There’s just something about their suits that intrigues me.
When I see this I always hope this will happen:
Not that I thought the movie was perfect (cause it wasn’t) but I’ve watched and read a lot of negative reviews from people that don’t seem to understand what the movie IS and ISN’T:
If you go into Prometheus thinking it’s a prequel (as in it happens sometime before “Alien” and helps spawn the events that happen in the “Alien” movie) you’re going to be wrong and disappointed.
R.S has made it clear many times the movie is not intended to be a direct prequel.
This isn’t a “prequel” like the Star Wars Prequels — where the movies are intended to show what happened directly before A New Hope, and how things got the way they were in the 4/5/6th Star Wars movies. It’s only a “prequel” in the sense that the events in Prometheus happened before the events in Alien time-frame wise, but they’re a totally independent story.
I hate to say it’s sorta like how Steven King bases his books: All the stories he writes about happen in the same Universe, hell even the same town sometimes, but while they may have things in common (like the same towns, places, people, etc) they each are their own stories and happen at different times. Or think of it as Batman and Superman: They both happen in the same world, but they both have their own stories even though they share the same characters/locations etc.. from time to time.
Prometheus is suppose to be its own movie separate from the aliens franchise that just has “nods” towards the xenomorphs. It does not directly explain where they came from or how they came to be, only that their presents and how they came to be is *there*. The movie doesn’t even take place on the same planet as the planet in the original Alien movie — which helps explain a non-existent “plot hole” at the end of the movie that a lot of people seem to be nit picking on when it comes to continuity between films. You can do online searches to actually see the planets number names as I can’t think of them offhand.
So please, if you go into this movie don’t expect “prequel”, or it to have the exact origin of the xenomorphs in it. If you do, you’re going to hate it. Instead, go into it with the idea that it is its own story that just happens to have the Alien movie associated with it.
On that note: The movie wasn’t as good as I had hoped. It was a fun movie, but I just don’t think it was the masterpiece it was promoted to be. You can tell the Lost writers had their hands all in it — too many questions left, too many “what?” and “why?” moments.
A good movie should leave you questioning and wanting more, however, it shouldn’t leave you with the equivalent of a big question mark “?” on the screen. A good movie should make you think and hypothesize, not go “what the fuck?” I just think Prometheus has more “what the fuck, why?” moments simply for the sake of having to be all mysterious and deep…woooOOooo. I don’t like mind fucks simply for the sake of mind fucks.
Also, Ridley Scott was a dumb fuck for not making this an actual direct prequel to the alien movie. He did this to himself. Everyone expected Prometheus to be directly preceding the Alien film. He should have realized it would be hard to tie in a totally different movie with the Alien franchise without people being disappointed and confused when continuity wasn’t there — simply because he didn’t have to have continuity if the events didn’t directly cause or effect the events IN the Alien movie. It pretty much just gave him and his writers leeway to make-up and do whatever the hell they wanted without any guidelines or rules because they can pull the “Oh, not a prequel just related” card.
The movie has no rules — and it shows. It’s just all over the place.
Still a fun watch though. Please, go see it — pay for a matinee ticket so it’s cheaper. Come up with your own opinions and theories. =)
Alien bust by Palisades
Giger’s Alien designs always fascinate me. They look so surreal and beautiful.