Co-written by Damon Lindelof, we expected that Ridley Scott’s epic Prometheus would leave us with a fair few unanswered questions but not the tidal wave we have been left with since its release a few weeks back.
The Prometheus script has to be one of the worst examples of modern day science fiction writing. It’s lazy, full of plot holes and cheese. In true Lindelof style, there are lots of nice ideas that have a lot of potential for scope but eventually they all lead to an unsatisfying conclusion. The film looked spectacular, the cinematography was amazing and Michael Fassbender did a brilliant job as the android David. It’s just a shame the rest of the film was a mess.
The following is a list of twenty questions and problems we had with the film, some have already been picked up before but this is my take on all the things that made Prometheus one of the most disappointing films of recent times. Here we go…..
1: Downloading Error
Early on in the film we see David learning languages from films, specifically Lawrence of Arabia. I presume this is so that he can talk to whoever they meet on the assumption that these beings can speak something that resembles a language on Earth. This is fine, it’s a long journey and he needs something to do, I guess. But if hes a robot, why don’t they just download all this information into him in the first place? It seems like the smart thing to do because then you can make sure all the information is in there. So why is David learning stuff from a film when it’s much easier to program him?
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This article was first posted on June 21, 2012