If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's of course PROMETHEUS, which I mentioned briefly here on the blog way back in the New Year when I saw the first ad. My heart skipped a beat upon seeing that, hoping for my beloved Alien franchise to be given new life. Then I steadily got a stream of information on the film. Found out Ridley Scott was working on it, with all the H.R. Giger inspired set pieces I adore. Then more awesome ads trickled in, getting me all stoked like a crack addict for her next fix. This one is by far my favourite of the bunch, other than the one I saw in 3D while watching The Avengers:
This year is shaping up to be the YEAR OF MOVIE GEEKDOM. Every so often we get them, as if the movie gods hear our prayers and take pity upon us mere fans. With movies like The Avengers, Cabin In The Woods, The Dark Knight Rises, Spiderman, GI Joe (maybe), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark Shadows and so on, this is shaping up to be a good time for geeky movie lovers. I can even ignore the stupid Battleship movie Mr. Nut-licker Bay is putting out, because I have plenty to distract me. But even with the awesome that was Cabin In The Woods, and the great time I had watching Avengers, AND with Dark Shadows, The Knight Rises (I'm a huge batman fan if you didn't know), and even the GI Joe movie, WITH ALL THIS AWESOME Kweeny has still set her heart on one movie to out-geek them all. Prometheus is my one ring baby. It's my holy grail. No other movie this year has made me this excited.
It probably goes back to what a huge Alien fangirl I am. I own the box set of Alien movies. I am a BIG H.R. Giger geek. Want proof?
This is my Alien box set. It's super shiny. So shiny, it produces rainbows!
My H.R Giger art book. The only thing that could make this better, is if I meet the man and he signs it for me.
Yeah, just a little bit of a fan. I also have some Predator stuff lying around, but to be honest, I always found the Aliens more interesting. They didn't have Arnold Schwarzenegger mind you, but they had a better story for sure. H.R. Giger just knows how to shape interesting, horrific monsters. Monsters with sexual overtones and terrible jaws. The man is tortured, thus his art reflects it. The best artists I find are the tortured ones.
I'm sure this explains a little more why I am stoked for Prometheus. Why it will be movie of the year for me, unless for some reason my geek sense is wrong and it is just over-hyped shite. But I doubt it. So I'm counting down the days, and you better believe it I am going IMAX 3D on opening night to see this puppy! Bear has already been instructed to get tickets in advance!
In the meantime, I got other movies to distract me, and an Alien movie marathon in my future.