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James Woodcock
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Posted: 24 May 2017 at 3:01pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

David did exactly to Elizabeth Shaw what everyone with half a brain thought he would do to her when she got on that ship.

Thus proving Elizabeth Shaw had less than half a brain.
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So your answer is A or C, right ? (just trying to be as smart-ass as you, M. Woodcock, but less insulting)

Still, as much as I know he killed her, the fate of Dr. Shaw intrigues me as I felt more than a little disturbed thinking she could have been a living test-subject for David's experiences (I'm getting too soft in my old age).
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Posted: 24 May 2017 at 11:10pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

He used and killed her Fabrice.

I know I'm being smart ass and insulting, but that's how this film makes me When I talk about it, just as Prometheus does. There is nothing, nothing in either of these films that I think is a good decision - by the film makers, by the characters, by me for seeing them. 

These films annoy me more than Alien3 which at least had incredible sound design. These are just bad character decision followed by bad character decision followed by change of plot followed by downgrading of the alien itself to being an android's weapon. Which is the ultimate nail in this coffin for me.

It makes me so angry
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Posted: 25 May 2017 at 7:11am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Happy 38th Birthday, ALIEN! Too bad your party sucks.
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Posted: 26 May 2017 at 4:47pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

This was not a good film. Parts were slick, parts were scary, but overall it was very derivative and very, very dumb. 

Dumbest part, the 1st:
Capt. Dum-Dum decides to go off-mission to check out the mystery planet. Daniels literally says, "Hey, we spent all of our time collecting data from, preparing for, and training to go to the colony planet. What the hell are you thinking?" And then the rest of the crew, who it has already been established doesn't like/respect Capt. Dum-Dum, says, "We're with you. Let's waste all of our time, training, and the company's money to go to the mystery planet."

Dumbest part, the 2nd:
At mystery planet, the entire landing party, without collecting any data on biology/organisms, trots out with no protective suits. 

The high point of the film for me was Danny McBride. I'm a fan to begin with so that may be why I thought he was the most interesting character. The part where he reacted to his wife's death was the best acting in the film.

Also startling: a woman brought what I'm guessing to be her 10-year-old son to the showing I was at. What the hell are people thinking? 
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I usually hate Danny McBride's overall acting persona, and I agree he was a high point. Although I liked the movie much more than you did.
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Posted: 26 May 2017 at 9:44pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Prometheus lost me with it`s dumbest bit...alien
hatchling that looks very much like a Cobra,crew member
goes to pet it and talk to it as if it`s a puppy.
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Posted: 26 May 2017 at 10:02pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

It's like how on The Walking Dead takes place in a parallel universe where the zombie genre doesn't exist in popular culture. In the universe of Prometheus there are no science fiction or horror films, so nobody's conditioned to realize they're going to die horribly simply by virtue of venturing into space.
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