Prometheus: An IMAX 3D Experience 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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Scatterbrained, Unfocused

By IndigoAK
For once, the majority of the critic reviews are actually right. This isn't a terrible movie - it's very pretty to look at and it does manage to hold your interest for the entirety of its runtime,...

I've never been so uncomfortable in a movie before.

By black_leather_rain
It's not a bad thing. I spent a good 25% of this movie with my arms wrapped around myself and forcing myself to watch what was going on in the storyline while my body was encouraging me -... Prometheus Review

By TheSuperslice
Prometheus is not a flawless sci-fi vehicle but it launches itself into my pantheon of fave film-going experiences; ranks right up there with seeing Jurassic Park and D9 in a theater. The intoxicating...

Prometheus, the reason we still see movies on the big screen

By neomorph8
Just got home after seeing the midnight 3D IMAX Premiere of "Prometheus". Don’t worry, no spoilers here. The 3D treatment was awesome by the way, if that’s your thing. OK, if you're a fan of the...

Worth the lack of sleep

By ividia
I must say, Mr. Scott, I love what you've done with the place. IMO, if it's sci fi or fantasy, Imax is always worth it. Hadn't realized it was going to be 3D as well until I got to theater, but,...

Return to classic Science Fiction.

By Tyrus16
I loved this movie. I thought it was such an awesome return to the material that made Alien and Aliens so good. I believe people forgot what a classic Science Fiction movie should be. Ridley...

You need to see this!

By dlwintermia
First, I loved the film. Second, I want to see it again. There is a lot to grasp to fully appreciate Scott Ridley's new film. This is a story we've been grappling with for over 30 years. Some,...

Prometheus--Alien Encounter of the Best Kind

By rbittner
Prometheus is great summer fun. Thrilling, scary, suspenseful, funny and a bit gross at times. Michael Fassbender plays his robot role, David, in an eerie and convincing manner. Noomi Rapace is...

Spectacular imagery, so-so story, I want to see the Director's Cut

By cranky_in_seattle
See it in the best 3D theater you can find, IMAX if possible. Without the dazzle of the quite impressive visual effects, you might notice that we're rushed from scene to scene, and we're never...


By mrogersii
Excellent prequel to the Alien series - it answers those long-lingering questions, poses new questions and leaves the door open for another episode in this series......

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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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