With the news released earlier this week that Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated alien sort-of-prequel Prometheus has received an R-rating in the US, all eyes were on the BBFC and how they would rate the film here.
As expected, the film has been certified a 15, with no cuts, tampering or meddling in any way from anyone. The R-rating in the US is for “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.” This is great news, and even though the film has not been certified an 18, which is what the majority of Alien fans wanted, the film will be shown in its entirety and just as Scott intended, so the certificate is OK with me.
Now, had the film been cut or edited to achieve this rating, then that would be a different story altogether, but it hasn’t. Everything Scott wanted to show us eager fans will be included, so we do not need to worry about anything missing. This is Scott’s vision, this is exactly how he intended the film to be, and we as fans should trust him and believe in his vision. It is a sign of the times that it is a lot easier to get a 15 certificate these days then it was way back in 1979 when Alien was released, and I have no doubt that there will be scenes in Prometheus which will easily compare to the intensity and darkness of Alien. Let’s just all be happy the film has not ended up a 12A, which many people were worried about.
Whatever the rating, Prometheus is going to be all kinds of epic awesomeness, and if June 1st doesn’t hurry up, I am gonna lose my mind!!!
To help keep us all interested (as if we needed help!!) a brand new featurette called “Origins” has been released today, and you can watch and enjoy it at the bottom of this post.
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Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts, Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Ben Foster, and will arrive in UK cinemas 1st June 2012.
In the distant future two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team members discover an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.
Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
By Matt Wavish