Prometheus vibe....

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  1. Joe90

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    OK, with the new TV giving new clues as to Lockdown's agenda and the few hints Bay has dropped about 'somebody' being happy with humans and Transformers interacting...

    Is anybody else getting a prometheus vibe out of all this?

    Some of the footage we've seen is very reminiscent of certain scenes from the ie the footage of the ships flying over prehistoric jungle and scenes..

    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. Joe90

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    Typing from my fone so apologies if needs reading a couple of times before it makes sense!
     
  3. RzaSharp

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    Ive been getting a Prometheus vibe as well since all the lockdown trailers have been released. Lockdown's Ship is very similar as well.

    The "they" seem to want to re-terraform the planet. Its possible they tried on Earth once before, creating dinobots in the process, which could not be tamed, so they created a more "controllable", so "they" think, slave...humans.

    Much like Prometheus\Alien\Giger, it seems biological organisms may just be a step before being mutated/reconstituted into biomechanical/cybertronian lifeforms in these terraformers' process. Much like how the Alien is born from biological matter and grows to be almost a living machine type of warrior.
     
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    Lockdown ship does look like prometheus
     
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    Oh god no... please don't remind me of that film :puke:  So much wasted potential, so much disappointment and silly religious schlock forced into the film.

    If their is one thing I'm hoping for AOE is that it is better than Prometheus as that film sucked :L

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    Anyway, while they share a similar scene we haven't seen enough to really warrant the Prometheus comparison
     
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    Well at least I can agree with this guy
    yeah Prometheus suck
     
  7. Joe90

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    It wasn't the greatest was it? A big missed opportunity.
    But I do get the feeling AOE will touch on the themes of creationism and life/planet engineering that prometheus tried to.
     
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    quintessons are cyber jesus-es
     
  9. SKowl

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    Yeah, I'm getting that vibe too - Lockdown and his posse definately have an "Engineers" look to them... they are much more humanoid than the other Decepticons, who were basically giant robotic insects...
     
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    Yes, from that first trailer with 4 Lockdowns yes totally Prometheus.
     
  11. Scorpio

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    True, in this version (if they do appear) Bay is setting them up as the creators of the Transformers... or at least the Allspark...

    Who knows anymore...
     
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    Well, there is a definite PROMETHEUS influence where the Lockdown angle is concerned:

    - the mysterious creators of the Transformers, who were around previously on Earth and caused its dinosaur extinction
    - the chamber of swords and the Giger-esque creatures (particularly the long-tongued one that Peltz finds)
    - the awakening of the original craft's aliens (the Engineer in P, the Dinobots in AOE)
    - Optimus going off on a quest to find the creators (like Noomi Rapace)
     
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    No, I'm getting a Quintesson vibe.
     
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    Let alone the fact that they had some agenda, and Prime wants to know why they wanted him.
     
  15. JasonPrime

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    Yeah you know I was thinking maybe it was just me, but I totally got a Prometheus feel while watching the movie.
     
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    Considering the ending in both have the main character charging offworld to literally meet their makers...? Yea... got that vibe all right.
     
  17. tonyformer

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    there was no dinosaur extinction by the Creators. They cyberformed parts of the planet and all organic material caught in the blast in those "areas" was turned to the metal and then mined. Leaving barren land behind. But it was not an extinction event by any means. Even in the movie, there wee still Dinos that were alive and well in that particular "mining expedition".
     
  18. Ring3r

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    I don't think it was very similar to Promethius...

    There was no evidence in the film that the creators were genetically manipulating anything. All they were doing was using the Seed weapon, which converted organic matter into cybertronium. They found earth and initiated the K-T extinction because Earth was full of organic life which they could process.

    So, humans just evolved after that because mammals survived the extinction while all the creatures larger than 40lbs were killed (that's actually scientifically correct, the only things that survived the K-T extinction were small, in the ocean and on land).

    The creators main concern seems to be ensuring that the various forms of life in the universe do not ally against them. That's why they wanted Prime - his entire thing is fighting for freedom and he's the perfect rallying point for everybody because he's not interested in conquest. Lockdown even confirmed this in the film....the creators are very displeased at the interaction between worlds that Prime has caused.
     
  19. Ring3r

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    Gonna have to disagree here. They established in the film that the KT extinction event was initiated by the creators, and not an asteroid. They showed them doing one harvest, but there were undoubtedly many many more. Also, you don't need a complete wipe of life to cause extinction...massive upsets of populations and the mass destruction of plant life would easily set the ball rolling. In the real world, where it WAS an asteroid...that didn't kill everything either. It just wrought so much destruction that it destabilized the entire food chain and led to almost everything dying.

    It makes sense too. The only things that survived the KT extinction were very small birds which didn't need much food and could survive on insects....small ocean life that could survive on plankton and other miniscule animal life, and small burrowing mammals that could escape the environmental disaster that the asteroid caused and sustain themselves on bugs.

    Replace asteroid with cybertronium bombs, and it still makes sense.
     
  20. JasonPrime

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    This was my take away of it as well. I'm telling you in the Transformers universe the entire history of the earth was shaped by Cybertronians and related other alien characters.