• Prometheus (2012)


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: Suspenseful, Love interest, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Dana StevensSlate

    Prometheus is more interested in piling on big questions than in answering them. It's deep without being particularly smart, although the dazzling design and special effects keep you from noticing that basic flaw until at least an hour in. show more

  • 53
    Scott WoldPaste Magazine

    Despite consistently astounding production values, Prometheus is hobbled throughout by a screenplay that would have been jettisoned out of the airlock normally reserved for scripts rejected by the SyFy Original Channel. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies


In the not-too-distant future, Earth's dying sun spells the end for humanity. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, a crew of eight men and women ventures into space with a device that could revi...

Stream Online

Geneticists Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in creating hybrids of species. When they propose the use of human DNA, their pharmaceutical company bosses forbid it, forcing them...

Stream Online
Event Horizon
Event Horizon

When the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that vanished years earlier, suddenly reappears, a team is dispatched to investigate the ship. Accompanied by the Event Horizon's creator, William Weir (Sam Neill)...

Stream Online


Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Visual Effects