Saturday, March 17, 2012

Alien prequel/spin-off Prometheus gets two very Alien-like trailers.

This looks entertaining, it's well-cast, and yes there are moments that suggest a pretty large scale, but at the end of the day, it still looks like an Alien-type horror film.  Which means it will seemingly follow a certain template and hit specific plot beats along the way.  That's okay, but I have to wonder if this film weren't actually directed by Ridley Scott if all the hyperventilating geeks wouldn't be screaming 'Dude, it's an Alien rip-off!'.  Anyway, feel free to disagree, but I'm certainly hoping it will be a winner come June 8th.  Moreover, the first teaser played much better on a big screen (which partially inspired by rant about that last two weeks ago), so I'll presume the same is true about this IMAX-specific teaser.  This one drops in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.  As always, we'll see...

Scott Mendelson


Rick said...

That does look pretty cool. But to answer your question: Yes. Yes they would. Because even with Ridley Scott, it feels like an Alien rip-off.

Maxwell H said...

It's not as if over the years we have been inundated with large scale space horror films. It's not exactly a prevalent genre. And Ridley Scott did direct it, so it doesn't really matter what the "geeks" would be saying if he didn't direct it, does it? That comment literally has no meaning.


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