First official Prometheus clip from 20th Century Fox

by Toby Woollaston

Here is the first official one minute clip from Scott’s Prometheus. Somebody please tell me that this is not the final edit of this sequence, because if it is then this really is going to be a different beast from its genetic predecessor, Alien, … and I’m not sure I like it. Alien took great pains to emphasize the difficulty involved in landing on an alien planet and pretty much dedicates a quarter of the film to it. This created tension and a sense of realism. In the Prometheus clip they do all this in one minute. Really? They plonk the ship down like its landed at Auckland international airport. Not to mention, the edit does not flow well and feels incredibly jumpy. Hopefully this means they’ve only released a rough cut … which doesn’t sound like a thing the studio would do. My hopes for this film are systematically being dismantled, but as they say, a pessimist is never disappointed. I guess we’ll know for sure in a month.