This was a quick rambling of thoughts and crappy scrawls. I could go deeper, but I’m lazy and didn’t want to draw any more.
I didn’t hate the movie. I quite liked many elements and enjoyed the scenes as I watched them. It’s chock full of classic sci-fi themes worth exploring. But I get upset when it feels like characters make stupid choices just to further the plot. And I don’t like ambiguity for the sake of ambiguity. It feels like cheap writing.
I feel like any thoughts about what motivated characters in this movie had to be wild guesses or assumptions. If I have to read a bunch of stuff on the internet to find out about the missing chunks I’m supposed to infer, that’s not a movie. And I hate to say it, but it probably would have benefited from not being attached to the Alien franchise.
Sigh. This is what you get for having expectations. I should just go watch 2001.
As the story goes, they were not informed that a creature would burst out of his chest. So the shock you see is genuine. I wonder if Ridley Scott is kind of a dick. (Alien, 1979) Can’t wait to see Prometheus this summer.
Gyorgy Ligeti - Lontano (The Shining: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
“One dimension of my music bears the imprint of a long time spent in the shadow of death both as an individual and as a member of a group [Hungarian Jews during WWII]. Not that it lends a tragic quality to my music, quite the opposite.
Anyone who has been through horrifying experiences is not likely to create terrifying works of art in all seriousness. He is more likely to alienate.”