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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 12:37 p.m. PST

… In the Original Script
"Whether you loved it or hated it, there's no denying the fact that Prometheus was pretty polarizing most obviously because everyone reading this probably either loved it or hated it. Among those who hated it, the criticisms are generally focused on the script. Character motivations were unclear or nonexistent. People reached out to lovingly pet blatantly malicious monsters. DAVID, the most interesting character by far (largely due to Michael Fassbender's amazing performance) is never explained, even though he incites the core conflict of the film.

So naturally those who hated it (like me) are pretty upset with Damon Lindelof (Lost) for messing up what could easily have been a really great movie. Because as much as Prometheus sucked (for some people), it's also pretty clear that the ghost of greatness is lingering just beneath the surface. So when we learned that Lindelof had done major revisions to the original script written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour, the unproduced Passengers), many assumed that the original script had been brilliant before Lindelof came along and Lost'd it all up. Because that's a far more palatable reality.

Turns out, we were right.

The original script for Prometheus (then called Alien: Engineers) has been leaked, and it solves virtually all the problems with the original. Is it perfect? By no means but at least it achieves a lot that the finished version doesn't. Here are 8 terrible examples…"
Full article here.

So, the script was bad, not the movie.


Dragon Gunner17 Nov 2012 12:52 p.m. PST

It helps with character motivations but the plot line is still rubbish.

kyoteblue Inactive Member17 Nov 2012 1:18 p.m. PST


Happy Little Trees Inactive Member17 Nov 2012 1:27 p.m. PST

Only thing that matters is what ends up on the screen in the theaters.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2012 2:29 p.m. PST

very a younger person I remember reading a book about all the back story , and alternate and left out scenes and script of Kubrick's 2001 written by Clarke ..same feel to this piece.

JSchutt17 Nov 2012 8:56 p.m. PST

The movie was fine just the way it was. The author of the article sited posted to an aptly titled website probably thinks Moby Dick is about a whale. He has obviously read too many stories and not enough literature to qualify him as a critic.

My take on the the movie is that it has very little to do with science fiction/science fact and more to do with the notion good and evil; of a creator, why such an entity creates and what motivations may or may not exists beyond creation. It was also a character study that juxtaposed individuals with weak values/morals and faith with those beyond reproach and how they deal with fear, adversity and death. Even in the end the Captain and Crew have the faith and in their convictions do what they have to do with courage and resolve. David is a catalyst that stirs things up to see what happens as he tries to understand what it means to be human. David is amoral…. fascinated with the notion of faith, the power it has to give strength and motivation (enough for Holloway to literally rip the "evil" from her "soul") … and how illogical the concept of faith seems to be. The subtle or unsubtle biblical/religious references in the plot whichever way you look at them are pivotal to the perception one has of the movie… and whatever you may infer from them. I am sure the movie is not supposed to mean the same thing to everyone that sees it as can be seen from the number of websites trying provide an explaination. To me it was Masterful.

basileus66 Inactive Member18 Nov 2012 6:15 a.m. PST

Prometheus is one of the worst films released in 2012. The plot is so full of holes that it doesn't make any sense. Some scenes are ridiculous, even bordering in the insulting to the viewers' intelligence. And the worst sin of all it is that it is BORING.

EagleSixFive18 Nov 2012 8:20 a.m. PST

two people are responsible for the Prometheus FAIL, Damon Lindelof (Lost) and the guy who hired him.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2012 11:56 a.m. PST

Glad to hear about you Antonio. (smile).


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