Like pretty much the rest of the Internet, I’ve seen Prometheus, and have an opinion on it (I thought it was amazing, with tons of stuff to unpack). What’s more impressive though, is how many different opinions and interpretations it’s generated.
Like Lost, which was equally divisive, Prometheus has gotten a strong reaction from it’s fans and detractors. I love strong reactions. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with brain candy. In fact, I’ve been reading Chris Farnsworth’s The President’s Vampire, and it’s amazing. He’s an incredibly talented writer. It’s perfect beach reading, and I highly recommend it, but I’m not going to be having any intense conversations about it.
For me, having the chance to argue about what we watch, read, or listen to gives me the chance to really see how people’s minds work. Having someone with a different opinion break down what they loved or hated about whatever we’ve just experienced is like a second show, another moving experience and a chance to think about things in a different way. It’s genuinely thrilling. As this blog develops, I’m looking forward to reading people’s comments and building those into conversations, I hope you get as much out of them as I’m sure I will.
And seriously, if you’re looking for a fun read, check out Christopher Farnsworth’s vampire books, they’re pure fun.