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It looks like even Aliens director James Cameron can be added to the list of people confused by Prometheus. In a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session, the Avatar and Titanic director explained his feeling towards 2012's Prometheus, Ridley Scott's semi-addition to the Alien franchise.

When asked how he felt about the movie, he explained:

Interesting. I thought it was an interesting film. I thought it was thought provoking and beautifully, visually mounted, but at the end of the day it didn't add up logically. But I enjoyed it, and I'm glad it was made. I liked it better than the previous two Alien sequels. And it was done in native 3D and I'm a big fan of Native 3D done by directors who embrace it as an art form, like Ridley, Scorsese, Ang Lee.

However, that wasn't the only sci-fi film Cameron was willing to get down and honest about. Another user asked him what he felt about Terminator: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation and The Sarah Conner Chronicles - basically the non-Cameron additions to the Terminator franchise. He replied:

Well, I have to be objective, or as objective as possible about that. I'm not big fans of the films, I think that the big ideas of the first movies - I didn't make the second film until I had an idea as big as the first film, and it had to do with the moral complexity of the story, and asking the audience by the end of the film to cry for a Terminator. I don't think that the 3rd or 4th film lived up to that potential. Sarah Connor Chronicles I never really watched much of it, so I never gave it a chance I get to get hooked, like you have to with a TV series. I'm hopeful that the new films, which are being made right now as a reboot, but still involving Arnold, will be good. From what I've seen from afar, it looks like they will be quite good.

It is actually rather refreshing to see a big name director talk honestly about movies made by their contemporaries, especially considering they're sequels to their own works and they'll probably meet at the [Terminator: Genesis](movie:34872) premiere. However, Cameron didn't spend all day ripping into his colleagues, he also explained which movies from the last year he loved. You can find out the answer to that question over here.

What did you think? Is James Cameron right, or do you disagree with his opinion of Prometheus and the Terminator sequels? Let us know below.


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