Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Prometheus

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Prometheus – Opening June 8, 2012

This full-length trailer, released last week, demonstrates that this movie is a sci-fi lover’s dream. It has the classic feel of “Alien,” stranding its intrepid crew far from home with no hope of defense against a predatory alien race. Its effects and visuals look magnificent, and its story is certainly large-scale. It looks intense as anything, starting out slow and smoothly and then erupting into a violent, frightening fight to stay alive. This looks somewhat similar to the disappointing 2007 film “Sunshine,” but I think that this has appropriate credentials, directed by Ridley Scott and co-written by Damon Lindelof of “Lost” fame. The cast is packed with strong actors, including Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce, and the trailer focuses specifically on a cool-as-ice Michael Fassbender, who, true to form, doesn’t appear to speak much, and Noomi Rapace, the original “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” as a researcher going out of her mind with fear and anxiety after her encounters. All signs indicate that this could be a remarkable and excellent film, and let’s hope that expectations don’t lead to disappointment, because this could be a truly fantastic sci-fi production. I’m quite looking forward to it after seeing this trailer.

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