It all started back in the mid-1970’s when screenwriters/filmmakers Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett came up with an amazing story about a crew from a mining spacecraft that hears a sentient beacon on a nondescript planetoid. When they go to explore the unknown signal they discover a horror that lead to the classic science fiction horror film, 1979’s Ridley Scott directed Alien, and began a franchise that included three sequels and two spin offs with another beloved franchise, Predator.
With the release of 2012’s Prometheus, a film that has been described as anything from a prequel to Alien or a distinct story set in the Alien universe, Ridley Scott returns to a franchise that made him the iconic director that he happens to be today. With a larger scope and a story that delves into questions about religion, human origin, and existential topics as vast as the ultimate meaning of life, the film presents itself as hard science fiction, in the scale of 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as the novels of such authors as Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov.
Dark Discussions as a four way round table discusses a film that has been arguably one of the most anticipated films of the year and gives their opinion on a stunningly beautiful yet flawed film. Get ready for an in-depth conversation while keeping your mind open to both the criticism and the praise.