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
Science Fiction3D
97%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

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

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

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.

3.0
0

4 stars? Really?

Meandering, incoherent drivel. This move is so full of plot holes, bad science, dreadful characterization and laughable acting that I struggle to understand what anyone could see in it. Ridley hasn't made a good film in years, and this film continues that trend. Embarrassing.

1.0
0

Ridley's Origin Of Mankind

Forget the movie "Alien" this is completely different. Of course you can pick holes in the plot like the different blend of characters on the trip but it is also a real visual experience. The future technology is well thought out but I did wonder why wine bottles and glasses had not changed at all. I usually find 3D annoying but in this movie they did make...

4.0
0

I get it, David is Dr Smith!

And not the movie Dr Smith, but the prissy 1960s Dr Smith from the Lost in Space TV series, only younger, better looking, still of dubious sexual orientation and still up to no good. Dr Smith wasn't the only reference to spot throughout this movie. The older Wellend looked uncannily similar to Keir Dullea's Dave character at the end of 2001. In fact, the...

3.0
0

Ridley got it right

'Prometheus' is the sort of film that must be watched in 3D, the special effects were amazing, as was the cast. Noomi Rapace was incredible as the lead Elizabeth, just as she was in the original 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. Rapace definitely made the film for me. Some of the plot at times were a bit hard to follow as you're unsure of where it's...

4.0
0

Is this an "Alien" prequel? Or Not?

When "Prometheus" was announced as Ridley Scott's next film, and with screenshots slowly dripping out, many wondered if this was going to be an "Alien" prequel. Not just for want of more stories from a loved franchise, but also for the amazing visual journey Scott took us on with "Alien". So what has he given us with "Prometheus"? This is the story of...

4.0
0

Just Ok

It was most a 2.5 stars... To be honest it was a bit boring and lacking in any real scares. The 3D was fabulous and it all looked great but the story didn't flow very well and there were lots of moments that left me wondering why it was even included in the film at all. I was hoping for more terror like in the original films, but I left feeling disappointed...

3.0
0

All wrong!!!

I was just so utterly disappointed in this movie! It was the 'Happy Birthday David' and Guy Pearce 'Ted Talk' trailer that got me so amped for the entire premise that it hyped things way beyond what Scott could actually achieve. But what's bollocks about it all is that he doesn't even TRY address those big questions, or even create any intrigue. He just...

1.0
0

Ridley reaches for the Stars

Let's get this clear straight off the bat - Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' is NOT 'Alien.' But if you loved 'Alien' then this certainly delivers some great backstory, links and hints to the 'Alien' franchise universe and a standout visceral body-horror scene to rival the first movie's chest-buster. Yes the script is ambitious, perhaps overly so, and yes it...

4.0
0

Pre-Prometheus

Im sure the purists and die-hard 'Alien' (Ridley Scott) fans will find some continuity issues with the ending, but basically it's awesome! Can't tear my eyes of the screen, like watching the original almost, complete with new Ripley (or is that old?). However as the credits rolled up, I felt as if I'd just bared witness to a new 'Alien' episode of 'Lost',...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

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

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

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.

3.0
0

4 stars? Really?

Meandering, incoherent drivel. This move is so full of plot holes, bad science, dreadful characterization and laughable acting that I struggle to understand what anyone could see in it. Ridley hasn't made a good film in years, and this film continues that trend. Embarrassing.

1.0
0

Ridley's Origin Of Mankind

Forget the movie "Alien" this is completely different. Of course you can pick holes in the plot like the different blend of characters on the trip but it is also a real visual experience. The future technology is well thought out but I did wonder why wine bottles and glasses had not changed at all. I usually find 3D annoying but in this movie they did...

4.0
0

I get it, David is Dr Smith!

And not the movie Dr Smith, but the prissy 1960s Dr Smith from the Lost in Space TV series, only younger, better looking, still of dubious sexual orientation and still up to no good. Dr Smith wasn't the only reference to spot throughout this movie. The older Wellend looked uncannily similar to Keir Dullea's Dave character at the end of 2001. In fact, the...

3.0
0

Ridley got it right

'Prometheus' is the sort of film that must be watched in 3D, the special effects were amazing, as was the cast. Noomi Rapace was incredible as the lead Elizabeth, just as she was in the original 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. Rapace definitely made the film for me. Some of the plot at times were a bit hard to follow as you're unsure of where it's...

4.0
0

Is this an "Alien" prequel? Or Not?

When "Prometheus" was announced as Ridley Scott's next film, and with screenshots slowly dripping out, many wondered if this was going to be an "Alien" prequel. Not just for want of more stories from a loved franchise, but also for the amazing visual journey Scott took us on with "Alien". So what has he given us with "Prometheus"? This is the story of...

4.0
0

Just Ok

It was most a 2.5 stars... To be honest it was a bit boring and lacking in any real scares. The 3D was fabulous and it all looked great but the story didn't flow very well and there were lots of moments that left me wondering why it was even included in the film at all. I was hoping for more terror like in the original films, but I left feeling...

3.0
0

All wrong!!!

I was just so utterly disappointed in this movie! It was the 'Happy Birthday David' and Guy Pearce 'Ted Talk' trailer that got me so amped for the entire premise that it hyped things way beyond what Scott could actually achieve. But what's bollocks about it all is that he doesn't even TRY address those big questions, or even create any intrigue. He just...

1.0
0

Ridley reaches for the Stars

Let's get this clear straight off the bat - Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' is NOT 'Alien.' But if you loved 'Alien' then this certainly delivers some great backstory, links and hints to the 'Alien' franchise universe and a standout visceral body-horror scene to rival the first movie's chest-buster. Yes the script is ambitious, perhaps overly so, and yes it...

4.0
0

Pre-Prometheus

Im sure the purists and die-hard 'Alien' (Ridley Scott) fans will find some continuity issues with the ending, but basically it's awesome! Can't tear my eyes of the screen, like watching the original almost, complete with new Ripley (or is that old?). However as the credits rolled up, I felt as if I'd just bared witness to a new 'Alien' episode of...

4.0
0