Prometheus

Prometheus

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Prometheus

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 FictionThriller
79%
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.

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

When It Comes To Movies Made By Ridley Scott It's Obviouly Got To Be Good After All If His 1980s Film "Alien" Was Such A Smash Hit Then Prometheus Which Might Be A Prequel is Bound To Be Brilliant With Up to Date 21st Century Technology

5.0
0

I am constantly astonished by the way people buy into the "hype", almost as though it would be bad form to say something bad once a movie studio has built a film up so hugely, pre-release. I found Prometheus to be a real disappointment for the most part, with cliched characters and predictable storyline, along with details that seemed ridiculous such as...

2.0
0

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

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

A prime example of why trailers that ruin the story- ruin the story... I avoided the trailers though, so it was fine. Great fun, maybe not as good as Alien, but better than Aliens

4.0
0

Prometheus, the titan, was a champion for humanity. Prometheus, the movie, is not a champion movie. Characters are flat and undeveloped (and there are too many) and the acting is average; uses too many elements of the original Alien with little refinement; the story line is very thin and simple (may be it needed another 20-30 minutes); photography and sound...

2.0
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.

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

When It Comes To Movies Made By Ridley Scott It's Obviouly Got To Be Good After All If His 1980s Film "Alien" Was Such A Smash Hit Then Prometheus Which Might Be A Prequel is Bound To Be Brilliant With Up to Date 21st Century Technology

5.0
0

I am constantly astonished by the way people buy into the "hype", almost as though it would be bad form to say something bad once a movie studio has built a film up so hugely, pre-release. I found Prometheus to be a real disappointment for the most part, with cliched characters and predictable storyline, along with details that seemed ridiculous such as...

2.0
0

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

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

A prime example of why trailers that ruin the story- ruin the story... I avoided the trailers though, so it was fine. Great fun, maybe not as good as Alien, but better than Aliens

4.0
0

Prometheus, the titan, was a champion for humanity. Prometheus, the movie, is not a champion movie. Characters are flat and undeveloped (and there are too many) and the acting is average; uses too many elements of the original Alien with little refinement; the story line is very thin and simple (may be it needed another 20-30 minutes); photography and...

2.0
0