It’s no secret that the sci-fi community is looking forward to seeing Ridley Scott’s return to the genre that he helped define with Prometheus. The long awaited Alien prequel is nearing its June 8 release and marketing is ramping right up in anticipation.
This new TV spot for the film has appeared online and it doesn’t pack as much punch as its predecessors. Gone is the crushing ambiance of the full trailer, in its place a standard “this is for the masses” guitar track coupled with a dulled version the “screaming” sounds we’ve all come to recognize from the full trailer. It’s not as effective, but hey, we need people to see this movie so more like it get made. This kind of trailer is expected. Check it out…
There’s nothing really new or exciting in here, except now we know that the shot of Idris Elba screaming in what we thought was terror is actually a warning. Essentially it’s just a really fast edit of all the good shots from the full trailer, slapped together to fit into a 30 second time slot.
What is most fun about this trailer is imagining that instead of “From the director of Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator” they used A Good Year, Matchstick Men, and G.I. Jane as his credits. It’s the little things that most amuse us. Anywho, this trailer is everything we’d expect from a TV spot, but if you really want to experience Prometheus, watch the full trailer, or get to the theater and see it on the big screen in front of The Hunger Games.