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Cry Havoc

OvomorphMember9 XPAug-08-2012 10:30 PMEither the movie studio sent out a new release updating stuff that people were complaining about or it's better the second time. There are about 3 scenes I don't remember from the first time I saw it that make things make more sense. Also, it seemed that a couple of scenes were slowed down/sped up to make the scene smoother. Anybody else notice this? Some things that stood out the second time: The 2001 homages seem to stick out a lot more. Especially with Old Man Weyland But maybe I was paying more attention because they were pointed out here on the board. The decapitated Engineer didn't trip and fall under the door as it was slamming down like I thought the first time. The Engineer collapsed and fell, just like Holloway when he was infected. The other Engineers were running away from him because he was infected. So does that mean the black goo only works on something that's alive? It obviously doesn't work on androids. The 'new skin' on the severed head they were examining tells me that the black goo acts differently when it's ingested than when it gets on someone's skin. The piled up Engineers were attacked. I didn't realize that the first time. I thought they were all chestbursted. But they had holes in their heads, too. Like they were attacked by Xenomorphs.
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Engineering

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-09-2012 10:36 PMYou hit the nail on the head, Nrlfetmefan. At least, that's what I've always thought was the case. Yes, you could see sparkly activity in the goo which prompts David to call it "impressive." I wondered where that goo came from and what it was until now so thanks for that. I had the exploding heads all figured out but for some reason never equated it to infected engineer brains!
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Custodian

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-09-2012 12:52 AMI'm so looking forward to the DVD release of this film, I only saw it the once in cinema. I know, I know, I've been hard on the weak script - I mean, I can't imagine Lindelof/Spaihts writing such a corking effort as Fancher/Peoples did with their totally believable dna-research version of Philip K Dick's 'do androids dream of electric sheep' aka Blade Runner. That was a script. Prometheus' script was ****, editing was raw, I liked the soundtrack, I liked David, but it was (in the end) an interpretation i.e. a work of art from a (religious worrier or) visual artist, Ridley Scott. Art is always a personal trip.
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Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPAug-09-2012 12:23 PMThe holes in the dead Engineer's heads was because they exploded? I guess like the decapitated head that exploded in the lab?

Sky

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-09-2012 12:33 PMNot sure why his head was exploded. I don't get the reason there.
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Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPAug-09-2012 12:36 PM@sky Maybe when the head 'pops' it spreads the contagion? I am left only to guess? The Cryo-Pods in the control room seemed to have holes in the chests, or were they at the top where the heads rest?

Sky

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-09-2012 12:41 PMThey collected the head from the chamber which david opens by randomly pressing some buttons. So not sure if that head was supposed to spread something or explode. One reason could be that pressure was build inside his head and it exploded.
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deftones1986

OvomorphMember35 XPAug-09-2012 6:05 PMQuote: "There are about 3 scenes I don't remember from the first time I saw it that make things make more sense. Also, it seemed that a couple of scenes were slowed down/sped up to make the scene smoother." Could you maybe explain this a little further [b]because you've got me very interested!![/b]

Fan

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-09-2012 6:28 PMI only saw the movie 2 times, the second time to try and pick up on things i missed the first time around. I gathered that the heads of the engineers laying in a pile had blown out. It made me wonder if that was why the green goo was on the button panel that david touched....heads popped and green goo was sprayed about. Then when they used that device to try and energize the engineers head, the process that had halted as soon as the engineer was beheaded by the door, then resumed and kapow!...His head exploded...like it required electrical brain activity to do it thing. Also, when david touched the green goo and then spread his fingers apart, couldnt you see some sort of sparkly activity in the goo?
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Engineering

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-09-2012 10:41 PMEdit function on the fritz AGAIN. Want to point out that the goo I was refering to above was the goo on the control panel that David gets on his fingers and that it came from the infected, exploding engineer heads. Later in the film when they revive Frankengineer's head and it explodes, they take a sample from which they find that our dna matches theirs. They should have ran more tests as they might have found something out about the contagion.
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Crabfart

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-10-2012 4:53 AMI think the chances of anything being different are 0 they dont roll out slight changes like that - we have to wait for the blu ray for that and even then they normally don't do it on the first one... And yes I reckon david works out the green goo is for operating the buttons possibly as it looks like it generates energy as he opens his fingers - anyway I hope this is one of the things they clear up later!

Cry Havoc

OvomorphMember9 XPAug-10-2012 12:47 PM[i][size=1]"There are about 3 scenes I don't remember from the first time I saw it that make things make more sense. Also, it seemed that a couple of scenes were slowed down/sped up to make the scene smoother."[/size] [/i] [quote][i]"Could you maybe explain this a little further because you've got me very interested!!"[/i][/quote] The scenes that seem to be slowed down some are the hammerpede scene and the Engineer vs. Trilobite scene. The other scene I remember making things make more sense (crap, I'm going to have to see it again now to remember the other two) is when Shaw was suiting up to leave the ship with Weyland, David and crew after her c-section and Janek was telling her how he won't let any of that black stuff get back to Earth on his ship. That makes his motivation for ramming the Juggernaut with the Prometheus make more sense. I'll have to think about the other ones.

Engineering

OvomorphMember0 XPAug-11-2012 12:58 AMQuote=Crabfart...[i]"And yes I reckon david works out the green goo is for operating the buttons possibly as it looks like it generates energy as he opens his fingers - anyway I hope this is one of the things they clear up later! "[/i] Great! Makes total sense. The "buttons" even glow with the same green when he touches them. I never thought about that either. TBH, I think that's more likely than the brain splatter idea. Thanks!
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