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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elizabeth Shaw
... David
... Meredith Vickers
... Janek
... Peter Weyland
... Charlie Holloway
... Fifield
... Millburn
... Chance
... Ravel
... Ford
Branwell Donaghey ... Mercenary 1
... Mercenary 2 (as Vladimir Furdik)
C.C. Smiff ... Mercenary 3 (as CC Smiff)
Shane Steyn ... Mercenary 4
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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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Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language | See all certifications »

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8 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Alien Prequel  »

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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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Costume Designer Janty Yates gave the characters unique clothes that would represent their nature:
  • Vickers is dressed in an ice-silver silk mohair suit, which signifies her icy nature.
  • David's outfit was given finer lines to produce a more linear appearance and emphasize his robotic nature.
  • Holloway is dressed in hoods, fisherman pants, and flip-flops to look casual and relaxed.
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All EKG monitors of the expedition party's HUD shows the same heartbeat pattern and rate regardless of individual or stress. See more »

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Elizabeth Shaw: Get Charlie.
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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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