‘Prometheus’ to Be Released with R Rating

Ridley Scott's sci-fi return "Prometheus" will stick with the rating it received for sci-fi violence and brief foul language

Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror film will hit theaters with an R rating on June 8.


20th Century Fox has decided to let the R rating that it received from the MPAA's ratings board stand, rather than to make cuts for a PG-13 or lower rating.

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The rating means that "Prometheus" can't be seen by moviegoers 17 and under without a parent or guardian — a potential liability for a big-budget film with a potential big appeal to a younger audience.

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The film, which stars "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" actress Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce in a late 21st-century tale about a spaceship crew exploring an advanced alien civilization in order to learn more about the origins of humanity, received the R rating because of “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.”