I just hope Ridley Scott cuts out the Zionist propaganda from the next possible film... "this is Elizabeth Shaw, oh LORD in the year of thine LORDETH, oh B'Jesus for thine savior from thine face molesting demon alien affliction, let them not trespass upon thine wombeth oh LORD in the YEAR OF THE LORD which is you LORD, henceforth and forthwith hitherto unto wherever I goeth doth protect thine womb from Satanic alien spawn face huggers, yet in the year of thine LORD 2099"
Freds comment is valid. I know some who have seen the movie feel the same way. Surely more who haven't will something something darkside. Eventhough you shouldn' expect authentic interactions with posts like that. In the year of yours or whomevers lord
Sorry for those of you who can't stand this first prequel of an origin trilogy(sic). Lucas lovers still have a bad taste in their mouths that might never leave. Enough of us have probably pushed the sequel up from a 2015 to a 2014 release(sic). That is the next phase... Troll Right
Honestly, the only way they can make up (halfway, because some of the things in this film are unforgivable) for the first act is to show act two in October 2012 in the movie theaters...if ever a series should have been filmed all together, or at least both Act I & Act II, it was this film series...it was SO ANNOYING being left on that planet w/ Shaw flying away to the Creators homeland (Paradise), and showing that "Deacon" in a very unrelated scene to the rest of the film...this film should have been a complete film in itself, with very little present-tense questions left to the viewer...otherwise it was nothing more than a set-up to other films, and really doesn't have enough depth in Act I to justify me investing myself in two more stories when the first one wasn't completely satisfying...the film was an absolute "half-success" and a "half-failure"...I was so disappointed.
I have a very sinking suspicion that those edited/missing 20 minutes may have detracted from the story, characters, and overall execution of the film's main points...no Sci-Fi movie that's missing 20 minutes is in a good way.
My biggest problems w/ the film: Many of the characters actions were very stupid ("Charlie, don't be stupid.")...breathing an alien world's inner atmosphere...getting lost in a cave, when you're the map-maker/direction aficionado...going bat-crap crazy over the idea of discovering alien life on the planet (hello, was no one briefed as to why they were going on a 2 1/2 year voyage to LV223?)...then being completely retarded for scientists -- and just for humans-- by not respecting the personal space of a snake worm, and being shocked when it attacks (Ugh!)...not being suspect of a dead crew member's corpse crabbing its way back to the outer door of the ship...making the "big leap" conclusion that the planet was really a military installation for WMD, and then happily-sacrificing your life on that assumption...and I'm still not sure if you could perform surgery on yourself and be able to walk, let alone run after the ordeal...running in a straight line, when you should have been running sideways...and I'm not sure if I would want to travel to a planet that could harbor more horrors, all alone w/ a turncoat android, when I could take that same ship back home...but, by that point, Eli had pretty much lost everything she ever relied upon.
The scariest part is that Ridley has no idea where the story will go after this...thank Lindleof for that trap...which means yet again the questions are rather insurmountable for the answers to make complete, rational sense, because the writers weren't concerned w/ answering the questions, just the putting forth of those questions...I'd of preferred the movie to be a complete film in itself w/ the option of sequels in the way that ALIEN was a separate story/film in and of itself.
Still...hopes spring eternal...but, I'll have to hear about PARADISE from reviewers and other movie-goers long before I even contemplate throwing down money to see it. The tragic part is, we might all owe it to ourselves to see the sequel, just so we can truly, correctly evaluate PROMETHEUS (which is what I said to myself and the people I went with when I walked out of the theater)...again, Ugh!
Oh, yes. He may know where the story links to 1979's ALIEN...but does he have any idea how it's going to "gel" w/ the overall plot (meaning less questions and more answers, and no quizzical actions by the characters)...otherwise, Lindelof and Spaihts (spelling)) would've already had acts II and III already drafted. Honestly, the only way this would've totally worked is if PARADISE had come out on 10/9/12...PROMETHEUS and PARADISE probably should've been made all at the same time the way The Lord of the Rings trilogies were/are. The fact that even the DVD has 28 minutes that really DO (The "engineer's" actions make a lot more sense now) explain a lot more lets us know how this film could've been MUCH better w/ some serious "tweaking". I can't believe you can only see the extras w/ the Blu-Ray 3D...that sucks.