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Old 06-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #31
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By the way, that "abortion" scene was pretty nasty.
It was and very cool, I just felt that part of the film was handled too abruptly. It was the only part of the film I wish they had done differently. There was no buildup or tension. It was: you have an alien inside of you > Get it out > Cant > k, I'll do it > Alien out. Felt like that whole scenario took place in less than 5 minutes
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Another question that was actually directly asked in the film: Is Vickers an android? There are certainly suggestions of such outside of the outright accusation, among them her being Weyland's "daughter." She was also able to throw David around fairly easily, which was a bit surprising.
Wouldn't the captain have figured that out after their little rendezvous?
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Wouldn't the captain have figured that out after their little rendezvous?
Possibly, but we don't exactly know what happened there.
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Another thing: I thought that xenomorphs exit their hosts as little long tailed, growly chest busters. Why did the one at the end come out in a more adult form?
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An interesting theory, but it still doesn't explain why they would then occasionally visit us and teach us about the star system. I prefer the idea that the Engineer was just dropped off on Earth to seed the planet via his sacrificed body. The ship was leaving because everything had been put in place.

And if you think about it, it's the humans that are the Prometheus to our Engineer Gods; We've used raw materials to create life (Androids). Maybe it's that realization that puts the final Engineer into a rage (our punishment)
I have no idea about the star maps. Similar to the black monolith in 2001 but that actually was an invitation.

Interesting point that we are the Prometheus. But then who created the Engineers and what will the androids create? Cyclical, dude.

I also liked watching Vickers' hair throughout the film. Starts out in an uptight bun, then a loose knot when going to hook up with the cap, then let down afterwards.
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Another thing: I thought that xenomorphs exit their hosts as little long tailed, growly chest busters. Why did the one at the end come out in a more adult form?
I wondered about that as well, particularly since the Engineer in Alien had the chest hole we're accustomed to. No clue, something to do with the gigantic "face-hugger" having been actually "born" inside that woman, maybe?

Speaking of which, I think whomever designed that giant tentacle face-hugger has been watching some no-so-good Japanese animation....
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A couple of the things I was going to add have already been brought up, so I'll throw this in here instead:

http://www.weylandindustries.com/timeline
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Introducing the David 8 - The Next Generation Weyland Robot - YouTube!
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That website is wicked. Pretty cool how far back the timeline goes
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It was and very cool, I just felt that part of the film was handled too abruptly. It was the only part of the film I wish they had done differently. There was no buildup or tension. It was: you have an alien inside of you > Get it out > Cant > k, I'll do it > Alien out. Felt like that whole scenario took place in less than 5 minutes
The Blu-Ray will have an extended cut around 20 minutes longer.

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I saw if Friday

and now I am leaving to go back and see it in 3D
and I hate 3D
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It was and very cool, I just felt that part of the film was handled too abruptly. It was the only part of the film I wish they had done differently. There was no buildup or tension. It was: you have an alien inside of you > Get it out > Cant > k, I'll do it > Alien out. Felt like that whole scenario took place in less than 5 minutes
I'll agree that the whole episode was a tad bit blunt, but I actually liked the pacing of this scene. It was supposed to be frantic and incredibly uncomfortable, and that's how I felt watching it.
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The 3D was pretty good. There was a point about 3/4 of the way through the movie where I forgot I was wearing 3D glasses. That's a good thing. It was imax 3d
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I'll agree that the whole episode was a tad bit blunt, but I actually liked the pacing of this scene. It was supposed to be frantic and incredibly uncomfortable, and that's how I felt watching it.
Ya, I guess that's true. I just wish it had been woven a little more into the rest of the story. Like the original facehugger to chest buster scenes in Alien were kind of drawn out over the course of a significant part of the film and not thrown at us all at once. But then again, I guess it would be equally lame to ask for the same thing
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I have to see this movie again, and I have to find an Imax theater this time. I did see it in 3D, but it was on a non-Imax screen.

God, they gave the signal to put on the glasses and then they played the obnoxious Abraham Lincoln preview in head splitting 3D. I just about had an aneurysm.
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