Again, this is just a story ripped from the old Aliens: Colonial Marines book series. Its extremely faithful to the IP.
Saw it at a midnight showing when it opened in IMAX.
The “Engineer” in the opening remind me of the Freak and I was looking to see if anything else had a DAZ look in it after that..
Didn’t like the movie at all it was:
1.) Too predictable if you saw the 1st 3 Aliens movies you knew what was going to happen with certain plots in the film as the took certain key elements from them and just put them on one of the new characters.
2.) I had no real reason to care for the characters.
3.) The characters were very stupid and did things that no scientist or explorer would do. Example :*SPOILER ALERT BEGIN* They take off their helmets when they realize the air is breathable, but they have no idea if any bacteria or other environmental hazard is in the air. The scanners say they air is clean, but how good are they. “SPOILER ALERT END”.
4.) Hated how the Prometheus ship looked. Interior lighting was yellow-green of it and the interior wasn’t well light at all in the ship. They have FTL and artificial gravity,but in the future the interior of the old NASA space shuttle has better lighting that a major exploration ship of the future.
5.) No reason was giving why the character David did certain things. But reason 2 & 3 that I gave may be the expiation why.
6.) The movie conflicts how certain things work in it. For example Spacesuits are very tough in one scene and take a lot of punishment, but in other scenes they don’t. The space suit was ultra unrealistic too in the helmet design. On a DAZ note you might be able to turn the Super Suit into on of the space suits from the film as you would only need to add one or two props to it. Will be interesting to see if anyone makes some accessories for the Super Suit to recreate the ones from the movie.
The only nice thing about going to the midnight IMAX showing was you got a special collector poster for the movie. Special collector posters for midnight opening IMAX showings or some other free item may be something you see more of from what I got told at the theater when I commented that the last time I did a midnight movie opening they had special collectable posters for those that saw the opening showing in IMAX
Oh and if you haven’t seen it yet they have nothing after the end credits or doing the credits, so you can leave when they start to roll.
1 & 2 I have to agree with you on those. I have to admit, though its hard to care for characters in a Sci-Fi horror. The only character I ever cared for in the series after only seeing them once was Cpl Hicks, even Ripply I didn’t start caring for untill the extended version of Aliens.
3 Most all “stupid” actions actually had resons, alot of the tech described in the books, Darkhorse Comics (Considered soft cannon) and other movies wasn’t explained in this one. In the begining they are wearing a scientific exploration suit, with should be able to test air quality and contaminates that the suit is able to keep out.
4 That personal preferance, they tried to keep the feel of the other ships in the IP.
5 There was resons why David did everything he did, you must have missed it. Another case of Tech from obscure parts of the IP not explained. David can talk to those still in Cryo stasis.
6 Two differeant space suits (actually three diff, but only two on the ship where used), notice in the begining, the spacesuits where all Blue and lose, the ones used at the end are recon suits, skin tight Red, black, and blue, ribbed and reinforced (Notice how fast her air is used up during the final sequance?).
Saddly, I think the main parts of the story are lost on those that know nothing BUT the movies or are just jumping into it. But, its not a reboot, its a story that takes place in the Alien Universe/IP, just not directly related to Alien series of movie.
Some Soft Cannon info,
The “Engineer” AKA Space Jocky AKA Elephant Men, are in the books, the one seen in the begining is a Engineer, the ones seen later are soldiers (Notice how they have Carapace Armor grafed to their bodies, also where the Xenomorph gets its carapace from and why the Aliens there were pure from humans where fleashy)
The Xenomorph (notice the Morph part of the word) takes on characteristics of its host, the ones seen in the movie are varied on Humans and Engineers. In the books there are aquatic, mammal, and insect style of aliens. The Xenomorph is a Bio weapon, a creature capible of adapting and wiping out all spiecies of life.
The Engineer home world in the books is rumored to be just a lifeless planet covered in alien hives as the weapon turned on them.