Studio Synopsis ~ Archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple boards the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 124 minutes – Original Theatrical Version
Number of Disks: 2
– Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
– Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
– The Peter Weyland Files:
*Quiet Eye: Elizabeth Shaw
*Happy Birthday, David
*TED Conference, 2023
– Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending:
*Arrival of the Engineers
*T’is the Season
*Our First Alien
*We’re Not Alone Anymore
*Janek Fills Vickers In
*A King Has His Reign
*The Engineer Speaks
– Prometheus: Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
Endlessly ambitious and exhaustively detailed as only the landscape of Ridley Scott’s creative mind can convey, “Prometheus” is Scott’s self-proclaimed “prequel to a sequel” which may tie up some straggled ends leading up to his Alien original, but in true Scott fashion, skillfully teases still more questions than answers. And while Scott does fall back on a few character curves and conventions – as Fassbender, Theron, Rapace and Pierce could easily have formed the molds of the later key Nostromo crew – many more of his most masterful muses are also; thankfully, present, making Prometheus an equally action-drenched ride.
The presence of H.R. Giger and his wonderfully foreign industry-mixed-with-organic terrors carries over as well, from the atmosphere of being trapped in an alien’s esophagus, to the creatures themselves. And while the narrative tends to bend and blur the well defined lines of focused direction and meandering translation, the film’s action definitely speaks louder than any subliminal words. True Scott-bots won’t need any additional coaxing to tear into this release, but the real success of the film is that it nicely lends itself to mainstreamers who may not be as familiar with the Alien franchise, but still love an imaginative epic.
Scott’s commentary tops the extras menu, bringing another superb conveyance of his process backed by endless amounts of articulate information. Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof mirror Scott’s efforts with a similar construction, though theirs feels more pieced together and disjointed. The “Weyland Files” gives followers access to the scientists video notes, introduces key character origins and; more importantly, grants an insider nod to the original Alien moon “LV-426”. The Deleted and Alternate Scenes expand on these similar themes, containing little plot modifying information, but does point a path to more defined characters and Scott’s preferences toward real-life action versus CGI.
The “Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App” amasses content for your smartphone and/or tablet, including; but not limited to Scott’s hand-drawn storyboards, concept art, on-set photography, pre-viz sequences, and screen-tests. Users can also post to Facebook and Twitter, access GetGlue, chat with other fans, access IMDB, and affords the use of your device as a remote.
So with the grounded mastery of Scott’s storytelling resolution, and a mishmash of pro and con human evolution, “Prometheus” creatively navigates the waters of creation with eerie stillness and inner reflection, double-tapped and punctuated with muzzle-melting action.
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Central Cast: Noomi Rapace | Michael Fassbender | Charlize Theron | Idris Elba | Guy Pearce | Logan Marshall-Green | Sean Harris
Director: Ridley Scott
Central Writers: Jon Spaihts | Damon Lindelof
Theatrical Release: June 8, 2012
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: October 9, 2012
Genre: Adventure | Sci-Fi
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE