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Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Release Date: June 8, 2012
Thoughts: 2012 is going to see the release of several highly anticipated films. The Hunger Games is due this week, The Avengers in May, The Dark Knight Rises in July and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in December. For me, however, 2012’s most eagerly awaited film is Prometheus. Director Ridley Scott returns to the genre he revitalized in 1979’s outstanding Alien. I consider that film a masterpiece of forward thinking, style, pace, and fright…I know every frame of it and still find my heart racing whenever I watch it.
Much has been made about wondering if Prometheus is a prequel of sorts to Alien and from what we’re seeing here it looks like there are most surely some ties to that film. However, in a recent interview I was reading there are some indications that this is less a prequel but more of a new story in the universe of Alien. After all, we all know where Alien starts which would make the ending of Prometus a done deal. With Scott at the helm and Damon Lindelof (who also penned TV’s Lost and the reboot of Star Trek) and a cast that includes some of my favorite actors working today (Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace) I can’t beleive the movie wouldn’t have several tricks up its space suited sleeves.
The new trailer gies more plot points and introduces more outstanding visuals while the IMAX trailer focuses more on the grander set pieces in which to show off the big screen format. Unless the film is a complete disaster, you can bet I’ll be taking in the film in any format I can get at.
June 8…please get here fast!