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Prometheus (I) (2012)

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A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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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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Release Date:

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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

According to Ridley Scott, the film's plot was inspired by Erich von Däniken's writings about ancient astronauts: "Both NASA and the Vatican agree that it is almost mathematically impossible that we can be where we are today, without there being a little help along the way. That's what we're looking at: we are talking about gods and engineers, engineers of space. Were the Aliens designed as a form of biological warfare, or biology that would go in and clean up a planet?" See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is describing the civilizations that provided the clues and star maps leading them to the distant moon, he explains that these civilizations were all separated by centuries and had no contact. In this list he includes Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians (among others). The Babylonian Empire rose out of the city-states of the Sumerians, borrowing heavily from their language, culture, and religions. It is also well known that the people of Sumer/Babylon had much contact with the ancient Egyptians via trade and war. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.159 (2012) See more »

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Theme from Alien
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I was beyond disappointed by this movie.
20 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of the aliens series. I'm not a huge sci-fi lover, but the Aliens movies are brilliant, so when I heard that they were making another movie in the series I got pretty excited.

First of all this movie barely lasted a month in theaters. I didn't even have time to go and see it because it was in theaters than it just disappeared. That should have been my first indication of how bad this movie was going to be, but I was curious and hoped it would be good so I watched it anyway.

I was beyond disappointed by this movie. The other movies are brilliantly directed, scripted, and the acting is very on point, but this.....this was a disaster. The plot barely connected together. The story was all over the place and didn't grab my attention. Then there is the fact that it barely connected with the other movies in the series at all. The connection that it did have bridged on completely not making any sense.

All around this movie is the worst I have seen this year, and it disappointed me beyond words. I would not recommend this movie.


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