I meant that to humans 12 feet is certainly tall, but not Jockey tall. The guy who supposed plays this 'Jockey' could almost take it on in a fist fight (and lose, terribly). The original Jockey has 12 foot arms!You do realize the size of the Jockey in the original was wildly inconsistent, right? In its intro shot, it's huge because the astronauts were played by kids. Then, when it switches back to the original actors, the Jockey decreases almost by half in size. Scott has tons of leeway to work with in terms of the Jockey size. It just needs to be suitably "big."
I agree the size can be tweaked but it's too much IMO. 24+ feet to 12 feet is a massive cut. The arms of the Jockey sculpture where nearly twice as long as an adult human is tall.
Bah, maybe its a baby Jockey. That's not as dumb as it sounds. I'm going with that.
I am with Cvalda on this one...
Ridley never thought he'd be making a prequel while he was making the first alien movie, so he just played around with the jockey size.
Now that he's basing a whole new franchise on that jockey, he is confronted with inconsitency in many ways.
If the size of the jockey is already a problem for you, because it doesn't go with what you know from the alien franchise, then brace yourself... I'm sure this movie will have to walk across some more things that the original series built up.
The astronauts suit may be a far stretch from what we saw in the alien movie, but it still looks like the Frickin jockey so I'm happy.
I asked for something new and Ridley is delivering, so I really can't complain at this point. The only thing that would kill me, is bad CGI and practical effects on the jockey. The one second segment of the seatbelts coming off the jockey really made me cringe since it looked so damn fake...
... and I'm still curious if we'll "only" have the jockey as the main antagonist or if there will be mutants. Not so pleased if the second thing would be the case...