Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was one of the most polarizing movies of the summer, disappointing many fans who were eager to see the director’s return to the genre of science fiction. As it turns out, iconic film director Quentin Tarantino agrees with the film’s naysayers, and as the Pulp Fiction director puts it, the movie “had some dumb stuff in it.”
While doing promotion for his latest film, Django Unchained, Tarantino appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to talk about movies. Tarantino told Ferguson that, while making Django Unchained, he didn’t have enough time to watch new movies in the theater, but he did have an opportunity to watch Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Watch the video below (jump to the 4:45 mark to hear the sci-fi talk).
So it seems like Quentin Tarantino has a love/hate relationship with Prometheus too. While he loves the scope and epic nature of Ridley Scott’s latest effort, he was let down with how much “dumb stuff” was in the final movie. Of course, he points to the scene featuring Millburn (Rafe Spall) taunting the “space cobra,” a scene most people have a problem with.
Tarantino does praise Ridley Scott’s vision and the wonderful performance by actor Michael Fassbender, who played the android David. Fassbender was featured as British film critic/spy in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds in 2009.
If only Tarantino would turn his attention to making a science fiction movie then he could cross off that genre on his filmography. But if you’re familiar with Tarantino’s work, then you know it would be a space western.
Watch the complete Late Late Show interview with part two below.