VIDEO: “Happy Birthday David”, Prometheus Promo

Prometheus will be in theaters June 8. So will I . . .

If the movie Prometheus is just half as good as this “faux-commercial/short sci-fi film”, then I think sci-fi fans have something to look forward to.

What strikes me is that this little promotional video, intended to generate interest in Ridley Scott’s prequel/not-a-prequel to his Alien movie, has a bundle of interesting ideas. Watching it, I was reminded of the Outer Limits series from a few years back (not the Outer Limits series from a few decades back). For those who do not remember it, the series was a science fiction anthology that frequently tackled subjects like artificial intelligence and alien contact.

I’m also reminded of Ian Holmes’ character from Alien.

I know the movie will not have the tone of this video, considering the video is meant to be a commercial from within the world of the movie.

I’m curious what everyone else thinks about the video. And I’m curious what everyone else thinks about the movie. Will you be going to see it? Does this video make you more or less likely to see it?

Is it just me, or does it look like he was painting a Doctor Who figurine? Probably just me.

You can see a list of other movies we are interested in seeing this summer here.

~ Ben

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