reply to post by Fing3rm4n
Don't know why so many are hating on it.
Poorly written script with very badly written characters which failed to live up to expectations either as a stand-alone story or as a so-called Alien
Was he sacrificing himself for the larger cause of changing and creating life?
It's unknown whether he was or not. The title of the film is Prometheus, he may have been acting as a rebel the way Prometheus did rebelling from the
will of the gods. Or the Engineers may have wanted to create life, it's unknown, another issue with the story, it raises hundreds more questions than
it answers and leaves the audience in the dark on almost everything.
Doesn't make logical sense to just jump to a conclusion like this.
Poor writing plain and simple. Somehow the Captain, who a moment ago just wanted to play his accordion and fornicate with Vickers, now is an expert on
everything that has happened so far and somehow he's put all the pieces together.
WHY POINT US TO THIS PLANET?
It's safe to say the Engineer in the cryo-pod has been in there for a while, it may be that LV-223 was more hospitable in the past. Perhaps it was
once one of their colonies and they poisoned it somehow or perhaps this planetary system is where they learned to both create and destroy life using
the Black Liquid and that long ago when they made those cave paintings and carvings the system would have been safe. It's unknown.
The giant squid is obviously the early form of FaceHugger.
I wouldn't be so sure, there is a mural of an Alien, or something VERY VERY similar in the vase chamber. Also the Space Jockey in the original ALIEN
film was fossilized, a process that takes thousands of years minimum, and that being clearly had a chest-burster come out of it implying that
xenomorphs pre-date the arrival of the Prometheus by thousands of years.
you can't just do this off of air!!!
The original xeno in ALIEN grew from being a chest-burster to man-sized in a very short time even before it ate or cocooned any of the crew.
Plus, wouldn't we be taller and have better muscle tone, and be white as a ghost like them?
Yeah I'm really not sure what the point of that part of the film was. Obviously we are not physically identical with the Engineers, but this may have
to do with evolution. After all humans are adapted to our environment, we were once much shorter due to nutritional deficiency among other things, the
scarcity of food meant we grew to a shorter height. Now in a lot of countries we have better food, we grow to be taller, average height is higher than
it used to be in most places. So the Engineer's homeworld might have forced their evolution down a different path, but then they could STILL be the
same species, in the way that Tibetans have genes to help them survive high altitude that most people don't but they are obviously still human.
According to this hypothesis that this is what Ridley is trying to say with his film.
I feel that the film has an overall theme of creation AND destruction. The urge to destroy that which we create, and also the urge of the creation to
be independent, as David puts it we all "want our parents dead" (something to that affect). Mythology is replete with creation stories that end with
the gods repenting of having made man, either mankind grows too evil (as with Noah's story), too noisy (as with Gilgamesh's version), or whatever it
is we've done to piss them off they end up destroying us to create anew. David references this also saying something to the affect of, "sometimes in
order to create you must first destroy". The old tries to devour the new and the new tries to replace the old, Kronus devouring his children, etc
There may be a Nephilim angle to it and there have been suggestions in the past that the Engineers fought a civil war.
I think the movie failed to live up to expectations. The themes and ideas beneath it are interesting, but it fails to tell a good story with engaging
characters mainly because of the way it is written. People violate their own pre-established characters, for scientists most of them seem to have no
curiosity. None of the characters, other than David and Shaw, feel like real people the way the crew of the Nostromo did in the original alien, in the
end the most human among them is ironically the robot.
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