Prometheus. A silly prequel with some superb technical work done to make it such an odd film. There’s no denying that Prometheus dropped the ball in quite a few departments, but when it came to world-building, the film was actually damn good at that.
So good in fact, that I’d like to see a sequel, which would be a second chance for director Ridley Scott and his origin story of the Alien franchise.
Speaking to Empire, Scott teased story details for the sequel which would reunite Michael Fassbender with Noomi Rapace:
You [could] leave the first film alone and jump ahead, but you can’t because it ends on too specific a plot sentence as she says, ‘I want to go where they came from, I don’t want to go back to where I came from’. I thought the subtext of that film was a bit florid and grandiose, but it asks a good question: who created us?
“That raises the question to me. Same as was depicted in 2001 when… that ape that had been grubbing around in the water hole with all of them bickering at each other… has a bigger thought injected into his brain than Newton got sitting under a tree and seeing an apple fall. That is one gigantic, magnificent leap of a thousand years of evolution; that is where the world begins. It is pretty grand thinking, and that’s what I want to explore.
You’ve got to go back and find those engineers and see what they are thinking. If engineers are the forerunners of us, and therefore were creators of life forms in places that were possible for biology to function, who created that? Where’s the big boy?
Prometheus 2 clearly occupies the majority of Scott’s heart-space right now, because he chose to tackle this film over the Blade Runner sequel, leaving that movie in the hands of director Dennis Villenueve:
He has taken my script, from Hampton [Fancher] and Michael Green, and that’s what he’ll make. I can’t direct them all, and I have to do Prometheus.
As I said, I’m willing to give Scott a second chance. After all, he can;t exactly do worse than the first Prometheus movie.
Last Updated: September 15, 2015