Terrier wrote:It seems it's not about watching a movie anymore, but about the movie being what the viewer wants...
Yeah, and you're defending this position. (Or at least you were) If you have lots of ambiguity, it serves to create the movie you want to see. You want an objective movie? Write something with some definitive answers, don't jerk us around like a cheap handjob.
There is a contrast between exploring the possibilities a movie offers and out-right antagonising it because it didn't match the ideas one had before seeing it, like the movie being an Alien prequel and other shit like that.
While at it, people might take advantage of the movie being perceived as stupid and full of flaws, and make it look like they are actually criticizing it, not caring if their points are actually valid. And if they are proved wrong it's just a matter of blaming the movie for making them have to figure it out, or dismiss the people who defend it by calling them stupid for defending it or.. whatever.
Now, previously I made a theory on the cause of the death of the Ingeneers being the Hammerpedes. After watching the movie again, I think I have a different theory:
Remember when the crew opens the helmet of the decapitated Space Jockey, they mention and show that there are "changing cells" or something on the top of the head. When the Ingeneer at the beginning drinks the goo, before desintegrating, something similar is formed for a second at the top of its head, and
parts of its body (Like one of its feet) break violently, almost exploding.
When the first holographs are activated, for a moment we see the Space Jockey that later gets decapitated falling to the floor, like if it was shoot on the leg or something. When the crew finds its body, for a moment we see its leg, and there are
holes in it.
Later, all those Space Jockeys "corpses" the biologist and the geologist find have similar holes. What is more, I'm sure there aren't corpses inside of them, the suits are empty; only the decapitated head remained, because it stayed in that closed room with the jars.
So if the Space Jockey that got decapitated was going through the same that the Engineer at the beginning, but its head remained unaffected for being in that room, that means the remaining of its body (That was left in the outside) must have desintegrated just like the one at the begining, its holes in the leg part of the armor were caused by the actual leg spontaneously breaking just like with the Engineer at the begining with its foot. The same happened to all the other Space Jockeys, some parts of their bodies exploded, causing the holes, and the rest desintegrated. The ones found by the Biologist and the Geologist seem to have fallen in front of a door of some kind, maybe they were trying to reach their stasis beds to keep themselves alive, but failed.
That means all those Space Jockeys drank the goo. Does that mean that life should have been originated on that planet, just like in the planet at the begining (Specially seeing how both planets look almost the same)?
I think it's actually not that simple. I wonder if there is meant to be a contrast between the Engineer at the beginning and the Space Jockeys throughout the rest of the film. One dresses in robes, the others in armor-like space suits, like if the former was more spiritual and passive while the later were more "aggresive". There is also that the spaceship at the beginning (Wich looks like a more traditional U.F.O.) is completely different than the Derelict-like one at the end; it seems the Ingeneer at the beginning (The one that originated
life) came from the former ship, while the other seems to be meant to take the jars with goo to Earth in order to destroy
all life on it.
There are pictures around the internet of what seems to be an extended beginning, involving more Ingeneers with robes, two of them apparently old, one of these two giving the main one the jar with the goo, like if the whole thing was a ceremony or a tradition, presumably they are the ones who left the planet before that one drinks the goo and originates life:http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5mbd ... o1_500.jpghttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5nxy ... 1_1280.jpghttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5ri7 ... o1_500.jpghttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5vmo ... o1_500.jpg
I'm starting to think that it actually takes something
to originate life after drinking the goo, maybe concentration or will power, so the dna forms again; any other Space Jockey would just desintegrate.
But why would all those Space Jockeys drink the goo to begin with? I wonder if they were poisoned
, and betrayed by the Space Jockeys we later see in the form of holographs, one of wich survives. They could have taken matters in their own hands and deliberately killed the rest of the crew and wanted to eventually lead the spaceship to Earth in order to exterminate all life on it. Maybe.