One of the most polarizing movies of the summer has been Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The long awaited film, which ostensibly was a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film Alien, left a bad taste in the mouths of many theatergoers in June while fascinating others. The latest entry in the How It Should Have Ended series pokes fun at the logic of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and questions whether or not the movie is ultimately smarter than it thinks it is.
There’s a funny gag involving Weyland holding the DVD boxes of 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact as a reference point to what Ridley Scott hoped to accomplish, intellectually and conceptually, with Prometheus. One of the funniest moments in the video is a parody of the Shaw abortion scene, but instead of pulling out a hideous alien creature coming out of her womb, it pulls out one of the cute alien toys from the Toy Story series saying “the claw”.
No matter how flawed Ridley Scott’s Prometheus might be, it’s still a fantastic film. It gives us something more than what is typically given from a summer blockbuster; it gives us something meaningful to think about when the movie has ended.