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R| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
The discovery of a clue to mankind's origins on Earth leads a team of explorers to the darkest parts of the universe. Two brilliant young scientists lead the expedition. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) hopes that they will meet a race of benevolent, godlike beings who will in some way verify her religious beliefs, while Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) is out to debunk any spiritual notions. However, neither the scientists nor their shipmates are prepared for the unimaginable terrors that await them.

Cast: Noomi Rapace , Michael Fassbender , Charlize Theron , Idris Elba , Guy Pearce , Logan Marshall-Green , Sean Harris , Rafe Spall

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Science fiction, Thriller, Horror

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Prometheus (2012)

Release Date: June 8th, 2012|2 hr. 3 min.

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fan reviews ( 132 )
  • The ending isn't squishy scary or deeply satisfying. Bummer. Otherwise, Prometheus – especially in its spellbinding first hour – kicks ass so hard and often that it's impossible not to be thrilled by it. show more

  • Try as it might, the movie is hardly profound, and the murky atmosphere and the leaden pace drag things down. show more

  • Scott seduces audiences with thought-provoking possibilities, then pulls a bait-and-switch, subbing in a familiar monster thriller and fiery explosion-fest. show more

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  • December 03, 2012 wardore
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    Very entertaining if you have already seen the Alien movie series. If not, forget it.

  • November 16, 2012 jm00000000132998
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    Really a \"must see\" for any fan of the Alien franchise (whether you like it or not). Very interested and hoping to see a continuation.

  • October 28, 2012 uo00000000126571
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    There weren’t many questions answered about the Alien franchise and the plot may have its pitfalls, but the graphics alone are enough to make this movie a worth while watch. After I saw the trailer in my office at DISH I knew it was going to be breathtaking and the blu-ray did not disappoint. There were some interesting mysteries that were brought up in the movie that were not answered, but I hear the sequel will be very enlightening. I can’t wait. Since I’ve been using Blockbuster at Home instead of going to the theaters I have been able to watch movies all month for the price of one ticket and this is by far the best one I have seen al

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