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Initial post: Oct 13, 2012 8:08:58 PM PDT
A Customer says:
I just watched the movie Prometheus on Demand, just came out on DVD/Demand this week. And there's some things that don't make sense to me. For instance, why would the "Engineers" spend tens of thousands of years leaving maps on earth to the planet where they had their biological weapons that they were going to destroy the earth with (before things went wrong there and their guys got killed in an accident)?

Not the only thing that doesn't seem to make sense with this movie

Thoughts?

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 9:18:13 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
The Engineers are Sasquatch.

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 10:04:11 PM PDT
I think Ridley Scott intends more than one film in this preqeul story to the first "Alien", however, given that this one just barely scratched the 100 million mark, you wonder if Fox will be willing to finance another one.

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 10:06:59 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
Ridley Scott will be deceased by the time they make a sequel to Prometheus. Ridley doesn't like to cover the same genre for his next film.

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 3:09:18 PM PDT
A Customer says:
And how about when that nitwit Charlie takes off his helmet, just because they've determined the oxygen level is ok? Did he never see War of the Worlds? It doesn't matter if you can breath, it's the germs that will get you.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2012 8:23:23 PM PDT
Meatwad says:
They did say it was "Cleaner than Earth". Also, some of the people there call him on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 4:19:15 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"Thoughts?"

I had some minor problems with the film too...

1) The Engineers looked too much like Doctor Manhattan from the Watchman movie..
2) The "baby" looked like the baby from the first Men in Black movie..
3) My understanding is Prometheus is set years before the first Alien movie, yet the technology appears a lot more sophisticated (the android for instance).
4) Who really needs a full size gymnasium on a space craft?

Wasn't a bad movie, I just thought that it could have been a bit better..

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 7:30:30 AM PDT
A Customer says:
Some good points, especially #3. I did think they did a good job on how the enlgineers looked though. Remember, they are humans, with the same DNA as us, only they're many many thousands of years older than us, thus that's how we could "evolve" into a superior race of human, get rid if the unnecessary hair, bigger and more muscular. Though that presents a new dilemma, wasn't the idea of the plot that there is no Darwinian evolution, that instead it's all been guided by the engineers?

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 12:48:53 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
Engineers are Bigfoot adapted to space travel. Thus no need for hair at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 1:07:32 PM PDT
D. Larson says:
I'm not sure how the Engineers did any evolving; I didn't notice any women Engineers at all. Maybe the girls all stay home cooking and cleaning while their husbands are out creating bioweapons and destorying humanity?

But why would it be "superior" to be bigger and more muscley and bald? I'd think that more brains and less brawn would be more "advanced".

I thought that "Prometheus" looked great, but that the plot was borderline stupid and the ret-conning got in the way of story telling. Nice effects, Charlize looked robotic as all heck, David the robot was a fun guy, and Sigourney's space panties scene was way, way better than Noomi's.

The whole thing about how the "Alien" space pilot was just a big guy wearing a funky helmet and external ribs? Lame.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 7:55:35 PM PDT
K. Rowley says:
"But why would it be "superior" to be bigger and more muscley and bald? I'd think that more brains and less brawn would be more "advanced"."

Guessing the male engineers did a tad bit too much enhancing to themselves...

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 9:32:24 PM PDT
I just watched this again on DVD & noticed that Damon Lindeloff was one of the producers & writers, well...that explains all the unanswered questions, this is the same idiot that screwed up "Lost" in its final season, what idiot at Fox thought bringing him in was a good idea???....

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 6:30:42 AM PDT
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A Customer says:
You want to get really annoyed? Or maybe just blown away. If you look at some of the detailed analyses of the plot that are out there, they mention that the "accident" at the Engineer's bio-weapons site happened 2000 years ago, some event 2000 years ago "triggered" it.

What significant event happened 2000 years ago on Earth? Can you think of anything?

You think I'm kidding, Ridley Scott says in interviews that that's what triggered the accident that unleashed all hell on the Engineers.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 7:11:50 AM PDT
Kevin Beirne says:
roughly 2000 years ago I'm guessing....Prometheus was set in like 2089 or something...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 8:39:14 AM PDT
D. Larson says:
See, that's what happened when the Engineers fell for those late night infomericals about male enhancement. They couldn't resist the "but wait, there's more! For just $19.95, plus a small shipping and handling charge, we'll send you not one, but two packages of En-Hanz, and, at no charge to you, a fourteen inch ruler!"

Or, they should've just deleted those emails.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 10:40:11 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
What's scary - we just assume those Engineers were male - whose to say that they weren't the females of the species..

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 10:44:01 AM PDT
D. Larson says:
Good point! I hadn't even thought about that possibility.

Someone should do a movie about an alien race with four or five different sexes; imagine how complicated Saturday night could get if you had to round up a quorum to get lucky.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 11:50:32 AM PDT
gambitrmp says:
Start on Monday & you might just be set for the weekend?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 3:58:08 PM PDT
Maybe they left the messages afterwards. So the humans would go there to destroy themselves?

Nah... it was just bad writing.

Now that I own it, it makes more sense to me than it did in the theater, but there are lots of things about that movie that do not make sense.

I may not be able to write a post that makes any sense, but I could have written a better script. We all could have.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 5:16:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2012 5:17:53 PM PDT
A Customer says:
With that avatar of yours, (which has always spooked me), it makes sense you'd own the DVD. Another thing about the film, the more I think of it the black liquid, it seems more like a magic potion than some creation of an advanced scientific knowledge. One Engineer drinks it and it instantly makes his body come apart right down to the DNA falling apart, the worms go near it and they turn into giant worms, the guy gets a drop of it and has sex with his girlfriend, next day she has a 10 pound alien fetus in her which after she removes grows to a giant squid thing over the next 12 hours or so.

They may as well as had a old witch brewing the black liquid in a caldron

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 10:48:59 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
I think this has yet to be revealed. Prometheus is supposed to be the first in a trilogy.

I really enjoyed this movie. There were some weird parts that had me scratching my head, but multiple viewings really help.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 10:50:29 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
"3) My understanding is Prometheus is set years before the first Alien movie, yet the technology appears a lot more sophisticated (the android for instance)."

I think this is just a product of the times. Just like the Star Wars prequels looked much more advanced than the original trilogy, Prometheus looks more advanced than the Alien films. They just wanted to take full advantage of our special effects technology.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 12:05:28 PM PDT
I think it depends on how you look at it, the ship "Prometheus" had many of the same interior designs that the "Nostromo" had in "Alien", like the corridors & the med lab, as for the advanced look, well, "Prometheus" was financed by Weyland, not sure if the "Nostromo" was, it is never said, but again, Hollywood has to make it by today's standards, I have this same issue with 2009's "Star Trek" looking more sophisticated compared to the 80's films where Kirk & Co. are much older, I won't even get started on the 60's show, but then again, things don't always improve with time, as for "Star Wars" well, that could be easily explained with the "Empire" keeping everyone down, Lucas should at least make the Death Star control room scene more advanced if he decides to keep tinkering with the special effects, somthing you would think he would have done back in 1997.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 12:50:37 PM PDT
Green Meanie says:
Aliens revealed that the Cargo Refinery Ship was a Weyland-Yutany Ship during the inquest.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 1:01:07 PM PDT
D. Larson says:
When I see "Alien" now, I can't help but be amsued by the little twelve inch monitors all over the place, and running MSDOS to boot! To say nothng of the samurai space suits (not that Prometheus's bubble helmets were much less ridiculous), Nostromo's obvious problems with condensation and non-OSHA-compliant lighting and hanging chains...

But the "Alien" alien was so much more fun than the plodding, wordless Engineers. What, does Ridley Scott have a big collection of Tom of Finland gay porn? 'Cause those muscle-man Engineers have an uncanny resemblance. Put a 70's mustache on one of 'em and tell me I'm wrong.
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