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Another feminist take on Prometheus.
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I laughed at the final scene of Prometheus. And I suspect that wasn’t Ridley Scott’s intent.
I went in really wanting to like this movie: ready to be creeped out, to feel claustrophobic, to root for the kick-ass Noomi Rapace [see above], to drool over Michael Fassbender.
But the movie was not so ready for me to like it.
Spoiler-filled feminist kvetching after the jump.
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I saw the film over the weekend, but I am still digesting it. I will share some thoughts on it soon.
In the mean time, Here is some solid feminist thinking on Prometheus from a blogger I ran across.
The Nerdy Feminist.
Wait. Nerd? And Feminist!?
I don’t know.
That sounds dangerous. Like a critical mass of coolness.
And it turns out that it is indeed an excellent blog. Give it a click.
(Spoiler Alert for the linked page)
Without spoiling anything, I can say that the amazing character of Ellen Ripley, as portrayed by Sigourney Weaver in Alien does NOT have a match in Prometheus. In fact, I’m very disappointed that at least in this series, it appears we’ve quite regressed in the last 33 years. I was so disappointed and concerned that I actually started to jot down the following notes in the theater.
Nerdy Feminist: Prometheus: We Miss You, Ripley!.