Prometheus (2012)

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Directed By Ridley Scott Ridley Scott Starring Noomi Rapace Noomi Rapace  •  Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender  •  Charlize Theron Charlize Theron  •  Idris Elba Idris Elba  •  Guy Pearce Guy Pearce Genres Action  •  Body Horror  •  Cyborg / Android / Robot  •  Horror  •  Monster Film  •  Psychological Horror  •  Psychological Sci-Fi  •  Science Fiction  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Sci-Fi Horror Studios &
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Alien  •  85th Academy Awards Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated
Release Info 2012-05-30T00:00:00Z May 30, 2012
Color  •  123 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (17)

 
Reelz

Reelz on 5/24/2012 Reply  · 

I can't wait for this movie. It has a great ensemble cast and one of the best directors at its helm. June 8th is just around the corner.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 6/2/2012 Reply  · 

i can't wait too Reelz, this looks so good.

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Jamalamb

Jamalamb on 6/4/2012 Reply  · 

Visually the film is stunning and on of the best looking films I have seen since Tron Legacy. The use of sound is amazing, everything metallic in the film has a hum or ring to it when it moves which I thought was a brilliant little touch. The level of detail is immense and although it's a lose prequel it does set up the first Alien film well. See it!

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smatticus

smatticus on 6/5/2012 Reply  · 

Flawed, but still spell-binding. The negative buzz on the internet has its justifications, but I think it depends partly on what you were expecting from the marketing and hype and partly on how easily bothered you are by certain issues. I went in expecting a film in the same universe as, with some elements leading into (but NOT directly related to) Alien, as Scott told us repeatedly it would be. I also went in expecting a beautifully crafted film. It exceeded my expectations in this department. The main performances (particularly from Fassbender and Rapace) are very good, though the rest are largely cannon fodder. The plot has some problems, but I recon if you've read about what Scott originally envisioned for both the Space Jockeys and the Alien universe overall, you will hopefully be able to come to your own conclusions on some of the holes in the story. So like I said, flawed, but still a great film.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 6/9/2012 Reply  · 

Disappointing. It is visually arresting and brings up some very intriguing ideas, but it never follows through on any of them. Fassbinder and Rapace are impressive (as well as Guy Pearce in a muted role). I wanted to love this film, but it's just too flawed and a bit of a mess.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 6/9/2012 Reply  · 

*Fassbender

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Yellowjacket

Yellowjacket on 6/13/2012 Reply  · 

A huge let down. There’s no depth to anyone and the story falls as flat as can be. I can't believe how badly written and how nonsensical the plot turned out to be. Add a dull and plodding flow and this one is a stinker we all never saw coming.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

This is a marvelous movie. if you really don't feel that this flick is a great Ridley Scott comeback,i don't know what people expect to see sometime. Yeah,this movie worries TOO MUCH sometimes to leave some blank spaces.but hey,Prometheus was MADE with a concept of,at least, a trilogy. I strongly believe that is why it doesn't give EVERY SINGLE point of the plot . I loved it. A tasty alien silver plate to any Sci-Fi fan.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 6/22/2012 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, Rapace,Theron,and specially Fassbender were GREAT here. Awesome cast.

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FilmOdyssey

FilmOdyssey on 9/8/2012 Reply  · 

I'm hyped for the blu-ray release because it will be amazing

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JRM

JRM on 12/18/2012 Reply  · 

This film made me appreciate the Alien franchise like never before. I've always felt there wasn't enough meat to the Alien story, then this film comes along and crafts a very fascinating mythology that asks many compelling questions in interesting ways. I like that it doesn't spoon feed the viewer and we're left to interpret much of what we've seen on our own.

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Caesar

Caesar on 7/27/2014 Reply  · 

Eh, it's okay. The plot is a little too "we'll explain all this in the sequel" for my taste.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 12/22/2014 Reply  · 

A cult classic, and one of the best films to be released on the Blu-Ray Disc format.

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HorrorHistorian5

HorrorHistorian5 on 4/26/2015 Reply  · 

I dont think it sucked but it was a PG-13 CGI version of Alien and not as good as the first two but I did think it was epic in parts but it could have been a hell of a lot more gritty more shocking with scenes of different creatures or longer fight scenes! overall a good sci-fi film but not a masterpiece or a classic, I do want a follow-up though!

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Koroy

Koroy on 9/18/2015 Reply  · 

This is an Alien rip-off.It was just all out same story

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hambone88

hambone88 on 3/8/2017 Reply  · 

Good addition to the alien franchise. It actually might be my favorite. Great supporting cast. My favorite thing about this film is for sure the cinematography, it's a gorgeous movie. My one big complaint is the sound design. Who ever was the sound designer should go back to film school.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on May 9 Reply  · 

An intetesting film. Visually gorgeous, nice ambiguity with the 'engineers', David is a great addition and I like the mythology that was explored. Unfortunately, it has dumb character moments, hammy dialogue and is fill of clichés.

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