The penis snake gets a lot of grief around here and the deleted scene where they find the cute, little, baby snakes would have explained why the biologist was talking baby talk to the bigger snake. Even with that, is still a bit hokie as this grown up version is alot more menacing, but would have helped to explain his actions.
I enjoyed this even more watching at home but there was another scene that brought me out of the movie a bit. After Weyland gives his recorded speech, and the pictures are shown to the group of the different cave drawings showing the engineer like figure pointing to the sky, Shaw says she thinks these are our makers and that is why they made the trip - to meet them. (obviously, the real reason was for Weyland to gain immortality or some health benefit but she does not know that) The thing that made me scratch my head was how Shaw made that assumption? How do cave drawings of an Alien-ish looking being pointing to the sky (presumable the alien home world) automatically mean they are our maker? Especiall if she is religious to begin with? I did not get that. She is even asked how she came to that (when nobody else apprently did) and she says she "chooses" to believe this. How the heck are you religious but at the most obscure of evidence you are willing to throw out your beliefs in favor of Aliens manufacturing the human race? Did I miss something?
The thing I do find fascinating is the Nietzsche Overman angle of the Engineers. Were the Engineers seeding the planets looking to systematically, and organically, create a super race? Nietzsche's "what is great in Man is that he is a bridge and not an end" Is that how the engineers grow their race? When the seedings mature they find themselves to the engineers and are judged worthy, or not in the case of Weyland and his group? Something happened 2000, "give or take", years ago and prompted the engineers to load up a bunch of the canisters of death and intend to head to Earth. Were the actions of Earth 2000 years ago enough to show the engineers we were not a go forward planet and time to start over here?
Also, what really happened to cause the disaster with the engineers? Did they really just miscalculate their handling of the black goo that they have been using for seemingly eons? Was there something else involved? The great master Shifu once said there are no accidents...
Intriguing the different ways you can interpret the movie.
Edited by GoCaboNow - 10/11/12 at 10:26am