Prometheus Discussion (that means SPOILERS)
Alright FDO and Junkies,
I believe I saw an FB post that his Dark Overlordness was going to see Prometheus. And I would hazard to guess at least some Junkies did too.
First off, I liked it. It was not as good as Alien or Aliens, but it was epically better than Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection in my opinion.
To get the discussion going:
What do you think of this movie taking place on LV-223 and Alien/Aliens dealing with LV-426? I think it means that LV-426 and LV-223 were both kind of like a remote base for the Engineers where they were developing a “biological” weapon. And while in the same universe, Prometheus is not a direct prequel.
Thoughts? Other questions or comments? The floor is open!
Oh, and I posted in “Favourite TV Shows” cause I didn’t see a Forum for movies.
I enjoyed the movie but in saying that I’m sure there will be those who will dislike it. I had heard that PROMETHEUS was going to be an ALIEN prequel and then I read articles by the filmmakers saying that it wasn’t quite that. I think if your expectation is to see a movie like any of the previously released ALIEN movies, you’ll be disappointed.
It’s definitely the kind of movie that you walk away with having to digest what you just saw. Many of the movies today give scripted plots: Danger, Action, Love Interest, Action, Convenient Ending Where Everyone Survives. This movie gives the danger and action but leaves you wanting to understand more about this world, about the Engineers and about ourselves.
While it does answer origins of the aliens, the filmmakers did not clearly lay out *how* the science behind the aliens works. And that was the case with most of the revelations in this movie – it left you unanswered questions. And to some degree I’m ok with that. For me, it wasn’t a frustrating feeling of “Dammit that was a cruel cliffhanger!!!”. It was more of an fascination of “what ifs” and “may be it meant this”.
When it comes down to it, I think the determining factor of whether one likes this movie or not will be based on the expectations going in. If you wanted a straight horror/creature feature, you’ll be disappointed. But I simply loved this film for the mere fact that I walked away having an amazing discussion with my hubbie about science, religion, expectations, curiosity, greed and fish bowls. Yes, fish bowls! It’s been a long time since a movie brought that much intelligent discussion and for that, I LOVED IT.
Oh and occupy_my_rocktopi, I completely agree with your assessment of LV-426 and LV-223 both being remote bases for the Engineers to develop their “biological” weapons.
Another thought, my hubbie got stuck on the question of why humans were abandoned by the Engineers and that’s how we got to talking about fish bowls. I see it more as Earth being like a fish bowl with the Engineers being able to flush it down the drain when it was time to try something new.
I just read a short blurb that Ridley Scott ended up having to cut a fair amount out of the “second and third act”. I am ever hopeful that the dvd/blu-ray with come out with a preponderance of special features, including deleted scenes. Or even better, a full on Directors cut that helps address some questions I had, and maybe raises a few more!
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