Michael Fassbender's Android Makes A Sales Pitch For 'Prometheus'
The latest piece of the "Prometheus" puzzle has arrived online, and it's a must-see.
The new clip, "Happy Birthday David," is the sort of thing companies play internally to school employees on the dangers of sexual harassment; in this case, Michael Fassbender's android David explains who he is, what he does and why he's the perfect employee in what's likely a promo video for Weyland Corporation.
David blends in perfectly, he assures us, despite the fact that he's wearing the face of one of the sexiest men alive. He can also play chess with himself, he enjoys the delights of fresh flowers, and he can do things that humans "might find… distressing or unethical." Tell us more!
Over tinkering music, David is being questioned by, one might guess, Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce). As The Playlist points out, Fassbender's soft-voiced 'bot and his list of things that make him sad make him sound like another famous robot, HAL 9000 of "2001." The shot of David playing chess with himself also alludes to HAL's chess-playing skills.
Although he says he does not feel human feelings, David looks solemn when listing what makes him sad. ("War, poverty, cruelty, unnecessary violence" are his turn-offs, in case you're keeping track.) Clever programming or a robot ready to go rogue?
Details about Ridley Scott's new sci-fi film is doled out in crumbs, and it looks like the video of Peter Weyland's TED Talk was just the first of many that Fox hopes will go viral to tantalize finicky "Alien" fans. What do you think? Is it working?
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