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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...

cave-450x335.jpgA 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.

entrance.jpgMankind 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.

prometheus_set3.jpgThis 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!

prometheus_set_2.jpgWe'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...

SpaceJockey.jpgThis is the Space Jockey set from the original Alien. It looks rather similar to the leaked photo above, yes?

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  • @Alcoremortis said: My point was rather that if a movie takes two or more viewings to appreciate, it isn't doing its job as a movie.

    A year and a half ago I may have agreed, because I used to say the same thing, but now I don't. You know that really pretentious thing that people say when they say "you just don't get it"? Sometimes that's really true. There have just been some movies that didn't deserve for me to dislike them because I didn't get what made them good. I was looking at them the wrong way.

    Does Prometheus deserve the hate? Yes, I think it does. Because Ridley didn't put out a complete movie. Therefore, as an incomplete film it deserves to be bashed. But is it a bad movie? There is no way that can be judged because it's incomplete. Until the director's cut comes out restoring the movie to it's original length, I can't make a judgment at all. Do I like the movie and see plenty of potential? Yes. Absolutely.

    Movies like The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly have taught me that just a few seconds to a few minutes of screentime can change everything about a movie, and everything about its story and characters. In a skillfully done movie, a million things can be conveyed with one small scene. Prometheus is poorly edited and chopped apart. Extremely important segments were cut, such as an entire conversation between David and the Engineer.

  • @Alcoremortis said: My point was rather that if a movie takes two or more viewings to appreciate, it isn't doing its job as a movie.

    Well then, let's just write off 'Blade Runner' and '2001' as being shit heaps then, shall we? It's not like those two "masterpieces" are worth a single shit! If you can't appreciate their genius in a single sitting, then I guess you might as well declare them as being moribund!

    @Alcoremortis said: Most people won't watch a movie multiple times to see if there was some merit that they missed the first time around. I know I wouldn't.

    Sad. Very sad. I don't disagree with you but I do find it very sad. Since when did art become disposable?

    @Alcoremortis said: A year and a half ago I may have agreed, because I used to say the same thing, but now I don't. You know that really pretentious thing that people say when they say "you just don't get it"? Sometimes that's really true. There have just been some movies that didn't deserve for me to dislike them because I didn't get what made them good. I was looking at them the wrong way.

    Does Prometheus deserve the hate? Yes, I think it does. Because Ridley didn't put out a complete movie. Therefore, as an incomplete film it deserves to be bashed. But is it a bad movie? There is no way that can be judged because it's incomplete. Until the director's cut comes out restoring the movie to it's original length, I can't make a judgment at all. Do I like the movie and see plenty of potential? Yes. Absolutely.

    Movies like The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly have taught me that just a few seconds to a few minutes of screentime can change everything about a movie, and everything about its story and characters. In a skillfully done movie, a million things can be conveyed with one small scene. Prometheus is poorly edited and chopped apart. Extremely important segments were cut, such as an entire conversation between David and the Engineer.

    I couldn't agree more if I tried. Well said Sir, well said.

  • @St_Eddie said: Well then, let's just write off 'Blade Runner' and '2001' as being shitl then, shall we? It's not like those two "masterpieces" are worth a single shit! If you can't appropriate their genius in a single sitting, then I guess you might as well declare them as being moribund!

    I would say there's a difference between needing two viewings to understand a movie and two viewings to like a movie. If you hate a movie the first time, there's very little incentive to watch it again. If you don't understand a movie, there's a very large incentive to watch the movie again. Has nothing to do with whether that movie was good or bad, it's more of a thing with personal taste.

    Saying that you have to watch a movie twice to like it is akin to saying you have to play the first hundred hours of a game before it gets good. Granted the time commitment is not comparable, but that's what it feels like from an outside perspective.

  • @Secret Fawful said: A year and a half ago I may have agreed, because I used to say the same thing, but now I don't. You know that really pretentious thing that people say when they say "you just don't get it"? Sometimes that's really true. There have just been some movies that didn't deserve for me to dislike them because I didn't get what made them good. I was looking at them the wrong way.

    Does Prometheus deserve the hate? Yes, I think it does. Because Ridley didn't put out a complete movie. Therefore, as an incomplete film it deserves to be bashed. But is it a bad movie? There is no way that can be judged because it's incomplete. Until the director's cut comes out restoring the movie to it's original length, I can't make a judgment at all. Do I like the movie and see plenty of potential? Yes. Absolutely.

    Movies like The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly have taught me that just a few seconds to a few minutes of screentime can change everything about a movie, and everything about its story and characters. In a skillfully done movie, a million things can be conveyed with one small scene. Prometheus is poorly edited and chopped apart. Extremely important segments were cut, such as an entire conversation between David and the Engineer.

    I would actually like to see a Director'sCut. Under such circumstances, I would watch it agin. Heaven knows it makes a difference in Blade Runner.

  • @Alcoremortis said: I would say there's a difference between needing two viewings to understand a movie and two viewings to like a movie. If you hate a movie the first time, there's very little incentive to watch it again. If you don't understand a movie, there's a very large incentive to watch the movie again. Has nothing to do with whether that movie was good or bad, it's more of a thing with personal taste.

    Saying that you have to watch a movie twice to like it is akin to saying you have to play the first hundred hours of a game before it gets good. Granted the time commitment is not comparable, but that's what it feels like from an outside perspective.

    I hear what you're saying and to an extent, I agree. However, the simple fact is that many of the "haters" will change their tune in time; just as they did with 'Alien' and just as they did with 'Blade Runner'. I have already seen this 'switch o' opinion' occur within the 'Prometheus' forums upon which I frequent.

    Some films simply require multiple viewings to be truly appreciated. If you fail to share this sentiment; then I pity you. Surely such an admission would be tantamount to general ignorance; or are you that sure of every snap judgement that you've made within your life?

  • @Alcoremortis said: I would say there's a difference between needing two viewings to understand a movie and two viewings to like a movie.


    While there is a difference, oftentimes the two go hand in hand.

    @Alcoremortis said: I would actually like to see a Director'sCut. Under such circumstances, I would watch it agin. Heaven knows it makes a difference in Blade Runner.

    Exactly. I am not a fan of the theatrical or workprint versions of Blade Runner, but the FINAL CUT on the other hand is a far superior movie to countless sci-fi films that exist.

  • @St_Eddie said: I hear what you're saying and to an extent, I agree. However, the simple fact is that many of the "haters" will change their tune in time; just as they did with 'Alien' and just as they did with 'Blade Runner'. I have already seen this 'switch o' opinionr' occur within the 'Alien' forums upon which I frequent.

    Some films simply require multiple viewings to truly appreciate. If you fail to share this sentiment; then I pity you. Surely such an admission would be tantamount to general ignorance; or are you that sure of every judgement you've made within your life?

    Well, I guess the thing here is that I haven't really ever disliked a movie generally regarded as a good film. I have grown to appreciate movies more with multiple viewings, but the difference is that I kinda liked it the first time, and then liked it more after more viewings. This is different than not liking it at all and being told to subject oneself to that again without a reason other than it takes two viewings to get good. I feel a movie should have something that makes you want to see it again the first time you watch it, not rely on a second viewing to make it bearable or good. Either that, or the insistence to watch it a second time should come with some sort of reason why a second viewing makes all the difference.

    And watching a director's cut afterwards and liking that more is a very different thing than needing to watch the same movie twice. Because a director's cut is essentially a different film with different scenes.

    I feel like a broken record here, but first impressions really are everything. I should also mention that I haven't seen Prometheus and my views aren't directed at that film at all, just at movies in general. Actually, at media in general.

    [Yet another edit] I wouldn't say the decision to dislike a film is a snap judgement either. I didn't dislike Avatar wholly and completely until a week afterwards once I'd fully categorized the things about the film that constituted my lackluster feeling after emerging from the theater. I reviewed the movie in my mind (which is kinda like watching it again except that I could fast forward to the areas that evoked my displeasure and not have to pay for another theater ticket) and then decided I did not want to see the movie again, unless it would be for the purpose of making fun of it.

    @St_Eddie said: While there is a difference, oftentimes the two go hand in hand.

    Well, I suppose sometimes they do. But I've found that I don't always have to understand something in order to like it. I didn't understand Citizen Kane until I thought about it for awhile (actually, I probably still don't understand it), but I still liked the film immediately because it was aesthetically gorgeous and the kind of "doomed protagonist" story that I quite enjoy.

  • Actually, I thought Blade Runner was terrible. But I was younger when I watched it. I just thought everything was stupid. Nothing sucked me in. My mom really hated it. My dad loved it. I might give it another go one day, but when I think about it now I'm just like "ugh...no". They're right, first impressions are everything.

  • It's really the atmosphere, both physical and emotional. If the visuals, the desperation, the journey of understanding another point of view don't draw you in, I could totally understand not liking it. Blade Runner is definitely one of those movies that either reaches out to you, or it doesn't.

  • Whether one appreciates 'Prometheus' or not is largely irrelevant. My previous comments, as discourteous in nature as they may be, are intended to be taken with a large portion of 'facetious salad'. Seriously; dollop a gigantic gollop of facetious source on your chips of judgement and tuck in!
    YUM YUM

    Mmm, that's good facetiousness!

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