Charlize Theron Thinks She Looks Ugly In Prometheus, We Present Evidence To The Contrary

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Charlize Theron is one of the stars of Prometheus and if you didn’t notice her much in the trailers it’s only because a great many of her scenes seem to involve her posing or running while director Ridley Scott’s camera focuses on her ass. Theron’s posterior is a real asset in any movie, so I guess that makes sense.

Except she disagrees.

Charlize recently told Sky News that she felt out of shape while filming those sexy running scenes and that she thinks they turned out looking “ugly”. Here’s Charlize in Prometheus. This is not ugly…


Prometheus May Be Watered Down For A PG-13 Rating

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Prometheus is one of the most anticipated films of the year, but those of us expecting it to pull no punches when it comes to gore or horror may need to prepare for disappointment. Speaking to Empire Online, director Ridley Scott has revealed that the violence may have been toned down a bit in order to land a PG-13 rating.

Scott laid out the conundrum facing the film when it comes to ratings: “The question is, do you go for the PG-13, [which] financially makes quite a difference, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Essentially, it’s kinda R.” For those of you already clenching your teeth, don’t rush too much to judgment just yet. Scott continued, saying, “It’s not just about the blood, it’s about ideas that are very stressful. I’m not an idiot, but I’ll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can.” That’s a fair point. While the chestburster sequence in the original Alien was unforgettable, it wasn’t necessarily the scariest. Most of that film’s most intense moments came without a hint of gore, so PG-13 rating isn’t necessarily a crippling blow. Would everyone except for studio accountants prefer an R rating? Sure, but I’m willing to give Scott the benefit of the doubt.


New Prometheus TV Spot Reveals What Idris Elba Is Yelling About

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It’s no secret that the sci-fi community is looking forward to seeing Ridley Scott’s return to the genre that he helped define with Prometheus. The long awaited Alien prequel is nearing its June 8 release and marketing is ramping right up in anticipation.

This new TV spot for the film has appeared online and it doesn’t pack as much punch as its predecessors. Gone is the crushing ambiance of the full trailer, in its place a standard “this is for the masses” guitar track coupled with a dulled version the “screaming” sounds we’ve all come to recognize from the full trailer. It’s not as effective, but hey, we need people to see this movie so more like it get made. This kind of trailer is expected. Check it out…


New Prometheus Image Shows The Doomed Vessel In Flight

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is looking better and better the more we see of it. It would be exciting enough by virtue of being Scott’s first science fiction movie in ages, but it’s also a prequel of some sort to Alien. On top of all that, the trailers look amazing, showing the Prometheus crew exploring a distant world and running across some eerily familiar ancient ruins. At the very least, we’re finally going to learn more about the infamous “space jockey,” and that’s reason enough to buy a ticket.

Now the official twitter for the movie has released a new image of the titular ship (Just a shame about the name…). And while the picture doesn’t reveal any new clues as to the movie’s storyline, it is kind of gorgeous.

Prometheus opens in theaters on June 8th.



Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Is Only The Latest In A Sci-Fi Legacy Of Doomed Starships

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Ridley Scott’s new movie Prometheus takes its name from the film’s starship, which carries the story’s doomed crew out into space on a mission of discovery. That mission of discovery turns into a disaster and what the crew of the Prometheus finds may be humanity’s end. Prometheus isn’t a name Ridley Scott uses lightly.

It is of course a reference to the Prometheus story in Greek mythology in which a god named Prometheus gives man fire, and ends up spending the rest of his existence bound in eternal torture while man misuses his gift to bring about his own destruction. But the name Prometheus has an equally doomed legacy in the world of science fiction. Ridley Scott’s starship isn’t the first named Prometheus and that name, in every case, has been applied to a ship on a mission of death, destruction, doom, mistakes, and needless death.

Here are four other fictional starships named Prometheus. All of them found failure out amongst the stars.

EAS Prometheus (Babylon 5)
The Babylon project was the galaxy’s last best hope for peace, created in the shadow of an Earth/Minbari war which never would have happened at all if not for an Earth starship named Prometheus. In the year 2245 an Earthforce Hyperion-class heavy cruiser, named the EAS Prometheus, was the first to encounter a Minbari cruiser. The Minbari approached the Earth ship with their gunports open, which in their culture was meant as a sign of respect. The Prometheus’ captain, one Michael Jankowski, misinterpreted their actions as a threat. He ordered his crew to open fire on the Minbari cruiser, killing their leader Dukhat, and plunging humanity into a war which would bring it to the brink of extinction.


New Full Prometheus Trailer Promises Something Big With A Small Beginning

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This is more than just a new trailer for Prometheus, it’s the promise of something bigger and more enveloping than any other film we’ve seen on screen recently. The brilliant thing about this trailer, even more so than the other teasers, is that it promises everything while revealing almost nothing.

It begins with a discovery and ends with a terror beyond all reckoning. Do yourself a favor and watch the new Prometheus trailer right now…