Was the tone of the footage noticeably darker than the EW stills released?
It's of extremely murky quality, unfortunately. You really can't make out much in the way of actual details. If a version of it is released, officially, it'll be of higher quality.
Also, was the music a carbon copy of the version used in the teaser trailer for Inception or was it slightly altered? Also, do you think this trailer holds a candle to the original trailer for Alien?
It's quite 'Inception
'-like juxtopositioned against the spooky atmospheric sounds from the first film's advert - together, they eventually end up forming this rhythmic, "BAHHH! Vwoooooh... BAHHH! Vwoooooh... BAHHH! Vwoooooh... BAHHH! Vwoooooh... BAHHH! Vwoooooh..." It's strangely effective.
I should also point out that there are some interesting little attempts at homeage in the audio style of it. When it starts off, you hear this weird 'tinkling of violin strings' sound, which you heard on the original film when the letters of the title came up. Then
the music starts kicking in. And also, when you hear the female voice saying she was wrong, it's done in the style of a radio transmission (all while the Fox logo unfolds through distorted image static). That part reminded me a little of Ripley's radio transmission - except with far more urgency and panic.
The way the title forms is also a direct copy of the original's.
There's a shot in the sdcc leak that shows where thenavigational chair comes from can you tell me wich one?
If you've seen one of the trailers (3 versions are in circulation for now) you should know what i mean.
It's about a second long. Difficult to see anything, aside from it rising.
how was the cgi work so far? And was that hologram thing in the Prometheus or jockey ship?
There's nothing you can really know for sure is CGI. The quality's too bad for that. It could just as easily been some sort of other alien weirdness as a hologram, to my mind.
I wouldn't worry. I think it was actually the Derelict in flight, looks like it maybe debris from an explosion rather than shooting missles.
That's my feeling. The guy's just running out of the path of debris. It looks like they're parts from the ship which suffers a detonation in the atmosphere (don't see it get hit - could have been an accident) as it impacts the ground.
Don't know if the flying ship was the derelict - seemed different.
Are any concerns about the space suits, etc.... abated after watching the trailer?
You really can't tell. If watching it because you're wondering about that, you'll still be undecided. The parts in the derelict look very authentic.
Did the trailer give the vibe the film would be a pg13 or R rating? just your opinion would do thanks
No way to tell what the certificate would be, but the mood it's going for is one of atmosphere and mystery, with a definite 'here be dragons' understone. There's an interesting shot of a woman from behind, pulling back from her standing in a part of her ship which seems like the Nostromo interiors in style and she simply drops to her knees. Not because of being attacked (unless it's a delayed poison). Got the impression that it's out of despair and a 'be careful what you wish for' moral.
The actual messages aren't narrated. They come up as words on screen. It's sort of like a film advert version of the 'Alien 3
' credits, in so far as you get these very different shots interspersed with one another, interrupted by the text, building up momentum.
But that doesn't mean to say it's the direction of the film! It was probably edited together by completely different people.
All we can say with any certainty is that it's aiming for a futuristic Lovecraftian style. Has a mature tone.
It sounds awesome! I like how they seem to have used the music from the original Alien trailer. intrigued by the black/grey serpent. Can't wait to see the trailer, wish 20th century fox would release it to the public. would you say it looks like it's definitely a part of the franchise?
Yes, feels very much so. But, again, the actual product might feel completely different. Jockey ship/facility is most certainly there, as is the famous chair. Also see flamethrowers used (but in a casual way, like they're being tested). The strangest thing is seeing it on the ground with the twin prongs pointing at the sky. It's literally forming a 'U'-shape on the ground.
Anyway, I was wondering if you believe you saw any Space Jockey creatures in the trailer and also, do you think the serpent thing was a chestburster\stomachburster? You didn't see a facehugger or an egg, right? Thought you heard a facehugger?
There was absolutely no way to know! Believe me, I tried!
I disagree about hearing a facehugger sound. It seemed more like sudden violin music.Something
definitely goes on somebody's face, but the shot cuts immediately to something else. For all you can make out, it might end up being a red herring during the actual film. All you see is basically hands reaching up very quickly to face.
be a tail, but it's extremely hard to tell - it could also
have been a large splash of liquid.
It's more fair to say that you get to see instances of sporadic movement
than anything which definitely resembles a living creature. If there are any, they hide them well.
There is something
which looks facehugger/chesburster-sized, which appears to leap up into the ceiling, but... It looks like something different. Different, but alive.
Someone's abdomen definitely inflates very
fast. No way to tell if it's the product of something quickly growing or suddenly moving down from the chest cavity. Could always be part of a dream sequence.