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Postby Tyler » Tue May 16, 2017 10:55 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post I will see this movie at least once in theaters.

I'll believe it when I see it. Take Janelle to a matinee. I'll come watch the girls at your house during it.
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Postby Tyler » Fri May 19, 2017 11:26 pm

Wilkins. Am I watching your kids and Evie on Sunday so you can go to this?!
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Postby cwilkins88 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:56 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wilkins. Am I watching your kids and Evie on Sunday so you can go to this?!


Yes please :)
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Postby Tyler » Mon May 22, 2017 7:53 am

Alien won the domestic weekend.
Alien - 36 million
GotG Vol2 - 35.1 million

I heard Wilkins hated it and it was a waste for me to watch his kids so he could see it.
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Postby purple_hayes » Mon May 22, 2017 8:29 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wilkins. Am I watching your kids and Evie on Sunday so you can go to this?!


Yes please :)


Where is the film review??
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:42 am

purple_hayes wrote:Source of the post
cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wilkins. Am I watching your kids and Evie on Sunday so you can go to this?!


Yes please :)


Where is the film review??



I'm trying to convince myself I liked it.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:53 am

The characters are super engaging. Even Danny McBride. The plot is cool, and has basically a 'Passengers' style cataclysmic event that triggers the series of unfortunate events to have them wake up early. Blah blah, they find a new planet, which is obviously the planet that the last movie was directing the Prometheus ship too.

The problems are
1) Too much gene splicing and science crap. I want to see a GD xenomorph, not how it was fully created. The hour explanation of it was probably too much.
2) The way the virus was originally spread is crazy. It makes it
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3) The scientists and crew seem very stupid. Not even the full decisions, but like just stuff in general. 3a) You go into a new planet, you step on it, open the doors, without a mask on??!??! 3b) You drink the water without testing it??!?!? - Granted neither of these played into the plot, but jesus.
4) Crew basically didn't get a shit about the colony ship.
5) Why was James Franco in this?
6) The planet has ZERO animal life, and they weren't worried?
7) New Captain basically said he had to be super rational, but his first decision to to take this giant ass ship that they prepped for 10 years, to go to this unknown planet they studied for like 30 seconds

The plus:
1) Beautttifffulllllll - the whole movie is beautiful
2) David/Daniel dynamic was very cool. David is a messed up MF'er.
3) Raptor albino xenomorph scene was pretty cool.
4) Scene on shuttle ship was pretty cool with the crane
5) People died really fast, but they still managed to make this very intense.
6) Space scenes were neato.
7) Answered a lot questions - even if took too long to do
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Postby purple_hayes » Mon May 22, 2017 9:22 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
5) Why was James Franco in this?
7) New Captain basically said he had to be super rational, but his first decision to to take this giant ass ship that they prepped for 10 years, to go to this unknown planet they studied for like 30 seconds


Read an article with one of the writers on this movie. The original script had a much larger story for the Franco role, in which he's selected as captain over Dr Manhattan (the new captain don't know his name just know him as blue penis from the Watchmen). Basically, the company didn't want Dr Manhattan due to his religious beliefs, they wanted Franco because he was more rational and logical in decision making. Which is why Dr Manhattan over compensates when thrust into the role of the captain. Sad we won't get to see this or have it explained.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:26 am

purple_hayes wrote:Source of the post
cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
5) Why was James Franco in this?
7) New Captain basically said he had to be super rational, but his first decision to to take this giant ass ship that they prepped for 10 years, to go to this unknown planet they studied for like 30 seconds


Read an article with one of the writers on this movie. The original script had a much larger story for the Franco role, in which he's selected as captain over Dr Manhattan (the new captain don't know his name just know him as blue penis from the Watchmen). Basically, the company didn't want Dr Manhattan due to his religious beliefs, they wanted Franco because he was more rational and logical in decision making. Which is why Dr Manhattan over compensates when thrust into the role of the captain. Sad we won't get to see this or have it explained.


And that's cool. But if you dont want to explain it in the movie, then don't show it at all.
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Postby purple_hayes » Mon May 22, 2017 9:35 am

cwilkins88 wrote:And that's cool. But if you dont want to explain it in the movie, then don't show it at all.


I know right... reviews I've read so far have questioned why Franco was in the movie. I always thought his being there was like Drew Barrymore in Scream, funny how she dies in the first few minutes but is given top billing.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:36 am

purple_hayes wrote:Source of the post
cwilkins88 wrote:And that's cool. But if you dont want to explain it in the movie, then don't show it at all.


I know right... reviews I've read so far have questioned why Franco was in the movie. I always thought his being there was like Drew Barrymore in Scream, funny how she dies in the first few minutes but is given top billing.


Lol yeah, thats basically what it is. It builds a little bit of a story, but overall - had no impact on the movie whatsoever.
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Postby Tyler » Mon May 22, 2017 9:39 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post 5) Why was James Franco in this?

purple_hayes wrote:Source of the post I know right... reviews I've read so far have questioned why Franco was in the movie. I always thought his being there was like Drew Barrymore in Scream, funny how she dies in the first few minutes but is given top billing.

I didn't even know/remember he was in this.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:40 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post I didn't even know/remember he was in this.


30 seconds.
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Postby purple_hayes » Mon May 22, 2017 9:42 am

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
Tyler wrote:Source of the post I didn't even know/remember he was in this.


30 seconds.


There is an extended scene out on YouTube that's called 'the Last Supper' that has a few more seconds of him.
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Postby purple_hayes » Mon May 22, 2017 9:44 am

here is the Prologue they released on Alien Day that helps put Prometheus with Alien: Covenant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeMVrnYNwus
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Postby purple_hayes » Mon May 22, 2017 9:46 am

This is the prologue known as 'the Last Supper' which has the James Franco reveal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkXgRlRao5I

Both help you understand the events of Alien: Covenant and how it ties to the events of Prometheus.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:11 am

purple_hayes wrote:Source of the post here is the Prologue they released on Alien Day that helps put Prometheus with Alien: Covenant


Some of this dialogue is verbatim in the movie. But to a different person, obviously.

There are still some plot points that don't connect based on this prologue.
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There is a lot of foreshadowing on the last supper.
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Postby wags83 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:27 am

purple_hayes wrote:Source of the post I always thought his being there was like Drew Barrymore in Scream, funny how she dies in the first few minutes but is given top billing.

Spoiler alert!
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Alien: Covenant Doesn't Know What It Wants To Be
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