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Originally Posted by ThaVirus
But the movie I really wanted to talk about was Prometheus. I was extremely interested before I popped it in, and even more so throughout the first 2/3s or so of the film. It was a cool concept and the visuals were great. They did a good job of setting a tense scene and filling your head with questions, but when the final act hit, it did nothing to answer any of them.
There were so many issues it's tough to even remember them all, but here are a few:
Why would you take your helmet off on an alien world? I don't give a shit if the gaseous makeup is just like Earth. If we could breathe in that environment, then there are bound to be some airborne alien pathogens.
How come the geologist, who brought the damn area-scouting drone ball thingies, got lost inside the structure; but the others of the group, with limited time and under duress, were able to make their way out within 15 minutes before the storm hit? He should have been the one most qualified to find his way out, but they just needed some dumbass plot device to get a couple of them to stay behind and get killed.
How come, on an alien planet with mounds of dead, 9 foot tall humanoids, when the captain notices a "ping" on the machine indicating an active life form, he doesn't seem the least bit intrigued? Hey, guys, you're trapped in a totally unknown structure with unknown origins, surrounded by the bodies of some unknown things who appear to have been eaten alive from the inside (chestbursted); I've been picking up an indication of something alive in there with you, but, uhhhhhhh, sleep tight...
Continuing on with that, why did the one guy decide to play with the mutated worm thing? You're a ****ing biologist, dude! You've found several dead bodies of one species but not a single trace of anything else. It should be reasonable to assume that whatever killed them could still be in there with him, yet he decides to pet the first cobra-like worm he encounters.
What exactly was the black goo and why did it act so inconsistently? It completely disintegrated the engineer at the film's start within seconds but subsequently spawned the human race, turned the maggots into mutated killer worms with acid blood, looked to be slowly killing Holloway, gave birth to the largest, octopussiest facehugger ever in that chick, and turned Fifeld (sp?) into a deranged, psychotic, super-strong, Hills Have Eyes-like madman.
Why did the engineers want us dead? According to the cave paintings dating back to 35,000+ and showing up in different civilizations, separated by continents and thousands of years, it's obvious that they had to have had an active presence on our planet. But why would they draw us maps to find them when they were just planning on coming to kill us anyway? Apparently there was some event that took place 2000 years ago that they never got around to explaining..
WHY COULD NO ONE RUN SIDEWAYS?!?
There's even more that I know I'm forgetting about but whatever. It was entertaining for most of the film, then just kind of got lame when the engineer got woken up and started murdering everyone. I'll watch the second one on Redbox in the hopes that they'll answer these questions but from the looks of it, they may just pile more on top of the ones I already have.
Isn't Prometheus a prequal to Aliens? That would explain why the end of the movie is what it is, wouldn't it?
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