Monday, April 23, 2012

Tease Me, Baby! - Prometheus

NOTE: The article was originally posted by me on

With all my excitement for a certain superhero team movie coming out soon I've dropped the ball with some of my trailer reviews for other films. In all honesty there are so many big movies coming out this year, I had to pick and choose which ones I review. There is only so much time in the day! Luckily my fellow DOOMsters have pitched in and helped me out with a couple (although some still haven't shown up with that Spider-man trailer review yet). Despite all that, a look at Prometheus really shouldn't have taken this long.

I love the first three Alien movies. In my mind, that's all that exists. We shall not speak of any others. Ridley Scott taking the helm of a new movie, not a sequel or prequel, set in the same universe understandably set the geeks ablaze with excitement. Then we heard the case. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce. Really, you guys? Throw in Patrick Stewart and maybe David Tennant and we have officially hit every fan group possible.

Everything is sounding awesome so far, right? Like, really, really, really ridiculously good. The trailer has a lot to live up to. Let's see what it manages.

Give yourself a minute, then read on for my thoughts.

- Wait, Did I Accidentally Click The Hobbit Trailer?

You had to be thinking it too, right?

I don't know what this is but having it at the start of the trailer completely threw me.

- Fly Me To The Moon And Let Me Play Among The Stars

This is Prometheus itself. I think it's a rather cool looking ship.

In fact the whole look of the technology looks great. It still has a bit of dirt and grime to go along with the shiny lights which is necessary but it's a damn good looking movie on the basis of this trailer.

- Fassbender Says "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass"

The internet rumour mill is churning the idea of Mickey F's character being an android. It's not a bad theory.

I've often questioned his status as a human. He's far too good looking and talented.

- Get Away From Her, You Bitch!

Our heroine for this movie has already shown she can be a bad ass. Will she live up to Sigourney Weaver?

*shakes Magic 8 Ball*
*turns it over*
"Most Likely".


I really think this could be the critical hit of the year. I worry it may get looked over in the Box Office department (the competition is so big this year that someone has to lose out) but I hope it will still be a success. We need a space thriller to do well. It's time.

I was on edge at the end of the trailer and IT'S A TRAILER. Lord knows how the movie holds up, but if it's anything like this we're in for a treat.

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