Damn, good clip. Getting a “1984″ vibe from this (the Apple commercial, I mean, moreso than the novel).
Pearce is a fucking good actor — never let it be said otherwise. His Memento performance was no fluke. The only problem is he’s a “character” guy, not a star, and this isn’t the ’70s anymore.
The writing in this scene really seems solid, which was one of the biggest question marks for me going into this — you really can’t find fault with the amazing cast, or Scott directing classic sci-fi. The previous credits of the two scribes did not engender my highest confidence, to say the least, but this sells me on the flick being at least decent. It doesn’t appear like they’re phoning in the script, at any rate, which is obviously a worst case scenario with a known property like this.
Anyway, I’m excited; I think this is a good omen.
I like it, and think Pearce is great. I wonder if he is intentionally aping the voice of John Hurt’s S.R. Hadden from “Contact”. It’s almost too on the nose to be a coincidence.
Sure sounds like a younger John Hurt there.
This, too me, would indicate Fassy’s cyborg will be imperfect–as it suits the plot.
Great clip. I would cut a trailer around it. Use snippets of footage surrounding his speech.
Shame Pearce doesn’t get bigger roles. He’s always money.
Is this supposed to be silly?
I feel like I’ve seen this scene a million times whether it’s Tony Goldwynn in “The Sixth Day” or Bruce Greenwood in “I, Robot” or Sean Bean in “The Island.” Pretty standard corporate guy declaring that he’s going to/has made the breakthrough that will change humanity. Not saying it’s a reflection that the writing will generally be bad or even cliche, but I’m not circling my calendar on the release date based on this.
In 2023, TED is bigger than The Beatles and human crowds are replaced by cartoons.
I was under the impression this wasn’t taken from the movie. It’s marketing, pure and simple. Maybe it’s included on the BluRay release as an extra — “Weyland’s backstory” or something like that. But it’s not a three-minute scene from PROMETHEUS. (Plus, that TED talk is dated 2023 — even the goofiest sci-fi these days isn’t claiming we’ll be making massive manned missions to other galaxies in ten years’ time)
Or am I wrong?
It’s a viral video. Might get a “flashback” scene in the movie to the guy– the movie is set 50 years later than 2023– Pearce has already said he’s in Prometheus all of three minutes or so.
It’s not from the movie, it was directed by Luke Scott.
Viral vid or not, it’s still a good clip. Bottom line– it’s a summer sci-fi flick in the Alien franchise directed by Ridley Scott…were you really considering NOT going to see this???
C’mon, you so-called film fan — are you a man or a Muppet?
I just hope the movie doesn’t follow the predictable killing order I’m getting from the trailer and billing order on the poster.
I still think that discredited “fake” story synopsis that was leaked a few months ago is going to turn out to be 100% true. Certainly the first trailer seemed to match up with that storyline.
Now that’s what I call marketing.
The John Hurt harmonics are the only thing that takes this down a notch. Kept thinking through the whole clip “who does he sound like?” Distracting.
Agree with the Apple does 1984 echo and a Triumph of the Will waggle as well.
I really like the shape of the space helmets in the trailer. They are nice. This is going to be pretty cool.
I hate the fact that the clip presumes that no one in the audience has ever seen Lawrence of Arabia.
The previous credits of the two scribes did not engender my highest confidence, to say the least, but this sells me on the flick being at least decent. It doesn’t appear like they’re phoning in the script
This might be nitpicking, and I think it’s mostly pretty cool, but the last line struck me the wrong way. I like the line “If you’ll indulge, I’d like to change the world.” is good, but to be delivered with that arrogance and to receive those cheers seems… off.
If he had sad it with a self-aware smirk, and the audience kind of laughed and cheered at the same time, then maybe.
But still… cool.
I can see your version, but I think his non-smirking way works – sort of ominous and “he thinks he’d effing God”.
can’t wait for this
ps – first saw Alien screened in the gym freshman year – 1980. Fucking screening was a disaster due to the focus was off and on throughout due to some neophyte running the projector. We hung in there though cause the movie obviously was amazing *Finally*, at the end when Sigourney was sporting those tighty-whiteys getting the space suit on, some wiseass in the crowd yelled “FOCUS!!” Brought the house down in a moment when half the audience was shitting – my favorite memory of ALIEN
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The previous credits of the two scribes did not engender my highest confidence, to say the least, but this sells me on the flick being at least decent. It doesn’t appear like they’re phoning in the script, at any rate, which is obviously a worst case scenario with a known property like this.
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