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Prometheus has landed! Here's 2, yes 2 new gobsmacking trailers!

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If you’ve been as excited as we are around these parts for Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi (and the Alien universe?) then chances are this weekend was like opening up your favourite box of cereal and finding not just the one promised mystery surprise, but a completely unexpected second one. (Strangely, neither of which turned out to be diabetes.)

Not only were we greeted by the promised second trailer for Prometheus, but an unexpected IMAX trailer was also released, and they’re both amazing!

Chances are you’re probably not even reading these words, so let me keep it succinct. First up is the 1 min IMAX trailer that appeared unexpectedly on Friday. It’s a flurry of new scenes intercut in such a way so as to look incredible, but still shedding absolutely nothing on the story:

Now, this technique of keeping a shroud of secrecy on the plot elements has been par for the course for Prometheus, so imagine my surprise to view this second trailer, which gives us the most info we’ve received thus far on just exactly what the hell is going on. Oh and did I mention that it’s so awesome that it might have given me a brain aneurysm?

“Big things have small beginnings.” This is the standout line/moment for me. To me, this implies some kind of origin story. But the origin of what? It’s always been suggested that the Xenomorphs from Alien were the bio-weapons of some advanced civilization. [WARNING: WILD SPECULATION AHEAD] Could it be that what we’re seeing is the creation of the prototypes for that bio-weapon? Does Michael Fassbender’s android, David, become the Space Jockey? Why does it sound like Charlize Theron’s character knows a bit more than anybody else? What is her role?

And most importantly, why in the name of Sigourney Weaver’s tiny panties is it not the 8th of June yet?!

Last Updated: March 19, 2012

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  1. Justin Hess

    March 19, 2012 at 11:06

    I will say this again for the millionth time. 2012 is an absolutely INSANE year for movie geekery. I mean jeez, TDKR, Prometheus, The Avengers, Cabin in the Woods, Looper, and The Hobbit. 

    Three of those would be great in one year. Fucking Six???!!! And a few others I’ve no doubt missed or the odd sleeper that’ll come out of nowwhere.

    And I didn’t even mention that movie where Liam Neeson fights GODDAMN WOLVES with his bare hands.

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  2. Justin Hess

    March 19, 2012 at 14:12

    And much as I am looking forward to Prometheus, there’s a part of me that’s hoping that Ridley Scott doesn’t revisit similiar story aspects that were already seen in Alien and seem to be in Prometheus judging by the trailer.

    A crew lands on an Alien planet and investigates some alien landmark. One of the crew gets infected, comes back to the ship and the infection leads to horrific complications for the ship and its crew.

    Maybe that is a part of the story but it’s not as much in the foreground as something else.

    And while I am looking forward to revisiting that same feeling I had when watching Alien for the first time (i.e. shitting my pants) that doesn’t mean that I want revisit the story per se. Hopefully Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott have made that distinction when making the film

    PS. In as much as it was a strong aspect of the original Alien (and contradicting what I said above) I hope that this film retains the Body Horror aspect of the original Alien

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  3. Skyblue

    April 5, 2012 at 21:15

    YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have not been this excited about a movie since James Cameron’s Aliens back in the 80’s

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