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Prometheus

  • Drama
  • Science and technology
  • 2012
  • Ridley Scott
  • 118 mins
  • 15

Summary

Science-fiction horror starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron. Working from evidence gathered from ancient cave paintings, a group of scientists embark on a mission to a planet millions of miles away that could hold the key to civilisation on Earth. But some on board have an ulterior motive for making the trip.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Director Ridley Scott's eagerly anticipated return to science fiction, 30 years after Blade Runner, shares much of its DNA with Alien, his first foray into the genre, though it's more of a precursor than a prequel to that 1979 shocker. In the latter half of the 21st century, a spacecraft with a crew including idealistic archaeologists (Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green), seasoned star voyagers (Charlize Theron, Idris Elba) and a super-computer android (Michael Fassbender) sets out to find an extraterrestrial race that may hold the key to the origins of man. However, upon landing on a faraway planet, other motives for the mission begin to emerge, while the visitors receive an unexpected and shocking welcome. All the elements are in place for a rattling space opera, but Scott also explores themes of identity and self-worth that run through films like Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise and Gladiator, and asks profound questions about creation and mortality. The thrilling, edge-of-the-seat story is the movie's beating heart, though, and the well-paced and perfectly structured plot are matched by solid performances and powerfully arresting visuals.

Credits

Cast

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Elizabeth ShawNoomi Rapace
DavidMichael Fassbender
Meredith VickersCharlize Theron
Captain JanekIdris Elba
Peter WeylandGuy Pearce
Charlie HollowayLogan Marshall-Green
FifieldSean Harris
MillburnRafe Spall
ChanceEmun Elliott
RavelBenedict Wong
FordKate Dickie
Shaw's fatherPatrick Wilson

Crew

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DirectorRidley Scott

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2012-06-01
Languages
English | German | Scottish Gaelic | Hungarian
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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