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(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE P
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender

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Nov 13, 2014
  • voisjoe1_0 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Scott Ridley, 35 years after his masterpiece Alien, follows it up with a new alien space yarn with Prometheus. The last scene of Prometheus indicates that the baldheaded "monstrous-man" seen at the beginning of Prometheus film is really the progenitor of the monster seen in the film Alien. In Prometheus, Ian Holm's "type" is replaced by Michael Fassbender. Sygourney Weaver's "type" is replaced by Noomi Rapace. The film is quite good, but nothing will ever be as original and good as Alien. Today's audience will never understand what an original Alien was when it was released. I suspect that this newer film is based on some portion of the Greek mythology of Prometheus.

Oct 31, 2014
  • Matisse rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Is it a prequel? Or a remake? Who cares? It's a thoughtful and philosophical addition to the Alien franchise directed by the originator of the series, Ridley Scott. Creepy and yes, eventually gory. It's sci-fi horror with a masters degree in philosophy. If you understand that, then this movie is for you. Charlize Theron! Michael Fassbender! (flawlessly handsome) Noomi Rapace! Guy Pierce! (unrecognizable) Great cast, sublime special effects. The director makes you think. If you dislike thinking, this isn't for you.

Oct 16, 2014
  • JOSEPH DENHAM rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This one has brilliant visual effects, but except for the very interesting first 20 minutes, it was nothing like what I hoped for and turned into just another action flick. The sceenwriting is truly awful by times and the plot goes off in silly directions in the second half. With the large budget, excellent cast and wonderful special effects, this could have been made into a great sci-fi movie with some improvements to the plot and by hiring a better screenwriter.

Oct 10, 2014
  • tolan3262 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

one of the best prequels I have ever seen does the alien saga proud!

Oct 08, 2014
  • glenndm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A good movie despite a few unbelievably idiotic scenes that insult the viewer's intelligence.

Highly enjoyable. I look forward to the sequel.

Sep 10, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Very disappointing, I'm both a big fan of the first two movies [Alien, and Aliens] and of Noomi Rapace, who has a talented acting range, but little was used in this flic.

Aug 03, 2014
  • burmal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Better than expected, considering all the negative reviews. A decent, but not great, sci-fi story. A little hit and miss when it comes to the plot but it was interesting enough to keep us watching. Was a little too long though.

This is a waste of time waiting for the plot. The producers must have thought that overdoing special effects would make up for a bad script and acting. The only reason I wasted 2hrs of my time is that I thought that "some" of the cast could carry this movie. Didn't happen. I should have given the reviews more credibility.

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Dec 21, 2012
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Nov 03, 2012
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Oct 23, 2012
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May 14, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 21, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 10, 2012
  • leapflow rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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


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Apr 04, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: one love scene

Apr 04, 2013
  • jellobird1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: a few death by aliens


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Nov 03, 2012
  • foreverlove1997 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.



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