Prometheus

Prometheus

DVD - 2012
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"Brilliant. Epic. Haunting. Grotesque. Great."--Richard Roeper
"...tells a much bigger story and does it well..."--New York Magazine
"...Scott's craft earns an exhausted kind of respect."--New Yorker
Explorers have discovered a clue that brings them to the origins of mankind on Earth. This leads them on a journey that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe.
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD SCI-FI PRO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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mr_chocolate
Nov 14, 2017

I recently watched this for the third time, and appreciate more every time. An interesting story, giving the answer to where Earthlings came from, and leaving the proposed Alien prequels, the possible answers to why?
Nice film on it's own, but nothing up to the scale of "surprises," as was the 1979 Alien film, made by the same director. Still a good watch and worth repeated views.

Beautiful production design but an overall weak story hurts this entry into the franchise. Not the worst. Somewhere in the middle, quality-wise.

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dennismmiller
Jun 19, 2017

Visually stunning and thematically ambitious but otherwise weak and disappointing. An overly complicated plot seems intended to distract the audience from the forgettable characters and the filmmakers' unwillingness - or inability - to answer any of the questions they pose. To add to the frustration, the movie attempts to have it both ways, both playing up its relationship to Alien and denying it.

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patch666
May 24, 2017

Brilliant and sickly beautiful >> cant wait for more ~420

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abcedmillered
May 21, 2017

Loved rewatching this after seeing Alien: Covenant. Fassbender is brilliant in depicting such a twisted, yet pitiable robot.

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8tyOne
Apr 08, 2017

Bunk. Hi tech 'Alien' franchise wannabe. Do crew members ever read a science fiction novel? You don't put your hand out to a slimy tentacle emerging from gooey black liquid mysteriously filling the chamber you just entered. And what's with the alien technology travel mug canisters? The spaceship they flew away on had a resemblance to the one found on the planet where the best of the Alien film series began. A redeeming factor: Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 08, 2017

Prometheus is a awesome movie and a misunderstood one. Every franchise has a origin, the "Alien" franchise starts here. I think the backlash was that people were expecting a horror, not a world building, philosophical science fiction. The first 2/3's of the movie was awesome, solid 9/10. The acting was great, cinematography gorgeous and it raised some really interesting questions. However, the last 35 minutes felt rushed and the logic kind of collapsed and got lost in itself repeating the same loop over and over but this doesn't make it boring! The last half hour was intense and had (SPOILER) the infamous C-Section scene, perhaps one of the best scenes in the franchise. I can see why many of the fanboys were pissed when this originally came out, but 5 years later I think it's a wonderful sci-fi film with great concepts, stunning visuals and a hit return for Ridley Scott. Alien Covenant (May 21 2017) has become my most anticipated movie this year and I have !HIGH! expectations. Im hoping for a movie on par with the original Aliens and I think Mr. Scott will deliver.

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pten17
Feb 07, 2017

A film that needs to be seen on a large screen to appreciate scale of aliens, alien ship and planet. A little hokey, violent, intense, and great sound make it a good movie to see.

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Sith101
Jan 08, 2017

Pretty much this movie gets you thinking and you will search the Internet for answers.

1 The first scene is showing that the engineers will sacrifice them selves to create life on other planets.

2 The movie takes place on planet LV223 not the original Aliens planet LV426.

3 It has been kind of hinted by Ridley Scott that the reason the engineers are wanting to kill Earth is because Humans have done something to make them angry it has been hinted that the event was the sacrifice of Jesus.

4 It has also been hinted that there are 2 different factions of engineers one group that wants to destroy Humans and the other group wanting to save Humans this hints that the engineer craft in Prometheus was sabotaged by the faction that wants to save Humans and explains that the engineer that was awakened was part of the faction that hate Humans this is why he kills everyone.

5 The black goop is triggered by Human emotions not by environmental change notice the goop did nothing when David the android came near it.

This movie left me asking questions and looking for answers not sure if these are false but supposedly this was from a interview with Ridley Scott. Love watching this over and over again. Also it has been hinted that Charlize Theron's character was a android also.

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RobSW
Aug 08, 2016

Garbage.

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Xcellp
Jun 30, 2017

Med-Pod Unit: "Please verbally state the nature of your injury." Reminiscent of medical hologram's initial statements on "Voyager" (Star Trek).

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jimg2000
Feb 07, 2015

Final report of the vessel Prometheus. The ship and her entire crew are gone. If you're receiving this transmission, make no attempt to come to its point of origin. There is only death here now, and I'm leaving it behind. It is New Year's Day, the year of our Lord, 2094. My name is Elisabeth Shaw, last survivor of the Prometheus. And I am still searching.

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Monolith
May 14, 2013

David: "How far would you go to get your answers?"

aaa5756 Mar 21, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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leapflow
Dec 10, 2012

"Dr. Shaw...are you still there? It's me, David."

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britprincess1
Oct 17, 2012

"If you can't be with the one you love, then love the one you're with."

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jellobird1
Apr 04, 2013

Violence: a few death by aliens

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jellobird1
Apr 04, 2013

Sexual Content: one love scene

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