Read Damon Lindelof’s Draft of the PROMETHEUS Script

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No matter what you thought about Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus (I thought it was great), it’s amazing that people are still talking about it.  I say this because in our culture of always moving onto the next thing once something’s come out, I love that people are still discussing the ideas and mythology, and what they’d like to see in a sequel (which I hear is definitely moving forward).

As most of you know, Prometheus was penned by two screenwriters: Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, in addition to the original conception of the franchise elements from Ronald Shusett and the late Dan O’Bannon.  After a number of drafts by Spaihts, Lindelof was brought in to balance the story and to expand on character relationships and mythology, but to leave the characters and the narrative structure in place.  Continued after the jump.

prometheus-david-Michael-Fassbender-posterOver the last month, a lot more about the making of Prometheus has been revealed.   Spaiths recently spoke about the scenes left unseen from his original script, including the greater prevalence of the xenomorphs and a different version of the MedPod scene.

In addition, a few days ago, Spaiths draft of the screenplay leaked, which you can download here.  Some of the differences were (thank you Dave):

  • Spaihts’ version involved an underwater sequence where the Earth-bound scientists discovered the star map with the use of submarines in a sunken Mediterranean city.
  • When pitching the exploratory mission to Weyland, Spaihts had alternate versions taking place aboard a space station and Weyland’s home on Mars, which was in the process of being terraformed.
  • Spaihts tries to explain away the idiocy of the scientists Milburn (Rafe Spall) and Fifield (Sean Harris), saying it was more due to editing, since they cut an earlier scene of Milburn becoming ecstatic over the discovery of a harmless alien life form: “It really showed how excited Milburn was by experiencing any extra-terrestrial, sophisticated life. That sort of explains why he’s acting like a complete utter moron here. The last thing you do when you see a snake in the wild is get your face really close to it and start smiling and extending your hand like you wanna pet it.”
  • Scott himself had the idea for ramming one spaceship into another and it was Spaihts’ job to make that work in the narrative.
  • Spaihts can claim the credit for the MedPod scene and Shaw’s impregnation.

prometheus-engineer-imageSince so many people are talking about the script, I figured I’d share something I’ve had since the summer: Damon Lindelof’s draft of the script which was called “Paradise.”  Click here to read.

If you’re a fan of reading scripts, or just curious about the differences between Spaiths draft and Lindelof’s draft, I hope you enjoy it.  I’m not listing the differences here, but I’m sure within a few hours someone will.

Finally, I’d love to hear what you thought about Prometheus in the comment section (which I know has some issues and we are working on it).  Were you like me and thought it was great?  Were you let down?  Let me know.




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  • mattedscreen

    Awww man, the Spaihts draft got pulled, any other place to be downloaded? – Why pull it FOX? the cat is out of the bag, embrace the free publicity you’re getting for the sequel to Prometheus!

  • Lance

    The people who don’t like Prometheus are just mad there weren’t xenos hopping all over the place and spinning in bullet time through the air like in Alien Vs Predator. Which was terrible, by the way.

    • TheHOYT

      I find it amusing when Prometheus apologists set up their straw-man and then knock him over. I didn’t like Prometheus, I thought that, narratively speaking, it was wanting. The characters and their motivations were not fleshed out and cliche. Visually, the film was stunning, but if you don’t have a good narrative, then, no matter how pretty the picture on the canvas is, it just doesn’t work. I didn’t expect or want xenomorphs running around or bullet time, but I did want a good, coherent story.

      • Mr Kippling

        hahahahahahaha @ people trying to stick up for this mess of a film, especially the ones on their high horses thinking they are in on something that “no one else gets”…err we got it, its just a SHIT FILM! You all fall into the same category/group as Resident evil fans who try and defend that crap :D
        Just to clarify to fans of the film, if you liked the film no biggy, good for you but don’t get all high and mighty thinking somehow your the only ones who got the film, its not a hard to film to follow, it really isn’t that intelligent, so get over yourselves and stop desperately trying to cover over its cracks and go watch space odyssey 2001!

    • Kike

      No. Most of us are mad because the plot have an ilogical introduction, laughable situations, no protagonist, no clear conflict, no goals, no direction, no ending and no sense whatsoever. It is an insult to the noble art of storytelling.

      • internetasshole

        No, its just quite clear that you’re a mental midget and the movie went over your head. But that’s alright, Twilight comes out this weekend…right up your ally you drooling neanderthal.

      • Kike

        HAHAHAHAHA

        Ok, I should have expected that kind of rage. You fanboys are so pathetic…

      • Blakeavon

        Wow really? you must have not being paying attention because it had all those things. Just it wasn’t written for the weak minded. So tell me name a better science fiction film in the last five years? Avatar, Ferntree Gully in space or maybe John “we are too scared no one will see our movie so we called it name” Carter?!

      • mrnateathon

        @blakeavon Looper

      • TwoCentsTooMuch

        Wow Blakeavon really set himself up for that one. This is the problem I have with Prometheus Apologists, they are trying to make the movie out to be something it’s not.

        I give it a solid 3 stars out of 5, amazing visual, stellar acting from Fassbender, the first half of the movie up to the tunnels is compelling and is brimming with potential, and then they landed in the tunnels and nobody realized they’d all left their brains on earth.

        Ridley Scott is a great director, this just wasn’t his best work. If you want to see some good Scott sci-fi go watch Blade Runner. Now THAT is a classic, and aged like fine wine; which despite your best wishes Prometheus will not be doing.

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  • Strong Enough

    as far as i’m concerned Spaihts sucks too. I read Shadow 19. it was crap. Ridley should have hired someone else to pen the movie like Max Landis……

    ….nah i’m f*cking kidding. that kid is terrible

    • Brett

      Lol I rolled my eyes when I read Max Landis, then laughed in agreement at his terribleness.

    • Wait?

      Aren’t you a huge DKR fan? Why do you give the plot wholes and logical inconsistancies in that mediocre turd a pass but not Prometheus? If you don’t answer you’re a coward and a hypocrite.

    • American patriot

      Confirmed that Strong Enough is a punk beotch!

    • TwoCentsTooMuch

      Wait?

      That was just absurd and illogical, if he doesn’t answer that means nothing of the sort. You try to cover all your bases and just end up looking like an idiot.

    • Wait?

      @two cents
      If Strong Enough was a real man he’d answer me. But he ain’t so he don’t. Simple. I guess if he’s scared that’s one thing. Not answer is the same to admitting he’s a scared punk. So I guess that’s what he’s is. It’s called being an adult.

      • Kike

        Call other people “a scared punk” just beacuse they don’t like a movie is not what I would call “being an adult”.

  • Brett

    I really liked Prometheus.

  • Martyn Conterio

    Prometheus was the fucking bomb!

  • Solgazer

    I thought Prometheus was terrific – on the second viewing. I liked it the first time through but saw a lot of holes. On the second viewing it is apparent that a lot of things were implied but quickly, they weren’t rammed down our throats. The geoloist was freaking out from the start so that made a bit more sense when he became disoriented after losing his shit and the deleted scene showing Milburn and his childlike optimism towards life made the fact he approached the worm-snake far more understandable.
    In fact I gotta say I really thought almost all of the deleted scenes on the Blu-Ray were fantastic and added to the film in all sorts of ways. Usually deleted scenes are the redundant damaging split ends of the haircut that a movie is but there were some great sequeneces that really expanded and explained the movie for me in non-redundant ways. That’s my only complaint about Prometheus now, the deleted scenes should’ve stayed in the movies final cut.
    In todays instant-gratification demanding internet world, a movie like Prometheus is hard to make and I think it was disliked by some because you couldn’t sit like a dumb shit in the movie waiting for it all to be force fed through your eyeballs. You had to actually stop and think about what was occurring a bit.
    With a bit of thought and a second viewing Prometheus is terrific.

    • Steve

      “You had to actually stop and think about what was occurring a bit.”

      Actually I didn’t have to think much at all. Aside from leaving the motivation of the Engineers a mystery, the movie goes out of its way to telegraph its Chariots of the Gods premise and the folly of the quest for eternal life. What seemed at first to be a curious tiptoe approach to building a mythology around the xenomorphs by suggesting that they were the result of a bio-weapon program gone wrong, it was later revealed that the pseudo face huggers, the pseudo eggs (alien cannisters), pseudo chest burster were simply the result of Fox telling the creators to pull back on the xenomorph stuff. Prometheus comes off like a good-looking cover band trying to put a spin on established classics. The characters are reduced to Horror movie stereotypes with the exception of David. David should have been the main character. We should have seen everything from his perspective. It would have been a much more fascinating movie to watch. I didn’t hate Prometheus. I admired it’s technical prowess. And I think it is a noble jumping off point for a much better sequel if Scott learns from his mistakes.

    • zachrifice

      I completely agree with what you said. I’ve tried emphasizing that a second viewing makes a tremendous difference for people who complain about the film.

      The bottom line – If a good number of people completely understood the film, obviously the ones who didn’t either werent paying close enough attention or they didnt like the fact they werent being “force fed through their eyeballs” as you put it.

      • Lance

        A second viewing would help a lot of people realize their criticisms are overblown or even completely warrantless.

        It is a beautiful film that touches on some very big and interesting issues. Whatever flaws it might have are outweighed by what the movie gets right.

  • will

    Even though the overall product was basically the same, Spaihts sounded way more… intelligent in his draft than Lindelof does. “BEEP, FWAAASH”. The Alien: Engineers draft was a little more subtle.

  • will

    Wow, this draft is… not very good. Alien: Engineers was way better. Lindelof’s writing style reads like fanfiction. Take this little gem:
    “Meet MEREDITH VICKERS. She could easily pass for forty, though we suspect she’s a bit older. WHIP SMART, but as COLD as she is SEXY.”

    All in all, I think we can conclude that Scott’s direction and the actors saved the movie.

    • Kike

      For me, this movie have no salvation.

  • Mark

    I would like to hear a table read where every Capitalized word was yelled. Would be fun to hear.

  • Slice

    I didn’t like either draft. I think there was a better movie to be had by not being tied to Alien at all. Monster’s closet gooey scares are a dime a dozen. There was meat for a story in the Engineers angle, but neither of these losers wrote it.

  • will

    Best bad line in the whole script: at the end, Lindelof notes that Shaw is carrying David’s head “like a goddamned pineapple”. That made me laugh hysterically.

  • aaronsullivan

    You guys don’t read a lot of scripts, do you?

    • Strong Enough

      of course they don’t or else they would realize 99 percent of scripts out there have the same scene descriptions. Nothing is wrong with the way Damon writes his scenes. Their just caught up in this perception of Damon sucks or anything i read or say about him is automatically bad

      • AJ

        This.

    • spider-fan13

      Some of us know how script format works. We’re not complaining about the actual script, we’re complaining about how terribly written the descriptors are. Competent writers exercise a lot more restraint when it comes to descriptors…whereas Lindelof’s makes it so that the script reads like a 10 year old kid on a sugar rush wrote it.

      I’d suggest you read Spaiht’s original script to see the difference I’m talking about. It shows what the script looked like before the ‘hot hollywood writer’ was brought on to ‘punch it up’. It’s not only better (IMO) but the writing is more reserved and professional.

      Good comparison of the two -
      Lindelof on Vickers:

      “Meet MEREDITH VICKERS. She could easily pass for forty,
      though we suspect she’s a bit older. WHIP SMART, but as COLD
      as she is SEXY.”

      Spiaths on Vickers:

      “Behind him stands DIRECTOR LYDIA VICKERS, a slim woman of 45
      in a costly business suit. Shrewd and watchful. Once a great
      beauty, she now trades in ruthlessness.”

      • MisterED

        @spider-fan13 – Indeed. Unfortunately, there are a lot of talentless hacks in Hollywood who for some reason or another, hold cushy positions over people. People who are more talented than they are, but who lack the right connections.

      • Jacob

        Honestly, it doesn’t matter how you describe something in a screenplay. What matter is how it’s interpreted by the reader, but more importantly, on-screen. Sphaits is more novelistic in his approach, while Lindelof is far more cut and dried, getting to the point quicker. Both approaches are valid. Both would, in this case, pretty much give us the same result. I’d say Lindelof’s is more exciting, less contemplative, but not at all unprofessional. People ragging on his writing style don’t understand that not a single person reads scripts like they do a novel. You don’t go to Barnes and Noble and pick up the latest Tarantino draft and have a read-through. It’s a futile practice. It’s unfinished. It’s like looking at a blueprint for a building and trying to decide if you like the color of the walls. The point of a screenplay is to get a movie made. That’s all. It’s not something you read at the beach. Unless it’s your job.

        And sure, while you’re free to dislike Lindelof’s writing, I don’t think you can call it unprofessional or amateurish. After six seasons on LOST and plenty of other screenplays, I think he’s earned the right to write however he sees fit.

    • Oscar

      Yet, which script was made into a film in the end? I am not big on Lindelof’s writing style but at least it’s not cut and dry as too many scripts I’ve read. Funny how a lot of things they teach you in Screenwriting “classes” and “books” don’t really matter in the end. Although for some reason that writing style fit better in the “Lost” scripts than this.

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  • Blakeavon

    Wow really? you must have not being paying attention because it had all those things. Just it wasn\’t written for the weak minded. So tell me name a better science fiction film in the last five years? Avatar, Ferntree Gully in space or maybe John \"we are too scared no one will see our movie so we called it name\" Carter?!

    • Oscar

      Looper, Inception, Sunshine, Moon, Source Code, District 9, Wall-E, the Rebuild of Evangelion movies. And by the way, I liked Prometheus so it’s not like I’m hating on it.

  • dad

    I enjoyed this film. When people say extreme say stuff like,”shit” about it, I say they must be crazy.

  • DREDD

    Lindeloft, .. I will avoid films with this name attatched from now on. This is the guy that made the incredible series LOST end with a FART!

    Lost and Prometheus finished with a mess, and more questions raised than answered! I don’t expect its sequel to answer any of the gaps neither, we will all end up with more confusement and it will finally kill off what we loved about Alien.

    Cowboys and Aliens i actually quite liked, but still, never did find out why the Aliens wanted gold?
    Star Trek was enjoyable, have not thought about that one enough yet to pick fault, but I’m sure someone has.
    As long as he stays far far away from Star Wars.

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  • Richard Burton

    I remember Kubricks 2001, and the initial reactions. Critics like Pauline Kael smashing it to atoms. Probably a movie trying out to be something it was not, at least in its initial stage. Suddenly years later it is now this “something” it was not, but then again …. was anyway. Oh well, at least to those who feels that. Those who didn’t get it, can still claim, the movie set out to be something, it was not, and in the meantime they have justified the motives for everyone but themselves, how laughably wrong they were and are.

    I belong to this, “we were so wrong” …. apologetic group. I have to be a fanboy, because it it impossible to actually claim, that I got anything in this movie, that another group so skillfully have proved are not there, by arguing that …. there is not anything to get. The fine art of arguing the Catch 22 way.

    So I saw the movie three times in a row, in three different 3D formats, the week before it premiered in USA and imagined a lot of preposterous bullshit about things, that were not in the movie and managed to write a 6000 words review about it. In a couple of weeks I read quite a few other analysis of the movie, by fellow idiots, who also got the same “not to be got” things not present in the movie.

    I’m very glad to be told by people, that the movie is very easy to follow and frankly quite unintelligent. I’m just not that smart, so I have not been able to discuss the themes and symbolism I have made up, because the majority, the smart people, don’t get these things, since they are not to be got. So they are free to discuss the pure basis of the movie, which are clearly bad editing and acting and leave out the imagined parts, that I believed brought quite a lot of ambigous stuff to the movie.

    Well. I was so wrong, so thank you for clearing this up for me. Since june pretty much all movies I’ve seen, sucked. Looper was full of nothing and geezus Skyfall the worst piece of shit. Look at the intro. A train going into a tunnel, with Moneypenny after it. Then she drives around the mountain and positions herself 2 km. from the tunnel. Leaves the jeep, takes her sniperrifle, calls up M and explains the situation. THEN the train comes out. Wow this is stuff, that makes lost geologist in a cave looks like Oscar material!

    • Alan

      Sure, ‘Prometheus’ is the modern-day ’2001′. And ‘Robin Hood’ is the new ‘Becket’, ‘A Good Year’ is the contemporary equivalent of ‘The Apartment’ and ‘Hannibal’ is ten times the film that ‘the Silence of the Lambs’ is. Got it. Everything Scott touches turns to gold, and these losers aren’t intelligent enough to understand this guy’s brilliance. Thanks for the insight (and thanks for posting twice, too).

      I have read both scripts, and it felt that the film got worse and worse as it progressed in the production process. If they had filmed the Spaihts script as is, it wouldn’t have been as good as Alien – but it would have still been pretty darn good. All reasonable concerns about the film – all of them – are not present in the draft:
      * The captain and Shaw have a relationship over the course of the film. This explains his sacrifice at the end.
      * David’s turn in the final act is actually surprising. He doesn’t give a thousand glares to the crew members, doesn’t press a hundred buttons, doesn’t ruffie crew members. Instead, he knows more about the mission than the crew do. He is extremely polite and courteous, and shows enthusiasm for the mission (which Shaw and Holloway find infectious). Then, in the third act, he reveals his true feelings, and his sudden coldness is chilling, especially in an excellent scene in which he allows the facehugger to infect Shaw.
      * Vickers and Weyland aren’t father and daughter. In fact, Spaihts doesn’t try to redeem Vickers in the final act: she’s just a bitch, and that’s fine. Not everyone needs pathos.
      * Holloway is a sympathetic character. He cares about other peope, doesn’t get pissy when the smallest thing doesn’t go his way, and doesn’t treat David like shit. Also, his death (he explodes during sex) is a witty idea, which explains why Soctt probably hated it.
      * Fifield also is a sympathetic character. He’s just a miner, and there’s credible conflict established that – if they don’t find any minerals – the miners don’t make a profit. So he really doesn’t have any investment in scientific discovery.
      * Fifield doesn’t just turn up to kill all the remaining rew members (he shows up at the end, to kill Vickers in a nice you-reap-what-you-sow-moment).
      * No flashbacks to Patrick Wilson.
      * The script has some sense of flow to it, as well. ‘Prometheus’ has a thousand beginnings (Engineers, Shaw and Holloway find the carvings, David chillaxing, the crew wake up, Vickers explains the mission), but this actually has a sense of flow to it, so that – with the exception of the prologue – there’s a causality to the story construction: Shaw and Holloway find the carvings, then they meet Weyland, then they wake up etc.

      If Scott had left the script alone (or, I don’t know, let someone else make it), then ‘Prometheus’ would have been the second best blockbuster of the year. By far. As for the Lindelof draft ‘Paradise’, it is not great, but it is much, much better than the finished film.

      * No lame Vickers/Weyland twist.
      * No filler (such as the silly interplay between co-pilots).
      * Fifield is a biologist, not a geologist. It explains why he wouldn’t be interested in a mission, considering that there is little chance of finding plantlife (I have no idea why a gelogist, on the other hand, wouldn’t be interested in the planet, considering that there is obviously huge potentiasl for finding new rocks on this planet). Also, the Milburn death is much better executed on the page.
      * Holloway is less of a douche.
      * No “I can’t create life” crap for Shaw.
      * David’s motivations are clearer.
      * Janek has a monologue that justifies his decision at the end.
      * There’s an actual reason why Guy Pearce is in the film. In fact, his dream sequence is a fun scene, which explains why Ridley Scott probably hated it, and replaced it with the ‘smoke-and-shadows-for-its-own-sake’ sequence involving David and Vickers.
      * Overall, the film gives Shaw a fuller, more definable arc.

      Years ago, the film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum described Ridley Scott as a guy that provides “the snazzy paint job” to his material: he’s a designer who can’t improve a car with a terrible engine, but he can make a good car look excellent. In ‘Prometheus’, every single decision he made – everyone – was misjudged. He took fool-proof material and proved that there is no such thing as anything being ‘fool-proof’. He cast it poorly, directed the actors to give bad or misjudged performances (Janek, for instance, is written as British, and Elba would have clearly been more comfortable to keep his accent than a clumsy Southern/Canjun hodge-podge), clipped scenes to remove important exposition about the character’s motivations and generally asked Dariusz Wolski to photograph the film in the most dull, monotomous way possible.

      Basically, Ridley Scott is like someone who borrows your car, leaves scratches on it, urinates all over the back seat, and then lectures YOU about how to treat your vehicle. If you complain, he plants some cocaine in the back seat and calls the police.

      • Richard Burton

        “Sure, ‘Prometheus’ is the modern-day ’2001′. And ‘Robin Hood’ is the new ‘Becket’, ‘A Good Year’ is the contemporary equivalent of ‘The Apartment’ and ‘Hannibal’ is ten times the film that ‘the Silence of the Lambs’ is. Got it. Everything Scott touches turns to gold, and these losers aren’t intelligent enough to understand this guy’s brilliance. Thanks for the insight (and thanks for posting twice, too)”

        Thanks for trying to assist me with even more motives, that I do not have. It is the thought that counts though :) But have I mentioned any “losers” in my previous statement? Actually I tried to address how people like me, who happens to find ambiguity in Prometheus are having our motives doing so, questioned by people, in a manner that looks a lot like an accusation for seing things that are not there. So either I lie or find pleasure of saying that I believe seing things, that I am aware of are not there. I can guarantee, that I find no joy in spending as much time on reviewing and talking about a movie, that I don’t like.

        I couldn’t care less, if you or others didn’t see the ambiguity in the themes and symbolism of Prometheus. Whether you cared or not. I did. I liked it very much and it would be great, if people could disagree, instead of having to resort to justification of how bad the movie is, by questioning peoples motives for thinking the opposite.

        I have read Spaiths script and I feel the opposite. Probably I would’ve likened just another ballgame in the Alien arena by Scott and with the same elements as earlier movies before they changed directions, trying to forget all the rubbish that was introduced by the other movies in the franchise. But after having seen Prometheus, I agree with the studio and Scott, to try something new, instead of just eating the same menu, once more.

        And that menu, I feel is Spaiths script. It felt much more like James Cameron material and that is not what I hoped for with a new movie.

        A lot of your critique against Prometheus, is based on the audience knowing more about whats going on. About having things explained, be aware of motivations. That’s the exact points that gives the movie the ambiguity, that makes scenes and characters much more interesting and suddenly add to the tension in what would else have been simple and quite stagey.

        90% of the times, I disagree with you everytime about your take on Prometheus ;) I absolutely felt Fifield and Milbourn were not interesting enough and the return to base scene with Fifield, was unnecessary. Otherwise I was more than happy with the outcome. Visually it is completely stunning with the best use of 3D in a non-cgi movie to date. And Scott has made it quite clear, with his statement

        “I would rather have people fighting about it and not know, than spell it out”

        that he had no intention of explaining things. Like Kubrick said

        “It has always seemed to me that really artistic, truthful ambiguity — if we can use such a paradoxical phrase — is the most perfect form of expression. Nobody likes to be told anything. Take Dostoyevsky. It’s awfully difficult to say what he felt about any of his characters. I would say ambiguity is the end product of avoiding superficial, pat truths.”

        Anyway. I like the ambiguity in the movie, and the interpretation I make out of the themes and symbolism, enhances the “stakes” and makes me much more interested in peoples motives in several key scenes, than if the movie is so simple and unintelligent as some chooses to believe.

        As for me, posting my former piece twice, it probably had to do with a timeout of the CAPTCHA code and no indication, that the post was succesfull, so I simply tried again. I would’ve been quite satisfied with only posting :)

  • Richard Burton

    I remember Kubricks 2001, and the initial reactions. Critics like Pauline Kael smashing it to atoms. Probably a movie trying out to be something it was not, at least in its initial stage. Suddenly years later it is now this \"something\" it was not, but then again …. was anyway. Oh well, at least to those who feels that. Those who didn\’t get it, can still claim, the movie set out to be something, it was not, and in the meantime they have justified the motives for everyone but themselves, how laughably wrong they were and are.

    I belong to this, \"we were so wrong\" …. apologetic group. I have to be a fanboy, because it it impossible to actually claim, that I got anything in this movie, that another group so skillfully have proved are not there, by arguing that …. there is not anything to get. The fine art of arguing the Catch 22 way.

    So I saw the movie three times in a row, in three different 3D formats, the week before it premiered in USA and imagined a lot of preposterous bullshit about things, that were not in the movie and managed to write a 6000 words review about it. In a couple of weeks I read quite a few other analysis of the movie, by fellow idiots, who also got the same \"not to be got\" things not present in the movie.

    I\’m very glad to be told by people, that the movie is very easy to follow and frankly quite unintelligent. I\’m just not that smart, so I have not been able to discuss the themes and symbolism I have made up, because the majority, the smart people, don\’t get these things, since they are not to be got. So they are free to discuss the pure basis of the movie, which are clearly bad editing and acting and leave out the imagined parts, that I believed brought quite a lot of ambigous stuff to the movie.

    Well. I was so wrong, so thank you for clearing this up for me. Since june pretty much all movies I\’ve seen, sucked. Looper was full of nothing and geezus Skyfall the worst piece of shit. Look at the intro. A train going into a tunnel, with Moneypenny after it. Then she drives around the mountain and positions herself 2 km. from the tunnel. Leaves the jeep, takes her sniperrifle, calls up M and explains the situation. THEN the train comes out. Wow this is stuff, that makes lost geologist in a cave looks like Oscar material!

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  • Jovet

    Prometheus is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I can’t say I hated it because it wasn’t ALL bad, it was visually very pleasing. I’ve tried and tried to like it. But the storyline tried to be all grandiose and epic and it wasn’t. The editing was horrible as the movie tries to be overly-mysterious. The characterization was even worse than the editing as the characters make no sense. Common sense seems to have been fired from the production. Wait, maybe I do hate it.

    I won’t be wasting my time or money on seeing any of its sequels, ever.

  • Jovet

    Prometheus is one of the worst movies I\’ve ever seen. I can\’t say I hated it because it wasn\’t ALL bad, it was visually very pleasing. I\’ve tried and tried to like it. But the storyline tried to be all grandiose and epic and it wasn\’t. The editing was horrible as the movie tries to be overly-mysterious. The characterization was even worse than the editing as the characters make no sense. Common sense seems to have been fired from the production. Wait, maybe I do hate it.

    I won\’t be wasting my time or money on seeing any of its sequels, ever.

  • studio17b

    It just occurred to me, after watching “Prometheus” again on DVD, that all you need is a single, simple change to the ending to satisfy “Alien” fans:

    The Engineer ship takes off. Somehow the Prometheus has been destroyed earlier and only Shaw and Charlize Theron are left. They could only watch helplessly as it disappears, thinking the ship is on its way to Earth, and leaving them stranded on an alien planet.

    Classic open ended ending like the one in “The Thing”, yes? An epilogue then shows the Engineer on the ship in birthing pain as the chestburster in him starts to break out. Ship crashes. On LV426.

    It still won’t save the rest of the mess that came before. But at least it’s better than the ending we got. I’m better than the Lindelof hack, that’s for sure.

    • Niumber 6

      Wow. Simple. Direct. Elegant. This WOULD be a decent, satisfying ending.

      Well played.

  • sachin gupte

    Please cast me in your part II If possible :D

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