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Prometheus  Directed by Ridley Scott Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof


 I don't care what anyone says, I thought Prometheus KICKED ASS and I will see it 42 more times in a row as soon as it comes out on DVD. Here's where I'd like to see it go in the next two sequels to the prequel, preferably with Ridley directing again :

 Prometheus leaves us with the question of why the race of giants who sacrificed one of their own to seed our planet with the DNA that would allow our evolution would suddenly change their minds and come back on a mission to utterly destroy us.

I'll tell you why.

The alien giants saw early on that we were veering onto a path of greed, self-importance and power lust to a degree never before seen in all the known space territories. They first tried to flood us out but we were resilient. They decided to change tack and try to appeal to whatever little reasonable DNA we might have retained from them and sent a messenger disguised as one of us to try to turn us back onto a more peaceable road. How did we react to this humble alien servant ? Why we degraded and humiliated him of course. Then we beat the crap out of him, nailed him up on some crossed boards, shanked him in his side and left him hanging up to die a slow and agonizing death.

 This of course alerted the giants to the fact that they had inadvertently created the meanest sons of bitches ever to scar the universe with their (our) presence. Of COURSE they had to destroy us.

 All the elements have been there from the beginning. The " race of giants " from the bible, the whole created in God's image thing and of course the serpent and/or dragon.

 Hey, if Abraham Lincoln can be a vampire hunter then Jesus can certainly be an alien.

 So DO it Ridley.

I DARE you.

*crosses arms/ taps foot*

Just for the record, they should not have killed Newt in Alien 3. Newt was meant to grow up to be Leelee Sobieski so maybe in the next post prequel sequel they should throw some string theory/ alternate universe stuff in there to bring her back.

...and rest in peace Dan O'Bannon. They just don't write like that anymore.

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Comment by Chig on July 4, 2012 at 11:01am

Damon Lindeloff  does not suck.

Comment by BlancheNoE on July 8, 2012 at 10:31pm

@ Chig- Thanks Chig. I fixed that in the heading. The reason I gave a nod to Dan O'Bannon is because I think the original "Alien" is STILL one of the finest written screenplays of all time. It had JUST the right amount of each element to allow the viewers brain to REALly scare itself silly. That guy watched a LOT of Hitchcock and then went totally minimalist which is not easy when there are so many creepy possibilities. I couldn't bring myself to see "Alien" until it had been out for 2 years because the commercial for it scared me so badly.

I saw "The Exorcist" when I was 10 years old....and then saw it 2 more times for crimeny, no problem, but show an egg with green cracks and throw in a couple of grunting noises and I was paralyzed with fear.

I LOVE the Aliens movies !

@ steve&b- hee-hee, I highly recommend seeing at least the original "Alien" before you see Prometheus.

Comment by Chig on July 8, 2012 at 11:40pm

Must go back and check out the first one. 

I have Dark Star on DVD... but not Alien.  I should get Alien.  Thanks for the inspiration.

The Prometheus script before Lindeloff was pulled in was the standard Alien Sequel face huggers, gutbusters and such.  Lindeloff was hired to put all of the other stuff into it.  He seems to be the fix it guy for big budget films these days.  Must have been the way he handled Star Trek....

Comment by Chig on July 11, 2012 at 12:07am

world war z

should be intersting to see if Lindeloff can fix that movie script.

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on July 11, 2012 at 1:38pm

Wh...?   Newt died?


Comment by NatureJunkie on July 22, 2012 at 3:29pm

Started to read this a couple weeks ago, saw "spoilers," and backed off. But what the heck. Now I've read this, and now the movie is on my "must see" list.

My own view is that the universe is very likely populated with other civilizations, and that all of them probably come to the same critical juncture we are at: will we succumb to our own predatory drive that enabled us as a species to evolve thus far? Or will be find a way to transcend it and continue to evolve even higher still? The evolution of life elsewhere must be so different we can't even imagine it, but there's no reason to think that the phenomenon of natural selection (and predation) is not at play wherever life exists.

So I don't think a more advanced race would find our nascent state so potentially threatening that we would be worthy of preemptive destruction. They would already know that in time we'll either transcend our destructive inclinations or be destroyed by them.


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