A few things:
-did the giant facehugger (..."facehugger") run outside, mess up the room, and then run back inside? Maybe the lifeboat was damaged in the landing (...which seems to defeat the purpose a bit), but I find that explanation funnier.
-how can you be Christian and at the same time believe that aliens created humans? How exactly does that work?
-why the hell does Holloway keep being a jerk to David? Because he's a robot? If so...wow, what a dick. The way he acted made it hard for me to be sympathetic when David infects him with the alien...goo.
-"HEY EVERYBODY! LET'S ALL TAKE OFF OUR HELMETS SINCE THE COMPUTER SAYS IT'S OKAY TO BREATHE! CLEARLY THIS MUST TAKE INTO ACCOUNT DANGEROUS PATHOGENS, OTHERWISE THIS SCENE IS FUCKING STUPID!"
-So did the
-Why the hell did they all assume the aliens would be friendly? Because they presumably made us? Yeah, considering how shit some parents are, I don't see why that's the automatic assumption. Even if they were, we now have evidence of aliens. What about other aliens that may be hostile? What about the environment? WHY THE HELL DID YOU NOT BRING MORE WEAPONS?
-Seriously, that whole, "I don't have evidence that aliens made us, but I think so." scene? No. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. You travelled across space, Weyland funded this entire thing, going on...what, exactly? That you believe so? Bullshit. And this is not a knock at religion, okay? I swear it isn't. All I'm saying is that if you're going on what's supposed to be a scientific expedition, you actually have evidence that what you're going there for exists.
-These are some of the worst scientists ever. I am in disappoint.
-Idris Elba needed to be in this movie more. He'd be one of the better characters, but he's not in it that much. 8|
-Would it really be that hard to program the surgery thing to operate on women? And why did Vickers' character have that to begin with, if it only operates on men? For Weyland?
-"HEY, AN ALIEN SNAKE THAT'S SUSPICIOUSLY PHALLIC! LET'S PET IT!"
-Seriously, tone down the phallic/vagina/womb imagery. I got enough of that kind of shit in Silent Hill: The Room.
-If there's really supposed to be subtitles show what David said to the Engineer, do I really have to buy a DVD for that?
-Vickers, what the fuck. All you had to do was run left. And don't give me that, "People do stupid stuff when they panic!!11!" Considering how stupid everyone else was, it's hard to see it as anything othee than Vickers's suddenly turning into a dumbass like nearly all the other characters.
-^I know, David kept touching stuff. Then again, he was, you know, a robot?
-How in the name of the Great Race of Yith did Fifeld and Milburn get lost? Fifeld could read the map on a thing on his wrist! And WHYYY did they decide to camp out in the place that scared them into leaving to begin with.
-Gee, I'd might have thought those two guys deciding to go down with Idris Elba (yeah, I know, Janek. 'Idris Elba' is a cool name, so that's what I'm calling him) was sad and brave, if they had more than like, four or five lines each.
-"HEY DAVID, LET'S GO TOWARD THE ALIENS WHO WANTED TO DESTROY ALL HUMANS! AND LET'S NOT ACTUALLY SAY WHAT HAPPENED, LET'S JUST LEAVE A CRYPTIC MESSAGE THAT EVERYONE'S DEAD,
-David, you can do better than Shaw.
-Why does a robot need to eat? I'd assume when around humans he'd eat to act more human, but he was eating when he was alone.
-This movie is not scary. /arsonmurderjaywalking
On that note, the cinematography is pretty, and as a whole it's a nice-looking movie. But, it does feel like they valued that over the script. The characters were either unlikable/stupid, underdeveloped, or didn't have enough screen time (like Idris Elba) It raised interesting questions about religion and aliens, but it never really answer any. :/ I'm going to agree with Decker Shado (who is here ---> www.blip.tv/decker-shado) : if you like arty stuff, you might like this, because it feels...arty. But if you like the Aliens franchise, sci fi, or horror, you can probably skip it.
...This turned into a review, somehow. It wasn't really meant to be.
Edit: let it be known I have no problem with things that leave questions or make you think (in a GOOD way, not a "WTF WHYYY" way). However, this movie is...well, I don't want to say ADD...It's like it sets up an idea, but then gets distracted by something else, and never really says anything. Of course this can be taken in the opposite direction, and it could've had pretentious, pseudo-philosophical dialogue that'd drive me up the wall, and make me wish they'd just shut up.