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So credit to io9.com for the interview that fuels this article. And for the excellent and appropriate picture to go with it.
First of all, that there are even articles like this one, titled “All Your Lingering Prometheus Questions Answered” is a problem for this movie. Prometheus does have mysterious elements but it is not a mystery. The seeding of the movie with mysteries that they had no intention of resolving does not make it more compelling, interesting, or a mystery where being open to interpretation is part of the intended experience. But if you don’t think I’m right about that, just look at the interview itself wherein Lindelof is being asked just as much about unclear bits of characterization and plot as he is about the flimsy philosophical underpinnings of the story. As I’m going to use his own words to point out, these things aren’t unclear because they are intended to be mysterious but because they simply aren’t handled in the movie. They are missing pieces, maybe cut for time or something, or just hastily hopped over during the writing process.
Hopefully this will be informative and fun, because I do aim to misbehave little and mock Lindelof and the other interviewees for the dumb fucking shit they are saying. Incidentally, if you buy this load of garbage and are one of Prometheus‘s misguided defenders, there’s egg on your face too. Read the rest of this entry »