[SPOILERS] Prometheus Theories Thread [SPOILERS]

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Great concept, but terribly executed in just about every way except for the visual side of the things, and that just wasn't enough to make up for all the bull shit. I love Ridley, he's in my top 3 directors, but he chose a stupid script for his idea.

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I personally want a sequel. The concept had a lot of potential but not only it was left unexploited, but they also went for a relatively non-sensical story instead of the real thing or (if they wanted to save things for a sequel) a good conclusion.

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I can't get into the idea of a sequel if the set up was so mediocre.

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didich wrote:I personally want a sequel. The concept had a lot of potential but not only it was left unexploited, but they also went for a relatively non-sensical story instead of the real thing or (if they wanted to save things for a sequel) a good conclusion.
Its gonna be the same thing as the later seasons of Lost. Trying to solve every sigle question with these theories. That would be the second movie. :wtf:

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ComptonTerry wrote:I can't get into the idea of a sequel if the set up was so mediocre.
ryan4butler wrote:
didich wrote:I personally want a sequel. The concept had a lot of potential but not only it was left unexploited, but they also went for a relatively non-sensical story instead of the real thing or (if they wanted to save things for a sequel) a good conclusion.
Its gonna be the same thing as the later seasons of Lost. Trying to solve every sigle question with these theories. That would be the second movie. :wtf:
Agree with both, but I think that, from a pseudo-phylosofical point of view it has a lot of potential (I said pseudo, because we're still talking about a film with giant albino aliens in ti ;) ).

They could explore the creation and purpouse of mankind (I saw traces of this with David and him questioning his own existence), the idea of a God, and relate it to the teachings of the mythical Prometheus more.

My fear with the sequel is that Damon writer. I'm sure he'll find a way to screw it up. I hope they get another one.

I personally don't want answers, just to have a good film.

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LiberNovus wrote:Been reading the original script for Alien. Astonishing details, so astonishing I had to stop and post.
INTERIOR - TOMB - DAY

Broussard is standing on a dusty stone floor, with a feeble column of
sunlight shining down around him from the tunnel above. Around is
solid darkness.

He flashes his datastick around. The beam reveals that he is in a
stone room. STRANGE HEIROGLYPHICS are carved into the walls. They have
a primitive, religious appearance. Row after row of pictograms stretch
from floor to ceiling, some epic history in an unknown language. Huge
religious symbols dominate one wall.

Spaced at intervals are stylized stone statues, depicting grotesque
monsters, half anthropoid, half octopus.

BROUSSARD
It's unbelievable! It's like some
kind of tomb... some primitive
religion!
Hey, is anybody there? Do
you read me? Standard!

INTERIOR - TOMB - LATE AFTERNOON

Face bare, Broussard approaches the center of the room, which is
dominated by a large, broad pedestal. On the pedestal are ROWS OF
LEATHERY URNS OR JARS
, EXACTLY LIKE THE ONE BROUSSARD STUMBLED ACROSS IN THE ALIEN SHIP -- EXCEPT THESE ARE ALL SEALED.

He walks around the urns, studying them. They all have sealed lids. He
shines his light on one of them; then he lays his gloved hand on it.

He lifts his mask radio to his lips.

BROUSSARD
I don't know if you can hear me, but
the place is full of large bottles
or jars, just like the one we found
on the other ship -- except these
are all sealed. Also they're soft to
the touch.

He peers more closely at the leathery object.

BROUSSARD (CONT'D)
Another funny thing -- I just put my
hand on it, and now there are these
raised areas appearing where my
fingertips were.
I assume Dan O'Bannon is happy in heaven now :) Justice!
Pretty awesome how many of his original un-used ideas for Alien, has ended up being used in Prometheus.
Forgot to add the link to the script.
http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/alien_early.html

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IDK if this has been discussed yet, but.
How will the Deacon make it to whatever LV it is? Are there other Engeneers alive on LV-223?

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ryan4butler wrote:IDK if this has been discussed yet, but.
How will the Deacon make it to whatever LV it is? Are there other Engeneers alive on LV-223?
The Deacon won't make it to LV-426. But an oversized Engineer will.

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Red Hood wrote:
ryan4butler wrote:IDK if this has been discussed yet, but.
How will the Deacon make it to whatever LV it is? Are there other Engeneers alive on LV-223?
The Deacon won't make it to LV-426. But an oversized Engineer will.
O.k.
Before Alien the cresant ship crash lands on LV-426. Right?

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ryan4butler wrote:
Red Hood wrote:
The Deacon won't make it to LV-426. But an oversized Engineer will.
O.k.
Before Alien the cresant ship crash lands on LV-426. Right?
Yep. I'm going to say an Engineer grew in size somehow. There is a 30 year gap between Alien and Prometheus so anything is possible. Maybe Shaw is Ripley's mother :think:

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