15 certificatePrometheus is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Prometheus is a 4 star programme

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Prometheus (2012)

Directed by
Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott's prequel to the Oscar-winning Alien series.

In 2089, archaeologists Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) and Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) uncover a star map, which appears to give clues to the origins of humanity. In a mission funded by billionaire CEO Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), the duo form part of a team who embark on a space voyage to find the 'Engineers', mysterious beings thought to be the ancestors of man.

Under the watch of android David (Michael Fassbender) and, more remotely, mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron), the crew of Prometheus begin to explore the dark and dangerous terrain of distant moon LV-223, unsure of quite what they will discover.

After a wall-to-wall marketing campaign, Scott's quasi-prequel to the Oscar-winning Alien series arrived on a tidal wave of hype, and mostly fulfils expectations. In an impressive cast, Swede Rapace (the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) essentially steps into Sigourney Weaver's space boots; however, Prometheus is more of an ensemble effort than any of the Alien instalments.

While perhaps not quite matching the likes of Alien for suspense, Prometheus still delivers on the gripping character work and brilliantly grotesque body horror so associated with the series.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Noomi RapaceNoomi Rapace...Elizabeth Shaw
Image for Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender...David
Image for Charlize TheronCharlize Theron...Meredith Vickers
Image for Idris ElbaIdris Elba...Janek
Image for Guy PearceGuy Pearce...Peter Weyland
Image for Logan Marshall-GreenLogan Marshall-Green...Charlie Holloway
Sean Harris...Fifield
Image for Rafe SpallRafe Spall...Millburn
Image for Emun ElliottEmun Elliott...Chance
Image for Benedict WongBenedict Wong...Ravel
Kate Dickie...Ford
Branwell Donaghey...Mercenary 1
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik...Mercenary 2
C.C. Smiff...Mercenary 3
Shane Steyn...Mercenary