‘Prometheus’ Featurette: Ridley Scott Heads Back to ‘Alien’ Territory

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At this point, we’re really just waiting to find out: is Prometheus for certain going to be a revival of the disturbing sci-fi horror featured in Alien, as envisioned by Sir Ridley Scott, that early promos have sold it as being – not to mention a return to form for the filmmaker following a mixed reception for his last couple of pictures (Robin Hood, Body of Lies)? Or could this flick ultimately prove to be one of this biggest disappointments in 2012?

Going solely off the viral video campaign and trailer footage for Prometheus, it’s easy to assume that there’s no way this film won’t be a mind-blowing viewing experience. Still, as undeniably fantastic as Scott’s film looks in terms of visual craftsmanship, we won’t know for certain whether or not this picture succeeds as a feast for the eyes and for the mind, until it actually arrives in theaters.

Obviously, the above featurette isn’t going to provide any answers to those questions – especially since it’s largely a fluff piece, featuring the star-studded cast (Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, etc.) all talking about what an awesome director Scott is. However, that behind-the-scenes clip does call attention to the matter of how Prometheus seems destined to become a film that moviegoers either love – or walk away from, shaking their heads in disappointment that the final product did not live up to expectations.

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Bear in mind, all this is not meant to play down anticipation for Prometheus and suggest it doesn’t really look all that good (far from it). We’ve mostly just reached a point where raving on and on about the film becomes an increasingly redundant activity; now that we’re also on the verge of the Summer 2012 movie season getting officially underway, the desire to just see this film (and judge it for ourselves) becomes all the harder to resist.

Prometheus arrives in theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on June 8th, 2012. In the meantime, we will continue to keep you up-to-date on the movie’s marketing campaign – and cling tight to those hopes that our strong anticipation for this film won’t ultimately prove to have been in vain.

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Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. Hail the great Mr Scott! I’m so glad he’s bak to sci-fi, I hope he goes back to fantasy as well, I liked Legend.

  2. Old school schools the future
    taking it back to move forward.

    Ridley Scott. Yes, he is a visionary.

  3. I have to agree with Sandy. It’s starting to feel redundant raving on and on about how friction amazing this looks and how high my hopes are but…
    I just can’t say enough how amazing this looks and how hopefull I am that this film turns out to be everything we’ve hoped for :)
    It was mentioned in the Podcast this week how if this film fails to deliver it may be the biggest let down of this summer and I have to agree.
    I’m just not going to let myself think that way.

  4. I can’t see the video because of that s*** tweet, like etc

  5. This movie is gonna KIIIILLLLLLLL! -Set design looks incredible. Another 2012 movie that is worthy of my hard earned monies! This is a great year for real movie fans.

  6. I saw no Xenos in the previews where are they and whats with the blue human faced space jockey?!?!?!

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