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Prometheus (I) (2012)

R  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  8 June 2012 (USA)
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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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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 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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They went looking for our beginning. What they found could be 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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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

Ridley Scott suggested that an Engineer was sent to Earth to stop humanity's increasing aggression, but was crucified; the implication being that it was Jesus Christ. He felt though that this would be too obvious a religious allegory for the film. See more »

Goofs

Ellie dates the alien corpse that they find. While it can be safely assumed that the radioactive decay of carbon would be the same everywhere, carbon dating requires a knowledge of what the original ratio of carbon 14 to carbon 12 was at the time of death. On Earth, that is not constant and must be calibrated with biological samples from known ages in a very complicated process. Having just arrived on the planet, while they could measure the current ratios of carbon in the atmosphere, they do not know how constant that ratio is and have not had a chance to get the vast amounts of data to calibrate it. They don't even know if the alien was from that planet or had just arrived when they found it. A scientist would know this and would not make unwarranted assumptions about the age of the sample. See more »

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

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Theme from Alien
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Not what I was hoping for
17 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's good to see that Ridley Scott still has the same vision for stylistic sets and atmospheric lighting.Lots of dripping water and eery shadows as one might expect from the old master. The special effects are impressive, the CGI is great, the technology is plausible for the turn of the next century. But - and I'm afraid it's a big but - the plot is disjointed, the characters two dimensional and the script is, well, not the best. Far too many things happen which simply make no sense at all, or just don't tally with "what we know already" about the Alien universe. Far too many plot mechanisms, bits of tech and even shots and scenes are borrowed from other films - Serenity, independence day, The Mummy, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Pitch Black, X- Files. I won't go into detail because I can't do that without using spoilers, but try it yourself. Watch the film and see how many ripped off bits you can spot. Spectacular, yes. A great film? No. sadly not.


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