re: Prometheus (2012) discussion - *SPOILERS!*
LOTS OF SPOILERS!!!!
Watched it today and loved it, but there were a few bits I felt were wrong/silly
At the start it says 3.14 x 10 to the 14 KM from Earth, and then (as Jim mentions) Charlize theron says half a billion miles, by my calculations they were something 300 trillion km away, so that's a few orders of magnitude wrong.
When they landed, after 2 years of travel, they wouldn't wait a day to check things out before running off into the building? Ok I know they were keen to see it but come on, it was supposed to be a scientific study, they must have had plenty of patience to search the caves in Scotland, now they've travelled to a new star-system and can't waited a day to set up some basic security or fact finding.
Why did they take thier helmets off, people always do this in sci-fi and I don't think it moved the plot forward at all, the only plot part was the virus that infected the doctor they thought could have been air borne, but apart from that it was just pointless.
Lots of unanswered questions
- what was the black stuff - was it a biological weapon of mass distruction?
- what happened to the biologist who got a worm down his throat?
- will the alien that came out at the end (the xenomorph) actually become a queen and produce the eggs with face-huggers in?
- Why did David do what he did? Why did he want to kill Weyland, surely he was programmed to want to help him?
I thought some bits were really cool, we all agreed the caesaren section scene was a highlight. This film has really opened up a whole new tangent away from the basic Alien films, it gives the writers a lot more to explore. The engineers race, there must be a few sequels involved in that.
I do wonder why they cast Guy Pearce as Weyland, because apart from the TED teaser thing that had him at his real age, they had to make him up to be very old for the actual film.