Originally Posted by greenjp
No, I think I understood the question, as did the original poster.
So what you are saying is that you think you and OP understood but not certain?
He cited the cost, duration, and significance of the mission (all detailed in the movie)
All detailed in the movie, you mean this? "These people were being sent on a multi-billion dollar expedition to a foreign planet to potentially interact with the beings that supposedly created mankind.
He cited something alright but is that the actual content of the movie or his interpretation of it? I'm asking because in the movie, the number mentioned was trillion, the vessel Prometheus was built for scientific exploratory purpose and the destination was undisclosed.
If you weren't talking about the above quoted citing by OP, would you (not just you but others who are referring to someone's words or the content of the movie) mind quoting what you were referring to please? It can't be that hard, is it?
as reasons to think they would have recruited capable participants - pretty solid reasoning IMO.
Vickers called it "this mission" but didn't say what kind of mission. The two navigators were speculating what the mission was because it wasn't disclosed before embarking on it.
You've correctly identified that there wasn't actually a lot of background information given about the crew members. Therefore, as with many aspects of the movie, we are left to interpret for ourselves based on the plot, context, etc. My point remains valid that some of us ended up with interpretations that led to unfavorable views of the movie.
You or anyone can interpret all day. All I'm asking (multiple times now) is to cite the source. Is it too much to ask?
*Others interpreted things differently and ended up liking it - my bone isn't with that but rather the implication that one set of interpretations is wrong. People defend this movie by saying things like "at least it makes you think" and then argue against what other people thought about it.
Again, would you mind quoting those posts?
* frankly any interpretation of this subject doesn't reflect well on the movie - either they were top scientists who behave ridiculously, or the were lousy scientists who inexplicably get brought along on this mission (to window dress in order to conceal the true purpose? I guess that plausible...) and behave as we'd expect a bunch of dumb dumbs to.
In response to the real issue of this thread (RS has lost his damn mind, or not), those who are critical of Millburn & Fifield (biologist & geologist but if you want to lump them into scientists then go ahead, I wouldn't) actions, need to compare Lindelof's scrip to the the movie itself. There is a difference. Again, it's all in the threads I linked.Edited by bcruiser - 7/8/13 at 12:11pm