I saw it last night as well, and the trailers for this EPIC film included Total Recall, Flight, and Snow White/Huntsman. I basically felt like I was watching a theatrical presentation of the RECON thread. EPIC, EPIC, EPIC... epic.
Just saw Prometheus in IMAX at 'RAVE' at the Howard Hughes center. The 3d was super-cool, but also distracting. Would of enjoyed the movie just as much in 2D. There was crap on the right lens/filter/whatever that came and went throughout the film. (Pretty freaky, though when people take their place in front of you after the move starts- very MST3K!)
Not just blowing smoke here: I also saw 'Loom' at NAB on a 'still in development' projection system - and that was MUCH better 3d. Cleaner, sharper, and not distracting. I'm sure the proper 'personal optics' (Oakley) helped, but I'm pretty sure I won't be patronizing that IMAX screen again.
A QUESTION that's been nagging me since release.
Why do the engineers want to kill the people on earth so desperately? They make a killer bio weapon just to take us out? Why all the glyphs on earth with the weapon planet, the invitation for us to find them? Are they the creators of the human race in this narrative?
And why are the engineers running in their ship through holographic playback, the bio weapon got loose and is attacking them?
And one finally had enough, stole the bio weapon fluid and off'd himself on earth, inadvertently (or knowingly) planting his DNA on the planet that would become earth. Within the engineers DNA were specific dreams or memories that at a certain point in evolution would manifest itself in some what rudimentary cave drawings depicting the star charts.
Would be eons later that the engineers would find out of the betrayal by one of their own, when looking thru their telescopes and realizing earth gave a signature of being colonized by one of their own kind.
This would not stand for myriad of reasons and the engineers set out to destroy our planet with their black goo etc.
The engineers, being clones and cult-est (the big head cult), have become exceedingly twisted over the eons with self reinforcing hive mind think.
They are just determined fucks with no real real goals, and at the last moment their power lust manifested in their ultimate bio weapons... just got away from them; and killed them all (the holograph is a security/log/warning system).
The real answer is MORE like CHAOS, entropy whatever you want to call it... it (their creation) took them down that ultimate peg.
To them we are a known quantity being nothing more then ants to be squished (that is why the awakened one so brazenly crushed the crew in the chamber and couldn't care less).
Of course it could just all be space Jesus's fault... but I like my version better!
: - )
Hence symbolism of Xmas day & recurring cross references throughout the pic
Yes. That guess was expressed in dialog from one of the actors.And why are the engineers running in their ship through holographic playback, the bio weapon got loose and is attacking them?
I thought it was a beautiful film with extremely good cinematography and great set design, with a very muddled story and an unsatisfying ending. But I'm glad the film did well, simply because I'm a fan of Ridley's work, and I like the fact that he gambles and takes chances.
There is no doubt that the engineer was on a mission to fly somewhere, perhaps indeed Earth. So why does the engineer, knowing full well there are other ships, choose to kill the girl instead of another ship to fly? Was this the only ship with the goo inside? Certainly the only one we explored in the film.
I also don't get why the holographic log showed these engineers panicking, what were they running from?
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