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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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Ridley Scott
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noomi Rapace ... Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender ... David
Charlize Theron ... Meredith Vickers
Idris Elba ... Janek
Guy Pearce ... Peter Weyland
Logan Marshall-Green ... Charlie Holloway
Sean Harris ... Fifield
Rafe Spall ... Millburn
Emun Elliott ... Chance
Benedict Wong ... Ravel
Kate Dickie ... Ford
Branwell Donaghey Branwell Donaghey ... Mercenary 1
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik ... Mercenary 2 (as Vladimir Furdik)
C.C. Smiff C.C. Smiff ... Mercenary 3 (as CC Smiff)
Shane Steyn ... Mercenary 4
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Storyline

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The search for our beginning could lead to our end See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Alien Universe | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

8 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien 0 See more »

Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

While Ridley Scott suggested that the cast could have slept and effectively "lived" on the Prometheus interior set during initial filming, this didn't happen due to health and safety precautions. 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

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

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

Alternate Versions

The film's 70mm and Digital IMAX 3D release was presented open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning more information was in the frame for the entire film. See more »

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'O Come All Ye Faithful
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User Reviews

 
An Excellent, Throughtful Sci-fi
26 July 2017 | by qqknowlton-85783See all my reviews

Prometheus is one of the few sci-fi/horror movies that is deep enough to make it almost detracting from the story.

Noomi Rapace did an excellent job as the independent female lead.

Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba (who should have had more screen time) were excellent.

The CGI wasn't distracting, but helped to create a real alien world environment.

I liked the film's anthropological approach to discovering human's roots and I appreciated the philosophical questions that were raised.

The film is very entertaining for people who like slow-paced thrillers with good scares and real human emotions.


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