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Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ as B...
« on: Jan 26, 2012, 03:30:31 AM »


Viscal over at prometheusnews posted this


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The February 2012 issue of Total Film shares some small details on the production of Prometheus and Charlize Theron’s character, Vickers. Though not necessarily a brand new issue or even new quotations, nonetheless our staff acquired a hard copy of this magazine and typed out the Prometheus article (bottom). We also scanned the image of Kate and Noomi examining the ampule room in bewilderment. The key points of the article are in bold.


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Damon Lindelof who goes on to insist that Theron won’t be as “slimy” as Paul Reiser’s treacherous Burke in Aliens. “She’s not the fast-talking, snake-oil face of the company,” the Lost man continues. “As we were developing the script, she had some really cool ideas that made it not the suit you’re used to.”


http://www.prometheusnews.net/movie/charlizes-character-not-as-slimy/
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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2012, 04:11:26 AM »
Awesome

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2012, 04:16:51 AM »
That's the most impressive still of the ampule room yet. Looks less like a set in that photo and more like an actual environment, ala the original.

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2012, 04:30:52 AM »
Nice find dude. I wonder how she'll play out.

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2012, 09:30:17 AM »
I'm hoping this means the character will be something other than the stereotype we've been seeing for decades. Burke was an excellent character portrayal and suited the story well, but I'm honestly tired of the constant reinforcing of 'business people = evil' in movies.

'Iron Man' was the exception and all the better for it, I felt, precisely because it went against the grain in that regard. At least, right up until the bizarre epiphany Stark had to suddenly stop designing any and all weapons technology, which completely contradicted the logic he espoused at the start when asked about it.

Doesn't mean she has to be heroic, but it would make a nice change for a 'suit' to take a more noble/practical outlook, rather than default to, y'know... "WE NEED THIS FOR OUR EVIL CYBER-BIO-WEAPONS DIVISION OF DOOM MWAH HAH HAH HAH! >:D"

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 2012, 11:19:45 AM »
It could be that she is just a stern Company woman, who does everything by the book and only wants the crew of the Prometheus do anything in Weyland's best interest. This could shine a negative light down on her, but without making her slimy.

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #6 on: Jan 26, 2012, 11:42:02 AM »
Burke was so slimy that Reiser's sister punched him at the premiere :P Can't wait to see Theron's take.

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #7 on: Jan 26, 2012, 11:48:05 AM »
If I was related, I would have been more inclined to punch him over Mad About You.


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« Reply #9 on: Jan 26, 2012, 07:56:30 PM »
Interesting.  From this perspective, the "huge head" doesn't look quite as enormous as I first thought it was (from other pics).

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Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. Always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son.
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P.S. -- In case that wasn't obvious, that was my Marlon Brando = big Prometheus head, joke for the day.  ;)
« Last Edit: Jan 26, 2012, 08:05:56 PM by deuterium »

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Re: Yet Another Picture
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2012, 08:15:54 PM »

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Re: Yet Another Picture
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 2012, 08:24:36 PM »
already posted it lauf.

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=41855.0

Oops. :D

If a mod sees this, please delete this thread then. :)

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Re: Yet Another Picture
« Reply #12 on: Jan 26, 2012, 08:38:06 PM »
Chamber looks small.

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26, 2012, 11:08:36 PM »
I think she will be an anti-hero - bitch at the start but heroic when the shit hits the fan near the end. She will most likely die doing something heroic.

Something tells me that Rapice character might start out good but end up f**ked up.

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Re: Charlize’s character not as ‘slimy’ ...
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2012, 11:23:54 PM »
I think she will be an anti-hero - bitch at the start but heroic when the shit hits the fan near the end. She will most likely die doing something heroic.

Something tells me that Rapice character might start out good but end up f**ked up.

People are looking at the Rapice charactor, and expecting a Ripley surrogate...this IS Ridley Scott we're talking about...

 

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