I wish the complaints about the screens would end. The Prometheus and Nostromo differ for a reason, and it's not exactly far-fetched.
In fairness, it's one thing to differ from technology represented aboard an old tug and quite another to differ from that used on Gateway Station - and used at an apparently state-of-the-art hearing by Weyland-Yutani, themselves.
If nothing else, they should have tried to use similar types of font and wireframe-type graphics.
I can gloss over things like Burke's intercom being relatively low-resolution, because who knows how small the camera was on the other end? Likewise for the Marines' cameras. Maybe stuff like that was because of some new way to extend battery life.
But nobody was ever shown making mass use of things like holographic displays, even on the Auriga.
A few updated touches, here and there, are nice. Trying to sell something which is so radically
different, wholesale, as being cost-effective enough to install on a spaceship like this, sent far, far away, but not closer to home many decades/centuries later? Even on what are clearly much later military vessels? It can be done, but it's going to make the previous films look really
jarring when seen as a single continuity.
It's like they didn't even make an effort to try and stay relatively in line with the very reality they're meant to be working within and just went, "F**k it, let's out-do 'Minority Report
It's their choice! But it's going to make the very foundation upon which it's built seem strange. The more I see of this production, the more I get the feeling it's going to come across like something they should have just given up trying to link in any
way with the franchise, rather than using it as an excuse to faff around with the Space Jockey mystery. Would've given them complete artistic and
canonical licence to do the story however they want, then. It's not as if a completely new science-fiction project by this director wouldn't have sold just as well. Or just gone ahead and made it a futuristic sequel
, rather than confining themselves in the historical precedent of a prequel prison.
Not judging the film's quality in any way. I still hope to enjoy what there is. Just lamenting apparently missed opportunities.