Monday, June 11, 2012

'Because we could'

David: Why do you think your people made me?

Holloway: We made ya cause we could.

David: Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator?

Okay, I should first admit that I have so many Prometheus feels. The movie is a little heavy handed with the message, yes, I admit that. But I love it anyway. True, I would have liked it a little better with some few changes to bring it in line and make it a true prequel to Alien, but I'm okay with it and honestly, I should turn in my fangirl badge if I can't fanon it into submission. :)

So many things that I loved about this movie, but we'll keep it to just this one quote for the purpose of this post.

This is a scene between David who is an android designed to look like and for the most part imitate humans in order to serve them without weirding them out by looking too 'strange'. He is played, fyi, by the incomparable Michael Fassbender. Here, have a picture:

You're *welcome*.

Needless to say, if you're at all familiar with androids vis a vis science fiction, David is not as emotionless or harmless as the people around him would like to think he is.

But that's not the point! *drags self back on track*

Holloway in this scene is upset because they've travelled across the galaxy to try and find the beings who he and his partner Elizabeth Shaw are convinced created the human race. Unfortunately they arrive to find what appears to be a dead world, with none of the 'Engineers' left alive to answer their questions. David, for reasons that we won't go into at this juncture, is making small talk. Sort of. Seemingly. Like I said, not important for the post! Or, well, maybe it is. But I digress! *stuffs her David feels back in their corner*

David asks this in what is perhaps a hint to Holloway that it's better that the Engineers are all dead, this way they can't fail to live up to Holloway's expectations as humanity has *clearly* failed to live up to David's.

The point, if such a thing can be said to exist in this post, is that my immediate thought about David's question was that I wouldn't be disappointed at all. Who cares why? Would it matter if you found out that humanity was created as an experiment, just to see if it would work?

Admittedly, 'because I could' can go very, very wrong. David. I'm looking at you. Because of *reasons*.

/rambly post


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