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Ridley Scott's Prometheus (Alien Prequel) Thread

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Four leaked photos from the set of Ridley Scott's upcoming film Prometheus (aka the prequel to Alien) have been leaked. Observe and worship the following slices of awesomeness...

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A cave of some sort. You may note that the walls have an H.R. Giger (the creator of the Alien creature) vibe to them. Also, please note that the tractor is not a part of a set but rather an asset of the production team.

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Mankind discovers an ancient doorway built by the mysterious Space Jockey race (whose skeletal remains were seen in the original Alien). Note the hieroglyphics surrounding the archway.

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This is the secondary arch, just beyond the entrance shown in the pervious photo. Note the scale of the set against the chair towards the lower portion of the photo, this set is fucking epic!

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We're now through the second archway and standing in the main chamber. All three of the above photos are displaying one massive, glorious set. You may notice that we're certainly not in Kansas anymore, but inside the genius mind of H.R. Giger. The franchise hasn't looked this close to its source material since Ridley's original '79 masterpiece...

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This is the Space Jockey set from the original Alien. It looks rather similar to the leaked photo above, yes?[/CENTER]
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  • [CENTER]A great flash animation riff on the med pod scene...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHzGYbdcSRI&feature=player_embedded[/CENTER]
  • Rise from the grave! and witness this HI-LAR-I-OUS questioning of Prometheus (it really is funny): http://youtu.be/-x1YuvUQFJ0
  • While hilarious, a lot of those have explanations.
  • [CENTER]I Was Wrong, I Was So Wrong!
    My Re-evaluation of 'Prometheus'
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    What was I thinking when I defended this movie so vehemently?! I can only rationalise that I was in denial and didn't want to face up to the fact that Ridley Scott has made not only a bad science fiction film (after the groundbreaking 'Alien' and Blade Runner') but also a piss poor movie set in the 'Alien' universe.

    There's no denying that the movie is gorgeous to behold from a visual standpoint but the script is a fucking mess. How on Earth (or LV-223) did Ridley Scott decide that hodge-podge of different ideas ,from different drafts, from different writers was worthy of going into production?!

    To be fair there are moments of greatness but you have to wade through a river of shit to get to them. Also, the final shot of the proto-xeno is a fucking disgrace that belongs in one of the appalling 'Alien Vs Predator' movies (in fact, it's disturbingly similar to the closing shot from the first 'AVP' movie).

    The original 'Alien' is a masterpiece of cinema and despite it's B-movie origins, is elevated to being pure art via it's phenomenal execution of a relatively schlocky premise. 'Alien' is an intelligent film. 'Prometheus' is a dodgy popcorn munching movie.

    What a shame.

    [CENTER]My Adjusted Final Verdict[/CENTER]
    4/10 - A turd. A beautiful shining turd but a turd none the less. It's like the old saying goes; you can't polish a turd.
  • Peer pressure get to ya, Ed? In the words of you, Ah still loik Pro-mee-phthf-eus oak-eye ee-noaf. I don't really want to revisit it, though.
  • Secret Fawful;752869 said:
    Peer pressure get to ya, Ed?
    You could say that, yes. My friends tied me down to a chair and beat me with baseball bats engraved with the image of an Engineer, until I admitted that the movie is shit.
    Secret Fawful;752869 said:
    In the words of you, Ah still loik Pro-mee-phthf-eus oak-eye ee-noaf.
    Uh-huhhhh. Yeah because I really sound like that. :rolleyes:
  • I need me some directors cut.
  • DAISHI;752895 said:
    I need me some directors cut.
    It would solve so many of the film's problems. In fact I have the perfect fan edit mapped out on paper. If I had the time and resources to put it together, I would.
  • St_Eddie;752881 said:
    Uh-huhhhh. Yeah because I really sound like that. :rolleyes:
    Hey, if you don't want the movie or the detailed figure of the Engineer anymore, I'll take it. Just clean the case first, please.
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