Opening Today: “Prometheus” (6/8/2012)

“In space no one can hear you Prequel…..” 🙂 Sorry I cannot resist sometimes but if I understand this whole story properly, “Prometheus” is a prequel of sorts to the scary space happenings that we all experienced in the “Alien” franchise and it opens today. Here is the poster.

Poster - Prometheus - 2012

According to the film’s official Wiki “Prometheus is a 2012 British science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. The cast is listed below for your examination. It is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.”

The Cast:
Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender as David
Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers
Idris Elba as Janek
Guy Pearce as Peter Weyland
Logan Marshall-Green as Charlie Holloway
Sean Harris as Fifield
Rafe Spall as Millburn
Kate Dickie as the ship’s medic, Ford
Emun Elliott and Benedict Wong as, respectively, ship pilots Chance and Ravel
Patrick Wilson as Shaw’s father.
Ian Whyte and Daniel James portray Engineers

Does the idea of an “origin story” of sorts about the “Alien” stuff excite you? Will you see this film in the theaters or just do the rental and streaming stuff? I admit that I am on the fence even though I saw the trailer when I went to see “Marvel’s The Avengers”. It looks to be beautifully shot but I might wait to see what some of my diehard film buddies say about it before I drop the cash at the ticket window.

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