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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    @Zarathustra: I'm sorry but i can't enjoy the movie unless it makes sense. I honestly can't. If it's bullshit, them it's bullshit. It surprises me how many of you Ni'ers can play let's pretend, because it's beyond me. I know I'm pretending, and it would just be a lie. I also cannot equate possibility with probabilty. What you suggest is possible but not probable.
    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Well this sort of leap and @Jennifer's nitpick-to-the-extreme complaint about g forces don't bother me too much. I'm imaginative enough to assume a creator-level intelligence can devise a suspended animation apparatus or successfully design something to mitigate acceleration changes in their spaceships.
    I'm with Jock on this one.

    And, if you don't mind my asking: is there something about aliens with extremely corrosive acid for blood that grow from a tiny chestburster to larger than humans in a single day that seems particularly probable, not simply possible, to you? If so, that Ti kool-aid you're drinking must be amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Virgin birth explained. Or did Noomi have sex with a squid?
    'Bender-bot put a drop of that black ooze shit in Tom Hardy Jr's. Cristal and then they bumped uglies. Tom Hardy Jr. "infected" her with the virus. So to speak.

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    Autistic? That's kinda lame.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    'Bender-bot put a drop of that black ooze shit in Tom Hardy Jr's. Cristal and then they bumped uglies. Tom Hardy Jr. "infected" her with the virus. So to speak.
    Damn men, always wanting to bump uglies and infect women with their parasitic squidbabies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    I suppose we have just given up on using spoiler tags by now, but I'll still try...


    I dunno. That's just one of many questions I've been thinking about since seeing the film, and its lack of resolution doesn't so much annoy me, as make me interested in what directions the mythology could possibly be taken.
    I don't know if anybody answered this one yet, but it's an incomplete answer anyway. The aliens were attacked by their own weaponized genetics. We don't know how any more than the Earthers do. The bodies then decomposed. The one in the suit couldn't decompose because of the suit. Only one of them was smart enough to hide out in deep-freeze or else the other containers suffered power failures over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    'Bender-bot put a drop of that black ooze shit in Tom Hardy Jr's. Cristal and then they bumped uglies. Tom Hardy Jr. "infected" her with the virus. So to speak.
    I knew it was something like that. But the fact is, the Virgin Mary could have been infected with human genes, somehow, using alien technology, thus giving rise to the virgin birth story.
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    Maybe she was the town bicycle that kept her mouth shut (as opposed to something else).

    Who knows?
    Who cares?

    The movie is pissing me off the more I think about it.

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    Pfft, wouldn't say I'm entirely able to play let's pretend @Jennifer , for instance, I'm not at all religious. Also can't quite believe some of the posts in this thread.

    Some things are just a matter of taste and/or getting it in a different way. Not figuring out the first scene is definitely going to make it hard to be in the mindset of someone who saw that, got it and was charmed right away. There are movies I obviously don't get - Avengers - ninety something percent on rotten tomatoes, wtf?


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    I don't really care what anything else thinks in terms of bending someone to my POV. I didn't miss anything. I was just watching from my own perspective. I'm also very visual as opposed to tuned in to words, which is secondary for me. Maybe even further down the list. I have a few prejudices myself, which are that I prefer the chance to speculate a bit and that I don't like being led by the hand from where A is supposed to connect to B and C. I'm glad they didn't pace it like Alien because that would have been too much similarity for me - I like newness and experimentation, even if it doesn't quite get there. (That's how we make innovative leaps!) I appreciate the f**k out of anything that makes my thoughts cascade too. Engineer plotline was just so interesting to me. (I want to believe!). Agree with @Zarathustra as to why. I'm so glad we got to see one come to life later on. Oh, anyone else notice what I assume is the deliberate resemblance to ye olde Greek and Roman statues? I loved that little detail and what it suggested - and it multiplied the pleasure I felt from some years ago standing in front of those statues in Italy. Movies are a personal experience and not everyone has the same flipbook of associations. Not everyone is even making associations when they watch a film. This particular movie conjured up a lot of things from my personal scrapbook that were interesting as hell for me to revisit. And so on and so forth... I'm still thinking about it in my downtime! And I can't wait to see the next installment. Gotta love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violaine View Post
    Not figuring out the first scene is definitely going to make it hard to be in the mindset of someone who saw that, got it and was charmed right away.
    I, personally, think it's still a bit open to interpretation.

    I had a number of possible options (that have not been talked about really at all in this thread) from the get-go, and they are all still kinda possible.

    Some are more likely than others, and, as they were landing in front of the alien structure, I figured I had the whole thing figured out, but, by the end of it, I largely felt left wondering what the hell the truth is, and, at least for me, that's not a position I feel particularly uncomfortable to be in. In fact, as you express (regarding yourself) below, I kinda like it. I think it's actually a place where Ni doms probably feel more comfortable, cuz I think this is how we look at the world already: mysterious, so many possibilities, never exactly sure what the truth is. Ti doms, I feel, need their explanation (enneagram 5s, in particular, but there is no stronger correlation between the MBTI and the enneagram than Ti doms and e5s) of things, they need to destroy the mystery, they need to have clarity, and I think being in the situation this movie leaves you in, of not knowing, of having so many unanswered questions, is probably not enjoyable to them at all (and, for the millionth time, people: I'm speaking of tendencies, tendencies).

    Quote Originally Posted by violaine View Post
    There are movies I obviously don't get - Avengers - ninety something percent on rotten tomatoes, wtf?
    I loved The Avengers.

    / grew up collecting Marvel cards

    Quote Originally Posted by violaine View Post
    I have a few prejudices myself, which are that I prefer the chance to speculate a bit and that I don't like being led by the hand from where A is supposed to connect to B and C... I appreciate the f**k out of anything that makes my thoughts cascade too. Engineer plotline was just so interesting to me.
    Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by violaine View Post
    Oh, anyone else notice what I assume is the deliberate resemblance to ye olde Greek and Roman statues? I loved that little detail and what it suggested...
    Oy, see, you took it further than me.

    Interesting thought, though.

    *adds one more notion to the possibilities*

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