With Alien: Covenant out this weekend, here is my blog post comparing Prometheus with Metroid Prime!
SPOILER warning! (for both Prometheus and the Metroid games)
Add another to the list of unanswered questions posed by Prometheus – how is 2012’s sort-of Alien movie getting a sequel?
Don’t get me wrong. I actually enjoyed Prometheus – as a brainless summer blockbuster.
But when the film was pitched as revered director Sir Ridley Scott’s return to a genre he helped define, I expected more than laugh-out-loud junk science and marginal acting:
Cinemagoers have different takes on which flawed Prometheus scene they couldn’t get over. As a gamer, I was struck by how far popular movies like this have fallen behind their video game counterparts.
In the theater, I compared Prometheus with the Metroid series – fittingly, the Nintendo sci-fi franchise featuring a strong female lead that was inspired by Sir Ridley Scott’s original Alien.
And there is no comparison. Here are a few reasons why the Metroid…
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