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Prometheus - Ridley Scott's 'Alien Prequel' (or not)...

Prometheus - Ridley Scott's 'Alien Prequel' (or not)...

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hedgefinder

3,328 posts

82 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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i think the largest jump of belief was arriving at the exact destination on a huge planet and immediately flying over an alien installation, no survey from orbit, nothing..
The rest of the movie is, as others have said a bit of a mess, and if it wasnt just badly edited then it was simply badly written.

Pesty

36,582 posts

168 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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The Beaver King said:
  • Why the ancient drawings on Earth would direct you to an alien military installation?
It's just occured to me. With regards to the engineers going to destroy Earth and the reasoning behind it, could it be possible the engineers purposely left markings on Earth that lead to the planet so that once humanity reached the techological level required to get there, it was time to 'sterilise the petri dish'?

Assuming it was all just an 'because we can' experiment, they wouldn't want humanity evolving too far that they lost control so they set it all up and used reaching the planet as a benchmark to judge when it was time to kill humanity before it went too far?

Another theory anyway.... rolleyes
What did you join the army for navigator to fight sir.

well good news and bad news.

good news you may well get to deliver a WMD

great whats the bad news

well you have to be there for 2 million years on a rock in the middle of nowhere just in case an experiment evolves enough that we need to destroy them

but sir what if they never evolve that far?

DrTre

12,955 posts

144 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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It's a beautiful looking and fantastically realised crock of appallingly written st is what it is.

JonRB

50,325 posts

184 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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hedgefinder said:
i think the largest jump of belief was arriving at the exact destination on a huge planet and immediately flying over an alien installation, no survey from orbit, nothing..
The rest of the movie is, as others have said a bit of a mess, and if it wasnt just badly edited then it was simply badly written.
On that point, an extra 2 mins would have solved that. Just show the Prometheus in orbit with David scanning the surface, and *then* have him wake the crew.

rhinochopig

17,932 posts

110 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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JonRB said:
hedgefinder said:
i think the largest jump of belief was arriving at the exact destination on a huge planet and immediately flying over an alien installation, no survey from orbit, nothing..
The rest of the movie is, as others have said a bit of a mess, and if it wasnt just badly edited then it was simply badly written.
On that point, an extra 2 mins would have solved that. Just show the Prometheus in orbit with David scanning the surface, and *then* have him wake the crew.
Whilst he was doing that he could have created a better plot and script too.
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slartibartfast

3,437 posts

113 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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The Beaver King said:
  • What David said to the engineer to cause it to attack?
My thoughts are that the engineer realized that David was synthetic and that we had come to such an advanced stage of evolution that WE are now the gods!....and he didn't like the idea of this.

KaraK

12,362 posts

121 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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The Beaver King said:
  • What David said to the engineer to cause it to attack?
That answer and more covered heresmile

slartibartfast

3,437 posts

113 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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KaraK said:
The Beaver King said:
  • What David said to the engineer to cause it to attack?
That answer and more covered heresmile
funny as fk

Johnny

8,372 posts

196 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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slartibartfast said:
KaraK said:
The Beaver King said:
  • What David said to the engineer to cause it to attack?
That answer and more covered heresmile
funny as fk
Thats's fking quality hehe

DamienB

1,030 posts

131 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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This one's much, much better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFYmv6t_Xyg

JonRB

50,325 posts

184 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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KaraK said:
That answer and more covered heresmile
Usually HISHE is brilliant, but that one seemed a little weak.

KaraK

12,362 posts

121 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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JonRB said:
KaraK said:
That answer and more covered heresmile
Usually HISHE is brilliant, but that one seemed a little weak.
Agreed it's not their best it just seemed pertinent smile

If you haven't seen it yet the Terminator one is fantastic thumbup

Pesty

36,582 posts

168 months

JonRB

50,325 posts

184 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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KaraK said:
If you haven't seen it yet the Terminator one is fantastic thumbup
Oh yes totally. That one is brilliant. As is the Iron Man one when he is talking to Superman and Batman in the diner. hehe

im

Original Poster:

34,302 posts

129 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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DamienB said:
This one's much, much better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFYmv6t_Xyg
Didn't I post that weeks ago???

Halb

33,949 posts

95 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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JonRB said:
Oh yes totally. That one is brilliant. As is the Iron Man one when he is talking to Superman and Batman in the diner. hehe
I'm Batman!

im

Original Poster:

34,302 posts

129 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Blu-ray and DVD have an alternate beginning and alternate ending included.

davepoth

27,357 posts

111 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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im said:
Blu-ray and DVD have an alternate beginning and alternate ending included.
No alternate middle though?

im

Original Poster:

34,302 posts

129 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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davepoth said:
im said:
Blu-ray and DVD have an alternate beginning and alternate ending included.
No alternate middle though?
laugh

A good point, well made.

NDA

12,163 posts

137 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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davepoth said:
No alternate middle though?
Bad man...

laugh