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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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Storyline

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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We came from them. They will come for us. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,234,812 (United Kingdom), 3 June 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,050,101, 10 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,477,084

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$403,354,469
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Many people believe that the squid-like alien offspring, that attacks the engineer, is a Giant Facehugger. It is in fact, a new type of alien, called a Trilobite. One of three new types named Hammerpede, Trilobite, and Deacon. See more »

Goofs

At one point the characters use "a carbon probe" to date a dead alien body. Carbon based dating of organic remains is based on knowing both the ratio of radioactive carbon isotopes over time in a planetary atmosphere, and the level of such carbon absorbed into the body of a living organism by it breathing. So far, we only know the atmospheric carbon ratio for one planet: Earth. Even with advanced technology, you'd always need to know the carbon sequence of the home planet of an alien species to carbon date anything from there. The movie's plot clearly shows that no-one knows the origins of the Engineers. Logically then, the carbon probe sequence is impossible. See more »

Quotes

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Elizabeth Shaw: Get Charlie.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits take place throughout the Engineers' scene on Earth. See more »

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Referenced in Ashens: Drawer of Purgatory Clearout (2015) See more »

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Scherzo - Tarentelle in G Minor, Op. 16
Written by Henryk Wieniawski
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Could have been so much better
15 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Interesting enough concept but I felt it was handled rather poorly. The visuals were stunning (but the 3D was weak) and it was great to see Giger's designs fleshed out a little more.

On the other hand, we have two young adults who have supposedly risen to the peak of their profession yet apparently haven't grown emotionally beyond being emo fifteen-year-olds. The interplay between them was almost unwatchable and left me feeling the movie was intentionally dumbed down way too far. There's far too many minor characters to even start to sort them out or care about them. The plot is a confusing mess which several times veers off on tangents which then whither and die without going anywhere.

And why not cast an old man to play an old man instead of using bad makeup on a younger man?

Overall, it was deeply flawed but it was still worth going to see for Giger's art.


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