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Event 1: The Engineers seeded earth with their genetic cocktail mixed with their own DNA for a possible bio weapon and they'd presumably check on it every few hundred years or so.
Event 2: (Speculation: They saw that we were quickly becoming their equal and decided that we were too dangerous to continue as we could be a threat to them... thus the planned genocide)
Event 3: The Engineers possibly tweak their ;cocktail' to create the perfect killing machine that will use their host's own DNA as a base for the creature that is released. A perfect killing machine that will not evolve into an intelligent species.
Prometheus, is definitely a well executed prequel to Ridley's Scott Alien movie. I agree the explanation of how the Alien were first bred was a job well done. I also agree it can be a prequel beginning to the Blade Runner movie. Yes, it didn't explain how the Aliens met the Predators. However, the movies explained a story in their own scientific way. Prometheus, was an Excellent movie. I loved it very much and can't wait to go see it once again.
no... it is more like a prologue
The key points here are... #1: This is not the same ship as in Alien. Some ships made it off the planet so the Nostromo found another one that had crashed due to its own alien infection.
#2: The Predators could have come across another of these crashed ships and have been using them to test their young warriors for centuries by the time their story interacts with us.
Event 4: The Engineers' ships take off to spread their plague but not before their cargo has a mishap and some ships never make it off the planet. The ones that did obviously had similar problems and crashed elsewhere.
Event 5: Thousands of years later, (or was it hundreds?) Prometheus, discovers the origin point. Movie 1: 'Prometheus'
Event 6.x: Sequels about the hunting down of the Engineers
Event 7: Years pass and the Nostromo discovers a crashed ship where the Engineer pilot had been infected, a Xenomorph 'burst' out, turned into a queen (read the books) and laid eggs. (Speculation: Queen may still be on planet or finally died) Movie 2: Alien
Event 8: Colonization of 2nd Xenomorph planet. Movie 3 Aliens.
Event 9: Movie 4: Res
I definitely think Prometheus was a prequel of sorts because of the similarities between the aliens in the movies. :)
Prometheus is not a prequel because at the ending the engineer was not sitting in the chair when he died.
The answer may be out there but it is not in Prometheus. There's an easter egg of sorts but this is not Alien The Beginning.
YES. This is a prequel. No Infected Halloway impregnating Shaw, no aborted xenomorph, no giant aborted-octopod-xenomorph, no host engineer for octopod-xenomorph, no classic alien- style xenomorph at the end of the film for the Nostromo crew to stumble on later, in some form or another. Think the Classic Alien chest-bursted the engineer before or after the ship carrying David and Shaw took off? They are pretty sneaky...
It is a prequel or more accurately, a pre-boot of Aliens because there are Aliens without the Queen.
Prometheus is not a prequel to alien because the engineer was sitting in the chair when he died in the original alien movie
Yes, because of the ending of the movie.
It's not a prequel since there's no Ripley in the movie.
It was a prequel or sorts, but more of a companion film within the same universe as "Alien".
Does this mean Predator will be brought in some way to save the day again?
Yes, it is a prequel mostly to how it ended but I believe in a way it is stand alone. Overall though I loved the film!!! <3
Prometheus is a prequel, it may not be a perfectly syncing prequel, but it possesses elements of the Alien universe and incorporate many of the same themes.
It's only a prequel on a technicality. If that very last scene in the movie wasn't there, this could have been any stand-alone movie.
Having seen every Alien and Predator movie in the theater, Pormetheus was Amazing I am a life long fan and Ridley just keeps me coming back!Well i have to be serious the plot is a prequel of sorts- this storyline is going to be intense when the next one hits the screen -cant wait-until then i have a new movie from Ridley Scott to enjoy.Time to make some room for the DVD.
Yes prequal because of the ending..but what i dont get was the alien already inside or was it inplanted from the squid alien thing.
Yes, there are too many points in the movie not to be a Alien prequel. From start to finish, you know this is a Ridley Scott movie, bulging abdomens, acid-melting blood from the snake like creatures, cryo-pods, that whaling sound effect is both movies, the engineer ship resembles the alien ship in the first, the planet systems is almost exactly alike with two smaller planets surrounding a larger "saturn". And of course the ending looks like the birth of the mother/queen Alien. Maybe not a direct sequel to alien, but still gives an origin of how everything came to happen in the first Alien. Oh, and lets not forget the warning signal that Shaw gives at the end, in which Nostromos takes an SOS, maybe?
No - spoilers ahead.
It introduces the Aliens but Promotheus isn't really about Aliens.
I don't think it's a prequel at all because there wasn't anything in it that was truly tied exactly to Alien. Also, the ending was not tied with Alien either, but, as Ridley Scott stated, "showed us strands of 'Alien's DNA.'" Yes, it's in the same universe as Alien, but does not follow the story; Prometheus' story is much bigger and bolder than Alien (but just as good)
Prometheus is not a direct prequel to Alien because there's supposed to be a sequel afterwards, but it takes place in the same reality. This is shown in Alien when the crew of the Nostromo discover LV- 426 and the ship, which is the same ship that crashed in Prometheus. Inside the ship, is the space Jockey shown in Alien and Prometheus. Also when David got his head ripped off by the engineer, he had milk for blood which all the robots have in the Alien franchise and at the end of the movie it was a Xenomorph that hatched out of the engineer.
Regardless of it being a Prequel, which it is. PROMETHEUS is the fifth film in the series. It's still in the Alien universe. AND! it stands alone as a awesome science fiction film by itself. That is the reason Ridley Scott is a master of the genre. I didn't think about Alien at all while watching, It felt like I was seeing a new adventure into the darkness of science fiction.
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