Mon, 11 June 2012
They say that in space, no one can hear you scream. But if you're like either of us, you were probably ecstatic to hear that Ridley Scott would be coming back to his beloved outer space franchise and directing a semi-prequel to Alien. And now that it's been released, we're sitting down behind our respective microphones to talk about 2012's Prometheus.
With a high profile director like Ridley Scott, and a cast that includes such notables as Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and that girl with the tattoo, you'd probably expect this to be another slam dunk in the roster of Summer Movies, akin to The Avengers in pedigree, scope, and the "Wow" factor.
This podcast takes a look at both Alien (which is now 33 years old... holy cow, we're old!) and Prometheus. We spoil them both as we talk about how the two tie into each other, what's missing from the new movie, what opportunities were left untouched, and how certain actors in this movie are just kick-ass beyond belief. When Prometheus works, it's fantastic. And when it doesn't....
You just take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
It's a really unique conversation that leaves us in an even more unique landing point after it's all said and done.
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