"Big things have small beginnings."
Well, not when envisioned by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. “Prometheus,” the non-prequel to “Alien” is anything but a small beginning to this universe and, while ambitious, leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions and problems that shouldn’t have been there in the first place. It’s a frustrating film to talk about, movie lovers, but one that we have a great time discussing. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – in this week’s episode as we really dig into this film and discuss everything about it, from the stunning visuals to the problematic script. We talk about the team who put together these visuals and who rightfully should all receive numerous accolades. We talk about the cast, particularly the stand-out performance of Michael Fassbender as David. We also look at his relationship with the other androids in the Alien anthology. We chat about the fundamental script problems in this film and the trickle-down effect they have on the rest of the film. We also talk about how, despite those problems, the script and the film still pose some fascinating questions that are worth talking about long after the film’s been watched. It’s a fascinating film, albeit problematic, and one worth discussion – preferably over a slice of pie – so join us this week to listen in!
Assorted Notes & Links
- Prometheus Unbound: What the movie was actually about – Cavalorn
- Prometheus in Fifteen Minutes – Cleolinda Jones
- Mom and Dad Save the World – trailer; not only is it cute and cuddly, ITS TONGUE COMES OUT AND HAS TEETH ON IT!!! It really could just get cut out of this and dropped into Prometheus.