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.
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!
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