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The BBFC has now updated its page for Prometheus to give Extended Classification Information, i.e. a more detailed reason why Prometheus was rated 15 in the UK. It does contain spoilers about what happens to certain people in the film. I don’t think this list is conclusive, it just gives examples of some of the gore that contributed to the rating.

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  1. My Theory:

    After fiddling with the console, David accidentally wakes Mr.Jockey from cryosleep. Merc freaks out because guess what the Jockey just swatted David's Head clean off, obviously pissed because of these weird people on his ship. Merc shoots at him, Ford is terrified beyond belief incapacitated with fear.

    Merc gets swatted away, Ford's head gets crushed.

    End scene.
  2. ^^^ nope. acording to that frecj magazine, it's the jockey in his cryosleep, and there is no mutation involving Weyland or David. This the scene with that mercenary shooting. They wake him up and he starts atacking them

    That same magazine also mentions at least 2 crew members will be infected, they even confirm one of them is Fifield (who we knew about anyway), it will be interesting to find out if the other was indeed Holloway.
  3. ^^^ nope. acording to that frecj magazine, it's the jockey in his cryosleep, and there is no mutation involving Weyland or David. This the scene with that mercenary shooting. They wake him up and he starts atacking them
  4. Well its Vickers standing next to him so i wont rule it out thats Weyland.

    What makes you think it's Vickers? :)
    The shape of the jaw and the lips its female,
    at least in my eyes it is.

    I'd put my money on Shaw, honestly.

    Looking at some shots it looks like David, Shaw, Ford, and Red Shirt enter that chamber at one point together. There's a wide angle where Red Shirt seems to be firing towards the engineer, while Ford is standing there frozen - Between them is a red head running towards the stairs. I think that would be Shaw. :)
    Its real hard to tell with that pixel mess.
    I think that scene comes later when the jockey is really active and surprises them.
  5. Well its Vickers standing next to him so i wont rule it out thats Weyland.

    What makes you think it's Vickers? :)
    The shape of the jaw and the lips its female,
    at least in my eyes it is.

    I'd put my money on Shaw, honestly.

    Looking at some shots it looks like David, Shaw, Ford, and Red Shirt enter that chamber at one point together. There's a wide angle where Red Shirt seems to be firing towards the engineer, while Ford is standing there frozen - Between them is a red head running towards the stairs. I think that would be Shaw. :)
  6. Well its Vickers standing next to him so i wont rule it out thats Weyland.

    What makes you think it's Vickers? :)
    The shape of the jaw and the lips its female,
    at least in my eyes it is.

    The size difference between the Engineer lying down and David next to him is considerable. That's no Peter Weyland.....IMO...
    True,and if you look closely you can see the dumb eye like the one when the engineer is struggling with the starbeast.
  7. Slightly enhanced image with off camera blackness taken out of picture:
    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/AndyUK_1962/SleepingJockey.jpg
    ......just a thought I have absolutely no proof, but is that hair on the back of the head...... could this really be Weyland??


    No, there's some kind of a head apparatus on the back there. Possibly a neck support or interface or something. It's not Weyland. (How could it be?)


    Well I won't say it's definately him, it could be any one of 3 individuals including the Jockey himself.  But to say "how could it be"... man if you had been really following events closely one thing would be apparent by now, one way or another Weyland will get what he came for, it's called poetic justice and Hollywood does it all the time.
  8. Slightly enhanced image with off camera blackness taken out of picture:
    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/AndyUK_1962/SleepingJockey.jpg
    ......just a thought I have absolutely no proof, but is that hair on the back of the head...... could this really be Weyland??


    No, there's some kind of a head apparatus on the back there. Possibly a neck support or interface or something. It's not Weyland. (How could it be?)
  9. I don't think its that spoilery.... anyone who has read interviews etc about the movie knows yes its sci-fi but it's also survival horror.

    Gore, is to be expected. They didn't say who it happened to, what order it happened in, if all injuries were fatal etc. They certainly didn't give key plot points. Nothing they said is going to give you definitive answers or insight about the movie.

    People get hurt, people die, people bump uglies, its in outer space.

    I get hurt, I learn people have died, I bump an ugly here and there, my mind stays on another planet. Maybe I'm just not affected by the article cause its everyday life for me.   :)

    I'm just saying don't be too scared to read it.

    same as Predators, interesting.

    This post interesting  :laugh:  I super duper love how subtle you are!!



  10. I'm rather pleased by this information. Seems that Riddles isn't going quite as overboard with the gore as the WonderCon panel with him and Lindelof led me to believe. I'm all for threat and terror, but I like it when they keep the gore down to necessary levels.
  11. BAD LANGUAGE! O NOEZ! :o

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/416152862_e6ce991962.jpg

    If Halle Berry's brief exposed breasts scene in Swordfish added $500000 to her fee ... imagine how much Charlize Theron's would fetch. Ridely got to keep the budget down with those surgical bandages.


    Probably not much more. She's not in the Hollywood leagues of someone like Kate Beckinsale and some actors, male and female, really don't give a damn about getting their kit off on screen.

    Amusingly, Beckinsale, who was conned into going topless on one of her earliest films, revealed years later that she pissed in the director's tea in revenge, without him ever realising. :D

    Personally speaking, I don't care about nudity. Less is very often more, IMO. Interesting that Scott, who once famously said that sex scenes are boring unless you're personally involved, seems to be:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)


    Kate Beckinsale can pee in my tea any time she wants.  :-*

    Micheal Fassbender puts some cream in my coffee any day of the week...
  12. The reason cloverfield got a 15 is because the level of psychological threat and intensity was higher, so the bbfc gave the film a 15, terminator 3 used alot of fantasy violence such as when the two terminators were fighting, so the context it was based in is mostly fantasy e.g. judgement day, and also a shape shifting antagonist. The strong language was infrequent, and each time was aimed at the terminator, and was non sexual in context , which the bbfc allow, and the part when the tx puts her hand through the police officers stomach is strong but fantastical in context too. The unrated version of terminator salvation too is only a 12 in the u.k and so is the uncut version of fast five. It dosent take genius to work the above out.
  13. I think you rather defeated your own point. Cloverfield got a 15, whilst Terminator 3 only received a 12 A? What was in cloverfield that it deserved the higher rating between those two, exactly?


    I still recall the one bit of censorship Evil Dead 2 endured in the UK. You can hack people to bits, but you cannot kick a man when he is down!  :laugh:
  14. Well given that AVP-R was uncut and rated "15" in the UK is proof that the BBFC is far more lenient on violence and censorship.

    Even Kick-ass got a 15 as well* (*that one raised eyebrows).

    US you've just got to chill both the BBFC and MPAA have different categories/criteria for rating movies.

    BBFC is more of a case by case rating. Here are some weird rating systems

    ALIEN VS PREDATOR PG-13 (US) 15 (UK)
    TERMINATOR 3- R (US) 12A (UK)
    CLOVERFIELD PG-13 (US) 15 (UK)
    AVP-R R (US) 15 (UK)
  15. Kate Beckinsale can pee in my tea any time she wants.  :-*

     ;D

    Kate Beckinsale is absolutely a stunning, a classic beauty...the kind of which can fit in both modern cinema, or just as easily in the golden age.  Timeless.  I get why the young'uns go ape shit over Scarlett Johansson, really, I do...but in my fantasy world, I would choose Kate to be on my arm (I am a gentleman, after all) over Scarlett, Jessica Alba, etc. any day.

    Plus, she is just so damn classy.
  16. BAD LANGUAGE! O NOEZ! :o

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/416152862_e6ce991962.jpg

    If Halle Berry's brief exposed breasts scene in Swordfish added $500000 to her fee ... imagine how much Charlize Theron's would fetch. Ridely got to keep the budget down with those surgical bandages.


    Probably not much more. She's not in the Hollywood leagues of someone like Kate Beckinsale and some actors, male and female, really don't give a damn about getting their kit off on screen.

    Amusingly, Beckinsale, who was conned into going topless on one of her earliest films, revealed years later that she pissed in the director's tea in revenge, without him ever realising. :D

    Personally speaking, I don't care about nudity. Less is very often more, IMO. Interesting that Scott, who once famously said that sex scenes are boring unless you're personally involved, seems to be:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)


    Kate Beckinsale can pee in my tea any time she wants.  :-*
  17. BAD LANGUAGE! O NOEZ! :o

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/416152862_e6ce991962.jpg

    If Halle Berry's brief exposed breasts scene in Swordfish added $500000 to her fee ... imagine how much Charlize Theron's would fetch. Ridely got to keep the budget down with those surgical bandages.


    Probably not much more. She's not in the Hollywood leagues of someone like Kate Beckinsale and some actors, male and female, really don't give a damn about getting their kit off on screen.

    Amusingly, Beckinsale, who was conned into going topless on one of her earliest films, revealed years later that she pissed in the director's tea in revenge, without him ever realising. :D

    Personally speaking, I don't care about nudity. Less is very often more, IMO. Interesting that Scott, who once famously said that sex scenes are boring unless you're personally involved, seems to be:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    Well in this case it would seem the sex scene is dictated by plot necessity (that alien fetus isn't getting into Shaw all by itself) and Scott has clearly kept it to the minimum required to convey what's going on so I guess he really does find them boring to shoot!

    Never heard the Beckinsdale story before - pretty funny.

  18. That's interesting.  I thought the UK was more lax with sex but strict on violence.  Opposite here in America, but honestly in the past ten years I don't even understand the rating system anymore.  PG-13 is easiliy what a rated R movie was barely 5 years ago.

    About the sex scene comment:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  19. BAD LANGUAGE! O NOEZ! :o

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/416152862_e6ce991962.jpg

    If Halle Berry's brief exposed breasts scene in Swordfish added $500000 to her fee ... imagine how much Charlize Theron's would fetch. Ridely got to keep the budget down with those surgical bandages.


    Probably not much more. She's not in the Hollywood leagues of someone like Kate Beckinsale and some actors, male and female, really don't give a damn about getting their kit off on screen.

    Amusingly, Beckinsale, who was conned into going topless on one of her earliest films, revealed years later that she pissed in the director's tea in revenge, without him ever realising. :D

    Personally speaking, I don't care about nudity. Less is very often more, IMO. Interesting that Scott, who once famously said that sex scenes are boring unless you're personally involved, seems to be:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  20. These days you'd only get an 18 over here if you had strong sexual scenes or much use of the specific C-word and MF-word.
    A 15 in 2012 for gore is pretty much the equivalent of an 18 in 1979 and 1986. I'd not be in the least bit surprised if it turns out to me the goriest Alien movie thus far.
  21. It is a justification for the rating, not a full run down of the gory bits. What is interesting is how they say that for half of the film the main characters will be under serious threat. This ties in to what Lindelof says in the recent Verge interview; that half-way through the film something happens that causes the characters to fight for their lives.

    So it's Alien with a longer first act? Nice! ;)
  22. Well...I have to admit that for the very first time, I'm a little bit disappointed with Prometheus info.
    I can only hope that the American 'R' version is slightly different, with more of the good stuff.

    Good stuff being naked wimmins and unspeakable gore.
    The "detailed report" just gives you examples of the kind of thing you will see. It says there will be gore, blood, and uses the breaking bone as an example.

    Also, the UK version is uncut, so it's the same version as US R (if anything, the R is more likely to be cut)

  23. Well...I have to admit that for the very first time, I'm a little bit disappointed with Prometheus info.
    I can only hope that the American 'R' version is slightly different, with more of the good stuff.

    Good stuff being naked wimmins and unspeakable gore.

    Don't count on it, The Matrix was a very soft R in the united states. No gore, no nudity, not very many f-bombs either. That movie was rated also rated 15 in the UK if I'm correct for 'strong sci fi violence'.
  24. Well...I have to admit that for the very first time, I'm a little bit disappointed with Prometheus info.
    I can only hope that the American 'R' version is slightly different, with more of the good stuff.

    Good stuff being naked wimmins and unspeakable gore.

  25. Spoiler (click to show/hide)


    http://www.nenah.org/Gifs/Music/skeletons-dancing.gif

    f**king aeeerrhhhhbbwwwhhuhhhhhhhh... .. WUHHHH!!!

    *crumples into standing fetal position with balled-up fists, reminiscent of a young boy that's so excited, he makes things awkward for those around him*
  26. I can't say it's that surprising when thinking about it, considering the US national mental breakdown that occurred when Janet Jackson did her boob slip stunt on live-tv. I mean, really:D

    Do US tv-stations still delay live broadcasts to counter such future events of facepalm with even more facepalm?

    G'night - gotta sleep now  :)

  27. I'll admit remembering that the scene felt a bit odd when I watched it for the first time - not odd because of nudity, but odd because of the whole context of the scene... as if the director didn't really know what to do with this moment, so it's just sort of there, tucked in somewhere amounting to nothing  :P

    Yep. Who knew that it was the template for which America's leaders would choose to run the country by the end of the decade. Spending 250000 a breast and then just having them sit there like stage props.

    For that kinda money the audience should be able to take them home with them. Put them on the dining room table. In the morning they should have sprouted little dollar bills with Halle's face instead of Lincolns.
  28. Hell, if Ridley chose me to star in his return to hardcore sci-fi, I'd do just about anything to please that old geezer...


    Spoiler (click to show/hide)


    It was also quite publicized during the film's release and was probably one (two if you count them as a set) of the only reasons people ever went to see the film in the first place.

    I'll admit remembering that the scene felt a bit odd when I watched it for the first time - not odd because of nudity, but odd because of the whole context of the scene... as if the director didn't really know what to do with this moment, so it's just sort of there, tucked in somewhere amounting to nothing  :P

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