Release Date: June 8th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2012

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: Thriller , Science fiction , Horror

Production Co: Brandywine Productions, Scott Free Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Love interest, Suspenseful, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Although Ridley Scott's 3D visual feast is no classic, the oozing alien tentacles hit all the right sci-fi horror notes. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Prometheus, in efficient 3-D, places most of its bets on the wonders that today's visual artists and technicians can work with digital tools. This tale of an interstellar search asks cosmic questions about the meaning of life, but comes up with lame answers in a script that screams attention-deficit disorder. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It is Rapace, the Swedish actress who gained worldwide recognition as Lisbeth Salander in the original adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," who ends up the true heroine of Prometheus. show more

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