Review: ‘Prometheus’ a lot of Gorgeous Emptiness

There’s no denying that the long awaited  prequel to the sci-fi Alien franchise Prometheus is pretty.

Sadly, like a sorority girl just finished with her first semester of Psychology 101, it’s all lip-gloss and profound-sounding pronouncements with no real substance.

It will catch your eye and entertain for a while, but it’s nothing you want to take home to mother. [Read more...]

Ridley Scott talks God, Prometheus and his next (Biblical!) Project

When you see Prometheus this weekend, if you pick up on themes about God, faith, religion, and creation, well….they’re all intentional, according to an interview with director Ridley Scott in Esquire Magazine. (warning, some explicit language)

ERIC SPITZNAGEL: I got kind of an Old Testament vibe from Prometheus.

RIDLEY SCOTT: Great. Then I’ve done my job.

ES: So that was intentional?

RS: Oh, yes. I’m really intrigued by those eternal questions of creation and belief and faith. I don’t care who you are, it’s what we all think about. It’s in the back of all our minds.

ES: In the Old Testament, God is kind of an asshole. [Read more...]

Slideshow: Summer’s Biggest Movies

Our slideshow breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly from summer 2012′s most anticipated flicks. You’re welcome. 

Teaser Trailer: Prometheus

Are you excited about “Prometheus,” the prequel to 1979′s “Alien?” It’s directed by the same man, Ridley Scott, and apparently explores a similar universe but not exactly the same story as the sci-fi horror blockbuster.

Are you really excited?

Apparently, the Ridley Scott team thinks you are because they have released a teaser trailer. Not a trailer. Just a teaser to get you excited about the trailer. Which premieres at Wondercon March 17.

Which is supposed to get you excited for the movie. Which opens June 8.

Yeah.

So here it is, in all its 23 second glory:

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