New Prometheus trailer debuts on Channel 4

With just over a month to go until the launch of Ridley Scott’s unedited sci-fi epic Prometheus, the latest of approximately nineteen million trailers has just been launched during a Homeland commercial break on Channel 4.

Fans have been encouraged to voice their opinions with the hashtag #areyouseeingthis, which is currently full of witless nonsense as usual. We’re sure you’ll have more sensible opinions. Anyway, here’s the trailer:

The new trailer’s both gorgeous and redolent with Alien symbology, but it doesn’t tell us anything particularly new. Star map, investigative expedition, advanced alien race, blonde Fassbender, OH GOD THEY’LL KILL US ALL. Standard.

Oh dear, it gets worse – the next ad break has just displayed a load of sycophantic tweets about how fabulous the trailer is. DULL, Fox, DULL. We disapprove of desperately trying to staple Web 2.0 phenomena onto traditional media.

What do you make of the new trailer? Don’t tweet about it, comment.

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