Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Theater-employed pearl-clutcher spoils ‘Prometheus’ plot point

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Giant head statue from ‘Prometheus’ [2012]

SPOILER ALERT: Prometheus [2012]

In which a concerned cinema employee takes it upon themself to warn moviegoers about ungodly content in Prometheus [original emphasis]:

A man named Jorge who attended a recent showing of Prometheus got a politically charged spoiler alert from the employee who was tearing his tickets. "I have to warn you," Jorge recalls the employee telling him and his guest. "Halfway through the movie, the main female character will perform a self-induced abortion."

This happened at Regal Cinemas Thornton Place Stadium 14 in Seattle. "I asked some other people entering the same auditorium if the same guy had warned them about the contents of the movie, and they said he did," says Jorge, who asked that we not use his last name.

He immediately complained to the manager. Although the manager reportedly said there was no political agenda on the cinema employee's part, Jorge sees it differently: "I totally disagree." He can't explain why else the employee would reveal a key development of an R-rated movie's plot.

So far, staff and management have refused to comment, and it’s presumed that the spoilering pearl-clutcher is still at their job, though perhaps (or hopefully) with severely slapped fingers.

Meanwhile, it might be worth pointing out that the “abortion” in question is actually an emergency C-section to remove a deadly alien parasite, which raises the question of whether God would pass smiting judgment upon the female character who undergoes the operation. In addition, the creature survives and grows up to kill another character later on, which dictionaries everywhere say rules out the operation from even being an abortion in the first place.

But, still, I’m sure our movie-ruining Good Samaritan had naught but good intentions, which is all that counts, right?

(via Joe. My. God.)