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Posted: 10 June 2012 09:16 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Has anyone seen the movie Prometheus? ... There is a giant humanoid character that they discover on the alien site on the planet. As soon as I saw him, I thought he looked just like M5. Anyone else seen this ?

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Posted: 10 June 2012 09:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Is this a movie in the theaters currently?

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Posted: 10 June 2012 09:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here in Australia it is.

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Posted: 10 June 2012 09:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I checked and it is here too, but I have not seen it yet.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 12:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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mathman - 10 June 2012 09:16 PM

Has anyone seen the movie Prometheus? ... There is a giant humanoid character that they discover on the alien site on the planet. As soon as I saw him, I thought he looked just like M5. Anyone else seen this ?

The revealed alien “Engineers” from “Prometheus” are very striking, but I doubt M5 was involved in their creation, if that’s what you’re asking. And don’t watch the movie thinking you’re going to see a faithful prequel to the “Alien” franchise—what you’re going to get is more a revisioning or a reboot that borrows heavily from the original without being confined by it. Aside from the visuals, I didn’t care for it at all…

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Posted: 11 June 2012 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I loved some aspects of the movie, e.g. the special effects and the overall idea behind the movie. The plot seemed very cluttered, though, with some threads of it going nowhere. In particular, Charlize Theron’s character seemed completely unnecessary.

Re the M5-look-alike creature, I didn’t necessarily suggest that it was actually based on M5, however I was struck by its superficial resemblance.

I think I’ll go and see it again, if for no other reason I was blown away by the special effects. Besides, I missed the first 10 minutes.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 06:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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his face looked more M4 to me

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Posted: 11 June 2012 09:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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mathman - 10 June 2012 09:16 PM

Has anyone seen the movie Prometheus? ... There is a giant humanoid character that they discover on the alien site on the planet. As soon as I saw him, I thought he looked just like M5. Anyone else seen this ?

The revealed alien “Engineers” from “Prometheus” are very striking, but I doubt M5 was involved in their creation, if that’s what you’re asking. And don’t watch the movie thinking you’re going to see a faithful prequel to the “Alien” franchise—what you’re going to get is more a revisioning or a reboot that borrows heavily from the original without being confined by it. Aside from the visuals, I didn’t care for it at all…

I saw it and was blown away. I found it extremely faithful and satisfying as a prequel. You do remember Ridley Scott saying that it’s not a direct prequel, but only set IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. He’s wanting to start a new saga that ties into the Alien universe mythos without merging with the Alien movie franchise.

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mathman - 10 June 2012 09:16 PM

Has anyone seen the movie Prometheus? ... There is a giant humanoid character that they discover on the alien site on the planet. As soon as I saw him, I thought he looked just like M5. Anyone else seen this ?

The revealed alien “Engineers” from “Prometheus” are very striking, but I doubt M5 was involved in their creation, if that’s what you’re asking. And don’t watch the movie thinking you’re going to see a faithful prequel to the “Alien” franchise—what you’re going to get is more a revisioning or a reboot that borrows heavily from the original without being confined by it. Aside from the visuals, I didn’t care for it at all…

Engineers where described in the books and shown in comics over 15 - 20+ years ago, back when M1 was still a dream.

Its actually quite faithful to the IP, and its long been known, most of what that movie entailed where in books and official Dark Horse cannon.  Oddly enough, Prometheus is almost plagerised from an old Aliens: Colonial Marines novel seires (Can’t remember the name), a colonial marine sargent and a scientist battle an engineer throughout three or so novels trying to keep a disaster (Same as in the movie) from reaching earth.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Engineers where described in the books and shown in comics over 15 - 20+ years ago, back when M1 was still a dream.

Its actually quite faithful to the IP, and its long been known, most of what that movie entailed where in books and official Dark Horse cannon.  Oddly enough, Prometheus is almost plagerised from an old Aliens: Colonial Marines novel seires (Can’t remember the name), a colonial marine sargent and a scientist battle an engineer throughout three or so novels trying to keep a disaster (Same as in the movie) from reaching earth.

Ahh… I thought the idea sounded very familer to me. Now I just might have to see how well it was done.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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mathman - 10 June 2012 09:16 PM

Has anyone seen the movie Prometheus? ... There is a giant humanoid character that they discover on the alien site on the planet. As soon as I saw him, I thought he looked just like M5. Anyone else seen this ?

The revealed alien “Engineers” from “Prometheus” are very striking, but I doubt M5 was involved in their creation, if that’s what you’re asking. And don’t watch the movie thinking you’re going to see a faithful prequel to the “Alien” franchise—what you’re going to get is more a revisioning or a reboot that borrows heavily from the original without being confined by it. Aside from the visuals, I didn’t care for it at all…

I saw it and was blown away. I found it extremely faithful and satisfying as a prequel. You do remember Ridley Scott saying that it’s not a direct prequel, but only set IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. He’s wanting to start a new saga that ties into the Alien universe mythos without merging with the Alien movie franchise.

There were two ways to go with this: either a straight-up prequel, or a total reboot. As a prequel, I’m calling it a failure; as a reboot, I’m calling it interesting but unsatisfying. The story was originally supposed to be a faithful prequel—and then they handed the script off to another writer who took a hatchet to it on the premise that “we already know how this story ends, and knowing how the story ends is boring”. You’ve got the moon around the ringed gas giant; you’ve got the Space Jockeys and their ship; you’ve got the supersized facehugger wannabe; and the proto-queen chest-burster; and you’ve even got the original Weyland—and yet, this is NOT supposed to lead us into the original 1979 “Alien” movie. Prequel fail.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I loved the movie - I didn’t think the alien looked anything like M5 or any daz character, but it would be fun to have one to render with the extreme sss they used smile
People get so serious about these movies and instead of just enjoying it, they feel the need to tear it apart. Whatever - I thought it was cool and I can’t wait to buy it on Bluray in 3D smile

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Posted: 11 June 2012 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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“People get so serious about these movies and instead of just enjoying it, they feel the need to tear it apart.”
Disagree totally. Films with any depth will make people think, and as a result of that people enjoy analyzing it.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I collect all things Alien, even those Predator Vs Alien cross overs. I will have to add it to my Movie collection.

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Posted: 11 June 2012 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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mathman - 11 June 2012 03:50 PM

“People get so serious about these movies and instead of just enjoying it, they feel the need to tear it apart.”
Disagree totally. Films with any depth will make people think, and as a result of that people enjoy analyzing it.

Well, it may be fun for some to ‘analyze’ the movies, but for me it’s just fun to experience it - to each their own. smile

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Posted: 11 June 2012 06:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Seen the movie 4 hrs ago - the most stupid part of aliens. Parts 1 to 4 were really good. But this one makes me think that screenplay writers now are taken from elementary school to save big on scenarios.

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