Okay. Admittedly, these kids are not what you would call professional actors. They seem to have a hard time keeping from laughing during takes, I’m not really buying the John Hurt kid’s flailing about, and I don’t think that other kid’s mustache is real at all. On the other hand, when the crazy tentacle alien shows up, the wo surviving kids know enough to grab a nearby weapon — like a spoon — and back the hell up, making them smarter than any character who appeared in Prometheus. Just sayin’. (Via The Mary Sue)
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