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Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

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This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,234,812 (United Kingdom), 3 June 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,050,101, 10 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,477,084

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$403,354,469
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Charlize Theron found herself struggling during her action scenes, due to her smoking habit, particularly the segments that required her to run through sand in boots weighing thirty pounds (fourteen kilograms). See more »

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The paintings found in the cave on the Scottish Island of Skye are said to date back to 33,000 years ago. However, the northern part of the British Isles was covered with the icecap of the Würm glaciation at that time. However, Cro-Magnons (the first early modern humans) are believed to have been present in the regions of what would become the British Isles around that time, and depopulation of the region did not occur until around 23,000 years ago. See more »

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[first lines]
Elizabeth Shaw: Get Charlie.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits take place throughout the Engineers' scene on Earth. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.125 (2012) See more »

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Prelude for Piano No. 15 in D Flat Major, Op. 28 No. 15
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12 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Honestly, I've never seen such a ridiculous amount of bad reviews for a film that doesn't deserve it. A common problem seems to be the character's flaws. It's a bloody sci if film. Exactly how much fun do you think this would be if they were NASA trained scientists? They'd run a light year at the first sight of danger and at least impose instant lockdowns. What kind of story would that make? Plus, these character flaws are evident in all the previous/following Alien films. It's the mistakes that are made which cause the story. I'm not saying this film is flawless, it's really no patch on the first 2 Alien films, but it's a very good sci fi film directed by one of the finest out there. Plus Scott has said numerous times that this shouldn't be treated as a direct prequel.

You can't really fault the acting (Fassbender is immense) and the visual aspects are very impressive. I won't give away much of the plot, my phone's stupid keypad is doing my head in, but please don't be put off by the overly critical reviews. These are clearly fanboys wanting the best film ever made. 1/10 is frankly an insult. I really hope the rumours of a further prequel are true, the story definitely needs it.

So, basically, not as good as the first 2, but well worth a watch. Just don't put your 'this has to be better than the originals' head on, because it isn't. That would have to be one hell of a film.


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