Velociraptors Vs Androids In Movies

I’ve been sent links to these two trailers, with an inquiry about which one I find scarier. I’m voting android, primarily because the shake-your-hand-held-camera has become so ubiquitous with horror movies that I’ve started taking motion-sickness tablets along with my popcorn during the previews before science fiction double-features at my local cinema.

Besides, the faux-computer text uses the phrase “The survivor’s story has never been told” – so, just the monster survives, right? GO RAPTOR!

Area 407:

Meanwhile, once we’re finished with flashbacks of Australian accents used in Jurassic Park, Michael Fassbender demonstrates that underplayed, smarmy blandness can freak. you. out – not unlike finding half a cockroach in your chocolate bar.

Prometheus:

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Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.


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