What the hell do they teach scientists in the future that Ridley Scott imagined - how to be the smartest dumb people in the universe? That certainly seems to be the case, according to Prometheus.
We'll ignore a lot of the obvious points that Internet chat forums and spoof-videos have already pointed out - but we can't ignore the dumbest character moment in any summer 2012 movie. The biology specialist on the Prometheus (Rafe Spall) was a craven sort - until all of a sudden he thought it would be a good idea to pet an alien snake rising from a puddle of black goo.
We don't usually side with people who scream at movie theater screens - but in this case they were right: that "scientific genius" was beyond dumb, and deserved to die horribly.
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