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Prometheus gets a very Alien-like IMAX trailer

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: Yes, this looks pretty entertaining, it’s well-cast, and yes there are moments that suggest a pretty large scale, but at the end of the day, it still looks like an Alien-type horror film. Which means it will seemingly follow a certain template and hit specific plot beats along the way. That’s okay, but I have to wonder if this film weren’t actually directed by Ridley Scott if all the hyperventilating geeks wouldn’t be screaming ‘Dude, it’s an Alien rip-off!’. Anyway, feel free to disagree, but I’m certainly hoping it will be a winner come June 8th. Moreover, the first teaser played much better on a big screen (which partially inspired by rant about that last two weeks ago), so I’ll presume the same is true about this IMAX-specific teaser. This one drops in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D. As always, we’ll see…

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