Prometheus 3D

Prometheus 3D

Prometheus 3D

Director Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller, set in the same universe as the Alien series. A discovery about the origin of life leads a team of explorers - including Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Michael Fassbender - to travel to a distant planet in the year 2093.

But the investigation into humanity's past and the discovery of an ancient civilization has brought them into contact with a powerful threat that could cause our extinction.

Not a direct prequel to Alien, Scott referred to the film as having evolved into its own "grand mythology and universe".

2012Rating: R16, contains horror scenes and violence123 minsUSA
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Prometheus 3D / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Remains earthbound in narrative terms, forever hinting at the existence of a higher intelligence without evincing much of its own.

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Total Film

Total Film

It might not pack the unbearable menace or blazing horror of the saga's first two movies, but it utterly eclipses the last two. It's exciting, tense and fully impregnated for sequels.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Ridley Scott has counter-evolved his 1979 classic Alien into something more grandiose, more elaborate – but less interesting.

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Stuff

Stuff

Scott is to be praised for the sheer level of invention in Prometheus, even if he doesn't keep it all under control.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A magnificent film... It's in the classic tradition of golden age sci-fi, echoing Scott's "Alien", but creating a world of its own.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

Where Prometheus falls short is that, with the exception of one sequence, the action comes across as silly and weak.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

This really isn't an Alien movie; it's a lumbering, if visually impressive, space exploration epic which eventually turns into an Alien movie.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

An awe-inspiring, mind-gouging, eye-blazing spectacle of high-pitched disappointment.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Although Ridley Scott's 3D visual feast is no classic, the oozing alien tentacles hit all the right sci-fi horror notes.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Buffeted by a lack of suspense, threadbare characters, and a very poor script, the stunning visuals, gloopy madness, and sterling Fassbenderiness can't prevent Prometheus feeling like Alien's poor relation.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Prometheus is grand to look at, but it lacks the brutal simplicity and rigour of its forebears. It's too long winded to pass as a horror, and too daft to really be anything else.

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