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Author Topic: Jack Palgen to Write the Script  (Read 43366 times)





Darth Vile
Jun 22, 2013, 08:36:51 PM
Reply #109 on: Jun 22, 2013, 08:36:51 PM
I'm hoping this will get made, but I can't count it yet. Fox has been known to put their sequels on hold before like with Predators 2 for example.
Predators was bad though... Did it have a single redeeming feature?  ;)

Did Prometheus?  ;)
Yes - many. Predators had nothing... Saying that, I'm in a minority here as I don't believe there has ever been a good Predator movie.



ChrisPachi
Jun 23, 2013, 01:42:17 PM
Reply #111 on: Jun 23, 2013, 01:42:17 PM
Shaw completely encapsulated that notion, that's why I hated her character for the majority of the movie, she met her maker, which pretty much disproved her faith and yet still hung on to that "God still might exist because..." attitude.

Shaw needs to believe that her creator, no matter what form it takes, is good and just. That's why she is heading off the find more of them at the end of the film. Her faith is tied to their motives, not their existence.


maledoro
Jun 23, 2013, 02:41:40 PM
Reply #112 on: Jun 23, 2013, 02:41:40 PM
Shaw completely encapsulated that notion, that's why I hated her character for the majority of the movie, she met her maker, which pretty much disproved her faith and yet still hung on to that "God still might exist because..." attitude.
Shaw needs to believe that her creator, no matter what form it takes, is good and just. That's why she is heading off the find more of them at the end of the film. Her faith is tied to their motives, not their existence.
Keep in mind her response to Chumly Hollowhead's comment about our creators not being gods; she immediately asked what or who made the Engineers using the rhetorical God of the Gaps argument. It's also a shame that she has either rejected or never considered the Epicurean Paradox.

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Gash
Jun 23, 2013, 03:52:01 PM
Reply #113 on: Jun 23, 2013, 03:52:01 PM
I'm hoping this will get made, but I can't count it yet. Fox has been known to put their sequels on hold before like with Predators 2 for example.
Predators was bad though... Did it have a single redeeming feature?  ;)

Did Prometheus?  ;)

Redeeming? No. Didn't need any.


ChrisPachi
Jun 27, 2013, 02:25:36 PM
Reply #114 on: Jun 27, 2013, 02:25:36 PM
It's also a shame that she has either rejected or never considered the Epicurean Paradox.

There is no paradox if you can ask god itself.

...or Chumly.

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Xenoscream
Jul 09, 2013, 01:54:35 PM
Reply #116 on: Jul 09, 2013, 01:54:35 PM
Not sure how I feel about this. If Prometheus 2 never happens perhaps I can forget about the first one in time.

I really hated all the year of our lord bullshit at the end of P1. In my mind there is certainly no freaking God in the Alien universe and I can't help but feel that a weak writer will try and write a popular script pandering to the predominately religious masses and go in that direction, which I think is the exact opposite of what the Alien universe is about.

Thinking along these lines actually just makes me hate on Prometheus, why the hell couldn't the engineers be monstrous aliens as depicted so excellently in Alien rather than humans in suits, I could almost believe in a God if we were one of a myriad of crazy creations over the vast expanse of space, I'm surprised the "engineers" didn't have pointy ears. Talk about lack of imagination.

Frankly I’m not surprised they are struggling to find a writer, how the hell is the story going to continue? Shaw is going to land on their planet, walk about with David’s head chatting to engineers? Perhaps the Decon stowed away so we can get some Alien on Alien killing action, because you know, that always works.

I really want something to look forward to in the Alien universe, but Prometheus 2 doesn't feel like it.

Rant over.


Novak 1334
Jul 09, 2013, 03:52:39 PM
Reply #117 on: Jul 09, 2013, 03:52:39 PM
I'm hoping this will get made, but I can't count it yet. Fox has been known to put their sequels on hold before like with Predators 2 for example.
Predators was bad though... Did it have a single redeeming feature?  ;)

Did Prometheus?  ;)

Redeeming? No. Didn't need any.

Prometheus didn't need any redeeming features?  So people are cool with lazy writing, no character development and a rushed final third, not to mention a lame fan service at the end with the Deacon?


maledoro
Jul 09, 2013, 11:11:26 PM
Reply #118 on: Jul 09, 2013, 11:11:26 PM
Prometheus didn't need any redeeming features?  So people are cool with lazy writing, no character development and a rushed final third, not to mention a lame fan service at the end with the Deacon?
Scarily, there are people who worship Ridley Scott. I've seen this on a Prometheus forum (one of the admins goes as far as demonizing David Giler, as if he were the "Anti-Scott") and in reading the 4+ star ratings for Prometheus on Amazon (where some claim that Prometheus is like 2001 as it is now a misunderstood masterpiece, but future historians will champion it).


Xenomorphine
Jul 09, 2013, 11:32:00 PM
Reply #119 on: Jul 09, 2013, 11:32:00 PM
What I'm looking forward to most are the next batch of interviews where Ridley Scott goes off on some more spontaneously rambling tangents.


 

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