Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Prometheus

Ridley Scott doing his thing in his prequel to Alien. Impressive computer special effects. Everything else is either derivative or really preposterous. And I mean really preposterous.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never saw this one. A friend gave me a brief plot synopsis and I said, "Oh, so it's 2001: A Space Odyssey, only with sci-fi horror and a lot more stupid dialogue?" :)

The "God was just a species of advanced aliens who genetically engineered humans" trope is getting tired. I think any popular sci-fi work (except for Star Wars, maybe) hasn't touched on it at least briefly. No evidence for it whatsoever, but it's supposed to be more plausible than "An extra-universal being created the universe with its specific parameters to get a species that resembles it." Why, because it features things within the confines of the universe?

-Sean

DrAndroSF said...

Yeah, the alien seeding theme is pretty old. Figured in Star Trek, as well as being fundamental to the X Files mythology. Ancient archetypal stuff, with the aliens replacing the gods. Jung saw the UFO phenomenon as continuous with that, a sign of our indelible myth-making nature.

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