Ok I saw this movie today and it was pretty good.
Can we stop with the spoiler tags now?
Hello? Oh, hello! I'm sorry it's a very bad line. No, no no... but that's not possible, she was sealed in to the Seventh Obelisk after the prayer meeting. Well, no, I get that it's important... an Egyptian Goddess loose on the Orient Express. In Space. Give us a mo....
... don't worry about a thing, your Majesty; we're on our way.
It would ruin it for the Germans
Going to see it tonight, pretty excited. Hopefully not setting expectations too high. Probably 3D, non-IMAX
a lot of ppl seem to be hung up on the fact that these black-goo-borne creatures grow up seemingly without any food around. correct me if im wrong but didnt Xenomorph in Alien got fully grown before he made his first kill (harry dean stanton)?
That, or the creatures are capable of cellular atomic fusion that can create all the necessary building blocks from their ambient environment.
Or, you know, spacemagic. Stop asking questions.
i didnt. i was merely pointing out that its not some sort of "plot hole" as people seem to think it is, since it already has a precedent.
The first can be summed up as Biologist: You're going to reject 3 centuries of Darwinism because of some wall paintings? Archaeologist: Yes. The end. No effort is put into debating or developing an explanation for us being the genetically identical offspring of the Engineers. They find a head magically preserved for some reason. Its genetics match ours. That's it. As for the why they created us, that frankly seemed barely to get elaborated on except in the disappointed drunk ramblings of the guy who David infects, & then in a wonderful bit of plot exposition from the captain who randomly seems to have figured out exactly what the moon was & what the aliens had planned. Doesn't explain why the aliens seemed to want us to go to their military installation for 30+ thousand years before they decided they wanted to unleash the ooze on us. But whatever.
The David stuff might have been interesting on its own but because he's sharing a film with, an overly large cast of boring but screen hogging characters, his motivations are never developed beyond he's a robot & killing people is what robots do in Sci-fi. He infects the guy initially it seems because he some greater plan ("all things from small beginnings" I believe were his words) But what that plan is never seems to materialize because his interest (& that of the film in general) in the alien ooze offspring seems to evaporate the moment Weyland wakes up. Then its all "children want to kill their parents" because robots always want to kill their creators. Yes there's the whole humans have souls despite being made (in a rather convoluted way) by the engineers but androids don't because they're made by humans thing. But again little energy seemed to be exerted in exploring that apparent paradox beyond a few short & boring bits of dialogue.
Oh, & I recall there being some stuff about where God fits into the picture where humans were made by aliens (Elizabeth relying unquestioningly on the whole First Cause argument to make her faith & finding aliens compatible), but I ignored that because it's simply a case of lazy writing.
Last edited by Gesadt; June 13 2012 at 11:37:28 PM.