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Thread: Prometheus: Suck, blow; or rule?

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    Why do they keep going back to the stupid planet with the aliens? Like really... Can't they just go back to earth and plan a voyage to another planet WITHOUT aliens? All of the people in the colony got killed already, so it doesn't even matter. They should have just nuked the colony to start with.

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    Different planet altogether; a generation earlier, etc . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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    I thought Prometheus was pretty good, but I am a long time fan of Aliens, and was mostly interested in all the references in the movie and hints of the origins of Aliens.

    Did anyone see the Nepenthes in the movie... it was on the ship in an upside down pot. I wonder who was wondering the plant while the rest of the crew was in hyper-sleep for several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mksmith View Post
    I thought Prometheus was pretty good, but I am a long time fan of Aliens, and was mostly interested in all the references in the movie and hints of the origins of Aliens.

    Did anyone see the Nepenthes in the movie... it was on the ship in an upside down pot. I wonder who was wondering the plant while the rest of the crew was in hyper-sleep for several years.

    David, the android guy, was messing around the spacecraft the entire time; presumably he did, when he wasn't dyeing his hair and watching Lawrence of Arabia . . .
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    who was wondering the plant? XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post

    David, the android guy, was messing around the spacecraft the entire time; presumably he did, when he wasn't dyeing his hair and watching Lawrence of Arabia . . .

    haha I didn't plan on seeing it, but I may have to now.
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    "Directed by a pro, written by a fifth grader"

    I think this IMDB post title sums it up perfectly.

    I did enjoy the movie for the atmosphere and design elements, but the script was atrocious. I am not surprised as Lindelof is involved; what I can not understand is WHY he got involved in the first place...

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    Just saw the movie tonight. While I'm not a true veteran of the franchise, I found Prometheus fairly disappointing compared to Alien and Aliens. There were so many weird plot holes.

    (Spoilers Ahead)
    Why was the alien in that Dr. Shaw's womb a weird squid looking thing? It looked nothing like previous incarnations of the Xenomorph.

    Why did one of the crewman turn into a zombie? That also never happened in previous Alien movies. Usually an alien emerges from the body and host dies.

    What was the motivation of the android in infecting and sabotaging the mission?

    Why did the science team act like complete morons and place themselves in imminent danger like the biologist messing with the Snake xenomorph or casually taking off their helmets when they knew about the dangerous contagion?

    Where did those henchman for Peter Weyland suddenly emerge from? Seriously, near the end of the movie the CEO of Weyland enterprises makes a sudden appearance and he has about half a dozen armed guards and helpers with him. You would think the crew would notice the extra payload/manifest.

    If the Black sludge is meant to be a bioweapon against ancient humans, why bother creating something so dangerous that they can't even contain it themselves. They could use more conventional means to kill the small world population of antiquity.

    What leads them to the conclusion that the Engineers want to wipe out humanity? Following the disaster that wiped out that facility, the Engineers had another 2,000 years to kill of the human race.

    Why was the highly intelligent space engineer they woke such a violent sociopath. You would think that after a 2,000 year stasis, he would be in shock or confusion and eager to contact others.
    (/Spoilers)

    That being said, I really find it hard to enjoy most movies these days. Everything is always so faced paced, action oriented, and panicky. CGI and visual has replaced good acting and storytelling. It just gets tiresome to see. I can watch old Sci-fi movies like 2001: A Space Oddessy, Alien, and the original Star Trek movies and still find them quite enjoyable.

    Somewhere in the last 10 to 15 years everything changed. Movies are now just an assault on the visual senses with utter rubbish storylines.

    One final note, in the lead up to the hanky panky scene between Shaw and the ********* Archeologist in Shaw's living quarters, I saw a Nepenthes hanging upside down. Did anyone catch a glimpse and know what variety it was?

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