Quentin Tarantino gives his verdict on Prometheus

“There was a lot of dumb stuff in it!”

Quentin Tarantino is Hollywood’s proudest geek, so it’s probably not surprising to learn that he has plenty of opinions to share about 2012’s most divisive sci-fi movie, Prometheus.

Speaking during an appearance on a US chat-show, Tarantino started off by praising certain elements of Scott’s film before turning to some of its glaring flaws.

“On one hand, it was actually kind of cool to see a big deal, serious science-fiction epic by a director like Ridley Scott,” began Tarantino. “Overall the experience was pretty cool having seen it.”

“But there was also a lot of dumb stuff in it," continued the director. "When it got to the point where they're on another planet and then a space cobra literally shows up, opens up its hood and the guy who's in charge of alien creatures goes, 'Hey, little fella! How ya doin?' I was like, ‘uhhhhh.... It's a space cobra!’”

A sentiment we can all share a degree of sympathy with. In the meantime, QT’s latest, Django Unchained, opens in the UK on 18 January 2012.

What do you think of Tarantino's take on the film? Tell us, below!


    • FBJRider

      Jan 3rd 2013, 14:42

      Meh, what does he know? He's never made a good film in his life.

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    • Friendzoner

      Jan 3rd 2013, 15:38

      And have you? Yet you're entitled to your opinion, just like anybody else.

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    • simonrichards

      Jan 3rd 2013, 15:40

      at last he says something sensible. Prometheus had tons of ridiculous moments. I defy anyone to actually really understand it or ultimately give a toss. Ridley Scott better watch out or he will end up with a rep like m night shamalyandingdong

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 3rd 2013, 16:05

      Having rewatched Prometheus on Blu Ray I still stand firm that it's a good movie but just disappointing. There's a great movie in there somewhere so perhaps a Directors Cut might help, it worked for Kingdom Of Heaven.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 3rd 2013, 16:07

      BTW has QT choosen his favorite movies of 2012 yet ?? His 2011 list was interesting with the inclusion of The Three Musketeers and The Sitter.

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    • drbond1978

      Jan 3rd 2013, 16:21

      QT is a far superior film maker

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    • DSweetland

      Jan 3rd 2013, 16:41

      2013* I agree, Prometheus was awesome to look at, but the script is flawed. it doesn't coincide with Alien.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Jan 3rd 2013, 16:50

      Could you imagine QT directing an alien film lol

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    • ericwillard

      Jan 3rd 2013, 17:35

      I agree as well. I was so loving it when I grabbed it on BR and then I was like "Why???" The visuals are awesome but those serious plot holes and stupid stuff "scientists" did made me laugh.

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    • ericwillard

      Jan 3rd 2013, 17:36

      FBJRider, stick to what your name dictates. (Heavy on the sarcasm).

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    • miloponsford

      Jan 3rd 2013, 17:36

      FBJRider, I hope you're joking...

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    • mitchsn

      Jan 3rd 2013, 22:17

      Prometheus was a grade D Horror movie with grade A Special Effects. I think the Scary Movie series had better writing.

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    • dex2010

      Jan 3rd 2013, 23:02

      @simonrichards Shyamalan would of made a much better Prometheus in my opinion......

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    • jillames

      Jan 4th 2013, 4:47

      Say what you will, but when that weird white snake things head regenerated faster than anything else ever on film, you were impressed....

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    • Jareth64

      Jan 4th 2013, 11:15

      There has been far too much debate about Prometheus. It's just not a particularly good film. It scrapes a 3/5. The main problem? And it's so very, very silly. And the script is laughable.

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    • JenBrant

      Jan 5th 2013, 5:07

      I liked Prometheus, but parts of it were asinine, ex. nobody can run and jump that quickly post c-section. And, though I'm not fond of Tarantino, he's proved he's just as big a movie fan as anyone else. And also, feet.

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    • spid2411

      Jan 7th 2013, 14:11

      You can wheel out the opinions of other directors all you want TF - that film was f*****g TERRIBLE (4 stars though, eh?). And he is obviously being polite about it so as not to offend another guy in the industry

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    • deborahjaden

      Jan 11th 2013, 15:28

      Snake in plane Part-2

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    • Igrayne

      Apr 23rd 2013, 21:29

      Who is the fanny who said Tarantino is a superior director to Scott? Tarantino not one five star film, Scott about five.

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