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.
According to Ridley Scott, the spherical helmets were inspired by a Steve Jobs story where he built an office entirely out of industrial-strength glass: "If I'm in 2083 and I'm going into space, I want something where I have 360 vision. By then, glass will be light and ... ...
Holloway regards the mission as a failure because the Engineers on the planet are all dead. This, however, makes little sense, as it's obviously very unlikely that this was the Engineers' home world. Additionally, his work has directly found conclusive proof of the existence of advanced intelligent alien life, found preserved biological specimens of that life to examine, and working advanced technological artifacts from their culture including writing, art and still-working information technology. The mission had been a massive success by any metric. That said, Holloway could be considering it a failure in that he wanted to meet the Engineers and interact/ learn from them directly.
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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