So, great movie. Scott and Giger have once again put the fear of something-is-going-to-jump-into-my-facehole-and-impregnate-me into me. Some of those critters probably live in Australia. But as the movie sits in my head, I have questions, and I wonder if any of you who saw it have the same:
- Why did the first progenitor they show drink the horrible black goo? Was that Earth and is it implied that he/it kicked off life on the planet? - The black goo causes the mutation into horrible biological monsters hell-bent on reproducing...so why did the geologist who got a face full of the stuff turn into a murdering rampage monster and not try to reproduce? - Shaw states at the end that the progenitors were headed to Earth with ship-loads of horrible black goo, but 'changed their minds'. Judging by the behavior of the one they found alive, it doesn't seem like they intended to spare the Earth at all. - Is the movie implying that the progenitors created the Earth as a sort of experiment with the goo and all life came from it, and that they were coming back to clean up their 'mess'? - Why was there one still alive after being in the same ship as the bio-weapon, one room away, with no apparent seals or protections? - Did ALL the ships on the planet have the bio-weapon in it? If they do, why the hell would Shaw risk using one of them since clearly the canisters are unstable?