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Author Topic: Would Prometheus be a better if matched the tone o...  (Read 581 times)

lv_226
Sep 05, 2017, 09:48:10 PM
Topic on: Sep 05, 2017, 09:48:10 PM
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Prometheus, I feel, is a victim of its own marketing. How could any film possibly survive under the weight of its own hype? The intensity of that second trailer was immense. If I could have sold a kidney to watch the film right then and there, I probably would have more than considered it. Yet, when the final product was revealed, none of the intensity from that trailer was present (except for the Medpod scene... great stuff). If you can go back to the days before Prometheus was released, where the imagination was allowed to run wild with anticipation, and the marketing campaign in full swing, do you think that Prometheus would now be considered a classic if the film was as intense as that second trailer?



SM
Sep 05, 2017, 11:16:09 PM
Reply #1 on: Sep 05, 2017, 11:16:09 PM
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The second half possibly misportrays the amount of action - but if there really had been that much action, a section of fans would gripe about that instead.


BishopShouldGo
Sep 06, 2017, 01:18:06 AM
Reply #2 on: Sep 06, 2017, 01:18:06 AM
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Hell yeah. Infuse it with more horror and Xenos. I've always said the one thing keeping Prometheus at a 9/10 for me was the lack of xenos. All you had to do was pepper in 5-7 minutes of extra xeno action in the movie and I am satisfied.

I wanted that beast next to good looking shit, damn it! Apple Store-sleek surfaces, A-list actresses, vast exterior spaces, state of the art shit, suites. Enough of low budget cheap looking corridors that are small and black and simple.

Kinda got my wish with Covenant? Was looking seeing the xeno run towards the ship.


Scorpio
Sep 06, 2017, 02:41:58 AM
Reply #3 on: Sep 06, 2017, 02:41:58 AM
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Are you kidding?  AVP made the xeno a joke, you had to build up to it again.  Absolutely the right decision to not make Prometheus an Alien movie.

And it paid off, as the xeno/proto in Covenant is fantastic.  Best the creature has been in 25 years.



Baron Von Marlon
Sep 07, 2017, 09:56:08 PM
Reply #5 on: Sep 07, 2017, 09:56:08 PM
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Should've been marketed less as an Alien prequel and more as a space jockey story.
I think this way the reactions would be less divided because the people knew better what to expect.


SM
Sep 07, 2017, 11:04:01 PM
Reply #6 on: Sep 07, 2017, 11:04:01 PM
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It was marketed as less of an Alien prequel, but the genie was out of the bottle early on when it was presented as 'Ridley Scott returns to the Alien universe' and no amount of 'it's not a direct prequel' could put it back in.


Scorpio
Sep 07, 2017, 11:53:57 PM
Reply #7 on: Sep 07, 2017, 11:53:57 PM
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Technically, the alien was in it, just not until the end.  But it was still an Alien film, just not a typical Alien film.


Hamster1066
Sep 08, 2017, 12:15:06 AM
Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2017, 12:15:06 AM
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The trailers were too spoilery. They should have kept much more back.



SM
Sep 08, 2017, 12:21:49 AM
Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2017, 12:21:49 AM
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I didn't really find them that spoilery at all.  I remember thinking it was going to be basically a remake of Alien - they land, inadvertently pick something up, take off and it stalks them around the ship.  I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.


bleau
Sep 15, 2017, 05:18:53 AM
Reply #10 on: Sep 15, 2017, 05:18:53 AM
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The trailers were too spoilery. They should have kept much more back.

I agree. Not in a story spoiler way, but by showing all the money shots, action. They showed the Juggernaut crash for gripes sake. Trailer gave us the hole movie almost imo. :)


 

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