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"There are disappointments". . .

. . .There sure are! Pretty much the whole thing. We've seen almost all of this before. Essentially a portrayal of a far-reaching and stupendously costly Interstellar mission crewed with stupid, uninformed, poorly trained personnel in mission critical positions making very bad decisions. No human endeavor of this magnitude would ever let this level of incompetence get past the first interview. Not plausible at all. IMO the use of arrogant incompetence as a plot device was a major flaw of "Prometheus" too. This worked OK in "Alien" but this many sequels later it's pretty tiresome.

FWIW, I thought it was pretty clearly stated as to why David dropped the bombs on the engineers; he viewed himself as superior and was serving no one including them. God-like and capable of the ultimate act of creativity while simultaneously eliminating sentient life forms he considered inferior. The Wagnerian Valhalla references weren't subtle. And we're still left wondering why the engineers hatred their apparent creations. Oh-well; based on how the ending appears to set up the next sequel, looks like we've moved well past answering that question.


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