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‘Prometheus 2′ Struggling to Figure Out How to Continue the Franchise?
Screen Crush ^

Posted on 04/07/2013 12:18:16 PM PDT by Perdogg

Just last month, we were led to believe that ‘Prometheus 2‘ had a script and that it was “incredible.” This was at least according to star Noomi Rapace who was set to return in the sequel. Today we have a report of a wildly different story. One in which Fox and director Ridley Scott have absolutely no idea how to continue the franchise with the planned trilogy.

As the story goes, Damon Lindelof convinced Scott and Fox to ditch the planned ending of ‘Prometheus’ (which would have more neatly tied the film into the opening of ‘Alien’) for something different; something that would launch a brand new trilogy. This was all well and good but when ‘Prometheus’ hit theaters and faced a wave of criticism, Lindelof decided he didn’t want to return for ‘Prometheus 2′ and this left Scott wondering how they hell he was going to make a sequel.

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1 posted on 04/07/2013 12:18:16 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

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2 posted on 04/07/2013 12:18:52 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

It wasnt that good of a movie, shouldn’t be hard to find a new producer who can turn out a mediocre movie. I hear Spielberg is available.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 12:20:10 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Perdogg

Special effects ..ok. The characters sucked. Especially the new “Ripley”.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Perdogg

Prometheus is underwhelming in many ways. It can’t hold a candle to either Alien or Aliens. Even Alien vs Predator was more interesting. But an improved product with a sequel is always welcome.


5 posted on 04/07/2013 1:03:05 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Perdogg; GraceG
What was that black goo?

Was the black goo different from the sparkling green goo?

why did Ridley Scott let his 12 year old son do the make up for Wayland?

Why did the Alien run back IN to the room with the deadly black goo? Did he forget his wallet in there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0


6 posted on 04/07/2013 1:09:26 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Yeah...I can sit though almost anything. For some reason I got bored to tears with Prometheus and fell asleep. never bothered finishing it.


7 posted on 04/07/2013 1:13:53 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: driftdiver

I was so looking forward to Prometheus, and so disappointed in the result. I’d have to rate it personally lower than Alien3, and that’s pretty low.

It almost seems that with Prometheus, they had 4 or 5 ideas for a script, but instead of picking one, they sort of blended together all of them (we’ll have a prequel, or not a prequel, we’ll have little bitty alien parasites, big alien parasites, dead alien engineers, live alien engineers, crazy alien engineers, a big alien engineer head that does nothing, aliens in metal canisters, aliens in the water, scientists doing stupid things, a main character giving birth to a giant calamari and then not mentioning it to mention her shipmates...).


8 posted on 04/07/2013 1:20:44 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Perdogg

The gratuitous Stephen Stills song reference was the low point of that flick.

Not that it had many high points.


9 posted on 04/07/2013 1:22:32 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Flick Lives; Big Giant Head
a big alien engineer head that does nothing

Could be crossover gold here.

10 posted on 04/07/2013 1:26:37 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg

Nuttin to figure out.

Film sucked and that ode to the bitch at the end wuz stoopit ....


11 posted on 04/07/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Flick Lives

The best part was watching Charlize Theron get crushed.

The worst part was the rest of the movie. I mean seriously, the scientific expedition which runs off willy nilly upon discovering an alien craft.


12 posted on 04/07/2013 1:29:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
It wasnt that good of a movie

And this was so disappointing because the film should've been awesome! I had been looking forward so long for this film and when I finally got the opportunity to see it, it started out strong and then quickly fell apart due to a weak script, poorly written characters and numerous plot holes.

Heck, instead of making a sequel, maybe they should just start over from scratch.

13 posted on 04/07/2013 1:42:25 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I agree, huge potential all shot to heck


14 posted on 04/07/2013 1:47:03 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Drew68

Yup. I was actually excited about seeing that movie and even paid extra for the 3D version. What a waste!


15 posted on 04/07/2013 1:52:08 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: martin_fierro

Didn’t seem plausible coming from Stringer Bell.


16 posted on 04/07/2013 2:33:47 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Perdogg

what a boring movie Prometheus was


17 posted on 04/07/2013 4:54:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg
The first thing you have to do in assessing “Prometheus” is suspend all the “Predator” references your mind is attempting to tie-in to the movie. Just stop trying to do it because...in that way lies madness.

Once you do that, the next thing you need to do is decide that the opening scene -the one where the pasty skinned, giant spacefarer drinks the DNA-altering, poisonous sludge and plunges off the waterfall - occurs 2000 years ago on the planet where the movie takes place. The bare rock and toxic atmosphere the Prometheus crew encounters is the result of the corrupted DNA working its will on the biosphere. Extrapolate continuing and accelerating degradation of the atmosphere from the end of the movie until Ripley (Sigorney Weaver)shows up ...what, a couple hundred years later...

Finally, you have to decide that the alien that emerges from the pasty skinned, giant spacefarer’s fatal encounter in the medbay at the end of the movie with the giant calamari is an already fertilized queen. The queen part is not too much of a stretch since the alien queen in previous movies (Alien 2 and yes, AvP) has had an extensible mouth shape that is distinguishably different from your standard Mark 1 Mod 0 alien. The self-fertilizing part is inferred since this queen, who is the first of its kind and its total population, eventually will have to deposit egg pods in the lower reaches of the crashed spaceship (prior to succumbing to the increasingly toxic atmosphere).

Put these three together and and voila! you've got a crashed ring-shaped ship full of alien egg pods on a lifeless planet with a highly toxic atmosphere. Which, of course, is the starting point for “Alien.”

As for Dr. Shaw and her quest, personally I hope to never hear from her again.

Instead, pick up the Predators thread and run with that. There is at least one more movie in it with some pretty interesting problems/plot elements to be worked out if Royce and Isabelle are to get off of the game preserve planet and make it back to Earth.

18 posted on 04/07/2013 5:37:31 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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It’s not the same planet as the one the Nostromom landed on.


19 posted on 04/07/2013 5:47:32 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: KC_Lion; GraceG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BWnTW4rL0U


20 posted on 04/07/2013 5:54:55 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Captain Rhino

Predator or Alien?


21 posted on 04/07/2013 5:55:55 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Box Office Mojo notes that domestically, it about broke even. But it made 68% of its money on foreign box office.

Thus if they make a sequel, it should be directed to foreign audiences, and if some Americans show up to see it, just the icing on the cake.

Americans apparently are bored with CGI, so actually want acting and plot again. But foreign audiences are still impressed with shiny CGI.


22 posted on 04/07/2013 6:40:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Blackirish
Yeah...I can sit though almost anything. For some reason I got bored to tears with Prometheus and fell asleep. never bothered finishing it.

I just watched it on satellite tonight. I want my two hours back.

23 posted on 04/07/2013 6:46:27 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Captain Rhino
My take: the “good” alien in the beginning of the movie was one of the ones that gave their DNA (and life) to seed planets with intelligent life. They went through space on this mission to spread life. The Yin to this Yang was the “bad” alien who came up with the bad goo to destroy all life. He got delayed by his own creation on the toxic planet but when he was awakened by the humans he cheerfully went about his original plan...next stop earth, which would look like the toxic planet when he was done with it.
24 posted on 04/08/2013 5:13:31 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Blackirish
Yeah...I can sit though almost anything. For some reason I got bored to tears with Prometheus and fell asleep. never bothered finishing it.

Come on, you didn't enjoy the look on the Engineer's face just before the Octopus critter finished it off?

25 posted on 05/25/2013 3:30:22 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Captain Rhino

Predator could also be notable by having the WORST makeup job for an elderly person in movie history. I mean Guy Pearce as an old man. He could barely walk and he goes on a deep space expedition to seek an answer to an esoteric question?


26 posted on 05/25/2013 3:36:55 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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