It’s like Ridley Scott got hit on the head in the late eighties and forgot what exactly he was good at, but still remembered that he made movies. And sometime in the last two years, he got a second whack and suddenly it all came flooding back in a montage like a firehose. “Oh that’s right, I made fantastic dark science fiction. What in the world made me think Russell Crowe was my muse?” I’m getting progressively more excited for Prometheus, which basically means that at this point it feels like they’re giving the whole movie away in the increasingly long trailers. Case in point, the latest international one runs for three minutes and has full on exposition and such:
Oh there is definitely blood on that window. And goop. Can’t have a movie in the alienverse without lots of goop. While I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised at plot points not revealed in the trailers, I’ll be satisfied just being surprised at the order and manner of every single character’s demise.
More good news on the film is that Fox is getting all blustery with the ratings board. Says this week’s disposable executive:
“The rating board has not opined yet and it will go in to the board soon. This I can tell you and I can tell all the fans, not one frame will be cut. The movie will be what it should be. We will not cut a frame of the film. We will stand behind it 100 percent and if that means it’s an R, then so be it, because not an ounce, not a percentage are we going to compromise the film.”
I can get behind that sentiment. I mean I’m sure that a Fox executive would say the exact same thing about a snuff film starring his mother if a focus group said it would be good for the bottom line, but when the devil’s suiting up in your corner, you don’t kick him out of the ring.