Thursday, March 1, 2012

TED 2023 & Prometheus

This is weird, I knew not to trust Ridley Scott.
The below is a short directed by Luke Scott which is not a part of the Prometheus film, but a backdrop to help explain the context in which the film exists. Ladies and Gentlemen, Guy Pearce:
Well, we do know more now than we did before. Prometheus is set for release on June 8.
Let me explain what I meant about trusting Ridley Scott: if the information contained in the mini-film above is important, than it should be in the film; if it's not important enough to be in the film, then they should not have made a mini-film. While I am hoping the hubris displayed in the mini-film is what will be targeted by the feature film, Scott's bizarre use of a mini-film to introduce us to information we require for the film makes me seriously question the reliability of the film's continuity.
An image from the film; is this a Buddhist graveyard?
I completely support expanding the vocabulary of film and giving film makers the right to use all the tools they can to most effectively communicate to the audience; is a mini-film effective communication? I like the static and the use of noise in the original trailer here (the opening with the wavy lines and the sounds of someone talking but you can't make out what they are saying):
Anyway, it is what it is.
But now for something completely different: the trailer for Avatar II (for 2016)

Personally, I think this version of Avatar II looks much better:

Have a great day, I am seeing Gone for the second time now; thanks to a lot of attacks on Rush Limbaugh for saying a law student was a slut because she's having so much sex she can't afford all her birth control, I am really going to work hard on this anti-female sexual activity film now.