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[Trailers] Solidifying Iron-Clad Opinions in 2:30 or Less

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    Are you sure?

    Isn't the point of a prequel to fill in gaps of story you already know about while giving you slight winks and nods to things you should already know? Wouldn't I be completely out of my frame of reference?

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Their ideas are old and their ideas are bad. The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    Are you sure?

    Isn't the point of a prequel to fill in gaps of story you already know about while giving you slight winks and nods to things you should already know? Wouldn't I be completely out of my frame of reference?

    I shouldn't think so. I mean, yes, but I think it's been in the zeitgeist that you won't be totes lost.

    And it'll be a shitty film if it can't stand on its own merits.

    If I were you I'd wait, just to see.

    I've not seen the first Alien but I've seen everything else, so I'll be sort of doing that.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    I suggest waiting as well, just 'cause.

    I expect Prometheus to completely stand alone and not have too many ties with Alien (it's not being billed as a prequel, after all), but it would be interesting to see it in chronological order.

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  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    A little bit of a non sequitur but my coworker did this with his daughters and the Star Wars films. He wanted to see how they would react to 4,5, and 6 after seeing 1,2, and 3 first. The girls ended up being rather sad for Darth Vader in the end and didn't see him as being very evil.

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  • EuphoriacEuphoriac Registered User regular
    Thats the problem. If Prometheus is awesome the preceding movies will be great too. But if Prometheus 'does a Star Wars' then that might colour your experience of the originals.

    So the only question is; do you want to risk it?

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Their ideas are old and their ideas are bad. The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Somehow I doubt that Prometheus is going to leave us feeling sad for the Xenomorphs.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Somehow I doubt that Prometheus is going to leave us feeling sad for the Xenomorphs.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    You find out that when someone gets impregnated by a facehugger they transfer their consciousness into the chest burster and find God.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    man is the real monster of the film

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Twas beauty blasted the beast out the airlock...

  • KruiteKruite Registered User regular
    walk silently, and carry a big chestburster

  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    forget it, Ripley, it's weyland-yutani...town

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    Are you sure?

    Isn't the point of a prequel to fill in gaps of story you already know about while giving you slight winks and nods to things you should already know? Wouldn't I be completely out of my frame of reference?

    I shouldn't think so. I mean, yes, but I think it's been in the zeitgeist that you won't be totes lost.

    Things I know about Alien films

    - Sigourney Weaver is in them, her character's name is Ripley
    - The aliens are called xenomorphs
    - There is a corporation called Weyland-Yutani
    - "Game over, man, game over!"

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Their ideas are old and their ideas are bad. The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    Are you sure?

    Isn't the point of a prequel to fill in gaps of story you already know about while giving you slight winks and nods to things you should already know? Wouldn't I be completely out of my frame of reference?

    I shouldn't think so. I mean, yes, but I think it's been in the zeitgeist that you won't be totes lost.

    Things I know about Alien films

    - Sigourney Weaver is in them, her character's name is Ripley
    - The aliens are called xenomorphs
    - There is a corporation called Weyland-Yutani
    - "Game over, man, game over!"

    Indeed, and I think that if you need more to "get" Prometheus (beyond a weird sort of circular satisfaction) it's going to be a shitty film.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    Are you sure?

    Isn't the point of a prequel to fill in gaps of story you already know about while giving you slight winks and nods to things you should already know? Wouldn't I be completely out of my frame of reference?

    I shouldn't think so. I mean, yes, but I think it's been in the zeitgeist that you won't be totes lost.

    Things I know about Alien films

    - Sigourney Weaver is in them, her character's name is Ripley
    - The aliens are called xenomorphs
    - There is a corporation called Weyland-Yutani
    - "Game over, man, game over!"
    First one is horror.

    Second is action.

    Third fails to return to horror.

    Fourth fails to return to action.


    Prometheus feels like a thriller from the trailers. We'll see.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    Are you sure?

    Isn't the point of a prequel to fill in gaps of story you already know about while giving you slight winks and nods to things you should already know? Wouldn't I be completely out of my frame of reference?

    I shouldn't think so. I mean, yes, but I think it's been in the zeitgeist that you won't be totes lost.

    Things I know about Alien films

    - Sigourney Weaver is in them, her character's name is Ripley
    - The aliens are called xenomorphs
    - There is a corporation called Weyland-Yutani
    - "Game over, man, game over!"

    also "Get away from her, you bitch!"

    (i never finished Aliens)

  • polaris314polaris314 Registered User regular
    You know what happens around here when you haphazardly throw around Aliens quotes, right?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    You get nuked from orbit?

  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    polaris314 wrote: »
    You know what happens around here when you haphazardly throw around Aliens quotes, right?
    they get put into starcraft

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  • Linespider5Linespider5 You could have just sent a thank you note. Registered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Maybe a bit too much JGL in that trailer, though.

    I wish I could hate you to death

    Absolutely amazing trailer

    As for Prometheus, does it really look that good? You know...I happen to have Alien and Aliens, but I've never actually seen them. Maybe I'll give them a shot before Prometheus hits.

    Or wait.

    And see them after. You are in a rare position I think, best to take advantage of it.

    Are you sure?

    Isn't the point of a prequel to fill in gaps of story you already know about while giving you slight winks and nods to things you should already know? Wouldn't I be completely out of my frame of reference?

    Well, the could be. Shouldn't need to be. The frame of reference should stand on its own.

    Nothing I hate more than a prequel that turns out to be a checking items off a list the whole damn time. Makes the viewing experience feel like the opposite of a story, by becoming less and less interesting as it circles the drain at the end of the plotline, becoming the thing you already know. Which I suppose should be the result, but I don't feel it ought to be something you see coming from a mile away.

    Things going for Prometheus that work against this problem:

    1) It's called Prometheus. Not Alien Zero, or, No Aliens (Yet), or whatever. The unique name is the first step in allowing it to stand on its own. Might not sound major, but it really helps keep everyone out of old habits and mindsets going into the thing.

    2) No timewarp characters (that we know of). Example: No Ripley in this. We don't know who lives and who dies in this, we don't know, going in, that anyone needs to come out alive from this in order for ALIEN to happen. There's some nods to the window dressing and scenery, but even that is being done in a different way.

    3) Preoccupations in the trailer that have nothing to do with ALIEN or any of the Aliens movies. We've had space truckers, space marines and space miners, space prisoners, and space pirates(? didn't really watch Resurrection) interact with the setting, but this is the first time an honest to goodness full-fledged science team has camped out to study something of this world. There's been the requisite medical bay joys of alien body horror, but this is different. This is full-on speculative existentialism of an alien world, like the ultimate Nat Geo assignment. There's quite a lot of potential in this change of perspective.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    God I would kill for a film that creates a imaginative, unique and plausible alien world and just fucking explores it. No "alien monster is going to eat us," no "dances with smurfs," no "we're stranded and need to find a way off the planet."

    Just a group of explorers, exploring a single, well thought out, alien planet.

    And no humanoid aliens dammit! You can give them two arms, two legs and a head, but I draw the line there: if it looks more human than the Prawns from District 9, you're FIRED!

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    God I would kill for a film that creates a imaginative, unique and plausible alien world and just fucking explores it. No "alien monster is going to eat us," no "dances with smurfs," no "we're stranded and need to find a way off the planet."

    Just a group of explorers, exploring a single, well thought out, alien planet.

    And no humanoid aliens dammit! You can give them two arms, two legs and a head, but I draw the line there: if it looks more human than the Prawns from District 9, you're FIRED!

    So like, no plot?

    I guess that could be a thing if it was done like a National Geographic nature documentary or something. I wouldn't expect it to do well though.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    God I would kill for a film that creates a imaginative, unique and plausible alien world and just fucking explores it. No "alien monster is going to eat us," no "dances with smurfs," no "we're stranded and need to find a way off the planet."

    Just a group of explorers, exploring a single, well thought out, alien planet.

    And no humanoid aliens dammit! You can give them two arms, two legs and a head, but I draw the line there: if it looks more human than the Prawns from District 9, you're FIRED!

    So like, no plot?

    I guess that could be a thing if it was done like a National Geographic nature documentary or something. I wouldn't expect it to do well though.

    You could make a plot out of first contact with the natives. But yes, more like a documentary. I know it'll never happen, but sane men don't offer to kill over things that are likely to happen ;)

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  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    If you're into movies at all you should see Alien and Aliens. They're great movies

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Death Groupie Registered User regular
    Having just recently watched Alien for the first time that I could actively remember, to the point that 95% of my knowledge previousy came from pop culture aside from a few scenes seared into my brain, I can attest that Alien is a fantastic film and quite frankly something that COULD NOT be made in todays Hollywood. The way it uses suspense and quiet moments is really a flash from the past of cinema. If you don't kind scary movies, I highly recommend it.

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    The Prometheus trailer is maybe the best trailer I've ever seen in terms of getting me pumped up about a film.

    I can tell it's going to be one of my favourite films of all time, I'm like 85,8% sure of it!

  • Linespider5Linespider5 You could have just sent a thank you note. Registered User regular
    God I would kill for a film that creates a imaginative, unique and plausible alien world and just fucking explores it. No "alien monster is going to eat us," no "dances with smurfs," no "we're stranded and need to find a way off the planet."

    Just a group of explorers, exploring a single, well thought out, alien planet.

    And no humanoid aliens dammit! You can give them two arms, two legs and a head, but I draw the line there: if it looks more human than the Prawns from District 9, you're FIRED!

    How about a bizarre love triangle?

    Or something Wes Anderson in Space?

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  • SixSix Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Interesting shot from the Batman trailer:
    Spoiler:

    It's clearly NY, looking down the East River from the North, except flipped horizontally. Gotham is bizarro NY. You can also see the new WTC under construction. It's much taller now.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Having just recently watched Alien for the first time that I could actively remember, to the point that 95% of my knowledge previousy came from pop culture aside from a few scenes seared into my brain, I can attest that Alien is a fantastic film and quite frankly something that COULD NOT be made in todays Hollywood. The way it uses suspense and quiet moments is really a flash from the past of cinema. If you don't kind scary movies, I highly recommend it.

    I really don't like scary movies but I like Alien a lot.

  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Zzulu wrote: »
    If you're into movies at all you should see Alien and Aliens. They're great movies

    That is assuming you don't hate horror. I hate horror and I hated Alien. I never saw Aliens even though I heard it was more action than horror.
    Spoiler:

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Their ideas are old and their ideas are bad. The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Zzulu wrote: »
    If you're into movies at all you should see Alien and Aliens. They're great movies

    That is assuming you don't hate horror. I hate horror and I hated Alien. I never saw Aliens even though I heard it was more action than horror.
    Spoiler:

    Then you'll love Alien 4

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  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    That went a surprisingly different direction than I was expecting from the first 20 seconds.

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    Crews is the best thing about the expendables. Dude needs more roles

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    The Expendables is also the first role i've ever seen Crews play it straight in. Everything else he's been in was for comic relief.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    FULL TRAILER!



    Okay, trailer spoilers
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  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Okay, how the fuck do I make that embed?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus ha ha just kidding I'm Frog ManRegistered User regular
    remove the "feature=player_embedded&" bit from the URL

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