‘Prometheus’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos Reveal Huge ‘Alien’ Spoilers!

Director Ridley Scott discusses the God-like creatures seen in his new sci-fi thriller.
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‘Prometheus’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos Reveal Huge ‘Alien’ Spoilers!

This movie has been out for a few days. Nonetheless, not all of you have seen it, so be warned:

*** There are huge spoilers ahead! ****

A new batch of behind-the-scenes photos has been released from Prometheus that reveal the Elder Engineer and a space jockey capsule from director Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller. Take a look at the photos, and read on to see what the filmmaker had to say about this 'God-like creature' who resides behind that iconic Space Jockey mask.

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Director Ridley Scott recently opened up about the engineers, who he compares to the dark angels in John Milton's poem Paradise Lost.

"So I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see actually is not so nice, and is certainly not God. As she says, 'This is not what I thought it was going to be, and I think we should get the Hell out of here or there won't be any place to go back to.'

That's not necessarily planted in the ground at the tail end of the third act, but I knew that's kind of where we should go, because if we've opened up this door -- which I hope we have because I certainly would like to do another one - I'd love to explore where the hell [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there, because if it is paradise, paradise can not be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous. In a funny kind of way, if you look at the Engineers, they're tall and elegant ... they are dark angels. If you look at [John Milton's] Paradise Lost, the guys who have the best time in the story are the dark angels, not God. He goes to all the best nightclubs, he's better looking, and he gets all of the birds."

CLICK HERE to read the full interview with Ridley Scott.

Prometheus was released June 8th, 2012.

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  • jezebel • 3 years ago

    Prometheus sucked so hard i felt compelled to write Ridley Scott a letter detailing it's douchiness & demanding my $12.50 & popcorn money back

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    • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

      @Craig-Pedley -- So, you tried to write a response on my page?

      Ah, that would make sense. You didn't spoil anything, from my stance.

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      • Craig-Pedley • 3 years ago

        @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx cheeky use of the brackets there. I was a little concerned that I had spoiled it for those who might not have seen it. I don't think so though.

        Cheers.

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        • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

          @Craig-Pedley -- Ah, all right. It doesn't bother me at all; I was just curious, that's all. I like the sound of that. Your assessment was intelligent, audacious, and (slightly) appropriate. Be sure to @mention, whenever you write a review.

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          • Craig-Pedley • 3 years ago

            @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I just wrote out a really long explanation of this as a comment on the notification but it said that I cannot comment, and also got rid of what I had written. In summary:

            FB post about Silent Hill -> Article about Robocop -> Article about Prometheus -> Annoyance at casual dismissal of others' opinions (long story) + frustrating history of discussions about Prometheus = snotty message.

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            • Craig-Pedley • 3 years ago

              @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I have @you this time as I can't seem to edit my previous post and posted it too soon:

              I was also assuming based on what I read in your post, though I will concede that I did miss the word 'seem to' before 'want to...' I had no interest in reading your other comments, I only looked at Robocop and Silent Hill2, so don't think i'd create a count just for you.

              If it really bothers you, I am sure I will be commenting in future. I may even 'review' things. You can distinguish me from twofilm guy or whatever as I don't tend to bother with quantification measures like c- or 3star or whatever.

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              • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                @Craig-Pedley -- That's not an easy thing to figure out, seeing as though I've never witnessed something like that before(without it being a mistake). Not @mentioning me, and continuing on would've worked. So, what inspired you to post on a months-old article, on a website you've never been to?

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                • Craig-Pedley • 3 years ago

                  @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I @myself rather than send it to you twice, I assumed you'd figure that out.

                  I am not 2 movies guys, I merely logged-in with my Facebook account. In fact yesterday was the first time I have visited this site.

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                  • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                    @bawnian-dexeus -- Probably, along with using @mentions for the first time. Notice how they just made this 'account', to comment on this 'particular' article.

                    Hello, @2movieguys.

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                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                      @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Heat of the moment, perhaps

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                      • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                        @Craig-Pedley -- Before I begin, you should know that that post was done in the heat of the moment. The same user posted their disliking for the movie several times, in practically every other "Prometheus" article. They're entitled to that, but so am I to call them out on it. That's probably because I've already done so, a few times beforehand. Repeating yourself like a broken record gets old.

                        You have me wrong there, buddy. Nice job assuming; making an ass out of yourself. Guess we're in the same wagon? How delightful.

                        Disagreements aside, I really like your take on the film. The movie wasn't anything special, but it was entertaining, and visually appealing. I walked into "Prometheus" expecting a decent/good movie, in it's own merits. Nothing more, nothing less. I wasn't fooled by the philosophical narrative, or the metaphorical underlying messages. It was a popcorn flick, and I enjoyed it. Don't get the wrong notion, though. I don't usually say that about movies. Besides the first Transformers (which was okay), they all fell flat, and just because a movie flaunts it's action-sequences/visuals, doesn't mean you should degrade your standards; it just means you should know what to expect, and judge accordingly.

                        May I ask why you @mentioned yourself?

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                        • Craig-Pedley • 3 years ago

                          @Craig-Pedley to add: I understand that this was meant to not operate as a direct prequel to Alien, but it didn't do enough to operate as a side-step prequel. It deferred too much to either prior knowledge of the 'Universe' or dealing with a presumed sequel of its own. Whislt not an entirely new tactic it did undermine the film's merits as an individual piece.

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                          • Craig-Pedley • 3 years ago

                            @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx who are you to determine whether someone's opinion is 'valid' or not? Especially given your own insightful post offered nothing constructive, of substance. Essentially you disagreed in a tediously supercilious manner, attempting to portray yourself as erudite and intelligent. In reality, you made yourself look something of an ass.

                            Not that you want to read others' opinions, more sneer at their taste, I thought that Prometheus was massively underwhelming. Visually it was flat and washed-out, and, whilst it could be argued that this fits in with the overarching concept I think it would be disingenuous to do so.

                            There were too many disparate concepts that were brought in to the film and either neglected, forgotten, or explicated in a contrived way. It felt like a sixth-form attempt at an esoteric investigation in to existentialism and it fell massively flat in its endeavours. The characters are mere cyphers, nothing more.

                            That's not to say it was entirely without merit, it tried a great deal harder than most other big-budget, mainstream films, but that's both its boon and its disadvantage.

                            I think Eric Henderson summarised my feelings best:

                            In the end, the movie's (very interesting) failures are a little like looking directly into the mindset of Ridley Scott's decision to revisit Alien in the first place. The closer he examines what has to count as one of his two or three successful movies, the more he risks making it die on the operating table.

                            In space, everyone can hear you try too hard.

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                            • Oliver-Mason • 3 years ago

                              Well i was on set for the making of 'Prometheus' and have to say the amount of work that went into the set build alone was just staggering! Then going to see this film in 3D really gave me an insite to Sir Ridley Scott's amazing talent. However i would have liked to have seen a bigger more direct link between the first film and Prometheus. I understand now where the Aliens came from but the film did not really show me how they evolved into the 7ft tall terror that Sigourney Weaver battled against! The exciting thing is that Scott has left it wide open for the second installment 'Prometheus 2 Paradise coming'. All in all a fantastic Sci-Fi film.

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                              • Spook-Show • 3 years ago

                                Movie was FANTASTIC! I wish I did go see it in a 3D IMAX..

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                                • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                                  @2movieguys -- Do you honestly think we care what you think about the movie? This is your 4-5th comment degrading the movie! You didn't like the movie, and that's too bad. But, that doesn't mean you can flaunt your invalid opinion on the movie(Noomi Rapace was unconvincing, and kept the "same" expression through most of the film? Would it be condescending if I put lol in caps? Oh, it would? LOL! Not only that, but you felt the movie lacked suspense. Did we watch the same movie? It was anything but dull and colorless! The script was a little flat, however). You told us that, twice already.

                                  I find it interesting that the people that hated the movie talk about it more than the people that actually loved it. You've been compelling and you don't even realize it! If you hated the film so much, write a review pouring your hatred out, and get over it. Now, do us all a favor, and shut up about it.

                                  Oh, and one more thing: I love how you said "Prometheus" was dull, colorless, and flat - yet you rated "Quantum Of Solace", "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull", and "Speed Racer"(....), among others(which I haven't seen, but got terrible reception) very highly.

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                                  • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                                    I was unimpressed by Noomi Rapace as Shaw - she was an unconvincing lead. I could careless what she found. She kept the same expression through most of the film. Nothing strong about her.

                                    A friend who saw the film with me, felt like it was a "Stargate SG-1"Tv episode mashed with "Chariots of the Gods" the doc*mentary film.

                                    The film also lacked suspense.

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                                    • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                                      "Prometheus" was "perfectly entertaining", however it did not live up to my pre-release expectations. ...Dull..flat and very colorless...My Final Rating: C-.

                                      If this was a return trip to the world of "Alien"...I should have taken another flight!.

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                                      • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                                        @Michael-Kolesik Honestly the only thing I can tell you is to not go in expecting to see "Alien 2" or something. People who went to see this expecting it to be "more like Alien" were the ones who were most disappointed.

                                        I'm also a huge Alien and Ridley Scott fan, but I went seeing this knowing that it's more of a spin-off set in the Alien universe and I absolutely loved it.

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                                        • David-garcia-67788063 • 3 years ago

                                          The movie is amazing, it only focus on the mala'kak (aka sj/engineer), to me sir ridley scott did excellent job on the film, just like he said earlier, the movie takes a different direction from Alien even though it is connected to the first movie.

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