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Prometheus (2012)

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Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

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This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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The search for our beginning could lead to our end See more »


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Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language | See all certifications »

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8 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Untitled Alien Prequel  »

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Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,234,812 (UK) (3 June 2012)

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$126,477,084 (USA)
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ridley Scott instructed Charlize Theron to stand in corners and move in lurking movements, in order to accentuate Vickers's distant, enigmatic nature. See more »

Goofs

It's stated at one point engineer's DNA is "an exact match" to humans. There are numerous flaws with this. If raw human DNA was dumped into an otherwise inert source of water (as seen in one scene of the film), it would not initiate abiogenesis- bacteria do not magically form from free strands of human DNA. Furthermore, the pressures of evolution have no goal; even if dumping human DNA into water somehow spontaneously created simple cellular life, it would not eventually "evolve back to human". Lastly, if engineer DNA was indeed an exact match to humans, engineers would logically look almost identical to humans. Environmental pressures on individuals cannot plausibly explain the clear physiological differences in height, hairlessness, universal albinism, and superhuman strength as seen in the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Elizabeth Shaw: Get Charlie.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox, Dune Entertainment and Scott Free Production logos are shaded ice blue. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Dead Air (2013) See more »

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Prelude for Piano No. 15 in D Flat Major, Op. 28 No. 15
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So much of this movie could have been easily fixed...
6 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong. It's gorgeous to look at, and I'm definitely going to go and see it again. It's really impressive.

But... It's stuffed with scenes without any payoff. Again and again it sets stuff up and then just... walks away from it.

In at least one unforgivably stupid scene, someone *literally* just walks away from an antagonist and leaves it there. And then doesn't tell anyone about it. Some of it's really effective. There are some scenes that are absolutely gripping. But so much of it doesn't make any sense...

Having said all that I think it's very clear that what I just saw was Prometheus part 1. It's very definitely supposed to have a sequel and I will certainly go to see the sequel. I think both movies taken together might score a 10.

But this movie by itself doesn't.


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