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Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacular action and mind-blowing visual effects. A team of scientists and explorers travels to the darkest corners of the universe searching for the origins of human life. Instead they find a dark, twisted world that hides a terrifying threat capable of destroying them...and all mankind!
You want an alien world created anew, with wonders and horrors lurking in its furrows? You go to Ridley Scott, of course, spectacle maker and pictorialist par excellence. So Prometheus is bound to be eye filling, with fully wrought planetary vistas and occasionally jaw-dropping visual coups. And did we use the word alien back there? Yes, folks, Prometheus is a prequel, in a sideways sort of fashion, to Scott's 1979 Alien original--or at least it's a long-distant stage setter for that story. This one begins with a space mission that could reveal the extraterrestrial roots of Earth, although what's buried out on the planet turns out to be much more complicated than expected. In the midst of suspenseful episodes (and a few contrived plot turns), Prometheus reaches for Big Answers to Big Questions, in a grand old sci-fi tradition. This lends the movie a hint of metaphysical energy, even if Scott's reach extends well, well beyond his grasp. The hokier moments are carried off with brio by Michael Fassbender (the robot on board), Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba, and then you've got Noomi Rapace entering the badass hall of fame for a long, oh-no-they-didn't sequence involving radical surgery, which might just induce the vapors in a few viewers. Even if Prometheus has its holes, the sheer size of the thing is exciting to be around. Because this movie is gigantic. --Robert Horton.
A team of scientists journey through the universe on the spaceship "Prometheus" on a voyage to investigate Alien life forms. The team of scientists becomes stranded on an Alien world, and as they struggle to survive it becomes clear that the horrors they experience are not just a threat to themselves, but to all of mankind. - WellardRockard
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Lame compared to previous Alien movies. The idea of the story of telling the origins of the aliens is really good but poorly told. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by C. Davis
So Good. Right in there with a prequel vibe paying homage to original alien movies. Glad they are making another one and revisiting a real aliens sequel.Published 1 day ago by Tatiana Williams
Sort of ridiculous. But the visual effects are great. The plot is rather lame. It reminds me of one of those British movies where the plot escapes you.Published 1 day ago by nictoanamide
this was a great sci-fi movie. the characters were a little over the top, but the storyline was pretty interesting. Read more
OMG...worse film ever..well, perhaps not the worse, but close. The motives of any of the characters doesn't make any sense.Published 3 days ago by Rob B
A Must See for any Aliens fan.
Without saying too much, the graphics felt lacking on some parts, and the action was sparse, and often isolated.
Still a great movie. Read more