intrigued by the film, everything I see/read hypes me more

I almost want to stop watching/reading anything so i don't get spoiled

Yeah, same here. I'm getting to that point where I'm afraid I'm going to spoil something....but it's hard not to read things about this movie. Can't wait to see it.

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I thought the text is a little too obvious and clear (I like things to be more vague so that it can go in many directions), but then again, I suppose one shouldn't be too hard on 'virals'.

Will Fassbender be able to create a new unforgettable android like Ash, Roy Batty and Bishop?

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I thought the text is a little too obvious and clear (I like things to be more vague so that it can go in many directions), but then again, I suppose one shouldn't be too hard on 'virals'.

Well it is supposed to be a sort of infomercial. So including hidden subtexts or being vague would perhaps not ring true.

I am sure there will be more to the character.

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One thing is clear, Michael Fassbender's android seems more 'primitive' than Ash or Bishop. You can tell he's an android.

How can one tell this? Seriously. I don't see any androids in my daily life to use as a benchmark. Maybe one thinks he's just an Irish-German human playing a very calm and stolid individual with a deliberate way of speaking? It's once he sits down to play chess with himself or says things that set him aside from humans that I realize this.

I don't recall any way of discerning that Ash was an android until he went berserk, ruptured, and began spraying milk everywhere; then it became kinda obvious. I think Bishop was less secretive about admitting what he was.

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When I first saw Michael Fessbender in X-Men First Class I immediately thought....he looks like an android.

I thought to myself "he'd make a good Terminator"

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New Prometheus trailer:

Those wishing to avoid spoilers may not want to watch, as it shows more than previous trailers have shown. Personally, I didn't find it to be too spoilerific, I still feel like there will be plenty of surprises when I see the film.

I really like the LOOK of this film. Its some kind of cool blend of 70s and today. Its different from anything else coming out - could be influential.

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I don't know, Jay... It eminds me of when I first watched the first Superman Returns teaser, for some reason. Looked awesome, but then it turned out... that was all there was. It's just this strange feeling this movie is not all it promises.

Karol

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Better than the theater??

Or do you just mean better than youtube?

yes

often blu's look better on good set than they do on a large screen.

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One thing is clear, Michael Fassbender's android seems more 'primitive' than Ash or Bishop. You can tell he's an android.

How can one tell this?

Because he's closer to Data than to the androids we know from the Alien universe. Of course, it could be the viral (infomercial), maybe he'll be more human in the film.

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