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    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1662 out of 1785)

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    Prometheus
    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. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, and Charlize Theron head-up the cast of this epic sci-fi saga from director Ridley Scott and writers Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour) and Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Noomi Rapace
      Noomi Rapace - Elizabeth Shaw
    • Michael Fassbender
      Michael Fassbender - David
    • Charlize Theron
      Charlize Theron - Meredith Vickers
    • Idris Elba
      Idris Elba - Janek
    • Guy Pearce
      Guy Pearce - Peter Weyland



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      so much promis ruined by sloppy writing

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      kenn
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      The Good: -There have been various opinions about the special effects. Personally, I thought the visuals and soundtrack were awesome. They definitely made me favorably disposed towards this film. -Michael Fassbender is spellbinding. The Bad: The main problem with the entire film is that nobody (other than Michael Fassbender) has any plausible motivation for the majority of their behavior. As a result the entire movie is basically just an exercise in convenience, much like your modern B-movie horror flick. **** COMPLETE SPOILER **** Weyland is old and dying. A couple scientists convince him our progenitors are located in a specific solar system based on some old cave paintings found in separate locations. Weyland immediately spends a few trillion on a space ship and fills it full of the most absurd band of miscreants he can find, plus one awesome android, plus himself (shhhh it's an unnecessary secret). His plan?... become immortal somehow. It's just completely absurd. Why is he secretly on the ship, instead of just... entirely visibly on the ship? It's HIS ship. Why does he think wandering up to these aliens and asking them a few questions is a good route to immortality in the first place? Honestly his role/quest is entirely unnecessary and should have either been legitimized with SOME sort of evidence, reasoning, or belief structure, or thrown out. When his quest inevitably and laughably fails even his final quote... is stupid. We don't care enough about his mission to care about its failure. The four scientists are far more maddening and will be discussed from least maddening to "makes me want to curl up into a ball and sob uncontrollably" can-of-walnuts crazy town. We start with the two scientists who discover the... constellation (hold on a minute, why were the aliens pointing out their biological-weapon-factory-planet to a bunch of Neanderthals?? A 20,000 year delayed trap? SENSELESS). Noomi has "faith" which is discussed and never legitimized outside of some sad, pithy dreams, but she has very little sense. She does, however, occasionally react to situations properly. This occasional legitimate action makes her not completely terrible. Noomi's boyfriend scientist does not react to any situation properly. First, he takes of his helmet because... Why not? He gets depressed by finding dead aliens instead of living ones. He also manages to be a gigantic fool to the most dangerous character on the ship (Michael Fassbender drips with menace throughout the entire movie). Afterwards he sees proof that he is infected with some crazy alien eye worms and... ignores it. Ingenious! Needless to say when he is torched with a flamethrower nobody cares. Choosing who is worst between the geologist and biologist is kind of like choosing the least appetizing between two liver flukes. You can't win. The geologist gets lost in a cave which he MAPPED with his OWN devices. Furthermore being that he is... I don't know... a GEOLOGIST, why can't he find his way out of a cave? Meanwhile the biologist, in possibly the most daringly risky action in all of fictional biology, sticks his hand basically INSIDE the mouth of an alien death snake after RUNNING from a "possible life form reading" in the previous scene. What life form was he imagining previously if he's willing to immediately leap into the mouth of a terrifying, albino snake-beast? They both die horribly and nobody cares. I honestly laughed derisively. This is all a long winded way of saying a bunch of stuff happens and nobody cares, seemingly not even the characters in the movie. The science doesn't make any sense, of course, but I cared a lot less about that than the terrifying senselessness of the story and characters. Once the movie chunkily transitions into its horror phase there is a feeling of stupid inevitability to every death as the characters one by one run (sometimes quite literally) directly towards their doom. At the end of the movie (kindly telegraphed by the previews to the movie... thanks marketing!) all I could feel was a general malaise. This feeling combined with the knowledge that this script could have been fixed for about .01% of the money pumped into special effects left me decidedly nonplussed. This movie could have been one of the best Sci Fi epics of all time; instead it's a laughable farce. Worth watching once just for Michael Fassbender and the aforementioned effects, or lots of times if you liked Transformers...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Okay if you don't think to hard.

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      Torgo125
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      *some spoilers, but nothing plot revealing* Unfortunately for Ridley Scott this is one of his least good films. There are parts I really liked about it and some parts I just can't get over. For the most part, the story is a good set-up for the next two movies in the trilogy he's planning as long as he follows through. The movie looks great, it's nice to see what the "Space Jockey" actually is and looks like, and it's an interesting perspective on where humanity comes from as well as the Alien species. Something to keep in mind is that while this is part of the Alien universe and it kind of shows where they came from, I don't believe that's its primary goal because it's dealing with human history and evolution for a majority of the plot. My biggest problem with this movie is the characters and some of the acting. Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, and Michael Fassbender are the best characters in this movie. Michael absolutely steals the show as David and is the best part of the movie, but the other two add to it. Every other character is either worthless, expendable, or looking to die, like the stoner geologist that gets lost after he had just made a map of the cave they go in. His character and the one that followed him had no purpose in this movie other than to make a few stoner jokes then die. Everyone else that acts is sub-par. Guy Pierce never does a bad job either, but my problem with him is there was no reason for him to be in this movie other than to add another name because he's only in it for about 10 minutes and I didn't even realize it was him until I looked it up because his prosthetics are so thick to make him look old; any older actor could have done that roll and saved them time and money on the make-up they used for Guy Pierce. My second biggest problem, which is a plot hole, is Charlize Theron has a medical device in her cabin on the ship that can take care of anything surgical related. Ideally her cabin can be used to help her survive an extended period of time no matter what happens to her. That's cool and all, but at a critical point in the movie a female goes to use the device and the machine tells her it can only work on the male anatomy... Okay, so what was Charlize going to use it for? If she were bleeding to death and only had a few crucial moments to live, she's going to some how tell this machine exactly what it needs to do to fix her manually even though it's soul purpose is that you just say "I need this done" and it does it? This was added in to create a more tense sequence, and I get that, but it doesn't make sense why the machine would only be created for male anatomy and why Charlize would have it in her chamber. I personally would've changed that and done something else to that portion to make it tense. I wouldn't show this movie to someone that hasn't seen or doesn't like the Alien series, a lot of the enjoyment of this movie comes from having seen those. I'm hoping Ridley Scott improves his story elements because I would hate for this to be a mediocre trilogy. When you watch this movie keep in mind that it isn't just a set-up for the Alien series, that's just kind of a side portion to it. The story is where we come from and why humanity exists, and I think if you watch it with that in mind, and see it more as an interesting drama with thriller elements, you'll enjoy it a lot more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not Great, But Not Bad Either

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      OB1Knobby
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      This film suffers from what most prequel movies do. We already know how this ends. So in case you didn't know, this is the prequel to Alien(1979). Although Ridley Scott(director) kind of denies it. Which is fine. Because honestly it feels more like a fan film. Not a bad thing altogether. There are a lot of elements of the Alien franchise in it. Stuck on a planet. Parasitic alien things. Evil corporations just out for a buck. Blah Blah Blah. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the movie. I saw it before I purchased it. And I bought it because I found myself wanting to watch it on occasion. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but here's the couple things about it that really bugged me. First, it seemed to take forever to get to the heart of the movie. I mean, this is theoretically the 5th movie(technically the 7th counting the AvP's). In the first movie the suspense of not seeing the monster was great. But 30 years later when I go see an "Alien" movie I don't want or need to see 3/4 of it without an Alien. That's what made the first sequel, Aliens(1984), great. It got to the freaking point. This one seems to drone on for a while before something cool happens. Second. I'm really kind of getting sick of watching Hollywood explain my bad guys to me. The mystery of them is part of what makes them so cool. Everyone can agree that Darth Vader was just an great villain. For about 20 years until they had to explain where he came from. Maybe it's a sign of the times. Maleficent, Pan(Capt. Hook), Daredevil(Kingpin), Halloween(2007), Nightmare On Elm St.(2010), I could go on. Those movies don't make the source material better. We don't need to know the reason why bad guys do bad things. It because THEY'RE BAD GUYS! Telling me why the monster is a monster just takes the unknown out of it. And we fear what we don't know. Sorry, rant over. I know I spent 1/2 of this review complaining. Let's end on a high note. So the visuals are all really cool. There's a lot of good actors and acting in here. As of the date of this review(Jan. 2016) the Second Screen App is still available(although the UltraViolet code is expired). Still it is nice because Warner Bros. has abandoned(as in there is no online trace of) their PocketBlu app. And it syncs up fine with my tablet and older Sony 350 player. I loved that I could at a touch watch the alternate scenes in the context of the film and not have to leave the movie to do it. Heck, after my tablet battery died I grabbed my phone and was able to sync right up with where the movie was without having to restart. Overall it has what any Sci-Fi fan would want: great visuals, cool technology, an android, ominous presence of impending doom. I liked the movie. But didn't love it. I would recommend it to fans. But I don't think it'll work for everybody.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not impressed

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      Treydle
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      Who among us has never thought about the origin of life on Earth? There are competing theories, of course. Some take the scientific explanation and dismiss the moment of creation as inevitability. Others prefer the religious explanation that it was an omnipotent being that simply made a conscious decision. Still, there is no definitive answer. Or is there? We open the film 77 years in the future where two archaeologists, Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway (played by Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) have discovered depictions of the same star system among several cultures with no discernable connection. After they’ve secured corporate funding, they depart for that system in a massive spaceship being helmed by an android named David (played by Michael Fassbender) who is studying human history and language at the same time. When the ship arrives at its destination, David wakes the passengers who were placed in suspended animation at the beginning of the trip. They include our two archaeologists (Rapace and Marshall-Green), Janek, the ship’s pilot (played by Idris Elba), Millburn, a biologist (played by Rafe Spall), Fifield, a geologist (played by Sean Harris) and lastly, Meredith Vickers (played by Charlize Theron) who was sent by the expedition’s corporate benefactors to supervise and report back. Holloway and Shaw are on a voyage of discovery with no intention of using it for their own gain. David (Fassbender) and Vickers (Theron) are shown to have motives that are not so altruistic, but keep them hidden from their shipmates. None of them, however, were adequately prepared for what they found. Now, I’d seen numerous previews for this film and was very excited about it. Call it poor research on my part, but I wasn’t aware of its connection to the Aliens franchise until the day before it was released. Still, I was excited. Having seen the film, however, I’m not impressed. Rapace and Marshall-Green’s characters seem overly naïve while Fassbender’s character makes several decisions that are never explained and delights in the consequences, despite being an android. The other crew members are well-acted, but nowhere near as relevant. The final reveal seems to be the hint of an upcoming sequel for fans of the franchise. It did nothing for me, however. It appears I’m in the minority, but I didn’t like this film.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Probably the best 3D Bluray to date

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      BUSHID0
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      The case itself is great and the discs are easy to remove and put back. Some cases are terrible with that. The 3D looks amazing and is probably the best looking movie so far in 3D. Some people might say Avatar, but considering this is all shot with real people and real sets, it gets more points in my opinion. For fans of the Alien series, this will either spark your interest and give you hopes for a new series based on Prometheus, or you will be frustrated out of your mind by the plot holes. You end up having more questions when it's over than you had before you started the movie. I still enjoyed it, but it's one of those situations where you know they can't piece it all together so it makes sense, so it's hard to be excited for the sequel, but all in all it was a good time. Also, I still haven't even finished all the special features because there are a few hours at least. I saw most of it though and it's great stuff. Very interesting and lots of behinds the scenes footage.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Deeper Than it Seems After First Watching

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      Malfis
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      When I first saw Prometheus, I admit I was frustrated; it seemed to bring about more questions than answers about the Alien universe, and brought about a great deal of confusing points. However, after watching it on the DVD (with subtitles), and after reviewing some of the online teaser information they put out before the movie was released, the movie is actually very deep, very interesting, and left openings for a great many future abilities. Two archaeologists discover proof, throughout several ancient Earth civilizations, that other beings had visited the planet, actually engineered human life, and left a map to where they came from. The CEO/President of Weyland Industries founds an expedition, seemingly to discover the truth of these claims, and even including the first model of the company androids. However, after landing on the planet LV-223 (NOT LV-426, the planet from Alien/Aliens), things began to quickly unravel in a way that has everyone questioning everything they have ever believed about human evolution, alien life, and most especially... how much time they have left to live (a number that is continuously decreasing).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Good Visuals - Terrible Story

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      Tricky72
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      I am a die-hard Alien fan. I understand this film was only to have a "tie-in" with Alien and that's how I went in to see it. However, I have to call B.S. on a couple things. 1. The Space Jockey, as everyone remembers in "Alien", was sitting on a throne in front of a gun with his chest burst open. In this movie, Mr. Scott must have forgotten that because *SPOILER* the Space Jockey had the alien burst out of his chest well outside of his crashed ship. OOPS! Oh, I guess "someone" dragged him back to the ship and propped him back up on the throne, right? 2. The Xenomorph is a derivative of some ugly octopus looking creature surgically removed from some chick's stomach #that was the coolest part, by the way!# and the Space Jockey? REALLY!? It’s a bit hard to swallow that one. 3. The ending, well simply put, S U C K E D!!! Talk about the biggest let-down after sitting thru this movie, hoping and waiting for something of real interest to happen. This is a rental movie when you have nothing else to watch and can forget "Alien" ever took place. Even then, it's not that great of a film. Coming from R. Scott, I certainly expect so much more than this steaming stinker.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Needed more

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      tdog8050
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      I am a movie buff. I look for new releases here at Best Buy weekly. Whether I missed the movie in the theater or loved it at the theater, if the advertisements seemed okay, I will chance it. Out of my 400+ titles of movies owned, I have to admit that this one is one of them in the lower ranks. I will admit that the movie did keep me interested and on edge due to the okay, what's going to happen next moment. I was looking for that something to really jump start the movie but it never happened for me. Too little action and not enough development in the plot. The direction I thought it was going did not happen. I looked and wanted more but it wasn't there. They never got answers and pretty much had very little interaction when they thought they found what they were looking for. It didn't appear to be open to a sequel. If there is one, I will be surprised and not interested. I compare this to Cocoon but in Cocoon the plot went somewhere. I can not say that about this one. Overall it was a C- in my book. I think its more of a rental type movie.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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