History YMMV / Prometheus

16th Mar '17 11:36:38 AM Eagal
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[spoiler:The coda showing the birth of a "proto"-xenomorph, a scene created to connect the film to the greater ''Alien'' mythology. However, audiences new to the context of the film don't know what the point of this critter is, since it was never foreshadowed, and it has no impact on the narrative, characterization, or the central conflict of the film, and have therefore found the epilogue confusing and out of nowhere. Audiences who know about ''Alien'' will acknowledge the connection, but since the action for a potential sequel has now moved offworld (with Shaw and David traveling to the Engineer planet) and ''Prometheus'' takes place on a wholly different planet from ''Alien'', the scene is a narrative dead-end.]]
** It does actually continue the central theme of [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment. Shaw unintentionally took part in creating it, making her yet another Prometheus, and literally rejected it.]] It was also foreshadowed on the mural, shown in a [[spoiler:crucifixion pose and is [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory birthed on Christmas via impossible pregnancy]].]]



* {{Genius Bonus}}/{{Shown Their Work}}: One of David's scenes prior to the arrival of ''Prometheus'' at LV-223 shows him studying [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schleicher%27s_fable Schleicher's fable]], an artificial story written in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language in 1868 [[ScienceMarchesOn (and updated over the decades as our best guess as to the vocabulary of PIE evolved)]]. David's (presumably virtual) instructor was an actual linguistics professor hired by Creator/RidleyScott to create the Engineers' language and teach it to the actors.

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* {{Genius Bonus}}/{{Shown Their Work}}: GeniusBonus: One of David's scenes prior to the arrival of ''Prometheus'' at LV-223 shows him studying [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schleicher%27s_fable Schleicher's fable]], an artificial story written in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language in 1868 [[ScienceMarchesOn (and updated over the decades as our best guess as to the vocabulary of PIE evolved)]]. David's (presumably virtual) instructor was an actual linguistics professor hired by Creator/RidleyScott to create the Engineers' language and teach it to the actors.
19th Jan '17 5:17:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In a film that is by and large ''astonishing'' to look at, Guy Pearce's terrible aged make-up really stands out, the result of prepping a design on the fly during a then-tighter schedule. One could explain it in-universe as side-effects of Weyland trying to extend his age, but it can still be jarring or even creepy.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: On the side of the Engineers, we have [[Series/GameOfThrones The Mountain that Rides]].
** Not to mention [[Series/GameOfThrones Lysa Arryn and Marillion]] as the ship's medic and one of the co-pilots.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: In a film that is by and large ''astonishing'' to look at, Guy Pearce's Creator/GuyPearce's terrible aged make-up really stands out, the result of prepping a design on the fly during a then-tighter schedule. One could explain it in-universe as side-effects of Weyland trying to extend his age, but it can still be jarring or even creepy.
7th Jan '17 1:15:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: Where do we even start? Parent/child issues (both literal and metaphorical), pregnancy-based BodyHorror (and for a character that is ''sterile''), an android who may or may not have the hots for the protagonist, rape themes, all kinds of disgusting organic things being inserted in bodies. And of course, many, many things shaped like dicks.[[note]]Par for the course for both Creator/RidleyScott and the ''Film/{{Alien}}'' franchise.[[/note]]
1st Nov '16 6:00:53 PM k410ren
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* FreudWasRight: Where do we even start? Parent/child issues (both literal and metaphorical), pregnancy-based BodyHorror, an android who may or may not have the hots for the protagonist, rape themes, all kinds of disgusting organic things being inserted in bodies. And of course, many, many things shaped like dicks.[[note]]Par for the course for both Creator/RidleyScott and the ''Film/{{Alien}}'' franchise.[[/note]]

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* FreudWasRight: Where do we even start? Parent/child issues (both literal and metaphorical), pregnancy-based BodyHorror, BodyHorror (and for a character that is ''sterile''), an android who may or may not have the hots for the protagonist, rape themes, all kinds of disgusting organic things being inserted in bodies. And of course, many, many things shaped like dicks.[[note]]Par for the course for both Creator/RidleyScott and the ''Film/{{Alien}}'' franchise.[[/note]]
13th Oct '16 5:21:53 PM RagingHigher
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13th Oct '16 9:59:51 AM fearlessnikki
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* WTHCastingAgency: It seems odd to cast Creator/NoomiRapace as an English scientist considering she uses her own Swedish voice. The real 'WTH' moment comes with casting an obviously English child actress to play the young Elizabeth. The character being English isn't necessarily vital to the plot, so it would have been less jarring to just have Elizabeth be Swedish like her actress.
10th Oct '16 12:32:34 PM Anddrix
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* SpiritualLicensee: This film (as well as, interestingly, the first movie of ''Film/AlienVsPredator'') can be viewed as modernized adaptation of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''At the Mountains of Madness''. This is due to the fact that much of its first-act material was taken directly from Dan O'Bannon's original ''Alien'' script, which was essentially a rework of that story (the version we're familiar with was a root-and-branch rewrite by David Giler and Creator/WalterHill). O'Bannon (like his friend and onetime collaborator, Creator/JohnCarpenter) was a major Lovecraft nut and would eventually direct ''The Resurrected'', an adaptation of Lovecraft's ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward''.

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* SpiritualLicensee: SpiritualAdaptation: This film (as well as, interestingly, the first movie of ''Film/AlienVsPredator'') can be viewed as modernized adaptation of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''At the Mountains of Madness''. This is due to the fact that much of its first-act material was taken directly from Dan O'Bannon's original ''Alien'' script, which was essentially a rework of that story (the version we're familiar with was a root-and-branch rewrite by David Giler and Creator/WalterHill). O'Bannon (like his friend and onetime collaborator, Creator/JohnCarpenter) was a major Lovecraft nut and would eventually direct ''The Resurrected'', an adaptation of Lovecraft's ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward''.
10th Oct '16 12:28:50 PM RagingHigher
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* SpiritualLicensee: The film can be viewed as an adaptation of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''At the Mountains of Madness''. This is due to the fact that much of its first-act material was taken directly from Dan O'Bannon's original ''Alien'' script, which was essentially a rework of that story (the version we're familiar with was a root-and-branch rewrite by David Giler and Creator/WalterHill). O'Bannon (like his friend and onetime collaborator, Creator/JohnCarpenter) was a major Lovecraft nut and would eventually direct ''The Resurrected'', an adaptation of Lovecraft's ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward''.

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* SpiritualLicensee: The This film (as well as, interestingly, the first movie of ''Film/AlienVsPredator'') can be viewed as an modernized adaptation of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''At the Mountains of Madness''. This is due to the fact that much of its first-act material was taken directly from Dan O'Bannon's original ''Alien'' script, which was essentially a rework of that story (the version we're familiar with was a root-and-branch rewrite by David Giler and Creator/WalterHill). O'Bannon (like his friend and onetime collaborator, Creator/JohnCarpenter) was a major Lovecraft nut and would eventually direct ''The Resurrected'', an adaptation of Lovecraft's ''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward''.
23rd Sep '16 10:49:41 PM nombretomado
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** Vickers' death became popularized by CinemaSins, who claimed Vickers graduated from "The Prometheus School of Running Away From Things".

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** Vickers' death became popularized by CinemaSins, WebVideo/CinemaSins, who claimed Vickers graduated from "The Prometheus School of Running Away From Things".
10th Aug '16 8:49:21 AM JamesAustin
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** [[CharlizeTheron Vickers]] tends to be quite popular as well, [[OnlySaneMan mainly because she's the only remotely intelligent character in the film]].

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** [[CharlizeTheron [[Creator/CharlizeTheron Vickers]] tends to be quite popular as well, [[OnlySaneMan mainly because she's the only remotely intelligent character in the film]].
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