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2012-06-26 03:37:09 PM  

CPennypacker:
Feel free to add plot points? You can dislike what you saw if you want to but are you sure you saw the movie and not a picture with a caption under it?


Nothing happens in the movie until Weyland wakes up. Seriously.

Things happen in the other movies you mention. There's PLOT! Story advances! NOTHING happens in Prometheus until Weyland wakes up.
 
2012-06-26 03:37:17 PM  

FarkinHostile: theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor

How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.

/another hole



Completely different ship and alien. And planet.
 
2012-06-26 03:37:31 PM  

FarkinHostile: theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor

How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.

/another hole


Different engineer, different ship, different planet, and different movie. That's not a plot hole
 
2012-06-26 03:37:31 PM  

FarkinHostile: theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor

How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.

/another hole


Yeah its a massive plot hole if you think its the same ship (or the same planet)
 
2012-06-26 03:38:44 PM  

Shazam999: Prometheus's plot was flimsy at best: Old guy wants to live longer.


Blade Runner's plot was flimsy at best: A dude hunts robots.
The Shawshank's plot was flimsy at best: Some guy goes to jail.
12 Angry Men's plot was flimsy at best: A jury deliberates a case.
American History X's plot was flimsy at best: A racist stops being so racist.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's plot was flimsy at best: A guy wants to forget his ex-girlfriend.

When you reduce pretty much any movie's plot to a short sentence, it ends up sounding flimsy.
 
2012-06-26 03:38:44 PM  
Stills bugs me how the dude who mapped the tunnels got lost, after leaving first, and then went and hid in the one room they were deathly afraid of.

So stupid.
 
2012-06-26 03:38:48 PM  

FarkinHostile: How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.


No, that one's easy--this wasn't the planet that the Nostromo landed on. This is set in the same universe but on a different planet. Obviously there were Space Jockeys everywhere 30,000 years ago.
 
2012-06-26 03:39:16 PM  

CPennypacker: scottydoesntknow: Different engineer, different ship, different planet, and different movie. That's not a plot hole

Blues_X: Completely different ship and alien. And planet.


Yeah its a massive plot hole if you think its the same ship (or the same planet)


Whoops.

I stand corrected.
 
2012-06-26 03:39:33 PM  

Shazam999: CPennypacker:
Feel free to add plot points? You can dislike what you saw if you want to but are you sure you saw the movie and not a picture with a caption under it?

Nothing happens in the movie until Weyland wakes up. Seriously.

Things happen in the other movies you mention. There's PLOT! Story advances! NOTHING happens in Prometheus until Weyland wakes up.


Except for finding the cave painting, discovering the moon, traveling to the moon, finding the structure, the pods and all the character interaction and development. Nothing happens except for all of that stuff. Seriously were you asleep?
 
2012-06-26 03:39:35 PM  

CPennypacker: Shazam999: steamingpile: MadSkillz: Crap movie? Or will this make more sense in the director's cut?

It makes sense now, people just expected to see a planet populated by them and killing non-stop, the movie is easily in the top 10 this year.

LawrencePerson: The Red Letter Media take on it was also pretty amusing.

No it wasnt, the fat boy is too stupid to grasp the idea of a plot.

Prometheus's plot was flimsy at best: Old guy wants to live longer.

That was the whole plot. Yippee.

Visuals were excellent, but it was just basically a slasher flick.

You can reduce any story to one sentence like that it doesn't mean the plot is simple


June 19th came and went in Dublin.
 
2012-06-26 03:41:43 PM  

CPennypacker: and all the character interaction and development.


What development? Who developed during the movie?
 
2012-06-26 03:43:05 PM  

scottydoesntknow: CPennypacker: and all the character interaction and development.

What development? Who developed during the movie?


What is this I don't even
 
2012-06-26 03:43:41 PM  

justtray: Stills bugs me how the dude who mapped the tunnels got lost, after leaving first, and then went and hid in the one room they were deathly afraid of.

So stupid.



Yes.

And since Weyland was on the trip, these were the best scientists his company could get for the voyage.

Their HR department is farked.
 
2012-06-26 03:46:40 PM  

FarkinHostile: theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor

How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.

/another hole


Because this wasn't a prequel. It started out that way, but somehwere along the line Scott moved away from it being the prequel we expected. I believe there are plans for two more films.
 
2012-06-26 03:46:49 PM  

scottydoesntknow: What development? Who developed during the movie?


The android had pretty good character development all along from beginning to end I thought.
 
2012-06-26 03:47:21 PM  

theorellior: And for the guy who was defending "Prometheus" from all comers in the last thread I was in, yes, I understand that "Alien" was not the best movie of all time. What "Alien" had going for it was economy of purpose. It was a horror film in space, with enough backstory to get you moving, and that was it. No woo-woo handwaving, no big budgets, no big stars,


Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, and Ian Holm would like a word with you. Alien had a cast of the best character actors in the business.

/really enjoyed Prometheus. The Giger sets were amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on the Blu ray.
 
2012-06-26 03:47:27 PM  

theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor. And there was a specific point where I gave up and decided it wasn't up to snuff. After a long convoluted scene in which Noomi Rapace manages to give herself an alien abortion, IT'S NEVER MENTIONED BY ANYONE. She stumbles in, all bloody and shaking, on Weyland, David and various red shirts, and nobody says, "What just happened?" and she doesn't say, "Oh, I just left a horrible alien squid fetus in your surgical pod, you might want to look into that." No, David just gives her a clean robe and we get some fountain of youth woo-woo dialogue. WTF?


Same for me here. They just look dorky as weird, cleaned up Frankenstein Monsters. When they have the elephant mask then they look "alien-ish" plus they also made me think of Neil Gaiman's the Sandman.
 
2012-06-26 03:47:49 PM  

CPennypacker: scottydoesntknow: CPennypacker: and all the character interaction and development.

What development? Who developed during the movie?

What is this I don't even


No, he's right. There was not much of any character development. We learn that there's a guy who's an asshole for no reason, another guy who's kinda dumb, two snarky pilots, a captain who plays a concertina, an android who think's he's Peter O'Toole, a corporate girl who thinks she's an android and two scientists--a douche and a woman who dreams of her father. That's it. We get on-the-nose scenes to establish these Basic Traits and then nothing. The writer was woo-wooing around them enough that he didn't bother to write an arc.
 
2012-06-26 03:47:55 PM  

Carlo Spicy-Wiener: ITT (and all over America, apparently): People who get confused and angry when a movie doesn't hold their hand and explain everything to them like they're retarded or under the age of 6. You people must farking despise Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy if Prometheus gets you all grumpy.

Seriously, use your farking brain and imagination some. Not only will you enjoy Prometheus more, you'll find a lot of things in life are suddenly more interesting and/or entertaining when you actually use your brain for more than the motor function required to shovel more snacks in your gaping gob.


Bullcrup. Movie just stank.
 
2012-06-26 03:47:57 PM  

FarkinHostile: theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor

How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.

/another hole


Not the same planet.

Went to see a monster movie. Left satisfied.
 
2012-06-26 03:47:57 PM  

theorellior: And for the guy who was defending "Prometheus" from all comers in the last thread I was in, yes, I understand that "Alien" was not the best movie of all time. What "Alien" had going for it was economy of purpose. It was a horror film in space, with enough backstory to get you moving, and that was it. No woo-woo handwaving, no big budgets, no big stars,


Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, and Ian Holm would like a word with you. Alien had a cast of the best character actors in the business.

/really enjoyed Prometheus. The Giger sets were amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on the Blu ray.
 
2012-06-26 03:49:25 PM  
I wondered why no one noticed the worms crawling around under their feet. You would think that that might be scientifically significant, being alien life and all. And why didn't the flying mappy balls detect the worms and ping like when they detected the sleeping Engineer dude through the fricking door to the spaceship?
 
2012-06-26 03:50:00 PM  

CPennypacker: You can reduce any story to one sentence like that it doesn't mean the plot is simple


Young man marries mother and murders estranged father; suffers wrath of gods and blinds himself.

Prince suspects foul play in death of his father; murders all he suspects are involved while doubting value of his own existence.
 
2012-06-26 03:50:29 PM  

theorellior: CPennypacker: scottydoesntknow: CPennypacker: and all the character interaction and development.

What development? Who developed during the movie?

What is this I don't even

No, he's right. There was not much of any character development. We learn that there's a guy who's an asshole for no reason, another guy who's kinda dumb, two snarky pilots, a captain who plays a concertina, an android who think's he's Peter O'Toole, a corporate girl who thinks she's an android and two scientists--a douche and a woman who dreams of her father. That's it. We get on-the-nose scenes to establish these Basic Traits and then nothing. The writer was woo-wooing around them enough that he didn't bother to write an arc.


Shaw and David were the main characters. Why complain about the development of minor characters?
 
2012-06-26 03:50:42 PM  

meat0918: Wait, people went to Prometheus believing it was a "Thinking Person's movie"?

I went in for a fun popcorn sci-fi/horror flick, and got what I wanted.


Yup...I saw it twice even! I noted pretty much all of the points made in TFA while I watched it, and it did not affect my enjoyment at all...

I'd love to see it get picked up for a sequel.
 
2012-06-26 03:50:45 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Carlo Spicy-Wiener: ITT (and all over America, apparently): People who get confused and angry when a movie doesn't hold their hand and explain everything to them like they're retarded or under the age of 6. You people must farking despise Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy if Prometheus gets you all grumpy.

Seriously, use your farking brain and imagination some. Not only will you enjoy Prometheus more, you'll find a lot of things in life are suddenly more interesting and/or entertaining when you actually use your brain for more than the motor function required to shovel more snacks in your gaping gob.

Bullcrup. Movie just stank.


I agree with Spicy Wiener, so what that it didn't explain every single thing? In a film where humans went to meet their maker on an alien planet, you would think people would expect to not understand every minute detail. I really liked that about the movie. If they got there and got all the answers I wouldn't be nearly as compelling
 
2012-06-26 03:52:33 PM  
VAGINA SNAKE
 
2012-06-26 03:54:07 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: CujoQuarrel: Carlo Spicy-Wiener: ITT (and all over America, apparently): People who get confused and angry when a movie doesn't hold their hand and explain everything to them like they're retarded or under the age of 6. You people must farking despise Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy if Prometheus gets you all grumpy.

Seriously, use your farking brain and imagination some. Not only will you enjoy Prometheus more, you'll find a lot of things in life are suddenly more interesting and/or entertaining when you actually use your brain for more than the motor function required to shovel more snacks in your gaping gob.

Bullcrup. Movie just stank.

I agree with Spicy Wiener, so what that it didn't explain every single thing? In a film where humans went to meet their maker on an alien planet, you would think people would expect to not understand every minute detail. I really liked that about the movie. If they got there and got all the answers I wouldn't be nearly as compelling


Because the humans were morons.

Luckily they were ALL wiped out. Including the surviving archaeologist.

The ship blew up and she has no food.
 
2012-06-26 03:54:57 PM  

Carlo Spicy-Wiener: Seriously, use your farking brain and imagination some. Not only will you enjoy Prometheus more, you'll find a lot of things in life are suddenly more interesting and/or entertaining when you actually use your brain for more than the motor function required to shovel more snacks in your gaping gob.


Dude, my brain told me:

It was really weird for a biologist to be afraid of an alien corpse. (Aren't biologists curious about life? Particularly alien life)
It was really weird for a biologist to talk puppy talk to an alien snake and act like it couldn't possibly be deadly
It was really weird for a young actor to play a really old guy with really bad old-guy make-up.
It was really weird for scientists to think nothing of taking their helmets off in an environment with possibly unknown pathogens.
It was really weird for a corporation to spend a trillion dollars on a ship and not tell the crew beforehand what was up. ( If you're dropping that kind of money, wouldn't you want to brief people before hand. Maybe do a little training on how to work as a team in a potentially hostile environment.)
Why would you have a super fancy medical pod and program it only for dudes?( I know it was for that guy but still, a why does a super fancy medical pod even have the option of being programed only for men? The genders aren't that different.)
If you saw a worm thing crawl out of your eye, would you act like nothing was wrong or would you run like hell to the doctor?
Why did no one think it was weird that Shaw was covered in blood with a line of staples on her stomach?
Why did David infect whats-his-name with the goo? Just to see what happened? David isn't Ash. The ship wasn't on a mission to bring back a Xenomorph.

Etc...

I usually don't care about plot holes. I tend to just ignore them. I'm there to be entertained.

Prometheus was nothing but plot holes.
 
2012-06-26 03:55:04 PM  

CPennypacker: theorellior: CPennypacker: scottydoesntknow: CPennypacker: and all the character interaction and development.

What development? Who developed during the movie?

What is this I don't even

No, he's right. There was not much of any character development. We learn that there's a guy who's an asshole for no reason, another guy who's kinda dumb, two snarky pilots, a captain who plays a concertina, an android who think's he's Peter O'Toole, a corporate girl who thinks she's an android and two scientists--a douche and a woman who dreams of her father. That's it. We get on-the-nose scenes to establish these Basic Traits and then nothing. The writer was woo-wooing around them enough that he didn't bother to write an arc.

Shaw and David were the main characters. Why complain about the development of minor characters?


So how did Shaw develop? Or do I need to say "how did Shaw's 'character' develop" for you to understand it?

She went from a religious scientist to...a religious scientist with an alien baby.

David went from an android who hates his creators to...the head of an android who hates his creators.
 
2012-06-26 03:55:24 PM  

CPennypacker: Shazam999: CPennypacker:
Feel free to add plot points? You can dislike what you saw if you want to but are you sure you saw the movie and not a picture with a caption under it?

Nothing happens in the movie until Weyland wakes up. Seriously.

Things happen in the other movies you mention. There's PLOT! Story advances! NOTHING happens in Prometheus until Weyland wakes up.

Except for finding the cave painting, discovering the moon, traveling to the moon, finding the structure, the pods and all the character interaction and development. Nothing happens except for all of that stuff. Seriously were you asleep?


The first few things happen in minutes. Is it plot? Well, I suppose the first scene where they find the cave painting is plot. The rest isn't, because it falls out of that action.

There is no character development in the movie that matters. David's LoA scenes had zero payoff. Nobody changes, unless you count getting dumber as development.

There is no meaningful character interaction in the movie that matters until Weyland wakes up. Do you count the chat the two generic fellas had after they woke up as interaction? Again, it had no payoff.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-26 03:56:07 PM  

FarkinHostile: theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor

How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.

/another hole


He didn't. Totaly different planet.
 
2012-06-26 03:57:01 PM  
Geez, you can just smell the butt-hurt in here. Prometheus was a masterpiece. Easily on par with Space Balls or Galaxy Quest.

It completely disconstructed the flaws of modern sci-fi films. Having the biologist run from a harmless dead alien, but then go right up to a live, threatening one? I was cracking up. And having the guy with the map get lost? farking hilarious!

And having Holloway perform combat gymnastics immediately after getting a c-section? Brilliantly subversive commentary on the bloodless violence of action films. And Guy Pearce's ridiculous Halloween costume? Really powerful statement on how practical effects aren't always adequate.

And the mysterious black goo, a damning condemnation of the hack writer's Macguffin - quick, we need a crew member to get sick: black goo! Now we need one to turn into a supermutant: black goo! And now we need a reason to destroy the alien ship for our climactic set piece: black goo to the rescue.

Prometheus is epic in its critique of lazy writing and the use of mystery to replace a plot. It'll be studied in film classes for decades.
 
2012-06-26 03:57:36 PM  

Blues_X: justtray: Stills bugs me how the dude who mapped the tunnels got lost, after leaving first, and then went and hid in the one room they were deathly afraid of.

So stupid.


Yes.

And since Weyland was on the trip, these were the best scientists his company could get for the voyage.

Their HR department is farked.


This right here is proof that people don't use their farking brains when watching movies. Spoilers ahead...

Weyland only cares about 5 people on the Prometheus:

Himself
David
His daughter
The two scientists who made the discovery

That's it. The rest of the crew is just filler in Weyland's eyes. Their level of competence, ability to cooperate, etc, are all completely irrelevant to him, as long as they can get those 5 individuals to the destination alive. This was not a "best and the brightest" type of mission. In fact, since this was basically Weyland's attempt at real immortality, he wouldn't want to bring the best people for the job. That would attract too much attention, and he sure as hell isn't going to want to share the secret of eternal youth if he finds it.

That wasn't even a particularly hidden plot point. It was painfully obvious to anyone with any amount of cognitive ability.

/Cue the "If that's the case then they should have come out and said it so I wouldn't have to think! WAAAAA!!!" responses...
 
2012-06-26 03:57:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: CPennypacker: theorellior: CPennypacker: scottydoesntknow: CPennypacker: and all the character interaction and development.

What development? Who developed during the movie?

What is this I don't even

No, he's right. There was not much of any character development. We learn that there's a guy who's an asshole for no reason, another guy who's kinda dumb, two snarky pilots, a captain who plays a concertina, an android who think's he's Peter O'Toole, a corporate girl who thinks she's an android and two scientists--a douche and a woman who dreams of her father. That's it. We get on-the-nose scenes to establish these Basic Traits and then nothing. The writer was woo-wooing around them enough that he didn't bother to write an arc.

Shaw and David were the main characters. Why complain about the development of minor characters?

So how did Shaw develop? Or do I need to say "how did Shaw's 'character' develop" for you to understand it?

She went from a religious scientist to...a religious scientist with an alien baby.

David went from an android who hates his creators to...the head of an android who hates his creators.


Exactly. And hell, they even put in some scenes at the end that cemented their unchanged positions.
 
2012-06-26 04:01:03 PM  

CPennypacker: Shaw and David were the main characters. Why complain about the development of minor characters?


Neither Shaw nor David changed during the movie. Shaw's faith and pursuit of answers was unwavering, and David just switched from following Weyland's orders to following Shaw's.
 
2012-06-26 04:01:23 PM  

meat0918: Wait, people went to Prometheus believing it was a "Thinking Person's movie"?

I went in for a fun popcorn sci-fi/horror flick, and got what I wanted.


The problem is that Tony Scott movies are supposed to be that, not Ridley Scott movies.

/not that I have a problem with Tony Scott films
 
2012-06-26 04:01:44 PM  

CujoQuarrel: Luckily they were ALL wiped out. Including the surviving archaeologist.

The ship blew up and she has no food.


Why do you assume that she didn't grab rations when she was gathering supplies? Also, she's taken a ship with a cryo chamber that we already know can keep someone in stasis for 2000+ years.
 
2012-06-26 04:01:45 PM  

CPennypacker: Shaw and David were the main characters. Why complain about the development of minor characters?


Because sometimes you have to care about the minor characters. When Lambert is cornered by the alien in the hold of the Nostromo, and Parker sacrifices himself trying to get her to run, you cared enough about both of them to feel tension and fear. When Douche Scientist and Asshole Geologist (or was it Dumb Biologist?) get flamethrowered to death on the landing ramp, nobody cared. They were dead, end scene.
 
2012-06-26 04:04:36 PM  

theorellior: CPennypacker: Shaw and David were the main characters. Why complain about the development of minor characters?

Because sometimes you have to care about the minor characters. When Lambert is cornered by the alien in the hold of the Nostromo, and Parker sacrifices himself trying to get her to run, you cared enough about both of them to feel tension and fear. When Douche Scientist and Asshole Geologist (or was it Dumb Biologist?) get flamethrowered to death on the landing ramp, nobody cared. They were dead, end scene.


It was Asshole Geologist, and you weren't supposed to care about him, you were supposed to care about the people on the ship that he's potentially going to kill if he doesn't get stopped.

WTF, does there need to be a How to Understand Simple Story Concepts 101 class that is mandatory in all schools?
 
2012-06-26 04:06:09 PM  
Seriously what the fark movie were you people watching? I mean, I can understand thinking Shaw doesn't develop much because she keeps the cross at the end but David? Come on. If you didn't like the movie, that's fine but don't be stupid about it.
 
2012-06-26 04:06:46 PM  

Carlo Spicy-Wiener: That's it. The rest of the crew is just filler in Weyland's eyes. Their level of competence, ability to cooperate, etc, are all completely irrelevant to him, as long as they can get those 5 individuals to the destination alive. This was not a "best and the brightest" type of mission. In fact, since this was basically Weyland's attempt at real immortality, he wouldn't want to bring the best people for the job. That would attract too much attention, and he sure as hell isn't going to want to share the secret of eternal youth if he finds it.


Ooooo-kay. You go with that.

One question, though: if Weyland didn't want anyone noticing his little jaunt toward the Fountain of Youth, spending a trillion dollars on a red-herring ship, crew and mission isn't the most effective way of doing that.
 
2012-06-26 04:09:43 PM  
Wow, lots and lots of nerd rage.

Least the geeks loved it. Adjusted for ticket sales it's now passed ALIENS in gross for the #2 spot in the franchise. It'll need about 40 million more to pass ALIEN, but I'm guessing it's got only 30 in it.

Fox is probably already in discussion for a sequel. Can't wait.
 
2012-06-26 04:11:07 PM  

Carlo Spicy-Wiener: It was Asshole Geologist, and you weren't supposed to care about him, you were supposed to care about the people on the ship that he's potentially going to kill if he doesn't get stopped.


Except that's the point everyone's making. The characters were so one-dimensional that you didn't care who lived or died. Just based on the stupid actions of every single crew member, I wanted them all to die by the end. I would've been happy with Fassbender stranded alone on the planet just wandering around.
 
2012-06-26 04:11:29 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Blues_X: vpb: Some of the trailers gave that impression


I have to mention that they had the shiattiest trailer control of any recent movie I can remember.

"Oh yeah, show everyone that there's an alien spaceship and they have to crash into it to keep it from taking off."

That was another thing that pissed me off about the movie. EVERYTHING was given away in the trailers. The first trailer (with zero dialogue, just the old school Alien music) was fine, and made me excited to see it. Then the "They're engineers, they made US!" trailer gave that away. Then the Fassbender "I didn't think you had it in you. Poor choice of words." gave away that the chick would have some kind of alien in her. Then you see their ship crash into the Engineer's ship and that's given away. I felt like I had seen the whole movie off just the trailers.

They had some terrible marketing.


Its gotten so bad with trailers giving away the whole shiat away. I'm doing my damndest to close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears and go "LALALALALALALA" the moment anything related to a movie I'm looking forward to comes on.
 
2012-06-26 04:11:47 PM  

FarkinHostile: theorellior: One of the big disappointments was that the Space Jockey wasn't an elephant-headed alien dude with prominent ribs, just a superhuman in organic, ribbed, elephant-headed armor

How did he get back on the ship and in the pilot seat to be discovered by the crew in Alien? He was killed in the survival pod after the squid-thing face raped him and a chest burster ripped out of him.

/another hole


Different planets, so assuming different ships, although I swear there was a hole in one of the pods.
 
2012-06-26 04:12:08 PM  

scottydoesntknow: What development? Who developed during the movie?


That one dude developed eye fish
 
2012-06-26 04:12:24 PM  

Carlo Spicy-Wiener: It was Asshole Geologist, and you weren't supposed to care about him, you were supposed to care about the people on the ship that he's potentially going to kill if he doesn't get stopped.


Oh, please. The ship has to be full of minor characters who I are about if I care about them being infected. And it was telegraphed from ten light years away that neither infected person was going to make it aboard. It was the Requisite Shoot 'Em Up Scene, with Flamethrowers.
 
2012-06-26 04:12:49 PM  
CPennypacker: Shazam999: CPennypacker:
Feel free to add plot points? You can dislike what you saw if you want to but are you sure you saw the movie and not a picture with a caption under it?

Nothing happens in the movie until Weyland wakes up. Seriously.

Things happen in the other movies you mention. There's PLOT! Story advances! NOTHING happens in Prometheus until Weyland wakes up.

Except for finding the cave painting, discovering the moon, traveling to the moon, finding the structure, the pods and all the character interaction and development. Nothing happens except for all of that stuff. Seriously were you asleep?


Moon was stupid too BTW. Just some dude X3 walking around, talking to a robot, and driving around on the surface. Then he jumps in the trash compactor. TaDaa!

BEST SCIFI OFF ALL TIME OMG!
 
2012-06-26 04:12:55 PM  
Man exposed to gamma bomb; wrecks shiat
 
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