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Old 10-10-2012, 11:43 AM   #1271
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The fx and set construction alone was enough to keep me glued!

I'm not a super alien nerd or anything, but anyone know (timewise) where this takes place compared to the first alien?
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It is best estimated that it takes place around 2127.

Keep in mind that the planet in Prometheus is not the same planet as in Alien. I doubt that Prometheus directly has any influence on the happenings of the Alien franchise, but rather it simply takes place in the same universe and the creatures/situations are a result of the same species' actions (The Engineers). The Engineers clearly had a hand in creating the Xenomorph species in Alien (from the same mysterious black goo comes forth vicious creature-weapons whose appearances depend on the host's physiology). The fact that the Deacon alien at the end of Prometheus resembles a Xenomorph reflects the idea that this black goo is some sort of weapon that is a commodity for creating monsters. Fucking brilliant if you ask me.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:44 AM   #1272
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Swear to god, y'all...l just took a shit, and the primary dook was in the popular U-shape of the Space Jockey/Engineer vessel from Prometheus. lt had sort of squeezed out after a couple of other, smaller turds. lt was sort of cheesy looking, with a few nuts and gaping holes. And despite it's prominent shape, it was somehow overshadowed by the shit that had come before it...much like this fucking movie.
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If you even remotely liked the film, I highly recommend picking up the 4-Disc version. The documentary is absolutely thorough, leaving no stone unturned. I found it pretty amazing that a good chunk of the film used practical effects. The scope of the film is just amazing, and it's fascinating to see how much time/effort/money goes into making these big films.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:25 PM   #1274
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Does it justify the stupid actions some of the characters take? (ex. the two nimwits playing with the alien snake).
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Does it justify the stupid actions some of the characters take? (ex. the two nimwits playing with the alien snake).
In a way. There's a deleted scene of Milburn (the biologist) encountering a snake earlier that is "friendly". This explains why he isn't afraid to approach the one later on.
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Does it justify the stupid actions some of the characters take? (ex. the two nimwits playing with the alien snake).
Honestly, the stupid actions of some characters are no more ridiculous than any other movie of this type (or pretty much any type) I've ever seen. They didn't bother me the first time I saw this, kind of bothered me after people pointed them out to me, but now I just don't understand how 1 or 2 stupid actions ruin an entire movie. Some of them are justified because of rather odd editing choices (as Klown just pointed out), but really I don't see how they're such a huge deal. This is sci-fi horror, not a Discovery Channel documentary. If people choose to let those things ruin the entire experience, so be it. I love the movie and it gets better with each viewing.

I'm sure somebody here will say "this is a huge budgeted film from a veteran director! There are no excuses for such travesties!". Well fine. I guess I'll have to live with some people really insisting this movie sucks. You'll never convince me.

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Sorry if I come off as hostile. I've been thinking about this a lot and don't think I've mentioned it before. A few people I am friends with (outside of the internet realm) are very insistent that Prometheus is the most shockingly illogical film ever created and there is no reason for it to suck so bad. It's rather annoying. Pretty much makes it impossible to show this movie at a party.
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Sorry if I come off as hostile. I've been thinking about this a lot and don't think I've mentioned it before. A few people I am friends with (outside of the internet realm) are very insistent that Prometheus is the most shockingly illogical film ever created and there is no reason for it to suck so bad. It's rather annoying. Pretty much makes it impossible to show this movie at a party.
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Honestly, the stupid actions of some characters are no more ridiculous than any other movie of this type (or pretty much any type) I've ever seen. They didn't bother me the first time I saw this, kind of bothered me after people pointed them out to me, but now I just don't understand how 1 or 2 stupid actions ruin an entire movie. Some of them are justified because of rather odd editing choices (as Klown just pointed out), but really I don't see how they're such a huge deal. This is sci-fi horror, not a Discovery Channel documentary. If people choose to let those things ruin the entire experience, so be it. I love the movie and it gets better with each viewing.

I'm sure somebody here will say "this is a huge budgeted film from a veteran director! There are no excuses for such travesties!". Well fine. I guess I'll have to live with some people really insisting this movie sucks. You'll never convince me.

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Sorry if I come off as hostile. I've been thinking about this a lot and don't think I've mentioned it before. A few people I am friends with (outside of the internet realm) are very insistent that Prometheus is the most shockingly illogical film ever created and there is no reason for it to suck so bad. It's rather annoying. Pretty much makes it impossible to show this movie at a party.

Yeah, I agree. I'm not sure where most hate really comes from concerning this one.

What ever happened to suspension of disbelief regarding film? I'm not saying it was a perfect film either, but it is an amazing spectacle of sci-fi that I haven't really seen in quite some time.

I really wish they would have made it entirely separate from Alien altogether, like it was originally intended to be.
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Pretty much makes it impossible to show this movie at a party.
Who the hell shows movies at a party in the first place?

Oh, and It think Prometheus is great. I'm not really bothered with the "snake scene" either...just wanted to know if it's being discussed in the documentary.
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In a way. There's a deleted scene of Milburn (the biologist) encountering a snake earlier that is "friendly". This explains why he isn't afraid to approach the one later on.
If only that scene was left in the final cut. Sure explains his actions later on in the film. Sounds like there were a few odd editing choices.
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