Started by JaaayDee, Jun 09, 2012, 07:02:48 AM
Quote from: killingvector on Jun 09, 2012, 02:04:04 PMNGR01, there are definitely execution and script issues in the film. I have to echo your initial thoughts a week or so back. Felt the same way. But this journal post presents some interesting subtext to frame the storyline. It is quite a rich storyline with so much history, mythology, and religion underlying the actions of the Engineers and crew of the Prometheus. I admit, this gives me more faith in the filmmakers that they knew what they were doing. Unfortunately, they dropped the ball on basic execution of pacing, characterization, and plotting.
Quote from: amazing_prometheus on Jun 13, 2012, 10:05:13 AMWow, this article borrows SHAMELESSLY from the wordpress review I am linking below which was published 5 DAYS before this Cavalorn one! It's even got the same title!http://benjitaylorwins.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/prometheusunbound/Out of order I would say. #NotCoolAtAll.Surely someone should apologize? Stealing the title is just out of order. And the WordPress article was blog of the day at some point, I remember.
Quote from: Cavalorn on Jun 14, 2012, 11:20:52 PMHi there.Just popping in to say no, I've never even seen that Wordpress blog.'Prometheus Unbound' is, as other people have pointed out, the title of a play by Percy Shelley from 1820. If you have any familiarity with Eng Lit, it's also about the most obvious thing to call an expository article about a film called Prometheus, which is why I, this other guy, and stacks of other people have all done so.Also, the word 'eponymous' means 'that for which a thing is named', in this case, the movie. If we were discussing the movie Titanic, the Titanic would be the eponymous ship. I can understand you might think the term was copied if you weren't used to seeing it used often, but I'm afraid that terms like that get bandied around a lot. I use a pretty broad vocabulary. Pan back through my LJ and check out my other work, you'll soon see what I mean.On top of that, the content of my article and his article are completely different. As in, none of the content is the same. I go on about the Golden Bough, Space Jesus, the black goo, themes of sacrifice and acceptance of death versus unnatural extension of life, and what I think the answers are; he talks about Milton, the space cobra thing, David, and how nice it would be to have some answers.In short, your accusation of plagiarism is based around the title, drawn from a common source (Shelley) in each case, and the fact that we both use a word - 'eponymous' - that you apparently didn't understand.Hope that clears things up for you.
Quote from: Gilfryd on Jun 17, 2012, 02:01:37 AMCount me as another questioning why the death of Space Jesus would affect black slime on an alien ship a bajillion miles away on a military dumpsite planet.
Quote from: ChrisPachi on Jun 17, 2012, 02:08:57 AMIsn't it obvious though? The Engineers were preparing to leave for Earth in order to wipe us out, which means that they were working with or at the very least handling the biological material in preparation, loading their ship/s etc. You could even assume that they weaponized it specifically for the Earth mission, and that's when things went awry.
Quote from: DoomRulz on Jun 17, 2012, 11:50:28 PMYou know, for all the analyses thus far of the film, the only scene that really stands out to me as being totally pointless was the revelation that Vickers is Weyland's daughter. That went nowhere.
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