The Official Prometheus Thread (Release date - June 8, 2012)

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  • Still Cool BeansStill Cool Beans Posts: 462 ✭✭✭
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    GRADE (B +) Well It's offical. It was the prequel from the original "Alien" as it answered a lot of questions from the original movie while adding new ones. I thought it was very good, If you are expecting a lot of action this isn't the movie. It's more of a sci-fi Thriller. Again I suggest everyone watching the original "Alien" film before seeing this as it's clear again this is a direct prequel in story to that one. It's hard to a do a review without spoliers so I'll put it in tags overall if you are a fan of the Alien Series and Sci-fi you will enjoy it.

    Went to the midnight show last night and I agree, this isn't an all out action flick so it'd be wise to temper any expectations along those lines. However it is a visual feast. Just a flat out beautiful film man. As a big fan of the Alien series (the first two being two of my all time favorites) I thoroughly enjoyed this joint. A lot of nuggets and no doubt is left remaining as to whether this is a prequel or not after viewing it. All kinds of room for a sequel as well, which I'll be rooting for.
  • Still Cool BeansStill Cool Beans Posts: 462 ✭✭✭
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    (SPOILERS DO NO READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE)
    Basically the movie shows us where the original space jockey's from the first Alien film came from and the Weyland Corp that sent Ripley to LV426. They are basically the ones who started our human DNA from millions of years ago. After creating us though they made plans to destroy us by creating an alien weapon that would use our bodies as host and take over the planet. Before they could go to Earth one of aliens took out most of the space jockey's but 1 survivor. This new team stops the Space Jockey from going to earth by destroying the ship.

    David 8 and the new Ripley (Naomi Rice) are the only survivors and they take another space jockey's ship on a course not to earth but the space jockey's original planet leaving room for a sequel. So the movie again answers who the dead space jockey was from the original Alien and where did those aliens come from. The crashed shiped in Prometheus is the same one in the orignal Alien film. They really did tie it all together.
    In regards to the space jockeys and their creation of us, I think it's thousands not millions of years though. Also, are we sure the crashed ship in Prometheus is the same one from Alien. The shipped from Alien, if I remember correctly, was still in tact, no signs of a crash. Also, Ripley and crew were brought there (or rather sent) because of a distress signal, which of course later turned out to be a warning signal. It could be that the ship Ripley and crew found was the ship Noomi's character and David 8 are taking to the space jockey's original planet.

    Weyland Corp...fuckin niggaz over since 2093 lol
    Already Home_17
  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Entertainment/Pop Culture/Media Analyst New York CityPosts: 5,574 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2012
    @Still Cool Beans
    Your right, Cause they were on LV-223 and in Alien it was LV-426, I think this is the start of a new trilogy and the 3rd film like Revenge of the Sith did with A New Hope will tie right into Alien. Yo the more I think about it, the more doper the film gets in my mind. It was mad deep. Also the ending shows that that aliens in the other films came from a mixture of Human DNA and the Engineers DNA, it's crazy. So though this isn't a Direct prequel to Alien, it's still a prequel but there is more story to be told. Ridley outdid himself with this one. I think your right though, the ship in Alien may end up being Noomi's and David ship but they have to show it in a sequel
  • eyes loweyes low Posts: 3,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Still Cool Beans
    Your right, Cause they were on LV-223 and in Alien it was LV-426, I think this is the start of a new trilogy and the 3rd film like Revenge of the Sith did with A New Hope will tie right into Alien. Yo the more I think about it, the more doper the film gets in my mind. It was mad deep. Also the ending shows that that aliens in the other films came from a mixture of Human DNA and the Engineers DNA, it's crazy. So though this isn't a Direct prequel to Alien, it's still a prequel but there is more story to be told. Ridley outdid himself with this one. I think your right though, the ship in Alien may end up being Noomi's and David ship but they have to show it in a sequel

    It's not a prequel it's the alien universe but a different story. Some thing do overlap but that's gonna happen when it's the same universe. Fassbender performance stole the show.
  • EscoHovNyGoEscoHovNyGo Posts: 632
    Amazing movie! I ordered the Alien Anthology off Amazon because of how dope prometheus was... See this movie! And fuck Avatar
  • jay83jay83 Posts: 5,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Still Cool Beans
    Your right, Cause they were on LV-223 and in Alien it was LV-426, I think this is the start of a new trilogy and the 3rd film like Revenge of the Sith did with A New Hope will tie right into Alien. Yo the more I think about it, the more doper the film gets in my mind. It was mad deep. Also the ending shows that that aliens in the other films came from a mixture of Human DNA and the Engineers DNA, it's crazy. So though this isn't a Direct prequel to Alien, it's still a prequel but there is more story to be told. Ridley outdid himself with this one. I think your right though, the ship in Alien may end up being Noomi's and David ship but they have to show it in a sequel
    You make a good point. Now that Ive watched it again, I like it a little more. But still, there was just too much stupid stuff going on. I liked how the one guy said " I like rocks, Im not here to see dead bodies, Im headed back to the ship" I was starting to like that guy cause he had some sense. But then how did they get lost when they were only like 15 min from the ship? lol Then out of the blue you want to go pet a foreign species instead of getting away as far as you can from it? and then the captain decided to hook up with the white girl at the precise time when the two guys get attacked. And what was the point of even having that white girl in the movie? She really didnt do anything or have a purpose.

    and who the hell just takes their helmets off on another planet? Even if the air was breathable, who is to say you still cant get contaminated? Most of the characters really werent that interesting or likable. And then the woman couldnt have children yet she gave birth to an alien? Hell, she got her stomach cut open and decided to put on a space suit and go into a hostile environment?

    I loved the visuals, and there is alot of room open for other movies, but I dont like how it was advertised as an action packed movie when really it was more of a backstory with lots of dialogue. But i like it a bit better after watching it online again. Watching the DNA of the engineer and the alien was still worth seeing this movie.

    Too many wtf moments for me to really call this a good movie. With that said, im a fan of the alien franchise so Ill prob get the DVD when it comes out.
    redhandedbandit
  • redhandedbanditredhandedbandit Posts: 2,600 ✭✭✭
    Best movie in a few years hoping ridley Scott does the next one if they continue
  • Recaptimus_Prime360Recaptimus_Prime360 Earned my Masters and Ph.d in Phat Booty-ology Posts: 52,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Now y'all make me wanna go back and watch the first one again, just to put the pieces together.
  • jay83jay83 Posts: 5,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Best movie in a few years hoping ridley Scott does the next one if they continue

    really? I think it was descent, but I went in the movie thinking it was going to be a straight alienfest.



  • texas409texas409 Posts: 17,973 ✭✭✭✭✭
    was there alot of gore in this movie?
  • Already Home_17Already Home_17 Posts: 12,022 ✭✭✭✭✭
    was there alot of gore in this movie?

    no
    but the death scenes were pretty ill
  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi Posts: 9,526 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2012
    just got home from seeing this. the effects and setting blew my fuckin mind. ridley put his ass in this and set the bar for future technological sci-fi movies. it met all my expectations fuck the people that didn't like it.
    eyes lowAlready Home_17
  • young_belviyoung_belvi Posts: 698 ✭✭✭✭
    Smh@ me thinking the big stone statue head was modeled after the faggy god-king dude from 300.
  • EscoHovNyGoEscoHovNyGo Posts: 632
    Yo Naomi Rice is sexy, that is all.
  • Recaptimus_Prime360Recaptimus_Prime360 Earned my Masters and Ph.d in Phat Booty-ology Posts: 52,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The cgi is probably the best I've ever seen in a movie.
    rip.dilla
  • eyes loweyes low Posts: 3,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    memphis10 wrote: »
    Good movie...a little overhyped doe. mind blowing CGI...I can only hope ps4 and next Xbox graphics are this good. is it just me or was the android the most interesting.character?

    He was fassbender gave the best performance. I can understand people not liking the movie but some people are saying its terrible that doesn't make sense to me.
    rapmastermind
  • rapmastermindrapmastermind Entertainment/Pop Culture/Media Analyst New York CityPosts: 5,574 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2012
    eyes low wrote: »
    He was fassbender gave the best performance. I can understand people not liking the movie but some people are saying its terrible that doesn't make sense to me.

    Yea David 8 was the best performance but the Andriods in the Alien Series always were good characters. Ash, Bishop and even wynoia ryder. The visuals were crazy once they got on the planet. Are there some plot holes? Sure but I think that was done purposely to set up a new franchise. Everything that his happening is leading up to the 1st Alien. I think people not liking it were expecting some Action Packed sci-fi movie but it's more in the vein of the original "Alien" which was a horror/suspense sci-fi movie. Here is the timeline:

    Prometheus - 2093
    Alien - 2122
    Aliens and Alien 3 - 2179
    Alien 4 - 2379

    It's obvious there's going to be a Part 2 after this scene:
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  • jay83jay83 Posts: 5,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    eyes low wrote: »
    He was fassbender gave the best performance. I can understand people not liking the movie but some people are saying its terrible that doesn't make sense to me.

    Yea David 8 was the best performance but the Andriods in the Alien Series always were good characters. Ash, Bishop and even wynoia ryder. The visuals were crazy once they got on the planet. Are there some plot holes? Sure but I think that was done purposely to set up a new franchise. Everything that his happening is leading up to the 1st Alien.I think people not liking it weere expecting some Action Packed sci-fi movie but it's more in the vein of the original "Ali en" which was a horror/suspense sci-fi movi. Here is the timeline:

    Prometheus - 2093
    Alien - 2122
    Aliens and Alien 3 - 2179
    Alien 4 - 2379

    It's obvious there's going to be a Part 2 after this scene:
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    yeah, I was thinking the same. But after watching it again online knowing what i was getting into, i enjoyed it more. And it seems like in every alien movie some androids head is always coming off. lol.

  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi Posts: 9,526 ✭✭✭✭✭


    It's obvious there's going to be a Part 2 after this scene:
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    i had to laugh when i saw that at the end for people that vehemently denied and disagreed that this was a prequel.
    that alien (xenomorph?) only came from one place how can Prometheus NOT be a prequel
  • Inglewood_BInglewood_B Run through a muh'fucka face. Inglewood niggaPosts: 9,051 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2012

    rip.dilla wrote: »
    This Fassbender dude is a revelation as an actor

    The main actress (Noomi Rapace), is also a good actor

    the rest were good also but Charlize Theron had the worst part IMO. She didn't give any dimension to the story



    Oh ... and this film >>> AVATAR + INCEPTION by far

    eyes low wrote: »
    memphis10 wrote: »
    Good movie...a little overhyped doe. mind blowing CGI...I can only hope ps4 and next Xbox graphics are this good. is it just me or was the android the most interesting.character?

    He was fassbender gave the best performance. I can understand people not liking the movie but some people are saying its terrible that doesn't make sense to me.

    i told niggas a few months ago in a thread i made...


    michael fassbender>>>>>

    his performance in x-men: first class was underrated because overall, the movie was kinda hokey in some ways
  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 22,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cot damn @ me being the only one who was feeling the movie out of the niggas i went to go see it with. Dumb ass niggas
    Sion
  • bignormbignorm Posts: 5,414 ✭✭✭✭✭
    why is there that statue of the human head?
  • major painmajor pain Posts: 10,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    bignorm wrote: »
    why is there that statue of the human head?

    its not a human head.. the ancient alien race is humanoid
  • AmotekunAmotekun Posts: 7,820 ✭✭✭✭✭
    not impressed looks predictable

    Basically. These niggas go out into space to find some white humanoids who are basically the fathers of mankind.

    I'm trippin off this hollywood racism.

    At least the Black dude was a hero and not some shady ass or a coward how we're usually portrayed.

    jay832stepz_ahead
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