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Prometheus Could Have Had Facehuggers - 8/10/2012 3:48:28 PM   
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- 8/10/2012 3:48:28 PM   
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Maybe it would have been better than the boring piece of crap Prometheus was...

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RE: - 8/10/2012 4:15:00 PM   
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I have to agree. If only they had stuck with that script; it would have made much more sense.

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Why oh why oh why... - 8/10/2012 5:14:16 PM   
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i suppose that all scripts get changed throughout the course of their evolvement but this is the version of Prometheus that should have been made all the evidence of the above article fits perfectly into what all fans of the original thought the movie was going to be right down to David being the perfect embryonic version of Bishop and the juxtaposition of humans v engineers and David v humans and face huggers well that's a no brainer - lets hope that the above article does'nt turn out to be a special edition version of the movie or spoiler alert will take on a whole new meaning...

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- 8/10/2012 5:48:04 PM   
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It would've been great to see this version alright. I do however find myself warming to the film a bit more on repeated viewings, there's enough there for a sprequel!

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RE: - 8/10/2012 6:30:14 PM   
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Thank god they didn't choose it.
There's only one facehugger scene I want to see in this 'new' franchise and that will be the one in the (speculative) third installment.

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RE: RE: - 8/10/2012 6:36:29 PM   
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It's hard to discuss without having the script but Spaiht's draft sounds too fan-fic cute and appears to travel a path we've been down many times before in the series. It reads like a mix of established franchise tropes with a few aesthetic but otherwise minor twists and moments of ridiculousness (the scene in which David toys with Shaw whilst cradling a face hugger sounds like something out of an early Bond film). Maybe the actual draft will read completely differently but there's little that strikes me as 'new' in Spaiht's draft that wasn't expanded upon (to varying degrees of success) in Prometheus.

Perhaps Lindelof was not the best person to write the final draft given some of the film's clunkier moments but I think they went in the right direction with the final version, even if it was a draft or two from being it's best.

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Coulda, woulda, shoulda... - 8/10/2012 7:38:09 PM   
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... All utterly irrelevant. You didn't do it, and even if you did, what about the rest of it?

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Wish there had have been a facehugger... - 8/10/2012 9:11:16 PM   
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for me, so I wouldn't have to watch it.

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RE: Wish there had have been a facehugger... - 9/10/2012 1:06:54 AM   
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for me, so I wouldn't have to watch it.


haha! yeah, me too. Two hours of facehugger would have been better than watching Prometheus.


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RE: Wish there had have been a facehugger... - 9/10/2012 2:51:27 AM   
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Sounds too fanfictiony for my taste. If it had gone that way, it wouldn't have been a prequel. And other than the final scene where the Xenomorph comes at the wrong place, I really liked Prometheus

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RE: Wish there had have been a facehugger... - 9/10/2012 3:16:12 AM   
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Sounds too fanfictiony for my taste. If it had gone that way, it wouldn't have been a prequel. And other than the final scene where the Xenomorph comes at the wrong place, I really liked Prometheus

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Sounds too fanfictiony for my taste. If it had gone that way, it wouldn't have been a prequel. And other than the final scene where the Xenomorph comes at the wrong place, I really liked Prometheus


Dudey, I think he meant he'd prefer a facehugger actually attached to his face instead of watching Prometheus!

*facepalm*



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RE: Prometheus Could Have Had Facehuggers - 9/10/2012 3:17:42 AM   
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SPOILER!


Has anyone here actually watched the film? There was a "Facehugger", it just happened to be much bigger than we've seen before. Which was appropriate given the context.

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- 9/10/2012 8:27:53 AM   
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Can we get an empire verdict on all the blu ray extras now?
Is there a directors cut?

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- 9/10/2012 8:32:54 AM   
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Can we get an empire verdict on all the blu ray extras now?
Is there a directors cut?

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- 9/10/2012 8:50:12 AM   
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Can we get an empire verdict on all the blu ray extras now?
Is there a directors cut?

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What I get from all this ... - 9/10/2012 11:49:54 AM   
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... is that the reason why it feels disjointed is because they (Spaihts and Scott) had a great thing going (the first scarey Alien film for 26 years!) and then the studio blundered in and told them to change it. Then Lindelof gets brought in and (acting solely on orders) starts changing things to stop it feeling like Alien. It's quite sad, because the kitten/facehugger moment that would have lead into the medipod scene sounds like a terrifying sequence as well as a logical-yet-surprising progression. As for the pale, shark-like xenomorph, that's chilling, man. I'd have had nightmares over that.

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RE: Prometheus Could Have Had Facehuggers - 10/10/2012 1:45:34 PM   
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quote:

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SPOILER!


Has anyone here actually watched the film? There was a "Facehugger", it just happened to be much bigger than we've seen before. Which was appropriate given the context.


Totally (SPOILER TEXT HIGHLIGHT BELOW TO READ)

The thing that wrapped itself around the Engineer was a giant face hugger and because of the size of it, the (en route to being the familiar) xenomorph creature that burst out of him was proportionally bigger than the one that burst out of John Hurt originally. I don't see how people can't follow this stuff. Back in the day we were told the creature had attributes in common with a virus. In Prometheus the goo behaved like a virus does, continually mutating until eventually (and post the end of the film) reaching a sustainable form in its own right. The first engineer drinks the, we see it in a molecular level, altering DNA and reconfiguring it. Later, small worms, bigger snake like, then with tentacles, and finally xenomorph like. The 'virus' acts differently according to the level/type of exposure each person as it either destroys, or creates/grows in order to follow the one impulse it has: to survive. The events happening to the people are akin to what we would see of a virus acting on cells if we were looking through a microscope. In the latter case, we have the 'God' perspective seeing creation happen and being the intelligence looking down on simpler beings, in the former, something much bigger than us would regard us as the cells in the petri dish, which has pretty harrowing implications not necessarily needing basic body horror to be conveyed while having a decent share of body horror too. And the facehugger would have destroyed Shaw's body if she hadn't got it out of her just like the growing xenomorph broke out of the engineer, who himself fell foul of the theme of the film relating to 'that which we create to serve us/our desire to create can possibly go on to destroy us (which is basic Frankenstein stuff, a story itself originally subtitled 'the New Prometheus) This film is amazing!!!

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RE: Prometheus Could Have Had Facehuggers - 10/10/2012 4:00:54 PM   
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Am I in the minority that thought the film was frickin' awesome?! So glad that scene didn't appear - it sounds like gore for the sake of gore for me...

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was anyone thinking the same when they saw this? - 10/10/2012 7:10:12 PM   
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How long is it before a movie spoofs the scene where she operates the claw to pull the creature from her womb only to pull out a cuddly toy and for it to slip free of the claw just before it's completely removed?

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Thank Goodness - 11/10/2012 3:35:34 PM   
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No disrepsect to Jon Spaights, but I am also glad they didn't do this. The Egg, facehugger, finding a skin shed, stepping in slime and chestburst has been done now in six previous films. This would have been another varioation of the same theme where yet again someone is intentionally exposing another character to a facehugger. I just purchased and watch Prometheus on Bluray and I have to say (especially with viewing the deleted scenes) I think this film has come up trumps. It completely opens up and widens the Alien universe, especially now that Ripleys story has been told. There are many new questions to be asked, elements to be expored and stories to tell. It makes the Alien universe fresh again. It may have a few minor quibbles but on the whole I think its magnificent Science Fiction. It's not an Alien film, its an 'Engineers' film... ;-)

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Prometheus was average at best! - 11/10/2012 6:50:52 PM   
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I'm a huge fan of the original 2 films possibly the 3rd but Prometheus was meant to answer questions and most importantly be a great Sci-Fi!

That is exactly what it wasn't. All it did was create confusion with it's absurd ideas and plot holes. The characters where only there to be killed and the way at the end they just fly into the ship and kill themselves without a second though is hilarious, that and the fact that Shaw can roll out of the way of a huge ship coming down while Theron just runs in a straight line made me laugh so hard.

The fact that they all take off their helmets in an Alien environment and then the biologist at the first sign of seeing an alien head wants to leave as he's scared, then that same man want to grab the cobra penis like it's his best mate is just a few of the endless stupid mistakes in this movie.

Ohh yeah and they get lost when they know the location of everyone in their and have a detailed map arrrhhhhhhh this film makes no sense!!!!

Oh and the crem de la crem SPACE JESUS!!!! Good one Ridley you failed on so many levels and anyone who can't see the flaws in this film is not understanding what Ridley was even trying to do... look it up online... no one can figure it out!

All he did was create more confusion and ruin what should have been the best Sci-Fi in decades... it's a piece of crap everyone wake up!

No directors cut or deleted scenes would have made any difference, although the face huggers may have helped breach the gap!

Watch this and you'll get what I'm saying... it is funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0


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RE: Prometheus was average at best! - 11/10/2012 6:59:52 PM   
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Wait i just figured it out.

It was created by the writer of LOST, Six - seven seasons, I don't know, of pure cock tease... he should never be allowed near a script again in his life I hate the man! Ridley it's over retire!

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RE: Prometheus was average at best! - 12/10/2012 2:02:49 PM   
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I'm a huge fan of the original 2 films possibly the 3rd but Prometheus was meant to answer questions and most importantly be a great Sci-Fi!

That is exactly what it wasn't. All it did was create confusion with it's absurd ideas and plot holes. The characters where only there to be killed and the way at the end they just fly into the ship and kill themselves without a second though is hilarious, that and the fact that Shaw can roll out of the way of a huge ship coming down while Theron just runs in a straight line made me laugh so hard.

The fact that they all take off their helmets in an Alien environment and then the biologist at the first sign of seeing an alien head wants to leave as he's scared, then that same man want to grab the cobra penis like it's his best mate is just a few of the endless stupid mistakes in this movie.

Ohh yeah and they get lost when they know the location of everyone in their and have a detailed map arrrhhhhhhh this film makes no sense!!!!

Oh and the crem de la crem SPACE JESUS!!!! Good one Ridley you failed on so many levels and anyone who can't see the flaws in this film is not understanding what Ridley was even trying to do... look it up online... no one can figure it out!

All he did was create more confusion and ruin what should have been the best Sci-Fi in decades... it's a piece of crap everyone wake up!

No directors cut or deleted scenes would have made any difference, although the face huggers may have helped breach the gap!

Watch this and you'll get what I'm saying... it is funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0





I know its been out a while but you may wanna stick a spoiler alert up there fella.

However got to disagree with you, on most points actually.

Personally I think great sci-fi is something that asks questions, that makes you question points in the film and I think Prometheus did this with aplomb. Granted it did this more than answer anything and I did feel a little frustrated that personally I think the whole film had set itself up for a blatant sequel but I certainly didn't find it "absurd" or the ideas behind it.

I think the problem with Prometheus is that everyone went in with massive expectations of it being another Alien film and it wasn't and personally I am glad. It was a film that wasn't patronising; it tested us as an audience and required a certain amount of attention and intelligence - i'd take that over a Micheal Bay 'everything goes boom' and 'look at that pair of boobs in slow motion at sunset' shite that usually dominates my local cinema.

I enjoy the fact that its set in the Xeno-morph world and we get see how the Bugs evolved. The films not perfect but I do think its a worthy edition to the Alien Saga...certiainly a dick load more than Alien: Resurrection and either AVP films!! *shudders*

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RE: Prometheus was average at best! - 12/10/2012 5:01:39 PM   
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Wait i just figured it out.

It was created by the writer of LOST, Six - seven seasons, I don't know, of pure cock tease... he should never be allowed near a script again in his life I hate the man! Ridley it's over retire!


Actually, that view of Lost is one of the biggest bullshit misconceptions I've come across in recent years. By the end of Season Six, all of the mysteries had been cleared up... sometimes years before. It's not their problem if most of the viewing public a) didn't pay attention and kept on bringing things up that were answered years ago, and b) started fixating on inconsequential details which weren't mysteries to begin with.

On the topic of Prometheus, I agree with jobloffski and waltham1979's views. It's great sci-fi because it asks big questions, and not all big questions in life are meant to be answered.

Also, the character who was scared of the Engineer but wanted to get a closer look at the worm thing? It's because the worm thing is his specialty as a biologist, and big scary monsters aren't.

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RE: Prometheus Could Have Had Facehuggers - 12/10/2012 5:50:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jobloffski


quote:

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SPOILER!


Has anyone here actually watched the film? There was a "Facehugger", it just happened to be much bigger than we've seen before. Which was appropriate given the context.


Totally (SPOILER TEXT HIGHLIGHT BELOW TO READ)

The thing that wrapped itself around the Engineer was a giant face hugger and because of the size of it, the (en route to being the familiar) xenomorph creature that burst out of him was proportionally bigger than the one that burst out of John Hurt originally. I don't see how people can't follow this stuff. Back in the day we were told the creature had attributes in common with a virus. In Prometheus the goo behaved like a virus does, continually mutating until eventually (and post the end of the film) reaching a sustainable form in its own right. The first engineer drinks the, we see it in a molecular level, altering DNA and reconfiguring it. Later, small worms, bigger snake like, then with tentacles, and finally xenomorph like. The 'virus' acts differently according to the level/type of exposure each person as it either destroys, or creates/grows in order to follow the one impulse it has: to survive. The events happening to the people are akin to what we would see of a virus acting on cells if we were looking through a microscope. In the latter case, we have the 'God' perspective seeing creation happen and being the intelligence looking down on simpler beings, in the former, something much bigger than us would regard us as the cells in the petri dish, which has pretty harrowing implications not necessarily needing basic body horror to be conveyed while having a decent share of body horror too. And the facehugger would have destroyed Shaw's body if she hadn't got it out of her just like the growing xenomorph broke out of the engineer, who himself fell foul of the theme of the film relating to 'that which we create to serve us/our desire to create can possibly go on to destroy us (which is basic Frankenstein stuff, a story itself originally subtitled 'the New Prometheus) This film is amazing!!!


I've discussed my take on the Alien life cycle's we see in Prometheus in various threads so won't go into much detail. Having said that!

My take on the proto-facehugger was that as it was still Holloways mutation. It's his sperm mutated by the Engineer's bio creation/destruction goo. It transfers to Shaw when they have sex, however, it doesn't move on within her as she can't get pregnant. The mutated sperm cant cause fertilisation in her so continues to mutate within that form, growning as a mutant sperm within Shaw, until she removes it in the Med-Pod. I don't think it's coincidence that it looks as it does. It has nowhere else to go once it's extracted from Shaw, and continues to mutate within it's form. Part of the point of sperm is to kick off the fertilisation of eggs, without that ability it mutates to create a fertilisation process that forcess the embryo/egg/creature into a host - in Prometheus it does that on the Engineer, kicking off the next part of the process, which is the proto-Alien (Deacon) that is born with what looks like an egg sack. One could assume that the eggs from the Deacon are the smaller face-huggers, or a first generation of them. I've always thought that the Deacon mural within the amuple room was a warning sign to Engineers - in the same way our factories would have a 'Don't foget your goggle!' sign. The Engineer's know that with their bio goo in them, they can develop Deacons/Proto Alien's, which essentially work as the perfect killing machine (born of the perfect creators - The Engineers). So yea, Promethues definately had a face hugger (The Trilobite) but it's more a first generation version.

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RE: Prometheus was average at best! - 12/10/2012 6:21:36 PM   
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I agree with some things you say Waltham! And I too hate Michael Bay hahahaha I was just so disappointed with all the characters in their. I agree and thought the film had some interesting ideas but the problem was they never new when to quit and just created a whole lot of confusion. I can obviously see this was meant to have a sequel but in no way means that this film shouldn't stand on it's own to feet.
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The Characters were all stupid and did things that made no sense to any logical person. I could list a million issues with each character and found allot of what they did in the film, no sane human would do. I liked the first half of the film I'll admit then it just went absurd for me and allot of people I know think the same. I found the more I thought about it the more I got annoyed. I sat trying to think it was a good film but just couldn't.
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For me it just all went a little silly and comical even though they weren't trying to do that, I even found myself laughing at the end with the whole spaceship crashing and people killing themselves and rolling out of the way, it was just ridiculous.
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You're right films don't have to have all the answers but they should have suspense and leave you wanting more (Like the original Alien film) Which was successful due to it's simplicity and suspense... this film came no way near for me, they just tried to do to much and it made everything convoluted. But we can agree to disagree mate, no big deal it just really frustrated me which was something I never expected from Ridley! Just to many plot holes and character flaws!

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RE: Prometheus was average at best! - 12/10/2012 6:30:53 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Retrorube

Wait i just figured it out.

It was created by the writer of LOST, Six - seven seasons, I don't know, of pure cock tease... he should never be allowed near a script again in his life I hate the man! Ridley it's over retire!


Actually, that view of Lost is one of the biggest bullshit misconceptions I've come across in recent years. By the end of Season Six, all of the mysteries had been cleared up... sometimes years before. It's not their problem if most of the viewing public a) didn't pay attention and kept on bringing things up that were answered years ago, and b) started fixating on inconsequential details which weren't mysteries to begin with.

On the topic of Prometheus, I agree with jobloffski and waltham1979's views. It's great sci-fi because it asks big questions, and not all big questions in life are meant to be answered.

Also, the character who was scared of the Engineer but wanted to get a closer look at the worm thing? It's because the worm thing is his specialty as a biologist, and big scary monsters aren't.


He's a Biologist mate so anything that involes Biology i.e DNA and or anything Molecular be it living or dead should interest him... it's that simple fella and the reason he was on the ship! Oh wait everyone decided to fly to the other side of the Universe without even knowing why and giving up 4-8 years of their earth life without even so much as a question uummmmm! But that's the least of the issues with this film... The characters and what they do are one of the worst things about it... Remember In Space no one can hear your disappointment!

So what did you think of the whole Space Jesus concept? It asked big questions... YES, did it answer any of them or explain what the hell it was trying to say... no it just made very little sense!

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RE: Prometheus was average at best! - 12/10/2012 8:07:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Retrorube


quote:

ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

quote:

ORIGINAL: Retrorube

Wait i just figured it out.

It was created by the writer of LOST, Six - seven seasons, I don't know, of pure cock tease... he should never be allowed near a script again in his life I hate the man! Ridley it's over retire!


Actually, that view of Lost is one of the biggest bullshit misconceptions I've come across in recent years. By the end of Season Six, all of the mysteries had been cleared up... sometimes years before. It's not their problem if most of the viewing public a) didn't pay attention and kept on bringing things up that were answered years ago, and b) started fixating on inconsequential details which weren't mysteries to begin with.

On the topic of Prometheus, I agree with jobloffski and waltham1979's views. It's great sci-fi because it asks big questions, and not all big questions in life are meant to be answered.

Also, the character who was scared of the Engineer but wanted to get a closer look at the worm thing? It's because the worm thing is his specialty as a biologist, and big scary monsters aren't.


He's a Biologist mate so anything that involes Biology i.e DNA and or anything Molecular be it living or dead should interest him... it's that simple fella and the reason he was on the ship! Oh wait everyone decided to fly to the other side of the Universe without even knowing why and giving up 4-8 years of their earth life without even so much as a question uummmmm! But that's the least of the issues with this film... The characters and what they do are one of the worst things about it... Remember In Space no one can hear your disappointment!

So what did you think of the whole Space Jesus concept? It asked big questions... YES, did it answer any of them or explain what the hell it was trying to say... no it just made very little sense!



Scratch that David was a very good Character lol

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RE: Prometheus Could Have Had Facehuggers - 13/10/2012 11:14:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: porntrooper


quote:

ORIGINAL: jobloffski


quote:

ORIGINAL: My name is Legion

SPOILER!


Has anyone here actually watched the film? There was a "Facehugger", it just happened to be much bigger than we've seen before. Which was appropriate given the context.


Totally (SPOILER TEXT HIGHLIGHT BELOW TO READ)

The thing that wrapped itself around the Engineer was a giant face hugger and because of the size of it, the (en route to being the familiar) xenomorph creature that burst out of him was proportionally bigger than the one that burst out of John Hurt originally. I don't see how people can't follow this stuff. Back in the day we were told the creature had attributes in common with a virus. In Prometheus the goo behaved like a virus does, continually mutating until eventually (and post the end of the film) reaching a sustainable form in its own right. The first engineer drinks the, we see it in a molecular level, altering DNA and reconfiguring it. Later, small worms, bigger snake like, then with tentacles, and finally xenomorph like. The 'virus' acts differently according to the level/type of exposure each person as it either destroys, or creates/grows in order to follow the one impulse it has: to survive. The events happening to the people are akin to what we would see of a virus acting on cells if we were looking through a microscope. In the latter case, we have the 'God' perspective seeing creation happen and being the intelligence looking down on simpler beings, in the former, something much bigger than us would regard us as the cells in the petri dish, which has pretty harrowing implications not necessarily needing basic body horror to be conveyed while having a decent share of body horror too. And the facehugger would have destroyed Shaw's body if she hadn't got it out of her just like the growing xenomorph broke out of the engineer, who himself fell foul of the theme of the film relating to 'that which we create to serve us/our desire to create can possibly go on to destroy us (which is basic Frankenstein stuff, a story itself originally subtitled 'the New Prometheus) This film is amazing!!!


I've discussed my take on the Alien life cycle's we see in Prometheus in various threads so won't go into much detail. Having said that!

My take on the proto-facehugger was that as it was still Holloways mutation. It's his sperm mutated by the Engineer's bio creation/destruction goo. It transfers to Shaw when they have sex, however, it doesn't move on within her as she can't get pregnant. The mutated sperm cant cause fertilisation in her so continues to mutate within that form, growning as a mutant sperm within Shaw, until she removes it in the Med-Pod. I don't think it's coincidence that it looks as it does. It has nowhere else to go once it's extracted from Shaw, and continues to mutate within it's form. Part of the point of sperm is to kick off the fertilisation of eggs, without that ability it mutates to create a fertilisation process that forcess the embryo/egg/creature into a host - in Prometheus it does that on the Engineer, kicking off the next part of the process, which is the proto-Alien (Deacon) that is born with what looks like an egg sack. One could assume that the eggs from the Deacon are the smaller face-huggers, or a first generation of them. I've always thought that the Deacon mural within the amuple room was a warning sign to Engineers - in the same way our factories would have a 'Don't foget your goggle!' sign. The Engineer's know that with their bio goo in them, they can develop Deacons/Proto Alien's, which essentially work as the perfect killing machine (born of the perfect creators - The Engineers). So yea, Promethues definately had a face hugger (The Trilobite) but it's more a first generation version.


Well, the mutating/evolving thang was like 'pure lifeforce' not long before ending up inside Shaw, so could possibly have kick started her own fertility, plus the thing had an umbilical cord, and placenta...


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