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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.

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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 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

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We came from them. They will come for us. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Noomi Rapace landed the role of Elizabeth when a scheduled meeting in Los Angeles with producer Michael Costigan instead led to an unexpected meeting with Ridley Scott. When Scott announced that he'd seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) three times and was very keen to work with her, Noomi accepted the offer right away. See more »

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Dr Shaw returns to the escape pod with only 30 seconds of oxygen remaining in her suit. She takes off her helmet, encounters the alien, and leaves the escape pod without recharging the oxygen in the suit. See more »

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Elizabeth Shaw: Get Charlie.
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Somebody needs to send out a warning beacon for this movie
10 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the first Alien movie so when I saw that Ridley Scott was doing another one, possibly a prequel, I patiently waited for it to come out while trying as hard as I could to avoid any reviews, previews, or spoilers. I just assumed the movie, while probably not being as good as Alien, would still be something definitely worth watching. Why else would Ridley Scott bother to return to the franchise?

I'll start out with the good parts. The visuals are nice. I also enjoyed Michael Fassbender's, Noomi Rapace's, and Idris Elba's performances.

Now for the bad. The movie basically doesn't make any sense. It's hard to understand a lot of the characters' actions. The science seems fishy. The ending doesn't clarify much. I wish I had noticed that Damon Lindelof had a writing credit on the movie before I went, because he pulled this same type of thing on Lost. It's easy to write mysteries. The challenge is writing solutions to those mysteries.

I wanted very much to like this movie - so much so, that even though I had my doubts as I was watching it, I still thought it was not too bad right after it ended. It was only after thinking about the movie for the next day or so that I realized how many plot holes it had. The more I thought about it, the angrier I got. I was angry at the lost potential and angry at myself for letting my guard down and blindly trusting that a modern Hollywood blockbuster could live up to the past.

Anyway, if you're reading this, please know that this is a warning beacon that I'm trying to leave you. Under no circumstances should you watch Prometheus with any sort of high expectations. If you must watch it, then try to watch it without thinking too much. And try to forget about it as soon as the credits role.


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