Quentin Tarantino has used his press blitz for Django Unchained to talk about his latest film but also to address a variety of other issues, particularly his feelings on Ridley Scott’s massively disappointing Alien prequel, Prometheus.
The not-prequel (but totally, in fact, a prequel) film was one of 2012’s most anticipated, though it fell flat with most viewers, polarizing Ridley Scott’s already-divided audience. A lot of people hated the Prometheus, and even its advocates were confused by the convoluted plot and meaningless twists.
Director Quentin Tarantino recently sat down with Graig Ferguson regarding Django Unchained but was asked about his reaction to Prometheus.
“I saw ‘Prometheus.’ I loved it and I was disappointed at the same time,” Tarantino told the late night host.
“On one hand, I was a little disappointed about it. On the other hand, it was actually kind of cool to see such a big deal serious science-fiction epic by a director like Ridley Scott. There was part of it I actually did like, and overall the experience was really cool, having been in it … there was also a lot of dumb stuff in it, though.”
Tarantino also talked about the much-maligned scene where the biologist played by Rafe Spall taunts the facehugger-esque alien cobra thing to predictable results.
Still, Prometheus earned $402 million worldwide, so you can expect a sequel to be fast-tracked in 2014 or so.
Here’s Tarantino’s interview with Craig Ferguson. The Prometheus portion starts around 4:52.