20th Century Fox has released a new clip for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Prometheus as a teaser for the upcoming Blu-ray release.
Note: If you haven’t seen the film at all yet, there are obviously major spoilers ahead.
The scene takes place on the Engineer ship, after Weyland’s awakening. David translates for Weyland, and gets his head ripped off for his effort – resulting in one more confusing moment in a film full of poorly written and confusing scenes.
The clips below seem to indicate how the scene was conceived somewhat differently, at least originally.
We actually hear the Engineer respond in his language, and when Weyland asks about the translation, it sounds like David is just about to tell him when it cuts off. So, what’s the rest of the scene? Do we get to hear David give the Engineer’s justification for trying to kill everyone, or does it go directly to the ripping off of heads?
I make it pretty clear in my review that Prometheus was disappointing, especially after all the hype it generated beforehand. It was poorly conceived and poorly written. About all there was to say in its favor was that it looked great, but that’s far too easy with today’s special effects. Even Battleship looked great, and actually, was probably a better film overall.
I’m not sure if the deleted scenes on the Blu-ray are enough to clear up some of the worst inconsistencies in the movie. It doesn’t seem possible. But, if you want it anyway, it’ll be on the shelves October 9th, 2012, and you can preorder over on Amazon.