Move over Siri, the future of the slightly creepy interactive robots just got a lot more handsome. Prometheus, the prequel film that’s getting a lot of well-deserved buzz just released a few viral videos featuring David, the latest in android innovation. He’s intelligent, capable of taking on tasks human beings cannot, and bears a striking resemblance to Magneto. Like all movies featuring robots built with a lot of power, David, as played by Michael Fassbender is a little frightening for reasons that are hard to put into words.
That is to say, David is a little too trustworthy, capable, and handsome. Certain movies have taught us one thing--the trustworthy robot designed to understand humans is going to kill us. The great thing about this film teaser is that David himself is a prototype for the very same type of android that taught us to not trust human-like robots. Alien and Aliens are classic sci-fi films that prominently featured androids that made two very different moral choices. One, featured heavily in the first film, puts the entire crew in danger. The second, generations older, and featured heavily in Aliens, saves the lives of the main characters. David is perhaps the great grandfather of them all. He is the first of his kind and given what we already know about the Alien franchise that can either spell disaster or make him a valuable ally.
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