What Can We Glean from the New Prometheus Poster -- Besides Its Lame Tagline?

Ridley Scott has settled on a tagline for his pseudo-prequel to Alien, the star-studded June 2013 release Prometheus: "The Search For Our Beginning Could Lead To Our End." Does that sound a little too much like the Breaking Dawn: Part I tag "Forever is Only the Beginning" to anyone? Both are Hallmarkian takes on mortality, which is a shame considering Prometheus should be one of the most original thrillers of next year. Its new poster, along with our musings thereon, follow.

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That's an awfully murky photo. Like some post-apocalyptic retelling of The Great Gatsby where the green light guides us ceaselessly into the gnarly, space-invading future. (I'd cast Joel Edgerton in that one, too.) All I'm sensing so far is hi-tech sci-fi grandeur with a couple of easily traceable philosophical implications. Which is great. And it doesn't require the prized craftwork of Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Patrick Wilson, but it gets it anyway. Can we blow through this mundane Oscar season and arrive at next June already? Bring me the Patrick Wilson "crumbling morality" face I so desire!

'Prometheus' Poster Promises A Search That Will Take Us To 'Our End' [The Playlist]



Comments

  • The WInchester says:

    In space, no one can hear you try to recapture your former glory.

  • casting couch says:

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: "At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance."

  • 2+2=5 says:

    This movie will be huge disappointment. Ridley Scott - sucks from 1985 and getting only worse.

  • Kyle says:

    How in the hell is its tagline at all like that Twilight one? They both insinuate completely different meanings. The Prometheus tagline is getting at the fact that the crew in the story find the remnants of the origins of humanity-- there will actually be a "beginning of time" sequence. What they find, though, may lead to(ironically) to the end of humanity. I think it's clever.

  • Hollyfeld says:

    It's a "murky" photo because you've attained one with shitty resolution.
    It's rather curious to read people writing this movie off already ("This movie will be huge disappointment") without having seen it or really even knowing enough to put forth an informed opinion.

  • stolidog says:

    this is the poster for the Descent, right?
    Seriously, I am interested in how the prometheus myth ties in with Aliens (in the mind of Ridley Scott)

  • Alan says:

    You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation however I in finding this topic to be actually something that I feel I would by no means understand. It seems too complex and extremely extensive for me. I’m looking forward to your next post, I will attempt to get the hang of it!

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