Nerdstalking Podcast

‘Prometheus’: The Perils of Running in a Straight Line

I enjoyed Ridley Scott’s 2012 return to the Alien milleu, Prometheus. A prequel to the first film, it details a team travelling to a far star cluster to find the origins of life on Earth, and the nasty things that await them there. I enjoyed it, but I can certainly see why some people have a problem with it. The biggest issues are the lapses of logic in the film, some of which are so glaring that they’re hard to get past and appreciate the rest of the story, which does a good job somewhat explaining how a spacegoing race created both life on Earth, and the awful beasties that plague humanity through the Alien franchise.

I made a GIF demonstrating one of these lapses. It’s certainly not the biggest or dumbest brainfart that the characters of Prometheus exhibit. For some reason, perhaps because of the simplicity of the stupidity put on display here, I find it one of the most annoying. Enjoy… or not, maybe.

A scene from Prometheus, a prequel movie to Alien, by Ridley Scott
Ripley would know better.


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