Prometheus 2012

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Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe.

Starring:
Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
Runtime:
2 hours 3 minutes

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Prometheus

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror
Director Ridley Scott
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
Supporting actors Charlize Theron, Sean Harris, Benedict Wong, Patrick Wilson, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green, Rafe Spall, Ben Foster, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MiddleAge on 10 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
There are a few features of this film that will impress many people such as the sets, the scope of the story and the evocative connections with the Alien franchise. This does not make up for the glaring lack of a plot and numerous shortcomings in character development. In fact the different sections of the story fail to connect: not the opening teaser, not the meaningless cave paintings, not the inexplicable enthusiasm of the crew to take on a mission that they do not understand, not the apparent lack of any appreciation for safe practice, not the almost total absence of any scientific analysis or just common sense in their behaviour on the planet surface or in the spaceship. The characters display a disconcerting lack of regard for one another typified by their apparent lack of concern at the mounting death toll which itself stems from their reckless disregard for risks and unprofessional conduct. The overall presentation might as well be a devious attempt to warn against all forms of space exploration.
I feel obliged here to raise a protest at the overly revisited theme of the origin of life on Earth being ascribed to alien intervention. This seems to be exhibiting the hallmarks of some kind of psychotic obsession on the part of Hollywood film producers and scriptwriters.
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496 of 588 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Russell C. Witheyman on 1 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Don't be put off by the silly 1 star reviews on here because although prometheus isn't perfect and has flaws, it's still a magnificently crafted intelligent sci-fi film that challenges you to think. The problem was that the hype damaged this film, if you hype something for that long and that hard, then there will always be a degree of anti-climax, it's happened before and it'll happen again. People went in with ridiculous expectations and that's why there are so many stupid 1 or 2 star reviews - they never took it for what it was! to compare this,as some did on here, to "The phantom menace" is pathetic and childish to say the least.

The main problem with Prometheus is clearly it's unanswered questions, my opinion is that this will play better when the sequel arrives as it's really just act 1 of a 2 or 3 act play, that said there's still lots to enjoy here, namely Michael Fassbenders brilliant performance as David the Android, the exceptional design work,stunning fx and Naomi Rapace who is excellent in only her 2nd Hollywood role.

Fed up of silly robots smashing things up,superheroes and vacuous teen vampire movies? want sci fi but with a brain? then this movie is for you, sure it's not perfect but its miles better than most movies out there at the moment.
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174 of 207 people found the following review helpful By Lensman on 18 Oct 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a great film in it's own right, even Ridley says it's not really a prequel, it's just that the idea for this film came about from elements of the first Alien film. Just watch it for what it is, a great piece of Sci-Fi.
Just a gripe now towards Amazon, Why don't you list the extras on any of your DVD / Blu Ray's? This would help many people in deciding which version of the disc to buy. Now originally I was going to buy the film which just came with a digital copy, this was around 15, or I could go for the copy which also had the 3D version, but not having a 3D TV I thought this would be a waste of time and an extra 5. But it wasn't until I read through a load of reviews where someone said to go for the 3D version as it had a film makers documentary which is 3.5 hours long, this I believe does not come with the other version. So I ordered the 3D version (which also has the normal 2D blu Ray version) which does indeed come with a 3.5 hour documentary, but that's not all, there is over 7 hours of bonus features on this disc, which are as follows:

Deleted scenes including alternate beginning and ending
making of Prometheus in depth documentary
Audio commentaries
The Peter weyland files
Weyland corp archive
Plus a Mobile app
Plus more

So if you like your extras then the 3D version is the way to go
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. N. Sandford on 27 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
I finally got around to watching this last night after a couple of attempts on US-bound flights last year (dark cabin + small screen + several drinks = not good for this type of movie). My initial impressions are now confirmed though; this movie is a stinker and I’m going to go mental on it.

In the lead up to the release Ridley Scott went to great lengths in his interviews to convince us that the movie only made the vaguest nods to Alien but from as early as the DVD menu, we see references to “Weyland Corporation” before the opening credits reveal the title graphic “Prometheus” in exactly the same way as “Alien” did. The movie then goes on very clearly to prologue the Alien story and includes numerous acidic blood episodes, exploding heads and bodies, cryogenically frozen crew members, Alien pregnancies, the actual spacecraft of unknown origin from Alien where John Hurt gets his face…
(well you know what) and finally an infant Alien itself complete with Sir Chris Hoy’s helmet.

Why then did Ridely Scott go to such great lengths to distance Prometheus from Alien and then supply such an obvious pre-cursor? Who cares? I don’t. I’m boring myself just thinking about it and it’s not really important anyway. Prometheus is, let’s face it, just another installment in the Alien franchise, a franchise which has yielded just one very good piece of work. Yes Cameron fans, Aliens is also rubbish (anything with Bill Paxton and/or ‘badass’ Hispanic females usually is).

A good question though is how then, did Scott make such a bad filem Ted? Why are the opening sequences edited/slashed down to such very short and confusing segments? Why do the ship’s crew wake up from their frozen sleeps to then be told what their mission was?
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