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I thought it was 2 hours of visual entertainment with no real point. It's like a couple of sophomores at an art college shat on a few pieces of paper and they made a movie out of it. Ridley Scott can suck my dick. If he comes out with a middle-prequel I might download it illegally.
After reading some of the previous posts, I went into it thinking it would suck. Went to the 3D version and thought it was pretty decent. Probably one of the better sci-fi movies that I've seen in a while. That last engineer reminded me of the white version of William Gholston.
This is the trick with movies - go in with low expectations.
For example, last night the wife and I picked up John Carter at the Redbox. We didn't expect too much, since some folks had given it bad reviews. However, going in with low expectations allowed us to see the movie for what it was; an unmitigated pile of cinematic excrement.
This post was edited by stlspartan 22 months ago
You would be a treat to see Pee Wee's Big Adventure with. Relax dude. It's a movie, not a Nobel prize winning thesis.
Some things you're conveniently forgetting/ignoring ...
--The two stranded scientists -- one biologist, one geologist -- get a message from Stringer Bell that the scanners have detected a life form (the surviving Engineer). He tells them it's to the West. They say "fuck that, we're going East." This leads them to the (previously closed) room with the stone head and murals. The BIOLOGIST is interested in the seemingly harmless eel thing, while the GEOLOGIST is still freaking out.
--The "cheap device to explain a character's background" does seem like a cheat, until you later see David using the same device to get instructions from Weyland while he's in stasis. This is directly followed by the conversation with Vickers ("He said ... try harder"), and then David puts the goo in Holloway's drink.
WTF, when did today turn into 2 weeks ago?
I saw this movie last night, and here is my indepth analysis: GARBAGE. WANT MONEY BACK.
I saw it last night... I didn't come in with low expectations... I came in expecting a prequel to Alien. A bunch of space shit, one lone survivor... crazy fucking special effects.
I'm happy to say it delivered.
I loved the set design, its one of those things I always look at in sci-fi movies... how much did they lose by sticking with the confines of our built environment, and I thought they really used a lot of creativity, especially in the crazy captain's deck on the alien? other humans? ship.
Couple of questions I walked out with...
What was the beginning scene with the dude drinking that stuff then dying?
The dude wanted to live forever... okay... why did he go himself instead of sending a team to go talk to the dude first?
Why was the dude so hostile to begin with?
What was up with poisoning the scientist dude?
I presume many of these questions are being saved for hte second prequel
To bring full circle to the thread "Prometheus’ sequel is happening, of course"
"Oh, you had questions unanswered at the end of Prometheus? Pay more money, see this new one, maybe we’ll answer them. I liked Prometheus just fine, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t kind of a mess. What with a bunch of footage being left out for the Blu-Ray and Ridley Scott’s purposefully obscure allusions to other events happening, it seemed like just part of a much bigger story. And lo and behold it is.
The Hollywood Reporter has the first break in the story, as Fox has confirmed that production on the sequel has already begun and Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbinder (the only two survivors from the first flick) have signed contracts already. One interesting bit from the article is that the studio and Scott are looking for new writers to pen the script, as Damon Lindelof might not be available. That might turn out to be a good thing, as Lindelof’s post-Lost work has been pretty lousy and it’s fair to say that he’s probably responsible for some of the first film’s flaws.
Ain’t It Cool has some conjecture on what the plot of the second film will be. Paradise, which was also bandied around as the title of the first film, might come into use as the subtitle here, as the plot will probably involve Rapace and Fassbinder’s characters traveling to the homeworld of the Engineers, which Scott has stated in interviews is “not a nice place.” Insiders are pegging Prometheus 2 to hit theaters in late 2014 or early 2015. That seems like so far away!"
Agree. It was complete dick shit.
A enjoyable movie with a bunch of stuff that made no sense. Like anything to do with David
The Engineer drinking the stuff was disintegrating his body to seed the dead world with the building blocks of life (as shown by focusing on his DNA strands).
Peter Weyland (old dude played by Guy Pearce) went himself because he wanted to talk to the Engineers to find out what is the purpose of life, and if they could extend his. He was dying, and didn't have much time left.
The Engineer turned hostile because their purpose (the Engineers' purpose) is to sacrifice themselves to achieve their goals. They serve their purpose, and then die when the time comes. A subtle reference is made to this by Charlize Theron when she tells her father "A king has his reign. Then he dies." presumably to make way for new life, new blood, etc. Renewal. Peter Weyland represented everything that was anathema to them (refusing to die, and make way for new blood). That's why the Engineer went berserk. He despised what he saw.
As for poisoning the scientist dude...I don't really know. An experiment, perhaps, as David seems to have a subtle resentment of human life.
All-in-all, a very well done, thought provoking movie about the origin of life. I'd certainly go see a sequel.
The only hole I saw in the plot was...when Theron went interracial, did she also go anal?
That was a gaping hole in the plot and the question lingered the entire movie. You can't have that type of gaping plot question go unanswered.
It would be nice if there was also a prequel to this movie that focused on the Engineers. What was the Engineer's purpose for visiting Earth? To make first contact?
This post was edited by tVargMan Prime 18 months ago
Because we have Sbarro...and Five Guys.
I thought the problems wer ein the wirtting and story, not so much things to do with Scott. The setting was awesome, the acting was storng (Elba was increidble IMO), the pacing of suspense scenes was intense. It just makes such little sense. Any villian like David or The Engineers do malicious for no apparant reasons. So of the therioes brought up here make sense, but the movie has to be the one to explain them. Also during the presentation the biologist is like "What about evolution?). Exactly what about Evolution. You can't tlak about the similarties between our DNA and the The Engineers without talking about our DNA's similarty to other mammals. It really should of been called Prometheous Part 1 so these holes wouldn't be such a big deal.
Your owe my eyes an apology.
The engineer turned hostile because humans killed space Jesus. Their plan was to destroy the human race until their weapon turned on them. How do you expect him to act? Let's say your plan was to destroy all Nazis before going into a coma, and the first thing you see when you wake up is Nazis. You probably aren't going to be too nice to them. Of course they did cut out a couple of scenes where Weyland proclaimed himself a god for creating an android, and he told the engineer he was like him since he too created life (using the android as an example). That also ticked off the engineer so he destroyed the android, but that scene was cut out. Even though it was sort of an important scene, the engineers voice was included in the scene. Supposedly test audiences laughed their asses off at it, so they cut it.
This post was edited by scott91575 18 months ago
They visited Earth originally to create life. The first scene was not technically Earth, but shows that they visited planets that could sustain life and created life there. That is why they are gods to early humans. They brought life to Earth and the early humans worshiped them whenever they visited to check on their experiment. Eventually they saw humans becoming unruly, and decided to send one of their own to show people how to live in peace. Yet humans went and killed him. So the engineers realized it was a failed experiment (along with being pissed), and created a weapon to destroy life on Earth. Yet it turned on them (there is a long debate on why and I won't get into it).
It's pretty simple stuff. There is a reason it was Christmas. There is a reason the aliens they found were 2000 years old (that was the biggest clue...my first thought was "what happened 2000 years ago?"). There is a reason a woman who was barren could suddenly give birth.
The whole movie is jam packed with biblical and mythological allegories, which is one reason it doesn't work. Scott tried to cram way too much stuff into this movie, and it just doesn't work.
F*** yo eyes
LOL at nerds still filling in Lindelof's blanks.
Can't you just admit that Lindelof frankensteined somebody else's script after the studio decided they didn't want to make an Alien prequel and that's why none of it made any sense? And to cover for his bad writing he threw in a hacky pseudo-intellectual religious/philosophical mythos?
It's worse than Star Wars fans who can't admit that the prequels were completely terrible without any redeeming qualities.
Spaiths' original script has been released.
" Legend has it that Spaihts' original draft, called Alien: Engineers, was a much better work. More blatantly an Alien prequel, this script has already begun to take on mythological status. Just from interviews people have assumed this was the movie Prometheus should have been.
They were right."
"This is the movie Prometheus should have been. Look upon it and despair. Especially if you're Damon Lindelof."
No surprise there. Lindelof's fingerprints were all over every single thing that was stupid about Prometheus. But looks Ridley and Fox learned their lesson by not rehiring him.
Gosh, how much better would entertainment in my lifetime have been if Lindelof (and Michael Bay) didn't exist?
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