What was up with that Guy Pearce scene?
So, Guy Pearce (Memento, The Rover) is in this movie as Peter Weyland, the founder of the Weyland-Yutani corporation and a father-figure to David, but he's only around for a brief scene at the beginning of the film where he trades philosophical bon mots with Fassbender. If you're a true Prometheus-head, you remember that Guy Pearce was featured in that prequel as well, struggling to emote under heaps of old age make-up. In that movie, Weyland gets killed by a vengeful Engineer, those ancient white naked creatures.
"Am I your son?" asks David, as the two stand together in a pristine room. "You are my creation," says Weyland, establishing the theme that the film will circle around for two hours. Do we owe anything to our creators? Or is our responsibility only to the future? If Guy Pearce was your dad, would you betray him?