Reelz Recommends: A Cautionary Tale About Seeking the Truth on Other Planets
10.09.12 by BJSprecher
"Big things have small beginnings."
Travel to the stars to discover the origin of life on Earth and the answers to the most important questions facing humanity, but beware
— you might not like the answers.
The Flick: Prometheus
The Skinny: Three-time Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) returns to the genre he helped define with an original sci-fi/horror movie set in the Alien universe. More pre-imagining than prequel, Prometheus was designed to be the first part of a trilogy and the sequel has already been greenlit.
The Players: Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) stars as Elizabeth Shaw, a scientist convinced that strange patterns found at archaeological digs on Earth are really a coded "invitation" of sorts from an alien race on a distant planet. Shaw convinces wealthy space industrialist Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) to finance her journey to the distant planet, but what the crew of the Prometheus finds could trigger the end of the world as we know it. Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green and Kate Dickie also star.
The Goodies: Prometheus debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on October 9th. The Prometheus 4-Disc Collector's Edition and 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack include more than seven hours of bonus material, including alternate opening and ending, deleted and alternate scenes.
Check out this awesome viral video promoting the DVD release: