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"Not much of an argument if the series had already established how long it takes for a facehugger to do its thing.
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Where does it say how long it has to be on there?

And maybe it was a tiny egg the size of a pebble. We see how fast they grow once they're out...probably same thing happens during gestation.

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"But it stays latched on to protect its spawn for as long as possible, then it eventually dies anyway."


I can get with this.

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"I just couldn't get over how unprofessional and idiotic the characters were."


Pretty much this. I still enjoyed the movie...but the suspense set-ups were like a B-rated horror film. I expected a little more out of Scott.

[Edited on May 22, 2017 at 11:12 AM. Reason : .]

5/22/2017 11:10:52 AM

justinh524
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I expected more out of Kenny fuckin' Powers.

5/22/2017 12:13:50 PM

TKE-Teg
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SPOILER




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"I wish they would have carried on the more scifi theme of Prometheus and delved into the Creators more, instead of just the creature killing everything in site. Almost seemed like they were pulled between the 2 themes: make a good action movie or make a good scifi movie."


I was hoping for more of that as well. Also there's no fucking way that David destroyed that civilization with one fell swoop. I want more backstory of them.



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Also, not that it's anything new but I think it's pretty stupid that these aliens grow to be pretty damn big, all the while not consuming anything (at first) with which to give them the ability to grow to full size. Can't just create mass out of nothing...

5/22/2017 12:34:07 PM

justinh524
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Well having acid for blood is also pretty ridiculous.

5/22/2017 2:30:38 PM

BanjoMan
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^ It doesn't have to be acid in their bodies, it could be a reaction with the human skin that generates acid.

5/22/2017 3:41:58 PM

justinh524
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That makes no scientific sense, also it eats through metal.

5/22/2017 4:17:26 PM

Wraith
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Maybe they can somehow metabolize air into mass? Or eat other mass? I don't think its ever shown a xenomorph actually eating a human, has it? Usually just kill and run.

[Edited on May 22, 2017 at 10:09 PM. Reason : ]

5/22/2017 10:00:28 PM

modlin
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And they drool like a gallon of spit every minute.

5/23/2017 8:43:09 AM

justinh524
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they convert air into a hard exoskeleton. that makes complete sense.

BUT 10 SECONDS IS NOT NEAR ENOUGH TIME FOR A FACEHUGGER TO LAY AN EGG.

5/23/2017 9:39:36 AM

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[/quote]That makes no scientific sense, also it eats through metal.[quote]

This is a similar process to how things like Bromine damage people when it touches human skin, but yeah, I forgot about the dripping through iron part. It still could be plausible that there is a reagent in their blood that turns into an acid once it interacts with the right environmental conditions.

5/23/2017 12:27:49 PM

justinh524
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Or, their blood is just acid and it makes no sense because it's a goddamn movie.

My whole point is this shit isn't going to make sense it's a damn horror movie (in a sci-fi setting)

5/23/2017 2:46:43 PM

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yeah but the acid blood thing is actually feasible. However, I must admit that I have always wondered how these aliens mature into monsters without eating anything. That defies basically all logic on earth about the development of a living species.

5/23/2017 3:20:31 PM

justinh524
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They grow the same way zombies exist.

5/23/2017 4:48:12 PM

TKE-Teg
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"However, I must admit that I have always wondered how these aliens mature into monsters without eating anything. That defies basically all logic on earth about the development of a living species."


THANK YOU.

Blood could turn to acid when makes contact with the atmosphere, as 1-2 others mentioned.

5/24/2017 8:22:28 AM

Wraith
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I never said it made sense. It's never shown a xenomorph grow before so who knows. It has already established the time it takes for a facehugger though. You take this way to personally.

5/24/2017 11:40:06 AM

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"It has already established the time it takes for a facehugger though."


Not really.

5/24/2017 12:25:26 PM

TKE-Teg
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"You take this way to personally."


I'm quite curious as to how I'm taking this "personally"?

5/24/2017 1:49:33 PM

jbrick83
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Fuck you, man!!

5/24/2017 3:02:52 PM

TKE-Teg
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GD it

5/24/2017 4:07:57 PM

Wraith
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lol, wasn't talking to you TKE

5/24/2017 5:30:02 PM

Mr. Joshua
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"However, I must admit that I have always wondered how these aliens mature into monsters without eating anything."


In Alien wasn't it hiding in the ship's stores scavenging?

5/24/2017 11:31:58 PM

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Saw it. All these alien movies are basically the same. Shit hitting the fan early, fast, and hard. Sci fi horror slasher movies. Nothing more. Who gives a damn how these things grow? There is no hard science to these movies at all. It's a monster movie. It shows what ever it is it grows fast after being attached to a live organism. I actually don't care about the "engineers" because they aren't crafting a good story around it imo.

5/30/2017 6:10:35 PM

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Haha I knew this was going to be stupid. Thanks for confirming.

6/1/2017 4:04:52 PM

Zel
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This movie was hot garbage, wtf ridley.

6/2/2017 2:31:27 PM

JP
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it was alright, might as well have called it Prometheus 2

Exodus stream was decent, though still a cam view. Bitches need to sit down during a movie.

[Edited on June 5, 2017 at 11:11 AM. Reason : ]

6/5/2017 11:10:10 AM

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Liked it a lot for a self contained movie. But overall it will probably cheapen the aliens now that we know the source.

6/5/2017 2:50:58 PM

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My biggest issue with this movie is how no one has protective gear when they land on the earth-like planet. And then they are surprised when someone gets sick. It's not like they even sent some type of droid or anything to check out the atmosphere, biological makeup, etc.

Kinda took me out of the movie right off the bat.

8/17/2017 4:26:44 PM

Wraith
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lol yep. Everything that went wrong in the movie would not have happened if they had just had space helmets on. Which any human absolutely would have on if they were the first to ever step foot on an unknown and uninhabited planet.

8/17/2017 4:46:33 PM

BEU
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They should have made the movie with all those safe guards working and in place. And the infection STILL got through it somehow.

That would make it way more terrifying.

8/18/2017 10:53:40 AM

rjrumfel
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Seriously. I mean the concept of them walking around without any gear is just so absurd, it strains all credulity. David and Walter could have made it without any, of course, but the humans? And then they set foot in an alien spacecraft again, without any gear. They also don't seem to be at all concerned about any kind of animal life forms on this planet. Shit, even earth has tigers that could really mess up your day.

8/20/2017 8:07:43 PM

ViolentMAW
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Bad. I agree with everything hoops said. Prometheus was ok but this... David becomes god which is cool and all but they squandered it with pathetic characters and ugly action scenes. They just gonna kill the engineers like that? Shouldn't have fired Lindelof. At least he can do characters.

9/9/2017 2:16:13 PM

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