Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels have attracted much controversy. Some have praised them as fresh and innovative, while others have criticized them as unrecognizable from the original classic. Longtime fans have nitpicked both Prometheus and Covenant, but nitpicks are often symptomatic of a much larger issue. The biggest complaint fans had with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant wasn’t character development, plot holes, or even the series moving away from the Alien itself. It was the gradual stripping away of the unknown.
On its 50th anniversary, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey is still considered one of the most iconic films in history. How is it this film has survived for so long? It has many virtues, from its provocative ideas to some still convincing effects work, but perhaps its most lasting power comes from the film’s most significant character, who after … Continue reading Monolith of Mystery: How ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Celebrates The Unknown – ScreenHub Entertainment