Prometheus 3D Synopsis
Space explorers must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is jumbo-size science fiction, with a handsome, impermeable titanium gleam - and a thick coating of creationism lite.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
We are left, after all the propulsive action, with great turns by Theron and Rapace, and a tightly wound turn by Fassbender, whose eerie,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Although Ridley Scott's 3D visual feast is no classic, the oozing alien tentacles hit all the right sci-fi horror notes.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The ending isn't squishy scary or deeply satisfying. Bummer. Otherwise, Prometheus – especially in its spellbinding first hour – kicks ass...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Scott seduces audiences with thought-provoking possibilities, then pulls a bait-and-switch, subbing in a familiar monster thriller and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It is Rapace, the Swedish actress who gained worldwide recognition as Lisbeth Salander in the original adaptation of "The Girl With the...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
It's imaginative only in a stiff, expensive way. Scott vests the movie with an admirable degree of integrity – it doesn't feel like a cheap...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Try as it might, the movie is hardly profound, and the murky atmosphere and the leaden pace drag things down.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Watching Prometheus is like opening a deluxe gift box from Tiffany's to find a mug from the dollar store.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Prometheus, in efficient 3-D, places most of its bets on the wonders that today's visual artists and technicians can work with digital...
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Beautiful, but a complete mess

By Reinenox
I wanted to love this movie so much, and have been waiting eagerly for it, but wow, what a disappointment. I'll say first the visuals are fantastic and the actors do a really good job with what they...

The scifi film of the decade?

By Particleshock
The art direction was incredible. Prometheus is visually stunning. takes the 'Alien' universe in a while new direction. The 3D was well done, nice sense of depth with no gimmick objects flying...

2nd-rate Alien

By tyr333
If you're a fan of Ridley Scott, go rewatch Alien. For all it's pretty sets and cg, Prometheus doesn't stand on it's on feet and only serves to remind us how great a director he once was....

Best Alien Production, yet surprisingly less horrific

By drjazzguy
This is one of the most visually stunning and sonically beauty sci-fi film ever offered. But aliens popping out of chests we've seen before and perhaps that level of familiarity makes the first of...

sci fantastic

By Samhain13
Must see for sci fi fans of the alien franchise films. Enlightens unknows from previous films but adds a completely new story line that is just as exciting!...


By Les757
"Prometheus" special effects are fantastic and the movie is worth watching just for this alone. The actor's portrayal of the different characters was totally lame and ruined the movie for me. I...

Sci Fi hit???

By nancymims
I must admit to my disappointment in the movie. This could have been Aliens 4, without Sigourney Weaver...who I admire a great deal! The movie is over-priced and with the advertising money spent,...

Great movie

By Daring Rooster
'Prometheus' was a lot of fun, and I'll probably go see it again. That being said, this movie will likely resonate more with those who aren't rabid fans of Scott's earlier Sci-Fi films, because those...

Well worth the wait

By brimcg
I'm not going to give away any plot points, or offer my particular interpretations of said plot points. FINALLY - a summer movie that makes you think, asks questions but doesn't force-feed you the...


By Cruella Vom Noir
I really loved Alien, so I went to the midnight release... Should have just waited, because this is just some eye-candy with poor acting & lack-luster story development. I blame Ridley Scott- he...

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Rated R | For Brief Language, Sci-Fi Violence and Some Intense Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under New Alien movie has strong themes, violence.
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