I think the answer here isn't quantity of fluid but rather quantity of time. He stated over and over that it takes 20 years to make it, but they found the necessary amount of fluid in about 3 minutes outside their shanty. Seems to me that time, not fluid, is what's important to making the fuel.
AquaMan2342 wrote:I actually agree with some of GF's questions about the plot. Especially the fact that there was so much fluid lost when it sprayed on the Wikus's face that it seems impossible they would still be able to start up the ship. Even after he met up with the two prawns and they knew he had ejected some of the fluid, there wasn't even a level of concern that he used up too much to still start the ship. I assumed they would capture the vial, bring it back to the ship and hope that it was enough. It might have built at least a little more tension.
Yeah, this was very irritating to me, too. We could spot Iraqi tanks 15 feet under ground, and they expect us that an evil corporation with every tool at their disposal wouldn't tear up the earth to find the command module to the ship?
AquaMan2342 wrote:I also can't believe they couldn't find the ship. They have a frickin video of the thing falling from the mothership, yet can't find it even though it was like 10 feet underground? It's not like it fell into a crater or something.
Not the head, per se, but one of their elite (leader) class, yes. He was definitely much more intelligent than the others.
AquaMan2342 wrote:Anybody wonder if Chris was maybe the head prawn the entire time, explaining why his (and his son's) intelligence was so much higher than the average prawn?
AquaMan2342 wrote:I also hated the inferences towards greed and profit in the movie. The guy's father-in-law throws him away like he's nothing without even a second thought? It's his daughter's husband lol. At least show a little bit of concern. I understand the decision he made (given the premise of the movie), but it's as if he didn't even hesitate at all.
This was the "social commentary" to the movie. District 6 was an apartheid camp
where they treated people just like the prawns were treated and even forced them to move to another location for many of the same reasons they wanted to relocate the prawns.
Like I said before, many of the "holes" have explanations. They just may not be perfect explanations.
BTW, the name Christopher Johnson cracked me up.