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Post 11 written Jun 17, 2012 at 12:43
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I really don't know how you can place Requiem above Prometheus. I think you've taken leave of your senses. No amount of extended cuts could save that. The premise was ridiculous to start with. Prometheus does have a lot of potential. You just can't see it.

I see it in the first concept idea, in the original premise sure. I don't see any of that translating through the horrible script to the final story, unfortunately.

I forgot you were a world-class scientist. Do you really think the average Joe Sixpack cares whether something is 100% factual accurate? It's all fiction to start with. It doesn't have to be accurate.

The really, truly sad thing is you don't HAVE to be a world-class scientist to react to the ludicrous mock-science in this film, and how they completely butcher physics and biology - 50% of the IMDB reviewers have managed to do so just fine either way.

Warp drives and teleportation is one thing, but a human walking around, running and rapelling down a spaceship (!) when the muscles that would enable her to walk or even stand/sit up from a bed in the first place are completely severed, is another entirely. It'd be just like speaking perfectly after your tongue has been cut out - not possible.

Star Wars, Star Trek and Alien etc are considered great movies partway because they draw you into their alternative future world and make you feel that it's all somewhat possible, everything seems at least somewhat plausible and could have a perfectly sane explanation. They never really tread into what we know today to be completely impossible (ok "the force" in Star Wars does, sure, but not the space ship science part). This is what Prometheus does time and time again.

"Oh look, some black warts on an alien head. I've never seen anything like this in my life before, but since I have super human microscopic vision, I can still easily tell that these seem to be NEW CELLS forming, and that they are in a STATE OF CHANGE".

I mean come the f**k ON, does the scriptwriter even know how small a cell actually is, and what instruments would be required to tell if it seems to be in a state of abnormal change or not? Especially ALIEN CELLS that we don't even know what their normal behaviour is to begin with? And this was an archeologist cave explorer chick that possessed this odd super human ability, not even a microbiologist!

The whole movie was like this, shoving obvious facts in our faces meant to propel the story forward but with no discernable way for the character to have actually picked up that tidbit of knowledge through any normal natural means. Was the entire crew of the Prometheus supposed to be clairvoyant? Nobody knows.

I read them. You're completely exaggerating.

Well, congratulations on being one of those Joe Sixpacks, then

Personally I know the majority of sci-fi fans actually DO know a little bit about science without being "world class scientists", and that's very well reflected in all the disappointed reviews that specifically point out all the errors like the ones I have here, and about 50 others if not more. Whether you personally can see what they're talking about or not, doesn't change the fact that they're all correct.
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Post 12 written Jun 17, 2012 at 14:34
It's pretty sad and disappointing what I'm reading here. For quite some time I've been counting on having a really interesting and enjoyable movie in the form of Prometheus. It's very surprising to think that Ridley could do such a bad job.

Here Prometheus is going to appear in theatres on July 20th, so after I see it I'll probably return here and add my impressions.

Thanks for your review!
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Post 13 written Jun 17, 2012 at 16:12
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It's pretty sad and disappointing what I'm reading here. For quite some time I've been counting on having a really interesting and enjoyable movie in the form of Prometheus. It's very surprising to think that Ridley could do such a bad job.

Here Prometheus is going to appear in theatres on July 20th, so after I see it I'll probably return here and add my impressions.

Thanks for your review!

Wow, sorry you have to wait so long for it. And yes, it is so incredibly surprising to see Ridley Scott put his name on this movie. Even if he didn't write it, he was still a producer and must have approved the script at some point, and then decided to film it. My question is only: Whyyyy?

Some people say that Ridley is only concerned with making a movie look visually good (and here he truly succeeds with Prometheus!) but that he really isn't interested in anything else, and that Alien, Blade Runner etc only came out so good because they were based on excellent already written books, whereas with Prometheus, Ridley and Lindelof/Spaiths simply couldn't accomplish anything worthwhile on their own. I'm starting to think this perspective is the correct one, Ridley is probably best left to only direct actors and set up visual scenery but probably shouldn't be allowed to have much more input on the outcome of a film besides that.

Anyway - try to go in with VERY low expectations, and expect the movie to be pretty stupid and with very choppy annoying editing and a pointless end. Who knows, maybe you will be positively surprised?
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Post 14 written Jun 18, 2012 at 20:50
Ignore him Red Giant. It's nowhere near as bad as he's saying. Just keep an open mind.

I was disappointed like a lot of people but I'm not bitching about every little thing that's wrong with it unlike someone here.

The really, truly sad thing is you don't HAVE to be a world-class scientist to react to the ludicrous mock-science in this film, and how they completely butcher physics and biology - 50% of the IMDB reviewers have managed to do so just fine either way.

For the love of God, will you stop reading IMDB? That isn't indicative of anything.

Warp drives and teleportation is one thing, but a human walking around, running and rapelling down a spaceship (!) when the muscles that would enable her to walk or even stand/sit up from a bed in the first place are completely severed, is another entirely.

Are you referring to Shaw here? How would she not be able to do any of that? She seemed alright to me.

You're nitpicking the movie for the sake of it.

Personally I know the majority of sci-fi fans actually DO know a little bit about science without being "world class scientists", and that's very well reflected in all the disappointed reviews that specifically point out all the errors like the ones I have here,

I don't get your reasoning at all. This is a science-fiction film, it's about monsters. It doesn't have to be 100% realistic. There's so many science-fiction movies out there that make the same mistakes you're referring to. But who cares? At the end of the day, it's trivial compared to other things.
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Post 15 written Jun 19, 2012 at 12:49
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I was disappointed like a lot of people but I'm not bitching about every little thing that's wrong with it unlike someone here.

Oh, but I'm not, not in the slightest. I'm only critiquing the very broadest strokes that hit you in the face like a sledgehammer. There's many "minor" errors that I'm perfectly willing to forgive, things that are on the same level as the "sound in space" of Star Wars and things like that. But some of the errors of Prometheus are just too big to be forgivable, they break the "magic" of watching the movie time and time again.

And besides, if one shouldn't complain about "the little things that are wrong with it", how come you ever minded the AVP movies or anything else in this franchise? Aren't ALL flawed movies equally forgivable, or is it only Prometheus because it had Ridley Scotts name behind it?

Because the fact is, NONE of the other movies in this franchise are as full of factual errors or physical/biological impossibilities as Prometheus, and frankly the editing is never anywhere near as bad either, except for possibly AVP:R.

Are you referring to Shaw here? How would she not be able to do any of that? She seemed alright to me.

You're nitpicking the movie for the sake of it.

Oh sigh. "How would she not be able to"?

The point here is that the abdominal muscles have a FUNCTION, purely mechanically speaking! You do know why the body is equipped with muscles all over don't you? They are needed for motoric reasons to be able to pull the torso towards the legs, and to balance the spine so we can stand upright. If you cut them from hip to hip, the body would be as floppy and unstable as a wet noodle and standing up would be impossible for purely practical reasons, not to mention running around and playing Tarzan on a rope. Not because it would be "too painful" or anything like that, just because you simply can't do it without the muscles that make that movement possible.

These muscles would take a very long time to heal (months!) if they were completely severed and forced apart like in the movie, and there's no way any "future medical pod technology and/or drugs" would be able to increase this healing process to the 10 SECONDS or whatever it takes before she's up and running again in this movie. Stapling the torso together would close the wound, sure, but it wouldn't reconnect the muscle tissue to where the muscle can actually do the job it's supposed to.

If somebody in a movie cut their achilles tendons in their feet all the way through to the bone and just put a bandage over it to keep the bleeding at bay before running a marathon as if nothing had happened, would you agree that would be silly at least? Or is that just nitpicking? Would you react to a person having their eyes put out and then still be able to see? Or are all these things forgivable in the name of sci-fi?

I don't get your reasoning at all. This is a science-fiction film, it's about monsters. It doesn't have to be 100% realistic. There's so many science-fiction movies out there that make the same mistakes you're referring to. But who cares? At the end of the day, it's trivial compared to other things.

Well, the difference is simply in the degrees and the numbers. In science-fiction it's common to stretch the boundaries of what we know to be possible while USING our understanding of scientific laws to at least give a rough explanation for it. It has to seem at least plausible/possible. In Prometheus, they are flat out breaking and going against many of them without any explanation whatsoever for it. If you do that, you enter into the "fantasy" movie genre where you basically need wizards and magic to be able to do what you see portrayed on the screen.

Anyway, the problem isn't just with scientific errors either, it's also the horrible acting, the pointless and wooden dialogue, characters throwing facts in your face that they should not have had understanding of at the time (while leaving other things completely unexplained) and the horrible choppy editing and pacing of the movie. Plus lots of ill-researched things like no safety/quaranteen protocols whatsoever, not even having the crew meet for a first time until the arrival at the planet, and many things like these.

A few of these things I could forgive, the main flaws of Prometheus doesn't lie for me in any single unexplainable thing, but in that there were so many individual problems with it all the way through that it just plain sucks. Every 3-5 minutes or so I was jerked out of my seat with a "Why would they DO that! Nobody would do that!" or "How CAN they do that, it's just not possible!" reaction. Unfortunately for me, this ruins the wonderful immersion where you can normally just "lose yourself" in a movie until the credits roll. In Prometheus, the audience constantly looked around at eachother in the theater with eyebrows raised at what they had just seen, and that's never a good thing.

No film is going to beat Prometheus in the pretty-looking department, but that is also the only single thing it truly excels at, and in my opinion that's just not enough.
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Post 16 written Jun 20, 2012 at 19:34
Oh, but I'm not, not in the slightest. I'm only critiquing the very broadest strokes that hit you in the face like a sledgehammer. There's many "minor" errors that I'm perfectly willing to forgive, things that are on the same level as the "sound in space" of Star Wars and things like that. But some of the errors of Prometheus are just too big to be forgivable, they break the "magic" of watching the movie time and time again.

And besides, if one shouldn't complain about "the little things that are wrong with it", how come you ever minded the AVP movies or anything else in this franchise? Aren't ALL flawed movies equally forgivable, or is it only Prometheus because it had Ridley Scotts name behind it?

Because the fact is, NONE of the other movies in this franchise are as full of factual errors or physical/biological impossibilities as Prometheus, and frankly the editing is never anywhere near as bad either, except for possibly AVP:R.

That's just it. I don't consider the flaws you speak of relevant.

AvP had a lot of stuff wrong with it. Big things. The bulky predators? The PG13 rating? The teamup? A lot of other stuff, I've gotten over but you can't ignore the big things.

And as I said, there is a pacing problem which hopefully will be corrected in the extended release.

And what about the darkness of Requiem? I used to have the blu-ray and the movie was pitch black most of the time. How could you even make anything out?


The point here is that the abdominal muscles have a FUNCTION, purely mechanically speaking! You do know why the body is equipped with muscles all over don't you? They are needed for motoric reasons to be able to pull the torso towards the legs, and to balance the spine so we can stand upright. If you cut them from hip to hip, the body would be as floppy and unstable as a wet noodle and standing up would be impossible for purely practical reasons, not to mention running around and playing Tarzan on a rope. Not because it would be "too painful" or anything like that, just because you simply can't do it without the muscles that make that movement possible.

These muscles would take a very long time to heal (months!) if they were completely severed and forced apart like in the movie, and there's no way any "future medical pod technology and/or drugs" would be able to increase this healing process to the 10 SECONDS or whatever it takes before she's up and running again in this movie. Stapling the torso together would close the wound, sure, but it wouldn't reconnect the muscle tissue to where the muscle can actually do the job it's supposed to.

If somebody in a movie cut their achilles tendons in their feet all the way through to the bone and just put a bandage over it to keep the bleeding at bay before running a marathon as if nothing had happened, would you agree that would be silly at least? Or is that just nitpicking? Would you react to a person having their eyes put out and then still be able to see? Or are all these things forgivable in the name of sci-fi?

Honestly, it never even occurred to me. The MedPod is a pretty advanced piece of equipment. Plus she was injecting herself with something. Who's to say, it's didn't speed up the healing process? The majority of people wouldn't even question it. I certainly never did.

A few of these things I could forgive, the main flaws of Prometheus doesn't lie for me in any single unexplainable thing, but in that there were so many individual problems with it all the way through that it just plain sucks. Every 3-5 minutes or so I was jerked out of my seat with a "Why would they DO that! Nobody would do that!" or "How CAN they do that, it's just not possible!" reaction. Unfortunately for me, this ruins the wonderful immersion where you can normally just "lose yourself" in a movie until the credits roll. In Prometheus, the audience constantly looked around at eachother in the theater with eyebrows raised at what they had just seen, and that's never a good thing.

Oh, I did the same thing at the end. So did a lot of people. But that was because we had trouble understanding it. Just wait for the Extended Cut. You can watch the movie in your own time and take it all in.

No film is going to beat Prometheus in the pretty-looking department, but that is also the only single thing it truly excels at,

Okay, now we agree on something. Now, I want you to go back to IMDB and give it a better score than you did.
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Post 17 written Jun 21, 2012 at 10:38
That's just it. I don't consider the flaws you speak of relevant.

AvP had a lot of stuff wrong with it. Big things. The bulky predators? The PG13 rating? The teamup? A lot of other stuff, I've gotten over but you can't ignore the big things.

Well in my opinion, those are just fan preferences, and I minded Prometheus from that point of view as well (I did not like how they "changed" the jockeys from Alien, it was so obvious in the original Giger design they were not supposed to be what they ended up being in Prometheus).

I personally find completely unrealistic things or impossibilities a much bigger problem when they occur continously through a movie, because they snap me out of the magic of the movie like I said and just kill the immersion. And those are things that any audience could/would react to, not just fans of the franchise, so I'd definitely have to consider them "big things". At least bulky predators only lets down the specific narrow little flock that makes up the Predator fan base.

And what about the darkness of Requiem? I used to have the blu-ray and the movie was pitch black most of the time. How could you even make anything out?

Hmm, I actually recently rewatched Requiem (that and Predators) to see how I'd feel about them compared to Prometheus and I never felt the darkness of it was a problem. I mean, it was dark sure, but it was also set during night time so it was supposed to be, it was as expected. I can see where maybe I'd prefer it to be brighter but it didn't feel like a big deal at the time.

Honestly, it never even occurred to me. The MedPod is a pretty advanced piece of equipment. Plus she was injecting herself with something. Who's to say, it's didn't speed up the healing process? The majority of people wouldn't even question it. I certainly never did.

Sorry, but not in 2093 or whatever it was. We'd have to go a lot further in time to get literally instant healing of muscle tissue that would normally take weeks or months, and it's even a lot more likely it will simply never be possible to achieve regardless of time frame. Especially not to where you can do any of what Shaw did afterwards.

And, well, glad it never occured to you, but if you read reviews such as the IMDB ones (no reason to ignore them, they ARE still peoples opinions) you'll see that in over 1,000 reviews submitted, the majority of people actually DID in fact react to how ridiculous this scene in particular was. Almost everybody mentions it, especially in the earlier reviews and even a lot of the people who felt the movie was pretty good otherwise. This was one of those scenes when the audience looked around with raised eyebrows and a "wtf?!" look on their faces. So, I'm glad YOU managed to buy it but you're still in a minority who did so, and that's no reason to say all the rest of us should just accept the scene too.

Maybe it was too subtle for you, but like I said, I'm sure you'd react to somebody in a movie speaking with not the slightest slur after having their tongue cut out, or seeing after their eyeballs were removed. Well, it's the exact same thing for a lot of people out there, including me, with this stomach surgery scene. You just can't suspend disbelief enough to get past it, I'm sorry to say.

And again, this one scene might have been forgivable (like the computer virus concept of ID4) if it wasn't for the fact the entire film was littered full of equally ridiculous things from beginning to end. It was just too stupid all in all.

Oh, I did the same thing at the end. So did a lot of people. But that was because we had trouble understanding it. Just wait for the Extended Cut. You can watch the movie in your own time and take it all in.

OK? Well, I didn't feel there was anything hard to understand about the ending. It was pretty logical cause and effect the whole way through? Crash into spaceship, it goes down. Pilot gets pissed, looks for human cause of crash. Human defends herself, causes jockey to get impregnated. Jockey bursts evil blue penguin. The end? What would you need more time to take in about how this horrible pile of garbage ended?

A lot of people say they need to think about this movie or see it a second time over, but I honestly can't see what was supposedly so unclear or vague in it?

Okay, now we agree on something. Now, I want you to go back to IMDB and give it a better score than you did.

Bah, never going to happen. If anything I might go back and lower it, depending on how I feel after having seen the movie a few times more - especially on a smaller screen where you don't have the distracting bling of the big screen immersive visual effects.
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Post 18 written Jun 21, 2012 at 19:35

Well in my opinion, those are just fan preferences, and I minded Prometheus from that point of view as well (I did not like how they "changed" the jockeys from Alien, it was so obvious in the original Giger design they were not supposed to be what they ended up being in Prometheus).

Well, I kinda agree there but it was obvious Ridley was going to humanize them. How else would they have appeared on screen. And the suit is somewhat believable.

Maybe it was too subtle for you, but like I said, I'm sure you'd react to somebody in a movie speaking with not the slightest slur after having their tongue cut out, or seeing after their eyeballs were removed. Well, it's the exact same thing for a lot of people out there, including me, with this stomach surgery scene. You just can't suspend disbelief enough to get past it, I'm sorry to say.

Did you know the scene was going to happen? Like how much did you know about the movie before watching it? I unfortunately knew everything so none of it really surprised me. Were you surprised just how tame the movie was to say it was R-rated? That's another thing Scott said he cut out. The movie was apparently a lot more gorier and graphic.

OK? Well, I didn't feel there was anything hard to understand about the ending. It was pretty logical cause and effect the whole way through? Crash into spaceship, it goes down. Pilot gets pissed, looks for human cause of crash. Human defends herself, causes jockey to get impregnated. Jockey bursts evil blue penguin. The end? What would you need more time to take in about how this horrible pile of garbage ended?

A lot of people say they need to think about this movie or see it a second time over, but I honestly can't see what was supposedly so unclear or vague in it?

What about the dark liquid? What could it be for? What happened to the engineers 2000 years ago? What went wrong? The clues are all there. You just have to search for them.

Bah, never going to happen. If anything I might go back and lower it, depending on how I feel after having seen the movie a few times more - especially on a smaller screen where you don't have the distracting bling of the big screen immersive visual effects.

Do you think it will get a cult following in the same vein as Blade Runner? People hated that movie when it came out, do you think a few years from now, you'll be telling us how much you love it?
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Post 19 written Jun 24, 2012 at 22:39
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Well, I kinda agree there but it was obvious Ridley was going to humanize them. How else would they have appeared on screen. And the suit is somewhat believable.

Sure, I can buy it and accept it, the suit idea was "close enough". But I feel somewhat sad inside when I see the distorted painful expression on the original Jockeys face in alien, his "trunk" that connects to his chest bone and how he was literally grown together with the chair in that film. Just how truly "alien" this species really could have been if they had explored it down the line it was originally intended. I can't help but to feel a lot of potential was lost here.

Did you know the scene was going to happen? Like how much did you know about the movie before watching it? I unfortunately knew everything so none of it really surprised me. Were you surprised just how tame the movie was to say it was R-rated? That's another thing Scott said he cut out. The movie was apparently a lot more gorier and graphic.

I'm in the same category of basically "knowing everything" - not literally of course, but I knew a lot of the major plot points - and heck, even the trailers gave away most of it right there. So yes I knew about the surgery scene, the rough outline of the ending etc, and I went in with VERY low expectations. Still, the movie ended up letting me down more than I thought was possible considering I was prepared for its biggest faults already.

And yes I agree, I hadn't actually even pondered its rating until you just now mentioned it but actually it does sound strange. Both the level of the "scares" (or rather the complete lack of them), the gore and everything else feels more like it was made for kids than adults, or at the very least for young teenagers.

What about the dark liquid? What could it be for?

Well, we can see its effects, obviously as in the opening sequence it's an incredibly potent mutagen that alters DNA and cells and take them in new, distorted directions. And it seems it was loaded on the ship with a purpose to be dropped over Earth to affect life here in the same way (making the ship probably a bomber war ship of sorts).

I think the jockeys just seemed to use it for all sorts of purposes - as a weapon, for seeding new worlds with life, what-have-you. I don't think it had a single purpose.

What happened to the engineers 2000 years ago? What went wrong? The clues are all there. You just have to search for them.

Well, the BIGGEST problem with this 2000 year concept imho, is - IF there's an engineer home planet that Shaw can just fly to on a whim at the end of the film, why the heck did NO engineers come to this biological warfare lab to aid their collegues after whatever-went-wrong? It doesn't make sense that the lone guy in the ship would just slumber there until awoken and then just carry on with his mission 2000 years later as if nothing had happened, and nobody in the rest of their inter stellar civilisation even noticed.

Unless we find out in the sequel that their home planet is dead, of course. I suppose that could be a possible angle to explain the exiled nature of the lab dudes.

Do you think it will get a cult following in the same vein as Blade Runner? People hated that movie when it came out, do you think a few years from now, you'll be telling us how much you love it?

No I don't think so, because the problems aren't just things the audience isn't understanding at the time of watching it, the problems are a simply horrible script with horrible acting and unbelievable scientists/characters etc. And it's IMDB score is constantly dropping, it's been at 7.7 for a week or two, and now it's down to 7.6 and also the percentage of negative reviews vs positive are increasing. I would not be surprised if the score sinks below 7.5 before the summer is up.

On the other hand, I must admit that the AVP movies and Predators have grown on me a LOT after seeing Prometheus. By comparison, I'm feeling more greatful every day that we got at least these movies. Who knows, maybe when Prometheus 2 is released, it will be such a train wreck that I'll even appreciate the first one a bit more

And there ARE also things I myself like about Prometheus even today, I think even though they humanized the jockeys too much, they still managed to pull off a very otherworldly feeling of their space ships and their technology. Contrary to some people, I loved the space ship controls, the use of a flute melody as a main computer password, and the eerie distorted static electrical looking hologram effects.

It just wasn't enough when everything besides the eye candy sucked.

I can honestly say too, I do NOT want a sequel to this movie. I'd prefer they just let the franchise die at this point, to be honest.
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Post 20 written Jun 26, 2012 at 20:40
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Sure, I can buy it and accept it, the suit idea was "close enough". But I feel somewhat sad inside when I see the distorted painful expression on the original Jockeys face in alien, his "trunk" that connects to his chest bone and how he was literally grown together with the chair in that film. Just how truly "alien" this species really could have been if they had explored it down the line it was originally intended. I can't help but to feel a lot of potential was lost here.

I agree with that. The thing I didn't like is that when he got into the suit, it looked way too mechanical considering the suits are supposedly organic and can fossilize. If they'd have done what you did, it'd have to be some huge CGI creature which could have looked a bit stupid on screen.

And yes I agree, I hadn't actually even pondered its rating until you just now mentioned it but actually it does sound strange. Both the level of the "scares" (or rather the complete lack of them), the gore and everything else feels more like it was made for kids than adults, or at the very least for young teenagers.

I think in order to get a PG13 they'd have had to cut the whole surgery scene out. Which they couldn't really do as it pivotal to the plot. But yeah, it's very tame when compared to other movies. It's a big difference though in terms of box office between R and PG13. Surprised Fox took the risk.

Well, we can see its effects, obviously as in the opening sequence it's an incredibly potent mutagen that alters DNA and cells and take them in new, distorted directions. And it seems it was loaded on the ship with a purpose to be dropped over Earth to affect life here in the same way (making the ship probably a bomber war ship of sorts).

I think the jockeys just seemed to use it for all sorts of purposes - as a weapon, for seeding new worlds with life, what-have-you. I don't think it had a single purpose.

It's not really clear how the dark liquid can do so many things. Here's a little something for you. You know Fifield, the weird mutant at the hanger? Well, he's alternative look for him that will be on the deleted scene of the movie:

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/8707/snap061.jpg

Notice how much more alien he looks? Presumably the same thing would have happened to Holloway if they hadn't have killed him.

Well, the BIGGEST problem with this 2000 year concept imho, is - IF there's an engineer home planet that Shaw can just fly to on a whim at the end of the film, why the heck did NO engineers come to this biological warfare lab to aid their collegues after whatever-went-wrong? It doesn't make sense that the lone guy in the ship would just slumber there until awoken and then just carry on with his mission 2000 years later as if nothing had happened, and nobody in the rest of their inter stellar civilisation even noticed.

Unless we find out in the sequel that their home planet is dead, of course. I suppose that could be a possible angle to explain the exiled nature of the lab dudes.

It's theorized that the base was kind of a off-the-books thing where a faction of engineers were doing experiments down there without the rest of them knowing. This could also explain why none of them tried to search for the Derelict in Alien.

Have you ever pondered about the Derelict? Afterall, it much have been down there for thousands, maybe millions of years? Well before the events in Prometheus take place. By this point they must have already created xenomorphs so where did they come from? Were they from the same base? Where was the Derelict headed? Still so many questions, so few answers.

No I don't think so, because the problems aren't just things the audience isn't understanding at the time of watching it, the problems are a simply horrible script with horrible acting and unbelievable scientists/characters etc. And it's IMDB score is constantly dropping, it's been at 7.7 for a week or two, and now it's down to 7.6 and also the percentage of negative reviews vs positive are increasing. I would not be surprised if the score sinks below 7.5 before the summer is up.

I get the impression you seem to be taking some sick twisted pride in that. Look on the bright side, it is still the third highest rated Alien movie. I doubt it'll drop below 7.

I can honestly say too, I do NOT want a sequel to this movie. I'd prefer they just let the franchise die at this point, to be honest.

What about hope? Don't say things you don't mean. Trust me. A sequel is just what the doctor ordered. It will make things better. There's a lot of potential here.

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