R | | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Noomi Rapace, who plays British character Shaw, worked on-set with a dialect coach, to help her achieve the closest accent she could manage. Ironically Idris Elba, who plays Janek, is actually British but plays Janek with a Southern accent.
At one point the characters use "a carbon probe" to date a dead alien body. Carbon based dating of organic remains is based on knowing both the ratio of radioactive carbon isotopes over time in a planetary atmosphere, and the level of such carbon absorbed into the body of a living organism by it breathing. So far, we only know the atmospheric carbon ratio for one planet: Earth. Even with advanced technology, you'd always need to know the carbon sequence of the home planet of an alien species to carbon date anything from there. The movie's plot clearly shows that no-one knows the origins of the Engineers. Logically then, the carbon probe sequence is impossible.
There is a statement at the end of the closing credits: "Previous Footage Property of Weyland Corp. Building Better Worlds Since 10.11.12. weylandindustries.com/timeline"
English, Scottish Gaelic
£6,234,812 (UK) (3 June 2012)
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