You could say “Prometheus” has named itself rather ambitiously. Appropriating the name of a man attributed with bringing fire and brightness to the world and then being punished for it; it’s either making itself out to be the summer martyr, the best thing on display and given to us, yet it is punished by films like “Step Up 4″ at the box office; forever living in shame, infamy and forcing Ridley Scott to retreat to a different planet to avoid the embarrassment. Don’t worry Ridley, no-one else will understand why either.
Or, it’s a signal of intent, it’s promising to bring something fresh, new, explosive, flickering and big to our screens; and so far it hasn’t disappointed. The trailers have done everything from raise the hairs on the back of our necks, to make us hold on to our faces to make sure it’s melted remains don’t ooze in to our laps and make our trousers have that awkward strained feeling we got in Year 10 when we saw the only eligible teacher under 30 reach for an extra dictionary…Ahem.
Yet the possibility of seeing a teacher’s thigh isn’t the only thing to be excited about when you rejoice in the promise of this summer blockbuster, and after already pitching to you 10 reasons The Amazing Spider-Man could blow our minds this year, I offer you 10 of the many reasons to be excited about “Prometheus”. Sit back; hold on tight, and try to not let anything explode out of your stomach until the very end.
Reason 1: Michael Fassbender
The Alien films (by this I mean the only ones worth watching, the first two) always feature an android, and this looks like their most chilling, interesting and handsomely crafted one yet.
The ‘David’ clip released a while back (which you can see below) is one of the most interesting preview clips ever featured before a movie, slowly building the idea of what this android might be there for. In short: All manner of crazy crap. ‘I can carry out directives that my human counterparts may find…distressing’, ‘I understand human emotions, although I do not feel them myself,’…I don’t know about you but that one clip is almost as scary as James Cameron’s direction of “Aliens”.
And behind this brilliant incarnation? Michael Fassbender, a man I will never stop singing the praises of after he single handedly made me hate the Nazis more than Indiana Jones ever could and also made me think Ian McKellen is just a well spoken old man after his gripping performance in “X-Men: First Class”, and who I am delighted to see is still gracing us with his present by making good blockbusters great, which he certainly looks like he will be doing in “Prometheus”.
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