Prometheus

Noomi Rapace  Actor Michael Fassbender  Actor Charlize Theron  Actor Idris Elba  Actor Guy Pearce  Actor Logan Marshall-Green  Actor

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Contains:Profanity,Sci-Fi Violence

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Prometheus

Theatrical Release Date: 2012 06 08 (USA - 3D) / 2012 06 08 (USA)

UPC: 024543814078

Studio: 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating: R   Contains:[Profanity, Sci-Fi Violence]

Summary: A team of space explorers embarks on a fantastic voyage to the edge of the universe after making a profound discovery that hints at the true origins of the human race in this belated pseudo-prequel to director Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. Isle of Skye, Scotland: 2089. Archeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a cave drawing featuring a mysterious star pattern not found in our solar system. Upon comparing the image with similar other ones found at different archeological digs all over the planet, the pair realizes that they all match perfectly. They're convinced that the image is an invitation, and set out on a high tech Weyland Industries ship called Prometheus to - just maybe - unlock the mysteries of mankind's origins on Earth. Flash forward to Christmas Day, 2093. The crew of Prometheus awakens from stasis to learn they have arrived at their destination. With highly-intelligent android David (Michael Fassbinder) assisting the mission, and chilly Weyland representative Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) calling the shots, Captain Janet (Idris Elba) brings the ship down to the surface, landing next to a line of awe-inspiring structures that appear to have been built by intelligent beings. But when a small crew led by Elizabeth and Charlie explore the remote planet, the artifacts they find threaten to contradict everything mankind had been taught about its origins. But there's a secret in this chamber that's lain dormant for centuries, and now that it senses life, it finally sees an opportunity to escape. If it does, the trip that was supposed to answer al of our biggest questions about life could also be the one that seals the fate of every living creature on planet Earth. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Science Fiction

Awards: Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film – Art Directors Guild Best Visual Effects – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Special Visual Effects – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects – British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Features: cc

Disc 1 - Blu-ray: 2 Audio Commentaries by Director/Producer Ridley Scott and by Writers Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof
The Peter Weyland Files
Deleted and Alternate Scenes - Including Alternate Beginning and Ending

Prometheus

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 10/09/2012

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 2.40:1

Audio: DHMA, DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DD Dolby Digital

Runtime: 124 Minutes

Sides: 2

Number of Discs: 2

Language(s) English,Spanish,French

Subtitles: English,Spanish

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Prometheus
1. Scene 1 [5:12]
2. Scene 2 [2:32]
3. Scene 3 [3:46]
4. Scene 4 [3:38]
5. Scene 5 [4:54]
6. Scene 6 [2:27]
7. Scene 7 [5:10]
8. Scene 8 [4:14]
9. Scene 9 [2:12]
10. Scene 10 [3:42]
11. Scene 11 [2:52]
12. Scene 12 [5:03]
13. Scene 13 [2:58]
14. Scene 14 [1:35]
15. Scene 15 [3:33]
16. Scene 16 [2:35]
17. Scene 17 [2:59]
18. Scene 18 [1:57]
19. Scene 19 [2:48]
20. Scene 20 [1:43]
21. Scene 21 [2:56]
22. Scene 22 [2:16]
23. Scene 23 [3:55]
24. Scene 24 [1:55]
25. Scene 25 [3:33]
26. Scene 26 [4:22]
27. Scene 27 [2:06]
28. Scene 28 [3:00]
29. Scene 29 [2:34]
30. Scene 30 [2:38]
31. Scene 31 [2:23]
32. Scene 32 [2:59]
33. Scene 33 [2:59]
34. Scene 34 [4:42]
35. Scene 35 [3:39]
36. Scene 36 [5:57]

Jason Buchanan

Great science fiction comes from great human drama. By setting a story on a distant planet or galaxies not yet discovered, a writer grants himself the creative freedom to explore existential concepts that might seem far-fetched with his feet on the ground; in space, the possibilities of answers to our most pressing questions are only limited by the storyteller's imagination. As frustratingly complex and thematically cumbersome as its predecessor was simple and elegant, Ridley Scott's Prometheus charges ahead with an ambitious sci-fi plot exploring the roots of the human race, but stumbles due to a screenplay that refuses to address the many compelling ideas it raises early on. There are plenty of heady concepts to be found in the script by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, but the trouble is that once they've been posed, the story begins to favor simple -- albeit somewhat effective -- sci-fi spectacle over true existential terror, resulting in a disjointed, unsatisfying experience.

Isle of Skye, Scotland: 2089. Archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a cave drawing featuring a mysterious star pattern not found in our solar system. Upon comparing the image with similar ones found at different archeological digs all over the planet, the pair realize that they all match perfectly. They're convinced that the image is an invitation, and set out on a high-tech Weyland Industries spaceship called Prometheus to -- just maybe -- unlock the mysteries of mankind's origins on Earth. Flash forward to Christmas Day, 2093. The crew of Prometheus awaken from stasis to learn they have arrived at their destination. With highly intelligent android David (Michael Fassbender) assisting the mission and chilly Weyland representative Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) calling the shots, Captain Janek (Idris Elba) brings the ship down to the surface, landing next to a line of awe-inspiring structures that appear to have been built by intelligent beings. But when a small crew led by Elizabeth and Charlie explore the remote planet, the artifacts they find threaten to contradict everything mankind had been taught about its origins. And there's a secret in a chamber they come across that's lain dormant for centuries, and now that it senses life, it finally sees an opportunity to escape. If it does, the trip that was supposed to answer all of our biggest questions about life could also be the one that seals the fate of every living creature on planet Earth.

The first 30 minutes of Prometheus might just be some of the most exciting science fiction of the past few decades. With an enigmatic preface to set up the story, top-shelf production values, and thought-provoking concepts wrapped up in a tale that successfully conveys the spirit of exploration, it's easy to get lost in the action. Shortly after the crew touch down on the alien planet and set out on their mission, however, the cracks in Lindelof and Spaihts' screenplay begin to show: Characters begin acting in ways that conveniently serve the story rather than reflecting their true nature, and tense sci-fi set pieces begin to overshadow the film's ambitious ideas. Some of it makes a fair amount of sense when you keep in mind that Prometheus was initially conceived as an Alien prequel, but once it becomes apparent that the screenwriters have little interest in offering answers to their questions, frustrated Lost fans may start having some disturbing flashbacks (Lindelof was one of the show's creators). While it's true that the most effective sci-fi films (Alien included) allow viewers to use their imagination to a certain extent, should the gaps in the storytelling become too wide, the screenwriters risk allowing the audience to fall right into the void with no hope of finding their way out. That's essentially what happens with Prometheus as the wonder of space exploration gives way to the horror of the unknown, leaving the viewer to marvel at the mastery of the filmmaking while completely disengaging intellectually.

Truth be told, the Alien franchise needed a breath of fresh air at this point; after two undisputed classics and two noble attempts by respected visionary filmmakers, the familiar formula was going stale. Like Jason in the Friday the 13th series or Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we can only watch the xenomorphs stalk their prey amongst the stars so many times before we start to experience déjà vu (the less said about the two Alien vs. Predator films, the better). For a while, it appears as if Scott and company have managed the impossible by constructing a new mythology on the foundation of an old one. But the longer questions go unanswered, the more frustration begins to set in, until it becomes obvious that the writers (a) never had any real intentions of following through with their ideas in the first place or (b) never sought anything more than to plant the seeds of a new franchise. Either way, it's an insult to the fans who have dreamt of the possibilities for decades. They truly deserved something more.

That said, Prometheus is positively gorgeous to behold -- a breathtaking blend of richly textured cinematography and awe-inspiring set design -- and it always maintains momentum, even while falling apart on the page. Quiet scenes, like that of David casually killing time while the crew is in stasis, possess a pacing that pulls us in and keep us engaged even when it's all going wrong. And after those first signs of danger begin to emerge, we're still treated to a few set pieces that genuinely get the heart racing. If only the screenwriters engaged our intellect like the filmmaker engages our fears, we would have had a new classic, rather than a beautiful, unfulfilled promise. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast and Crew: David Giler  Producer 
Walter Hill  Producer 
Ridley Scott  Director 
Ridley Scott  Producer 
Mark Huffam  Executive Producer 
Marc Streitenfeld  Composer (Music Score) 
Damon Lindelof  Executive Producer 
Damon Lindelof  Screenwriter 
Michael Costigan  Executive Producer 
Michael Ellenberg  Executive Producer 
Jon Spaihts  Screenwriter 
Noomi Rapace  Actor 
Michael Fassbender  Actor 
Charlize Theron  Actor 
Idris Elba  Actor 
Guy Pearce  Actor 
Logan Marshall-Green  Actor 
Sean Harris  Actor 
Rafe Spall  Actor 
Emun Elliott  Actor 
Benedict Wong  Actor 
Kate Dickie  Actor 
Patrick Wilson  Actor 
Branwell Donaghey  Actor 
Vladimir Furdik  Actor 
C.C. Smiff  Actor 
Shane Steyn  Actor 
Ian Whyte  Actor 
John LeBar  Actor 
Daniel James  Actor 
Lucy Hutchinson  Actor 
Dr. Anil Biltoo  Actor 
Louisa Staples  Actor 
James Embree  Actor 
Florian Robin  Actor 
Matthew Burgess  Actor 
Eugene O'Hare  Actor 
Giannina Facio  Actor 
Richard Thomson  Actor 
Jenny Rainsford  Actor 
Philip McGinley  Actor 
Rhona Croker  Actor 
Wambui Wa Ngatho  Actor 
Wannaporn (Kay) Rienjang  Actor 
Zed Sevcikova  Actor 
Sonam Dugdak  Actor 
Reynir Thor Eggertsson  Actor 
Shin-Ichiro Okajima  Actor 
Charalambos Dendrinos  Actor 
Berhane Woldegabriel  Actor 
Annie Penn  Actor 
Robin Atkin Downes  Actor 

Country: USA