Prometheus is almost upon us.
The Alien Prequel is set to open in theaters on Friday, June 8th, 2012. Or for people like me, at 11:59pm on Thursday, June 8th.
I’m waiting for Prometheus more than any other movie this year. With so many crappy movies coming out, it’s extra invigorating for me to finally see a great movie (or at least a great hope of a movie) come to life this year.
Even Batman as The Dark Knight Rises, which so many people are waiting for, appears boring to me. I loved the first Batman Begins reboot with Christian Bale. Christian Bale was awesome in it, with his entire character portraying a lost human being who is simply angry and hopeless because of losing his parents.
Then The Joker created one of the most interesting characters in cinematic history, putting Christian Bale’s then-and-still ever-weakening-performance to shame.
With all the effort put into trying to make Batman appear philosophical, in the end it’s just a rich guy with a robotic suit fighting bad guys because he is bored with life and wants to feel better about losing his parents. That plot line, the one you just read, appears more normal and exciting than the random gibberish lines they put in Batman just to make the movie sound more intelligent than what it is.
It’s just another Batman movie, and Batman won’t die. You know the ending already.
Prometheus, in contrast, is completely fresh. Ever since the spaceship crash scene in Alien came to light in 1979 (or in the later decades for many of us), everyone has been wondering and dreaming what that spaceship and its content represented.
Now Ridley Scott is giving us the story behind Alien, which will not be related to Alien in terms of a direct prequel. It’s completely fresh, or at least appears to be. It’s a completely different movie plot than the entire Alien series it seems. A different universe, and different life forms completely.
With so many sites and blogs talking about Prometheus, it was kind of hard finding the different official pieces of Prometheus media released by Ridley.
I went around and collected all the trailers here, in one page. Also included is the entire Prometheus film plot that people have been able to gather from all these trailers. (more…)