Translator explains Prometheus ending

Don’t read if you haven’t already seen it

Prometheus might not have been everybody’s cup of tea, but there’s no getting away from the fact that love it or loathe it, people just can’t stop talking about it. That said, if you haven’t seen it yet, you shouldn’t read on, as things are about to get a bit spoilery.

The ending of the film has sparked a particular amount of debate, specifically the scene in which David accompanies Weyland to the engineer’s sleep-pod, and rouses the “God” from his slumber. David is a master of all known languages, and manages to converse with the being, before things all turn a bit sour.

Given that the sequence isn’t subtitled, we were expecting never to know exactly what David said to anger the Engineer. Did he deliver Weyland’s message as asked, or did he take matters into his own hands in that suspicious manner so beloved of “synthetics”?

Well, according to Dr. Anil Biltoo, the film’s official translator and linguistics consultant, David did as he was asked, translating his words as follows: “This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life.”

So there we have it. David wasn’t up to anything sinister, it just turned out that the Engineer wasn’t best pleased to be interrupted by a member of the species he was charged with destroying. Apparently, the scene was initially written to involve a much longer conversation, so perhaps more details will emerge in the deleted material on the DVD. Or even in a sequel...

What did you make of Prometheus' ending? Tell us, below!

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    • MikeyRix

      Jun 21st 2012, 12:23

      Wow. Well, if it's that, then I'd preferred to have never known to be honest. :/

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    • drbond1978

      Jun 21st 2012, 13:04

      didn't read it

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    • SiMan

      Jun 21st 2012, 13:16

      Right, thats cleared that up then.........

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 21st 2012, 13:54

      Well that's that then , still should have had subtitles if your just going to realese what the "God" say's after the film?

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    • 2Dglasses

      Jun 21st 2012, 14:31

      Yeah yeah, where's the freaking featurette on that guys tattoos! I sure hope the sequel answers this important issue.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Jun 21st 2012, 15:32

      SPOILER WARING!!! What gets me is people say the alien born from the engineer at the end is the first ever xenomorph YET when the crew explore the room with the massive head and vials for the first time they see a mural on the wall of a xenomorph! So the engineers must have made one before? Also (and this is just a guess) the green vial in the same room on the pedestal is actually the dna for the xenomorph.

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    • gonzoBen

      Jun 21st 2012, 18:16

      Weird similarities with Contact.

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    • georgeWW

      Jun 22nd 2012, 9:34

      there was nothing to clear up Weyland told him what to tell the engineer, why would he have said anything else

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    • Azazeal4eva

      Jun 22nd 2012, 10:30

      What is frustrating is I really wanted to like this.. But the constant preaching of its not a prequel and we want the film to be different.. Then why have a buddy duo similar to the first movie, leading lady same kind of character as the first movie, a robot acting on differnet secret orders, The same ship but actually a different ship on a different planet crashing the same way. different 'enginer' getting infected by an alien.. chest burst xenomorph.. but not the queen, as wrong planet... but made to look like a queen.. But my biggest gripe is why did none.. not one of the human crew ask what the heck happened in the medi-machine/pod.. No one cares about the blood trail through the ship... the big secret is the old guy is there.. ok all suit up and lets go back to the pyramid for a look- no one mention or think about the blood on the floor or squiddy thing in there!

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    • alexr

      Jun 22nd 2012, 13:53

      @Azazeal4eva I loved the film. Loved it. But fair point about the blood and the 'squiddy thing' in the medi-lab.

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    • pingpong

      Jun 23rd 2012, 11:09

      !!SPOILER AHEAD!! Thank you Azazeal4eva. Finally someone bringing up what bugged me the most. Someone knocking down two crew members, then getting a sushi ingredient removed from her abdomen, running around all bloggy with a stapled wound and nobody cares. Not to mention this movie ruined Alien for me. I didn't care where the space jockey and where the cargo on his ship came from. Funny thing that in Alien it was some organic matter, actual eggs, probably laid by an alien queen. Then in Prometheus they loaded their ships full of freak creatures creating god goo that seems to be the origin of the Xenomorphs and all other life in the universe? So the Space Jockey in Alien must have started his journey much later? But then again all the engineers on the bio weapon facility planet have been wiped out already. Argh.

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    • fortunesfool

      Jun 25th 2012, 14:52

      It's a SyFy channel movie of the week with nice FX and Cinematography. All this 'what was it about? What was the black goo? Why this? Why that? is just you doing all the work to cover up for a lousy writer. It's a terrible bit of narrative film-making. It's only surviving because no one can accept that Ridley Scott could make something so banal.

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    • boebels

      Jun 25th 2012, 15:03

      Having seen Prometheus, love it or hate it, it leaves so many questions unanswered... It was a great idea to kickstart this franchise with the original director and breath new life into it for a few more sequels to come. I'm just glad it wasn't fairwell - THE END plot. I liked the plot and most characters but a few incidents were somehow handled poorly by the characters. The "Aliens" were OK, but the one with tentacles was quite shockingly out of his "depth" (excuse the pun). I would definitely have a second viewing and eagerly await a sequel. The ending was good - the cliffhanger it was reminded me of Frodo (Rapace) in search of Mount Doom with Sam (Fassbender)...

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    • zarvos

      Jun 25th 2012, 15:13

      @fortunesfool You are so right that it really wasn't much better than a SyFy flick. I was sorely disappointed as the movie wore on, expecting so much more from Sir Ridley. If any of you are familiar with "Lost", "Prometheus" used the same writer (Lindelof) who's great at anwering mysteries with more mysteries, which I feel is why "Prometheus" is so unsatisfying. I put up with that crud for 6 seasons of "Lost" (only lord knows why) which they could've taken care of in 2 seasons. They've also employed about 2 or 3 websites to "fill out" the "Prometheus" storyline. Please, just shoot me now. I know it's a great way to get the viewer more involved, but please give us a movie that stands on it's own. Now I hear there's going to be a "Directors" cut for the DVD/Blu-Ray. Oh boy . . . more mysteries which may or not be answered.

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    • ERDutra

      Jun 25th 2012, 15:35

      Well, considering that the whole plot of this movie is hideous and full of nonsense I must say I did not paid much attention or cared about what the robot was talking about. I just figured that the alien was p****d to be interrupted in his beauty sleep. for such a wonderful visually speaking movie. the story was a waste. a bad sci-fi and a waste of my time and money. such a pity. I just pray that the same dos not happen to Spiderman and Batman.

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    • bloagsat

      Jun 25th 2012, 16:31

      Here's my question. Who the hell did the cave paintings? As far as I can tell, the creators just left some DNA in a hot tub and then split (sort of like Russel Brand). Also, why did they want to kill us? Also, why did David decide to poison one of the crew? Also, how the hell can you go for a jog after getting serious abdominal surgery? This film made NO sense.

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    • pingpong

      Jun 25th 2012, 17:48

      @zarvos Most likely they won't be answered. At least not until the 10 year anniversary box Set that is where everything will get unsatisfactory answers. Such as that the engineers were just partying for weeks, got completely p****d and the guy on earth drank this goo stuff just because he was still hung over. Why else would an advanced Alien race need to drink some unpredictable horror mutation goo and melt into the ocean to plant DNA instead of just fabricating something in a Lab.

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    • bloagsat

      Jun 25th 2012, 18:42

      Bottom line... the writers from "Lost" worked on this film. 'nuff said.

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    • jaykays hat

      Jun 25th 2012, 20:51

      Growing up in Essex I met a lot of women that drank goo and not one of them gave birth to an octopus looking alien...this film is not true to life.

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    • Agent69

      Jun 26th 2012, 23:47

      The film didn't know what it wanted to be. They decided to not be a pure prequel, so you're left with bunch of unanswered questions (I bet they planed a sequel and decided not to bother with even giving an answer amongst themselves) and nods to Alien.

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    • peter

      Jun 27th 2012, 11:07

      According to Sir Rid there are two more (!) films in this sequence before the first Alien film takes place. In my mind, they could have made this a "proper" prequel by changing the planet to the original one, having the squid thing impregnate Charlize who would "give birth" to a baby queen. This way they could have still have the "Noomi and David's Excellent Adventure" sequel and have rounded off the prequel bit with a few more questions answered.

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Jun 28th 2012, 12:11

      *Spoilers* I stopped caring about this film when the 'Scientist' went up to the strange alien thing going "Hey there beautiful" in a stupid cute voice as if it was his Granny's new kitten and proceeded to let the thing jump on him and subsequently kill him! All this because he was with the 'map man' that somehow managed to get the pair of them lost.....! Ridiculous for a Sci-Fi film and pathetic for a Ridley Scott film!!

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    • waxonwaxoff14

      Jun 29th 2012, 15:04

      The film was a piece of s**t. Let it die, why keep releasing little revelations etc like this.

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