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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Noomi Rapace
Michael Fassbender
Idris Elba
Guy Pearce
Logan Marshall-Green
Directors
Ridley Scott
Screenwriters
Jon Spaihts
Damon Lindelof
Running Time
124 minutes

Prometheus
It’s Alien, Jim, but not as we know it


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Plot
Following a star-chart discovered on ancient tablets, the crew of the ship Prometheus land upon LV-223, optimistic they are about to meet their makers. Unfortunately they will, and get a first-hand demonstration of their handiwork.


Verdict
Buffeted by a lack of suspense, threadbare characters, and a very poor script, the stunning visuals, gloopy madness, and sterling Fassbenderiness can’t prevent Prometheus feeling like Alien’s poor relation.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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