Or did he? I think David was more than just an android, I believe that solitude time allowed him to evolve and develop human characteristics that he was not originally programmed to exhibit, naturally. Some comments about David throughout the Internet mentioned what a manipulative bastard David was, and because he went about things on his own volition, he had something within him that drove him to succeed in his goals. The only person he seemed curious about and liked was Elizabeth Shaw... but as we all know, his allegiance to her only went so far at one point. David has a thankless role amongst the Prometheus crew, and when David saved Dr. Shaw's life in that storm on LV_223, that was the one and only time someone said 'Thank you' to him. Prior to that, he watched Dr. Shaw's dreams... something very intrusive and stalkery which he could have kept to himself, but he actually told her, very matter of fact that that's what he did.
Throughout the movie, David's curiosities and unknown hidden agendas made him appear very unpredictable and suspicious. We did not see or hear where he was receiving direction and to what degree the execution of those directives were. So that's when I came to the conclusion that at some point, David became more self-aware of who/what he was and in that transition, he evolved and became more sarcastic and defensive (albeit in a calm and polite manner) when his human counterparts mocked or dismissed him. He was designed to blend in perfectly as a human being, the only tale tell sign that something was different about him from the others was that he did not breathe. When Halloway pointed that out to him, David seamlessly told him that he has to look like humans do because "you people would feel more comfortable" in having androids in their presence. David felt he was superior to humans and I think he had an arrogance and pride about himself in not being exactly like them, because they are so weak, petty, and emotional, etc.
|David knew how to handle everything with care and precision.|
What are your thoughts about David? Did you like him? Was he a manipulative little robot shit that you like but still don't trust? At the end of the film, we get the impression that for the first time in David's existence, he desperately needed someones help to save his life from being abandoned in the most pathetic state. Even in his broken condition, he could have lived for a long time, and even he didn't deserve that fate in that circumstance.
Prometheus is doing well at North American and foreign box offices, so it's safe to say that millions more people, through their empathy or dislike of David, are becoming familiar with the incredible actor who brought him to life!
|Michael striking a sexy male supermodel pose!|