1. tough guy tattooed mohawked scientist turns wimp inside the cave
on a hostile unknown planet, light years from Earth. Yup, I'm sure you wouldn't be losing your zen either.2. smart scientist gets attacked by getting lovey dovey with face eating predator leeches
"tough guy tattooed mohawked scientist" (who was a geologist by the way) even tried to warn him cause he was scared (that guy's such a wuss!!)... Maybe he thought it was better to not seem scared with the creature. Even if they had escaped, there were dozens of "leeches", these two guys didn't stand a chance! While I'm at it, no one complains that Predator was just a modest success and complete Alien/Aliens rip-off with the same "group of guys in danger who get killed one by one" formula... Just about every *cough* "marine" *cough* in Aliens is annoying except Michael Biehn, and there's a couple of boring guys in the first Alien, I don't remember their names, who constantly remind us that they're here "for the money" and they want to get paid etc... Maybe the geologist was a wink at Alien (just a guess, I don't have any proof or source or whatever)3. old dude's prosthetics and makeup are just campy. Suggestion: get an old guy to play the old guy. Is that so f'in' hard?
Ridley Scott already explained why Guy Pearce got to wear makeup instead of casting an older actor.4. charlize's character runs into the shadow of falling ship. Smart.
Yeah but have you seen the size of that thing anyway? It would have been surprising if she survived! (yet the fact that Shaw does survive was a bit pushing it given the situation, I give you that)5. smart scientist is too dumb to see robot spiking his drink with parasites.
It's *A MOVIE*: meaning the audience get to see things sometimes the characters don't. It's very plausible that in the course of a conversation you don't notice some little detail because you just aren't looking at it at that precise moment or whatever.6. charlize's bad yellow dye job
?7. rapace is utterly unconvincing as a scientist. Or astronaut. Or something. Whatever she is.
What would you have her do instead? Study small pieces of rocks under a microscope for an hour? Exciting stuff!
The important aspect of her character maybe was not the fact that she was scientist.
In any case that's your take on it, but a lot of people found her very good in her part. Go figure.
...Anyway... Prometheus is the most idiotic sci-fi movie ever made, after all these comments and various discussions I know that much now.
....Maybe this post should have been reserved for the other thread in the movie forum by the way.
Me I'll most likely watch it again very soon, enjoy it, and I can't wait to watch the giant documentary this weekend.Edited by Morpheo - 10/20/12 at 5:15am