Awesome analysis. Thank you for sharing this link.
The Grinch Doctor wrote:
Quite right. Just imagine the "public outrage" if they did advertise it as a Alien prequel and it didn't feature any xenomorphs.
While I absolutely 100% agree with this, I can see how people are getting confused. The marketing so far has been about as subtle as a sledgehammer when it comes to highlighting the 'Alien' links. The trailer even has what sounds just like that same weird screech that was all over the original 'Alien' trailers.
While that's certainly true, how many people out of the general public is going to recognize the connection to the original Alien
trailer? Many of them weren't alive then and won't look back at the trailer.
At least they're letting the title stand on its own and not making it into something that sounds really stupid in an attempt to tie it in like:
The Alien Saga: Prometheus
Alien Origins: Prometheus
Prometheus: The First Alien
Indeed. I really like the idea of it being able to stand on its own and really having nothing to do with the Alien movies other than the setting.
Thank the gods. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
was bad enough.
I don't know why, but I'm kinda getting an Event Horizon feel from some of this. As if whatever the crew encounters somehow makes them go mad and turn against each other.
If that's the case, I hope Ridley handles it a lot better than that movie did.
I'm reminded, as was the trailer analysis linked above, of Sunshine
, but I agree with you that I hope Ridley handles this film better than either of those movies.