Prometheus 2012

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(1,198) IMDb 7.1/10
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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

Available in HD on supported devices

Prometheus

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Product Details

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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9 of 10 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ian Andrew Tully on 15 Sep 2014
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An array of special effects create a very realistic feel, the production team runs into hundreds, but as so often in movie SciFi the ideas are watered down, and what ideas there were came from Erich von Daniken rather than anyone more serious, and conveyed in a few snippets of dialogue which struggled to compete with the sound-track. I had to switch off my sub-woofer to avoid blasting the neighbours into space. Portentous shades into pretentious. Characterisation was thin, this could have been a standard StarTrek TV episode for all the engagement one felt.Good actors just going through the motions.
A lot more spent on decent writers and a little less on sound engineers and special effects teams might one day bring us a great movie in the genre.
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495 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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175 of 208 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 Stephen Aldington on 7 Aug 2014
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What an absolute load of garbage. I had high hopes for this film and feel cheated out of the money I paid for it by the people who made the film. The characters are entirely unbelievable - why would you populate a mission that required people working in a team in a testing environment with unhinged loonies?
Why was the old man played by Guy Pearce?
What was the android trying to achieve?
What was the point of the opening sequence - why wasn't it followed up? It would have made for a better film if it was.
How did they deduce what the beings were doing on the planet?
Why do they have flame throwers?
Why did she eject the escape pod then leave the ship at the end - why not go in the escape pod?
How did Prometheus bring down the big craft? When it hit the ground, which must have been a bigger impact, it remained in one piece.
Why did the engineers "invite" humans to the planet? What was the point?

And loads more.
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