Quentin Tarantino on ‘Prometheus’: ‘There was a lot of dumb stuff in it’

Director gives a less than glowing review to Ridley Scott's sci-fi flick

Quentin Tarantino has shared his thoughts on Prometheus, criticising the sci-fi film for containing “a lot of dumb stuff”.

Directed by Ridley Scott, Prometheus was conceived as a sort of prequel to Scott’s 1979 classic Alien. Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace starred as members of a spaceship crew attempting to prevent the extinction of the human race.

After opening last June (2012), Prometheus went on to gross over $300 million (£195 million) worldwide and 20th Century Fox have confirmed plans for a sequel. However, the film received a somewhat mixed reception from cinema critics and sci-fi fans.

Now Tarantino has delivered his own less than glowing review. Speaking on Craig Ferguson‘s US chatshow, he said: “On one hand, it was actually kind of cool to see a big deal, serious science-fiction epic by a director like Ridley Scott. Overall the experience was pretty cool having seen it, but there was also a lot of dumb stuff in it.”

Pinpointing an example of the “dumb stuff”, Tarantino continued: “When it got to the point where they’re on another planet and then a space cobra literally shows up, opens up its hood and the guy who’s in charge of alien creatures goes, ‘Hey, little fella! How ya doin?’ I was like, ‘uhhhhh…. It’s a space cobra!'”

Tarantino is currently promoting his latest directorial effort Django Unchained, which arrives in the UK on January 19. The Western film has already opened to a warm reception in the US and will compete for five Golden Globes on January 13.