I rarely take time to express an opinion on film trailers. One of the last ones I actually took time to reflect briefly upon was James Cameron's Avatar. I wasn't anticipating much then based on the upcoming visual experience. Mind you, sitting in the theatre was a much different experience and the film generally delivered, but the latest from Ridley Scott, Prometheus , promises so much more for this fan of true science fiction.
The return of director Ridley Scott for Prometheus has arrived in the form of a trailer and I must say I am over the moon in anticipation and the kind of giddy excitement I recalled experiencing when I saw the trailer for James Cameron's Aliens back in the day.
I cannot recall the last time a trailer thrilled me quite as much as the latest from Ridley Scott. If nothing else, Scott is always visually impressive generating taut suspense and atmospheric thriller after thriller, but as we know today he has always been so much more. I am an unabashed fan of the man's work and judging by the offering here I am going to love this film. It is pure science fiction drug to me.
Prometheus may or may not be the sequel people expected or had been waiting for, but in truth it looks like it reaches far beyond expectations. There's of course that sense of haunting eeriness that the tag line of Alien promised in 1979, that no one could hear you scream, and yet it looks to embrace the thrill of Aliens and horror of Event Horizon in a completely refreshing Scott Free package all its own.
Throw in sexy Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Michael Inglorious Bastards Fassbender and it has the cocktail ingredients for something truly special.
Seeing this trailer was a bit like Welcome to Ridley's World and a return to how quality science fiction should be done.