I have loads of photos which I should be editing but since Steph asked I’m going tell you some things I thought about Prometheus, which I went to see at the weekend. I really wanted to like it, and some of it I did. Michael Fassbender can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned, I have a girl crush on Noomi Rapace, the scientist guy does look like a more attractive Tom Hardy, and the Geiger set designs look amazing. I quite enjoyed it, but the more I think about it the more I’m realising it’s nonsense.
Without any attempt at completeness here’s just some of the things I want to know (sorry, spoilers!):
* The reason they found the planet in the first place was because all these ancient civilisations had that planet constellation, and presumably worshipped those original men people who made them. Why then, would the constellation lead them to a random planet that the original men used to build biological weapons to destroy the earth?
* Why did Charlize Theron spend ages squeezing herself into a suit and a tiny escape pod, when she had a full size, self sustaining and independently navigatable one she could have just walked into?
* And why does she have a machine calibrated only for men? Though obviously not calibrated for men that much, because it still managed to do the ceasarean, you just had to call it abdominal surgery.
* Noomi Rapace’s dad died in similar circumstances to her boyfriend? Oh really? There were aliens gestating inside humans in 2050s Africa? Her dad was killed by his boss in a flamethrower attack? What is the point of mentioning something like that if you’re not going to explain it?
* Similarly, I’d have liked to have known a bit more about David Fassbender’s character. He was potentially really interesting, but in the end he was just a slightly pointlessly evil guy.
* They could have made a bit of space for that by cutting out some of these really pointless scenes. That one where Charlize Theron and Idris Elba talk about having sex goes on for about ten minutes.
* This all supposedly happens 80 years from now, which seems a bit of a push in terms of technology. I guess this is because it’s supposed to be an Alien prequel, which is kind of what makes everything not quite add up.
* And maybe I’m remembering this wrong, but in the first Alien film aren’t they following a distress signal without an explanantion. Were did that come from and what happened to Noomi’s recorded message saying ‘don’t ever come here’?
So there you have it, some nicely random ramblings from me on a Friday! Any answers/explanations gratefully received!