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Rated R · 123 minutes · 2012

Horror, Science fiction, Thriller
In this prequel to Alien, director Ridley Scott explores new angles in his monster universe via eye-popping 3-D visuals and intense storytelling. After scientists discover cave-drawings that appear to show superior alien intelligence inviting us for a visit, an exploratory space mission travels to a distant galaxy in search of our origins. What they find involves tentacles, slime, self-administered gnarly operations and general despair. Noomi Rapace takes over as the female heroine, with Charlize Theron along for the ride as a mysterious mission commander. Best of all is Michael Fassbender as David, a strange android who models himself after Peter O’Toole. Scott proves that he is still a master of the sci-fi genre, which he hadn’t visited since his 1982 Blade Runner. (He’s reportedly working on a sequel to that classic as well.) The ending paves the way for another possible chapter—a chapter I sincerely hope Scott is involved in.


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Official Site: www.prometheus-movie.com
Director: Ridley Scott
Producer: Ridley Scott, David Giler, Walter Hill, Michael Costigan, Mark Huffan, Michael Ellenberg and Damon Lindelof
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong and Kate Dickie

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Charleston City Paper Prometheus is high on suspense, but never reaches full potential Prometheus does a fair amount right, as it launches an exploratory team into space to discover what may be the origin of humanity itself. by Scott Renshaw 06/08/2012
The Coast Halifax Prometheus Deserving of more drama, but enjoyable as-is by Molly Segal 06/07/2012
Portland Mercury Survival of the Fittest Prometheus: It's like Alien, but if Alien wasn't good. by Erik Henriksen 06/07/2012
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