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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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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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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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Release Date:

8 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Alien Prequel  »

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Box Office


$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:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Producers Walter Hill and David Giler rejoin Ridley Scott, for the first time in over thirty years, since they first collaborated on Alien (1979). See more »


David is an android and, therefore, does not require sustenance. While taking linguist lessons and before the humans exit stasis, he is eating and drinking. However, there are various possible reasons why David is eating and drinking. It could be because he wants to experience food and drink to become more human (androids in the previous Alien films were seen eating and/or drinking). It is also likely that androids, like any machine, require fuel of some sort. Food is simply a biological form of fuel. See more »


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

The opening title appears in the piece-by-piece fashion of the original Alien (1979) movie. See more »


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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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