zilla103192 wrote:I avoided spoilers for this movie like the plaque. But I am kind of glad I read a few reviews on it learning that there isn't as much of a connection to ALIEN as I thought. Now I can go in with a much more open mind.
Except it happens in the same universe, involving the same Space Jockey species, Weyland, ALIEN terminology and tech and I hear at the end a Xenomorph bursts from the Engineer aka Space Jockey's chest.
And that's about it.
People shouldn't expect answers about the Alien, we already know (or were told) way too much about it, too much is assumed or given for granted about it. Part of what made the original so effective was the mystery, that we didn't know for sure
. Then came "Aliens", with its queen and the aliens themselves reduced to space ants; then came "Alien 3", with a production comparable if not worse than that of "Dune", was pretty much written as they filmed it (Filming even started before an script was decided), and subjected the Alien to the idea of changing depending on the host, resulting on countless ridiculous hybridizations...
Today the aliens are a joke, just cannon fodder and bitches for the oh-so-badass
Predator. I don't want "Prometheus" to be a straigh prequel to "Alien", I don't want it to give us answers, I want it to return this universe to it's roots, I want it to give us questions, mystery, possibilities, things that will make us think and speculate indefinitely.
There are still some days before the movie is released were I live; I won't be so quick to label things "plot holes" instead of "voids to fill" (like the content of the suitcase in "Pulp Fiction" (Screw the soul theory), or whatever the tartarus was "Gamera 3" about
, or whether Gorosaurus did break King Ghidorah's column or not in "Destroy All Monsters", or the original "Alien"
). It seems that picking on this movie is just the current thing to do...