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We are the Gods now
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  • antovolkantovolk  (12 like this)
    Colonist

    Will be available to view above in 40 minutes and here
  • TerraformerTerraformer  (3 like this)
    Biggus_Diccus
    WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO


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  • John_StarkJohn_Stark  (2 like this)
    Blade_Runner_Stark
    <:-P
    Nanomachines, Son
  • antovolkantovolk  (4 like this)
    Colonist
    BTW warning: Guy Pearce is fucking fierce in this!
  • John_StarkJohn_Stark  (2 like this)
    Blade_Runner_Stark
    antovolk said:

    BTW warning: Guy Pearce is fucking fierce in this!



    so, does this mean the russians finally cracked the BLU RAY? 
    Nanomachines, Son
  • John_StarkJohn_Stark  
    Blade_Runner_Stark
    antovolk said:

    Yup, got the whole thing now :)



    Oh wow, so have you seen the arrival scene? Is it good? Does it reveal anything in particular? 
    Nanomachines, Son
  • TerraformerTerraformer  (2 like this)
    Biggus_Diccus
    Don't tell us a thing :P
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  • John_StarkJohn_Stark  
    Blade_Runner_Stark

    Don't tell us a thing :P



    show us, instead! ;) 
    Nanomachines, Son
  • ViscalViscal  (2 like this)
    Brometheus
    It's live. Thanks Anton!

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    I wanna go home and party.
  • John_StarkJohn_Stark  
    Blade_Runner_Stark
    wow, he really is fierce...
    Nanomachines, Son
  • prometheepromethee  (1 like this)
    Colonist

    Thanks for sharing,

    Guy Pierce totally nailed that role!

  • CzomCzom  (1 like this)
    Colonist
    Wasting this talent with bad old age makeup was such a mistake. He is as fierce as lightning in this scene. Imagine this charisma, dedication, and fury matched up against the Engineer's conversation scene. Imagine this Weyland striking passion into his arguments through David. That would have been an unbelievable scene in his youth. Alas, we got the final revision, the final draft of his passions and beliefs: the footnote paragraph told by an old man to a god, and he got struck down for it so easily.
  • John_StarkJohn_Stark  (3 like this)
    Blade_Runner_Stark
    Czom said:

    Alas, we got the final revision, the final draft of his passions and beliefs: the footnote paragraph told by an old man to a god, and he got struck down for it so easily.



    But that's what makes it ironic. As a young man he spent his life believing he could never be stopped, never be held back by the rules of men, never be held by beliefs. 
    But, as an old man, in his final moments, he turns to god, afraid of what is hapening to him, afraid of what he cannot control, afraid to die...
    and when the time comes for an answer, he has already made his  bed, the answer is NO.  
    Nanomachines, Son
  • VodiVodi  
    Predator
    @John

    But he never truly had faith. The sole survivor did. Faith goes a long way, it seems.
    Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
  • John_StarkJohn_Stark  
    Blade_Runner_Stark
    Vodi said:

    @John


    But he never truly had faith. The sole survivor did. Faith goes a long way, it seems.


    No, in fact he didn't. 
    That was his downfall. He wanted to find a god, not for answers, but for his self-gain.

    His "faith", made him fund an expedition, that turned out to be a cursed vessel headed towards death and decay.
    The one true believer and the soulless are all that remain, they head in a different direction, towards Paradise. 
    Nanomachines, Son
  • qu7akerqu7aker  (2 like this)
    Deadite
    That was freaking awesome! I actually like young Weyland.
    GET TO DA CHOPPA!!!!
  • Badass
  • Good stuff.

    God complex to the max and then some, such a great depiction of ego. Did they really just shoot this for the internet adverts? It really fleshes out the total arrogance of his character more than it did in the earlier version. A scene like this should have been in the film, although it appears like it's Luke Scotts' style rather Ridley's because it feels different, I think it would be hard to insert this into the film somewhere and make it gel. It might have bookended the film perfectly.

    I wonder if it was in the original screenplay at some point. As an adherent you might know Peter Weyland is meant to be an industrial/technological god, but as a casual film goer you'd never know. 

    EDIT: it's an interesting idea you might now have to watch a short film as an extra on a DVD or viral before you watch a film to get an understanding of an otherwise 'mysterious' character that comes out of the blue and know nothing about.
  • qu7aker said:

    That was freaking awesome! I actually like young Weyland.



    As a film character or a real personality?
  • Both!
  • Thank you for posting. Extended clip gives a bit more insight. Weyland does not appreciate limitations that is clear. Unfortunate for him, the one limitation he cannot appreciate - finitude - prevents him from valuing that the beauty we find is determined by how it is significant for our own emotional lives. And, as Freud stated, "it has no need to survive us and is therefore independent of absolute duration."

  • Brian_O_BlivionBrian_O_Blivion  (1 like this)
    Lazer_Brain
    Does anyone think this scene would work if it was edited in between the Engineer's sacrifice and Shaw and Holloway's discovery at the Isle of Skye? Style wise it could be jarring because while it looks great it's not quite like Ridley Scott would shoot it perhaps? I Dunno.

    It's weird that one of the best parts to the story and themes behind the film is an extra.   
  • MadEyeMadEye  (1 like this)
    Colonist
    That was fantastic! He nails it superbly and was really well written. Should have been in the movie if possible.
  • The scene is excellent but would be difficult to fit smoothly in the movie.


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