Top 500
Up 32 this week

Prometheus (I) (2012)

R  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  8 June 2012 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 426,938 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 2,298 user | 771 critic | 42 from

Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant planet containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 05 Apr 2012
a list of 23 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
a list of 42 titles
created 08 Jun 2012
a list of 26 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
a list of 48 titles
created 02 Nov 2013

Related Items

Search for "Prometheus" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Prometheus.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Alien (1979)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
Aliens (1986)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Director: James Cameron
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn
District 9 (2009)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope
Alien³ (1992)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.

Director: David Fincher
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance
Oblivion I (2013)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough
Pacific Rim (2013)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana
World War Z (2013)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon
Elysium I (2013)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley
300 (2006)
Action | Fantasy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham
I Am Legend (2007)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan


Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik ...
Mercenary 2 (as Vladimir Furdik)
C.C. Smiff ...
Mercenary 3
Shane Steyn ...
Mercenary 4


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 planet millions 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They went looking for our beginning. What they found could be our end. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »





Release Date:

8 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Alien Prequel  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$51,050,101 (USA) (8 June 2012)


$126,464,904 (USA) (14 September 2012)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Costume designer Janty Yates gave the characters unique clothes that would represent their nature:
  • Vickers is dressed in an ice-silver silk mohair suit, which signifies her icy nature

  • David's outfit was given finer lines to produce a more linear appearance and emphasize his robotic nature

  • Holloway is dressed in hoods, fisherman pants, and flip-flops to look casual and relaxed

  • and Janek wears a canvas-greased jacket to represent his long career at the helm of a ship.

See more »


Near the end of the movie Shaw enters the lifeboat and she is carrying an axe. When the Engineer enters and attacks her the axe is gone. However, you can clearly see the axe in Shaw's right hand as the Engineer enters the pod and confronts her (Shaw's back is to the camera). Shaw then drops the axe as the Engineer lunges towards her. You can even hear it hitting the floor. See more »


[first lines]
Elizabeth Shaw: Get Charlie.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Alien: Resurrection (2012) See more »


Scherzo - Tarentelle in G Minor, Op. 16
Written by Henryk Wieniawski
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Lindelof was allowed to make another horrible mess
10 August 2012 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

Think about a porn movie. Do you enjoy it for its visual appearance? Hell, yes, absolutely. Is the plot well thought-through and coherent? No, doesn't have to be. The movie isn't made for hard-thinking audience. Do the characters behave like they would in real life? The farther from it, the better!!! Do they do stupid and nonsensical things? Well, since the story doesn't matter anyway, why shouldn't they. Do you feel connected with the characters? No need to. Do things happen for a reason? Well, if the reason is to visually please the eye of the audience and to move to another scene, then yes. Otherwise, no, not really. Are the jokes really funny? Oh come on, aren't we a little too demanding?

Prometheus is like a porn movie, except there's no porn in it. But when you watch a porn flick, you really don't expect much from it, like you do in the case of Prometheus. To ruin the legacy of the original Alien movie in such an atrocious way should be a mortal sin. This movie is exactly the shameful scam Lost turned out to be. David Lindelof should be hiding in sewage, forever feeling ashamed of what he did with Lost, not given chances to write scripts to eagerly-awaited films. Someone wrote in their review that they hoped David Lindelof's name would become toxic, and that they're looking forward to that day. I couldn't agree more.

25 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I hope they go with a surreal and abstract world of the Space Jockey's XenomorphMan91
Sure lets try to pet the alien snake. robc174
Can we talk about that squid scene.. pufduff
I read there was an earlier script online iverygood
Misjudging Prometheus: Consider it just a prequel to Alien in all ways CathodeRayTubesRock
Looking something cleared up Niall93
Discuss Prometheus (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: