Yeah, no clue what he said.
There are secrets in the first Alien film that most people don't know about that make it such a great film; one that I've discovered is that the creature itself is not the scariest point of the movie. If you watch the film carefully, you may notice the intentionally slow pacing of the film, the haunting and menacing music, and the loneliness and desolation of the planet they visit and the vastness of space itself. The people on this mission are not friends, nor do they concern themselves with philosophy or higher, more worthy goals. Like most of us, they are simply there to collect a paycheck. Due to these cues and several others, I believe that the underlying, more terrifying aspect of the film is that it is trying to convey the message that we are all absolutely, utterly alone. There is no God, or afterlife, and only the void of infinite nothingness awaits us on the other side when we die. If the alien, nearly a true god in actual power and craft, confronts you in a dark corridor and you decided to get down on your knees and pray with the second or two you had left, would God intervene and save you? Or would it be wiser to take matters into your own hands and try to survive in any way you can? Ultimately, if we go about in space trying to search for some meaning or deity that created it all, the highest probability is that we'll only find terrible things that will destroy us. The reality is here, and religion is the ultimate form of wishful thinking.
The only way the Prometheus: Paradise is going to even be remotely good is if Shaw and Fastblender make it to the home world of the Engineers, explore the haunting and truly alien beauty of it for half the movie without talking or trying to create any false depth, and then for the climax, a team of Predators show up and lets everybody know what time it is. Yeahh, baby.
So...is there a Proto Indo-European translator in the house?
I was hoping for "Like Doug Bradley in a tunnel" so we could speculate that the xenomorphs are actually the natives of Leviathan and this is what's been taking Clive Barker so damn long.
Hmm, now I have to choose between "crowned with gold" and "beaten to death with Michael Fassbender's head" for my nerdly demise. I feel like the first is more awesome, but the second would be quicker. Now that I'm experiencing Firefly (which I'm sure will continue for many seasons and have a satisfying resolution), even "kicked into turbine" is climbing my list. So many decisions!
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