Prometheus Movie 2nd Trailer
With Ridley Scott at the helm, Prometheus may very well be shaping up to be 2012’s Avatar; and the best alien-oriented movie since District 9. The second trailer for Prometheus debuted yesterday with a veritable explosion of information about the movies premise, unlike the mysticism and uncertainty clouding – although many would say highlighting – the first trailer, when speculation abounded as to exactly what was going on. From the dazzlingly-foreboding atmosphere of the alien planet, the second look at Prometheus is what the respectably-entertaining Pandorum should have been.
First of all; Prometheus looks brilliant. The CGI-rendered spaceships and glimpses of makeshift mechanical habitats are close to the Transformers level; but we should probably expect that of any movie since that three-headed blockbuster. The cinematography of the land manages to look both dark and vibrant at the same time, as humanity leaves the Solar System in search for more resources, spurred on by what appears to be an alien message of invitation.
In Greek mythology, the Titan god Prometheus brought fire from Mt. Olympus to a struggling mankind, against the wishes of Zeus. As punishment for disobeying the King of Gods and Man, the immortal but not invulnerable Titan was chained to a mountain, whereupon an eagle came each day to eat his liver, which would grow back that night; only for the process to repeat for (presumably) eternity. Man now had power not so far from that of the Gods, using fire to build things and raise themselves up from darkness. From the Prometheus trailer 2, the human travelers come face-to-face with a biomechanical alien race, and things look like they may end up terribly for the Promethean proxy, just as it did in lore.
Prometheus stars a bevy of highly-recognizable actors, with Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, relative Hollywood newcomer Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pierce just to name the most prominent. It opens June 8, 2012.