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Sunday 4 November 2012

VIEWED: Prometheus

My trailer review of Prometheus said:

"So, given that this is a prequel to the Alien franchise, we know that they prevent the Alien from getting back to earth and, after a few more attempts, the Alien is left fighting the Predator in another franchise.

I can't imagine that the original Alien will be re-made after this, but I've been wrong so many times...

What I really can't wait for is Alien VS. Predator 12: The Next Pointless Battle."

I was wrong again. It was sort of a remake of the original Alien crossed with Mission to Mars (or whichever that Mars movie was where they discover the mystery to life, the universe and everything). Toss in the fountain of youth for an added twist and the mean spirit of Mars Attacks.  Oh Ridley, why?

So, the discovery IS our origin and the "Aliens" wipe out our alien ancestry.  We know from Alien 1, 2 & 3 that they don't wipe US out.

Regarding our origin, I choose to believe the theory (not sure who said it first) from Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  The theory is that an alien being (Ford Prefect from the Adams novel) travelled to earth frequently to have sex with apes.  Thus, humans are a cross between aliens and apes.  I think the classic sci-fi film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, said the same thing. Sorry Darwin.

The verdict?  Prometheus is a prequel that really wasn't necessary.  As the wife stated so well, "it was pointless."

What I really can't wait for is Alien vs. Predator 12: The Next Pointless Battle.

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