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  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof
  • Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron
  • UK release: 1 June 2012
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In the definitely-not-a-prequel-to-Alien, a spaceship's crew investigates what appears to be an alien vessel. Despite a largely effective cast and stratospheric technical values the plot is murky and the tone is inconsistent, as if the creators are no wiser than the audience about what it all adds up to.

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Review of Reviews - Prometheus

25 Jun 2012

What we said, and they said, about Ridley Scott's return to the Alien universe

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6 Jun 20123 stars

Ridley Scott's return to the Alien universe is compelling but inconsistent

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Our top three Charlize Theron roles

25 May 2012

The former model is much more than just a pretty face

Discovered during the midst of an argument with a bank employee in California, South African born former model Charlize Theron is a critically acclaimed actress, yet due to the conventional roles Hollywood churns out for beautiful women (see the Milla…

New Prometheus viral features Michael Fassbender as 'David'

17 Apr 2012

Fassbender plays the robotic David in Ridley Scott's upcoming sci-fi blockbuster

Following on from their previous viral clip - a futuristic TED talk delivered by Weyland Industries founder Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) - the folks behind Prometheus have delivered this clip of Michael Fassbender in character as David, a robot built by…

Guy Pearce delivers futuristic TED talk for Ridley Scott's Prometheus

29 Feb 2012

Pearce stars as the founder of Weyland Industries

We appreciate a well-thought out viral online campaign here at List HQ. We're also fans of the inspirational TED talks, where the leading lights of culture, technology and industry come together to deliver talks based on their chosen field of expertise.

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