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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:03 pm 
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You have to take into account that the alien viruses were created as pure, biological warfare devices, probably bred to grow as big as possible, as fast as possible. We're talking science fiction, here.

Sure. And if it was a good movie, I wouldn't have thought twice about it. We'll forgive all manner of nitpicky things for good movies.

But alas, Prometheus was not very good, so all sorts of stuff that wouldn't bother be in other movies gets added to the list here, just because.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:07 pm 
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Ya, it is a flaw, but a consistent flaw. Although, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it is the first time it couldn't be written off as them eating off camera? In AvP they had the carcasses.

And why haven't we had any of the films completely embrace the incorporating the shape of what they incubated with and have a large variety of aliens. Like cow aliens, or dog aliens, or lion and tiger and bear aliens, non-predator alien aliens, etc...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:14 pm 
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dog alien

The one in Alien 3 behaves like a dog, and there's the AvP ones that take on the Predator form...


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I could be wrong but it seems like in the last Alien film of the original four, there were Xenomorphs who developed weird anomalies due to the cloning process. I know you had swimming ones which was pretty cool. Seems like there were other evolutions as well.

Either way though, Prometheus is a masterpiece and I can't believe Shoe would shit on it like he is. Some people just don't appreciate great art.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:21 pm 
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I want an Aliens go to the Zoo movie. Imagine a ship filled with alien species on a return trip getting infected? The creature design possibilities are wondrous.

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Ya, it is a flaw, but a consistent flaw. Although, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it is the first time it couldn't be written off as them eating off camera? In AvP they had the carcasses.

I believe that's the case, yes. In others it incubated in something's body first and then was off camera for a while growing. Here it was removed before it could feed -- it was still in an amniotic sac -- and then was locked in an enclosed med machine, which itself was in an enclosed med bay.

It's a nitpick, to be sure. Monty is right. It's science fiction and these were apparently genetic weapons.

But in a bad movie it stands out (and it doesn't have the "out" the other flicks have, making it stand out even more, and also the final form was HUUUUUGGE).

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:38 pm 
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Space truckers? Sure, I can buy that. Real people do really stupid things. But the premise here is rooted in the idea that this was a science expedition, so I expect at least some semblance of pretend science.

First, real people elected 45.

Second, at least 3% of all scientists still refuse to believe we humans impact our environmental wellbeing.

Perhaps, if you watch it again with a less-bubbled, entitled, coastal elitist fucking attitude...?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:01 pm 
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My favorite comment on that...

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Plot idea: 97% of the world's scientists contrive an environmental crisis, but are exposed by a plucky band of billionaires & oil companies.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:43 pm 
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That Covenant prologue is such a fantastic train wreck...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:32 pm 
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Okay, the first trailer left me totally empty, but this one has promise:


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Promising it is, yes.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:13 am 
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I like it, but Shoe will hate it.

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That is easily the most terrifying version of the xenomorph I've seen.

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I like it, but Shoe will hate it.

I like it, but Chris Knight will hate it.


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Well, I am hoping for a so-bad-it's-good movie. I'll be surprised if Seth Rogen doesn't have a cameo in this somewhere.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:56 am 
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Chris Knight wrote:
Well, I am hoping for a so-bad-it's-good movie. I'll be surprised if Seth Rogen doesn't have a cameo in this somewhere.

Dude, Kevin Smith, man. Kevin Smith.

Seth is too hot to make a "so-bad-it's-good" cameo.

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Ha, that new prologue bullshit is literally "Prometheus 2, the abridged edition".

Also, it reminded me that Prometheus exists.


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Chris Knight wrote:

Also, it reminded me that Prometheus exists.


Which made you want to watch this excellent movie (the crown jewel in Scott's catalog) a second time. Admit it.

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ha, no. I watched about 10 minutes of Prometheus on some movie channel a few months ago, and turned it off as soon as they show the vast chasm that is the...space gym? Like 3 minutes into the film.


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Chris Knight wrote:
ha, no. I watched about 10 minutes of Prometheus on some movie channel a few months ago, and turned it off as soon as they show the vast chasm that is the...space gym? Like 3 minutes into the film.


I watched this film a few months back and I have no idea what you're talking about.


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Same here. Might watch it again to try to figure out, though.


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No, you should do the opposite.


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Why? I think we can all agree it's a good film.


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Why? I think we can all agree it's a good film.

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brian wrote:
Why? I think we can all agree it's a good film.

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brian wrote:
Why? I think we can all agree it's a good film.

:down:

Your thumbing is upside down... here let me fix for you.

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The reviews are hilarious. In a nutshell: "This movie isn't really that good/is really bad - three out of four stars."


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Ridley Scott's latest prequel to the franchise he gave birth two nearly forty years ago delivers the requisite jolts, and looks great (not to mention enough usage of Jerry Goldsmith's original music to have earned his obligatory "theme from Alien by" credit in the opening titles), but, in the end, it adds nothing to the overall "lore" of the franchise, basically coming off compared to Prometheus what Alien: Resurrection did to Alien 3...a slick, propulsive "monster jumping out of the dark" action potboiler that "gives the fans what they want" in the most reductive, backpedaling way possible. At least Resurrection, lame as it was, had Sigourney Weaver's assured, wryly amusing lead performance to hold it together and a more memorable crew of expendable supporting characters (you know just how forgettable the cast of a movie is when DANNY MCBRIDE delivers the best performance). All in all, it was certainly easy enough to sit through, and is the fourth-best overall in a franchise that has still, almost forty years later, only generated two genuinely exceptional installments, but you have to wonder why Scott wasted his time on something as forgettable as this. Prometheus, for all its flaws, was nevertheless a film that tickled a genuine sense of awe in its strongest passages, but here, the "answers" Noomi Rapace's Shaw went questing for at the end of the film are swept away with appalling casualness, making it every bit as dramatically pointless as Ripley's rescue of Newt was in Aliens when she was callously killed off in the opening credits of Alien 3. Who knows if Scott will ever get to finish his "trilogy", considering his advancing age, so to waste a year or so of his time on Earth with such a slick-but-routine franchise placeholder seems downright negligent.

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So, a waste of time, 3 out of 5. Exactly like all the other reviews... :roll:

It's like video game reviews these days..."what a piece of garbage, 87/100"

Seriously, you didn't like it, just say so. Thumbs up or down, that's all you need.


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Just because a movie isn't great, doesn't mean it isn't watchable. Covenant is a franchise placeholder, nothing more or less, but it's still fairly entertaining. There will never, EVER be an Alien movie as great as the first two.

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Monterey Jack wrote:
There will never, EVER be an Alien movie as great as the first two.


You obviously never saw Batman, Dead END



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2nd best Alien film. Had plenty of stupid character moments and set pieces though, sure to piss Shoe and Chris off.


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I mean seriously, what was up with that
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crane setpiece? C'mon!


And of course the obligatory "I'll go alone, thanks!" moments.

Also if you're asking
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Is this a quarantine situation?
, the answer is yes, yes it is.

My brain started to check out around
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robot fights. And I assumed they were just going to have David be the off-screen victor. Cheap film making.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:39 pm 
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Seriously, none of you have seen this besides Monty and I? :( I want to hear complaining.


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I've been too busy...plus, it bombed, so I'll be able to download it in a few weeks. I'm sure a few execs at Fox are looking for new employment today.


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