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Prometheus

sci-fi & fantasy


Now in Digital HD. Stay tuned after the credits for alternate scenes. Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacular action and mind-blowing visual effects.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    73%
  • Audience Score
    69%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

New Alien movie has strong themes, violence.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Prometheus is a science fiction/horror movie that's somewhat related to director Ridley Scott's original Alien; it's not as creepy as that film, but it often feels more harrowing and intense. There's some intense monster violence -- mainly attacks, with humans getting torn open or burned. There's also blood and many dead bodies, plus guns, shooting, and flamethrowers. Characters are shown in the beginning stages of sex, and other characters talk about sex. Language is fairly strong, including one use of "f--k," several "s--t"s, and other words. Adult characters are shown drinking socially (or smoking cigars), and one is shown drinking too much.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Prometheus' violence. How does it relate to the creating/destroying themes? Is any of the violence gratuitous, or is it necessary to the story?
  • Is the movie scary? Are the actions scarier than the ideas? Is the movie scarier or less scary than the previous Alien movies?
  • How strong is our impulse to create? Is it stronger than our impulse to destroy?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    73%
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  • Audience

    69%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

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- fb1378820053, Monday, April 15, 2013

3 stars

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- fb1378820053, Monday, April 15, 2013

3 stars

A

- fb1378820053, Monday, April 15, 2013