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It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature: The Prototype Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | June 27, 2012 | Comments ()


Here's the trailer:

The look of the prototype itself is fantastic, and even though you can tell it's being accomplished by a guy in a rubber suit, that doesn't quite detract from its appeal: the lean not-quite anatomically correct muscles twining around limbs, the loping movement that's graceful but inhuman, the bug-eyed empty gaze.

There's story there too, which is always nice, though not always apparent in trailers. Kind of a Frankenstein crossed with Old Man's War sort of vibe. Although I couldn't help hoping someone would yell "Johnny Five is Alive!" And though I inwardly cringed at the overhead shot of that Los Angeles building with the star-shaped top that every damned movie set in LA has to coast over at night at least once, the contemporary, near-future setting works for it.

The Prototype is slated for a release in 2013, though I cannot tell you how close it makes me to not wanting to live on this planet anymore that searching for "The Prototype" on the Google brings up a bunch of results about John Cena before anything else. Look Google, I learned more about professional wrestling this morning than I did in fourth grade when I asked that violent kid with a mullet why the Hulk on his lunch box wasn't green. Don't make me use Bing.



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