By Ridley Scott

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2012-06-08
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99


A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey through the universe. There, they must fight a battle to save the future of the human race.



  • Excellent

    By silmarilln
    Almost as good as the original film he made great acting great special effects great storyline loved every minute of it.
  • If Titanic was the 4th movie in the Godfather series then this was good

    By Roshiodl
    Yes, I can easily see how this fits into the Aliens mythology. The plot had some large elements that were very difficult to believe, apart from it being a sci-fi. There were things the charecters did that was terribly predictable for an 80's or 90's horror movies or things they said that was as predictably cheesy. It all fell a little flat except for the key elements which could have been wrapped up into a 20 minutes section. I read all the negative reviews when this first came out. I should have known. I suppose I had to prove it to myself and now I'm just really disappointed. While technically still Aliens mythology, this film in the Aliens series is like trying to sell Titanic as part of the Godfather series simply because there was an Italian family on board. That's how I felt anyhow. Basically, this was like watching Event Horizon with an alien at the end.
  • Great sci fi movie!

    By rodeo654
    Great philosophical movie!!
  • Bought on appleTV, audio is off by about 2 seconds

    By Fbhchd
    Anyone else experiencing these issues? Can you fix this apple? The audio is late by 2 seconds and it’s very annoying to watch people mouth nothing...
  • Audio out of sync on 4K

    By Bryce’s Master Account
    Just a warning to those hoping to watch this in 4K: the audio is out of sync by several seconds. No, this is not an issue with my 4K streaming devices (Apple TV, iPad Pro, iPhone X) but with the hosted file on iTunes. If you download and view in 1080, audio is fine. I contacted iTunes support about this, and after several wasted hours of troubleshooting, and then two weeks of waiting to hear back from engineers, I ended up just getting a refund. Buyer beware.
  • Just Ok

    By Omnithomas
    Visually the film is great but the plot is contrived. The “deep” themes come off as ostentatious exposition and the characters’ motives are flat out stupid for scientists. Fassbender’s acting is top notch but no one else stands out. Why Ridley? Why?
  • Finally

    By R4n6er
    A great piece to the puzzle of how Aliens came about.
  • Pretty good sci-fi

    By Rambo8649
    I didn't think much of Prometheus after my first viewing, but after watching the movie 2-3 times, I can say it. Its very different than Alien and Aliens, which are my favorite Alien movies, but its still pretty good sci-fi.
  • An Early Review - Fox doing it right!

    By tchaten
    Edited Review: Fox decided that we should no longer have access to the director commentary and the other iTunes Extras - What the hell Fox. Give me back what I paid for! Original Review: So first off I have seen this movie about 13 times in theaters - it is a movie I absolutely love - its a movie I've waited for several years to see - it is quite simply a great film with several layers - you'll get something new each time you watch it. Secondly Fox is really doing this the right way. The price is 5 dollars cheaper than the typical big release (at 15 bucks versus 20). The release date is also a few weeks early for HD customers - another great thing Fox is doing. This appears to include a director's commentary which, I believe is a first for iTunes content! There are also deleted scenes - I really wish there were documentaries, but the commentary makes up for it. I'm not sure why commentaries were not included in the past, but it seems that the studios are willing to release them digitally and that is a good thing. A great movie and being released in the right way by the studios - what more could you ask for?
  • Great Fantastic Film

    By gornelas20
    This movie is great !!!