Commercials are a slightly monotonous, very real slice of life. When creating a fantastical universe, that’s kind of the point.
Remember how we told you that science fiction has many good take-away lessons for the project manager looking for tips? Well, it’s still true. But…
Did you think The Hunger Games was slightly confusing? I didn’t, but a friend of mine sure did. I had read the book, so my mind filled in the gaps that the movie had left. And there were quite a few gaps, as CinemaSins has pointed out in their latest video.
A few days ago, CinemaSins released a YouTube clip called “Everything wrong with The Dark Knight Rises in 3 minutes or less.” CinemaSins took a good hard look at the movie Prometheus. Unsurprisingly, there was so much wrong with the Ridley Scott movie that it took over four minutes to describe it all.
Good news, Prometheus haters. Damon Lindelof, who rewrote the screenplay to Prometheus and many say was responsible for the critical failure of the film, will not be involved in the—wait for it—prequel’s sequel.
I wanted to love Prometheus with all of my geeky heart, but after seeing it, I was more disappointed than a child who woke up on Christmas morning and found a lump of coal in my stocking and my father dead in the chimney. It turns out I’m not the only one who felt that way about the Ridley Scott film.
One of the reasons the Alien franchise, which kicked off in 1979 with Ridley Scott’s horror film, Alien, was so popular is because of the alien itself, an organic kill-machine that was both horrifying and mesmerizing to watch. This xenomorph is unmistakably the work of H.R. Giger, a Swiss artist, whose work has been described as “biomechanical.”
If you want to know how a science fiction film approaches its science or even its mood, you need only look at its spaceships.
When Prometheus arrives in theaters June 8 (June 1 in the UK), fans will have been driven to a fever pitch. I know this, because I’m one of those fans, and I’m already frothing at the mouth. This latest video, which the producers have dubbed “Quiet Eye,” has made me want to reach into June with both hands and pull it forward.