Ridley Scott got a mixed reception with his recent release of Prometheus, some thinking it was great and others feeling like it was full of holes. And while this Nerdbastard will admit there were more than a few problems with the film, I also think that there weren’t as many holes and many would like to claim.
One big-as-fck issue I had with it (as did the world at large) was the “WTF?!” moment when Millburn, the mentally handicapped biologist decided that playing pet-pet with a potentially dangerous alien life form was a good idea. Never mind the fact that it could be filled with disease, poisonous as hell or any number of other bad things that could kill him.
So was Millburn really just that fkn stupid, or is there a method to his madness?
Well, I’m glad you asked! The Blu-ray release of Prometheus is coming soon and with it many deleted scenes that may explain away some of the movie’s nonsense. One of them happens to give a slight bit more insight into the Millburn conundrum.
Check out the following clip to get a sort-of explanation to his stupidity:
He’s still not the smartest monkey in the barrel, but it does at least establish the character’s awe over new forms of life. All-in-all, it probably wasn’t the best scene to leave out of the final cut, whether you agree with the set-up or not.
Check out more exciting deleted scenes when the Prometheus Blu-ray releases on October 9th. For those of you who can’t read a calendar, that’s one week from today.
And thanks to screenrant for the info.