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Old 08-20-2017, 11:43 PM   #6561
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I would like to know more about the Engineers and their origin.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:06 AM   #6562
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I would like to know more about the Engineers and their origin.
Me too, and I think there was a chance of getting that when Ridley said there would be a few more of these films, but now... it's unlikely.
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:41 AM   #6563
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Ah right, so do you not like that the ideas and concepts introduced in Prometheus are part of the Alien universe, or was it just the execution? Would you have preferred if it had been its own, new franchise, rather than backwards engineering Alien?

I actually really like it as part of the Alien universe myself, knowing that it would eventually get closer to Alien as the films progressed, or as Covenant did, just jump straight in there. But yeah, if it's the combination of the new stuff mixed with Alien, I can see why you might not warm to Covenant.
I hate the idea of explaining the origin of the xenomorphs, especially how they did it. Less is more, mystery, etc. With Prometheus though I reached a happy medium by basically ignoring the connections and treating it as a movie about the Engineers and their chemical weapon. All you really have to do is ignore the final scene to totally detach it.

Covenant is much more clear in connection, so it's impossible to disconnect it. Also David being the main character and cause of the story and such isn't something I enjoyed.

Worth mentioning the movies have flaws beside this stuff. Covenant's last act had zero tension and I hated the ending, for example. Wrote more about that stuff elsewhere. Both movies look amazing but have serious story issues. Prometheus I am just more forgiving of that.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:31 PM   #6564
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Every single one of the deleted scenes would have made this movie better!
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:01 AM   #6565
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I'm thinking about picking up the 3d release for $10 at Best Buy, mainly for the 221 minute making-of documentary.

Can someone tell me if the doc spends some real time delving into the themes of the film and the story and the characters...as opposed to focusing on the look of the movie and the special effects and the photography and what not.

Because if it's mostly the latter, then it's not for me.

...frankly I couldn't care less how the CGI was done.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:23 AM   #6566
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:12 PM   #6567
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I'm thinking about picking up the 3d release for $10 at Best Buy, mainly for the 221 minute making-of documentary.

Can someone tell me if the doc spends some real time delving into the themes of the film and the story and the characters...as opposed to focusing on the look of the movie and the special effects and the photography and what not.

Because if it's mostly the latter, then it's not for me.

...frankly I couldn't care less how the CGI was done.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:29 PM   #6568
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:32 PM   #6569
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I'm thinking about picking up the 3d release for $10 at Best Buy, mainly for the 221 minute making-of documentary.

Can someone tell me if the doc spends some real time delving into the themes of the film and the story and the characters...as opposed to focusing on the look of the movie and the special effects and the photography and what not.

Because if it's mostly the latter, then it's not for me.

...frankly I couldn't care less how the CGI was done.
It delves into some of that stuff when covering pre-production and development IIRC, but once they get into actual production and post it focuses more on the nitty-gritty of making the movie.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:04 PM   #6570
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I'm thinking about picking up the 3d release for $10 at Best Buy, mainly for the 221 minute making-of documentary.

Can someone tell me if the doc spends some real time delving into the themes of the film and the story and the characters...as opposed to focusing on the look of the movie and the special effects and the photography and what not.

Because if it's mostly the latter, then it's not for me.

...frankly I couldn't care less how the CGI was done.
Uh, it's $20 now ... and sold out ... so unless you already got one ...
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:42 AM   #6571
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Uh, it's $20 now ... and sold out ... so unless you already got one ...
The sticker on the shelf still said $9.99.

When I took it to the register it rang up at $24.99.

Apparently they had forgotten to change the sticker after the sale ended.

So they had to honor the price that was on the shelf.

On top of which, I had a $5 reward zone coupon, so I got it for $4.99.

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Old 01-06-2018, 03:49 AM   #6572
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As happy as I am about the deal I got, I just realized that I don't really like this movie very much.

It's okay...it looks great...but it's far from a great film imo.

As much as I loved Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I still think she was terribly miscast in this role. Not to mention the generic pretty boy they hired to play her boyfriend. What's he up to these days?

I think I saw the guy who played the biologist in a Geico commercial recently.

Good for him.

...glad to see he's still getting work.
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As happy as I am about the deal I got, I just realized that I don't really like this movie very much.

It's okay...it looks great...but it's far from a great film imo.

As much as I loved Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I still think she was terribly miscast in this role. Not to mention the generic pretty boy they hired to play her boyfriend. What's he up to these days?

I think I saw the guy who played the biologist in a Geico commercial recently.

Good for him.

...glad to see he's still getting work.
He's in a movie called The Invitation that I recently watched on Netflix after hearing many recommendations. It's a solid little horror thriller and he's pretty good in it. I think he's a little rough in Prometheus because his part is kinda poorly written.
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:50 PM   #6574
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The sticker on the shelf still said $9.99.
When I took it to the register it rang up at $24.99.
Apparently they had forgotten to change the sticker after the sale ended.
So they had to honor the price that was on the shelf.
On top of which, I had a $5 reward zone coupon, so I got it for $4.99.
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Glad you made them honor the sticker, too many folks fold ...
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:49 PM   #6575
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As happy as I am about the deal I got, I just realized that I don't really like this movie very much.

It's okay...it looks great...but it's far from a great film imo.

As much as I loved Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I still think she was terribly miscast in this role. Not to mention the generic pretty boy they hired to play her boyfriend. What's he up to these days?

I think I saw the guy who played the biologist in a Geico commercial recently.

Good for him.

...glad to see he's still getting work.
You make some interesting points Ray, but to suggest that this is a bad movie is a bridge too far in my opinion.

There are some components of this picture that are admirable--both in terms of theme and style. Unfortunately I must agree with your assessment that the casting is a particularly troubling weakness. With the exception of Sir Michael Fassbender, and perhaps Idris Elba, none of the actors seem particularly well suited for the roles they were hired to play.

Difficult to say how much of that is a bi-product of bad writing. But none of the performances are memorable in any way, other than how egregiously annoying some of them are.

...it vexes me.
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The first half of the movie is excellent, with a great build up, but then it all falls apart. When I saw zombie Fifield in the theater I was like: Really??? The alternate scene works much better imo, because Fifield has more Alien features, but then Ridley decided he wanted to focus on the engineers and decided that Lindelof should eliminate everything Alien from the script. And Lindelof just isn't a very good writer.
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