29 March 2012

Fire from the Heavens

I already posted the American trailer for Prometheus here, but different trailers can give a subtly different view of a film, or at least glimpses of a few different scenes.

British trailer:



Russian trailer:



It looks like it's basically going to be about this guy:


Called the "Space Jockey" by fans, this long-dead creature appears early in the first film, and it's later obvious that he and his ship were earlier victims of the titular Alien, but he's never mentioned again. The fan discussion site has a lot of speculation about the storyline and the relationship between Space Jockey species, the Aliens, and humanity's origin, but clearly the trailers don't reveal as much as they seem to.

I do hope this movie isn't going to be wasted on just another trite "message" about technological hubris and "there are things man was not meant to know (or do)" clich├ęs. That's been done to death a thousand times over -- since the Greek tale of Icarus, in fact. Science fiction, and the Alien saga especially, are capable of being so much more. I have a feeling the story will be more imaginative than most are expecting.

5 Comments:

Blogger Ahab said...

Looks like Gigeresque goodness to me!

29 March, 2012 07:16  
Blogger Tommykey said...

The trailers give the impression that Noomi Rapace's character might have a chest burster in her and that she realizes it, though it might be intentionally misleading.

The other vibe I get is that every major character comes to an unhappy end, though at least one will die saving (or thinking they have saved) Earth.

29 March, 2012 09:43  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: Sure does -- I understand Giger's back and worked on some designs for the film.

TK: I hope there's at least one survivor, in line with Alien tradition. As for Ms. Rapace, I have a feeling she's got even worse things in store, assuming Sir Ridley wants to go beyond what we've already seen.

29 March, 2012 13:10  
Blogger Blurber said...

I shall definitely watch this one!

03 April, 2012 11:00  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

65 days to go.....

03 April, 2012 16:02  

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