What went wrong with Prometheus

Thanks to Eric Cheng, I went to Prometheus over the weekend. Objectively, it’s an awful movie. Plot holes you can drive a truck through. Characters that make you shake your head at their actions/motivations.

I described it to a friend as, “If you want to think about the movie, it’s awful. If you just want to watch the movie, it’s pretty good.”

Visually, I loved it. And I’ll see it again with friends here in PDX. But it honestly wasn’t a very good movie.

I’ve really been enjoying some of the articles posted about the problems with the movie. Well written critiques abound. Here are a few I like:

What’s Wrong With Prometheus (a Partial List)

Science gets burned by Prometheus

Prometheus: An Archaeological Perspective (sort of)

And best of all, this absolutely hilarious video:


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