Blu-ray

Questions Will be Answered...

...and then what?

My first question is, which ones?

Prometheus Blu-ray Arrived

The audio commentary with Ridley Scott and the second commentary with writers Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof have to be the two things to focus on here right?

I'm not looking at the "Peter Weyland Files" because I have better things to do with my time, but I'll probably explore the deleted and alternate scenes, though by definition "alternate" means they have nothing to do with the world of Prometheus right? Or will "alternate" invite clues to what was really going on?

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  • Cory

    Having watched the Furious Gods documentary and going back to rewatch the film, the answers are really about the secrecy behind the making of the film and not so much the text of the film because the film does answer everything, if you engage with it.

    Haven't listened to the Lindeof commentary yet but that's next.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Andrew13/ Andrew13

    Are you going to do a "What I Learned" piece on the Prometheus commentaries? Would love to give them both a listen myself but not sure when I'll have time. I'm interested to hear how, if at all, upfront Lindelof and Spaihts are about some of the dialogue and narrative shortcomings of the film.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      That's what I'm planning on, or some variation of it.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheBioscopist/ TheBioscopist

        I'll send you the latest info I have on the deleted scenes, once I have my interview with the linguist today. He's going to give me some background on the Benediction/Sacrifice scene and more.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Will-E/ Will-E

    "Questions will be questioned."

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Criterion10/ Criterion10

      Brad, I think that the 4-disc version includes a whole extra disc that has an exclusive 3.5 hour documentary on the making of the film... I'm not sure if the documentary is more just about the making of the film, or addresses questions and whatnot.

      Anyways, I'll be ordering this one soon. I'm interested to see it again to determine whether there is something greater going on in this film, or whether it is just pure rubbish. I still think that the film was enjoyable for what it was, though severely, severely flawed. It's a shame, because it could've been great.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Criterion10/ Criterion10

        Whoops, didn't mean for the above post to be a reply. Must've accidentally hit the reply button, sorry about that.

    • Ricster

      "Answers will be questioned" as well, I'm sure :- )

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/chewbaca38/ chewbaca38

    *Spoilers*

    My main issue with Prometheus was not the unanswered questions, but essentially the answered ones. For me, this movie really hurt the Alien mythology. I enjoyed watching Alien with the fact in mind that this was just some unknown creature from another world that had no other goal than to kill. Fear of the unknown; it applies not only to the Alien, but to space in general. With Prometheus they sort of eliminated that fear all together by stating that the creation of this Alien species was nothing more than a botched mission by some ignorant scientists. I understand this is completely a personal issue, but one that I take nonetheless.

  • Danny

    On Attack of the Show earlier today the critic they interviewed (I don't remember his name or the website or publication he reviews movies for) was talking about the deleted scenes, alternate scenes, commentarys and documentarys on the disc... On top of saying it was about 9 hours of Prometheus immersion, he stated that he was in the camp of people who hated the movie after his initial viewing... He said that all the features, the deleted and alternate scenes especially, do in fact answer the questions and should have stayed in the movie... Overall he said he is now a fan of the movie and looks forward to exploring the movie again.

    I, for one, really enjoyed Prometheus. It has it's flaws, but I enjoyed it and feel that people had way to high of expectations of it that could never have been met, so they took the flaws of the movie and over analyzed them to the point if being angry about it...

    • Danny

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  • Winchester

    I think I'm going to have to roll my sleeves up and drill into Prometheus and it's extras when I come home from work tonight and see what's what.

    Of course, I have no idea yet if I have the same set of extras on Region 2 so that could be fun.

  • Scott

    If the disc extras include a point-by-point rebuttal of every silly Prometheus incongruency brought up by that spot-on Red Letter Media video, then I'll check it out. Otherwise, there's nothing to see here. Move along.

  • wher

    don't you have information about Ancient Aliens. it is based manly on this theory of ERICH VON DANIKEN. if you have enough information you really don't need answers.

  • John W

    My first question, why weren't they answered in the movie in the first place?

  • The Jackal

    Why we always need answers to questions or ideas posed in films? I still have questions and theories about such films as: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Prometheus, Blade Runner, The Shining, Dark City, The Matrix Revolutions. All that have remained unanswered. That is part of the reason I love these films and respect the creative minds behind them. I don't always need to know. It's okay for an ending or a scene in a film to boggle the mind. My friends and I still furiously debate the meaning of the final scene in 2001 or if the top stopped spinning in Inception.

    I think it's fun to sometimes get answers too, though. When Ridley Scott admitted that he'd always viewed Deckard as a Replicant, I felt vindicated for all my heated arguments with my fellow cinephiles (most still refuse to accept this notion). Still, I'm glad to see filmmakers who refuse to dissect every aspect of their film's plot lines. Terrence Malick & Stanley Kubrick wouldn't even hold press conferences. They let the work and any lingering questions speak for themselves.

    Having said all that, I will be watching every deleted scene and listening to every commentary to learn everything I can about Sir Ridley's fascinating new film.

    Thems the facts