1. What Was Up With That Opening Scene?
This Reddit threat explains that we were seeing the creation of life on a planet. (According to Ridley Scott, whether this planet is Earth or not is irrelevant.) This is how Engineers brought life to otherwise lifeless planets. This single Engineer is dropped off by his people's ship and left to a mission that results in his own demise. Once ingested by the Engineer, the black goo merges with and breaks apart its host. (The Engineer is a bit like the fertilizer it needs to jump start growth.) Reddit users discuss whether or not the Engineer was aware his task would cause his own destruction. In his initial post, Cavalorn points out the similarities of this scene to the "Thy will be done" moment during the eve of Jesus's death, implying that the Engineer was aware of the price of his actions.We are then led to assume that the goo-infused DNA of the Engineer is spread by the water and creates life on the planet. Image courtesy of flickr, m'sieur rico
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WARNING: This post contains explicit spoilers for Prometheus. We recommend you do not read this article if you have not seen the film.
We have been looking forward to Ridley Scott's Prometheus for quite some time. The film's rich, viral promotional campaign included a futuristic TED Talk and an ad for the android David. Thus, we were adaquately prepared for the film itself when it opened on June 8 in the U.S.
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At least, we thought we were prepared. It turns out, Prometheus is quite the complex film. The thriller left us with more than a few lingering questions. What were those Engineers up to? Why even lead mankind to this base just to destroy it? Why did the black goo affect everyone differently? How did we end up with a Xenomorph alien ancestor?
When we want explanations, we turn to the "Front Page of the Internet," Reddit. We figured it was a great place to get the answers to Prometheus we craved -- and Redditors did not disappoint.
Here are the answers to some of the major questions we had about Prometheus. Of course, there are still many more unanswered questions, but this thread and the Reddit community provided a good start.
What are your thoughts about Prometheus? What other questions did you have after seeing the film?
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox Film Corp
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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