A five-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the films Prometheus (2D & 3D) are classified M (Mature) with the consumer advice moderate science fiction violence and a medical procedure .
The Classification Guidelines provide that the treatment of themes may have a moderate sense of threat or menace if justified by context and moderate violence is permitted if justified by context. In the Classification Review Board's opinion Prometheus
(2D & 3D) warrants an M classification because the treatment of themes and the depictions of violence in the films are moderate in impact.
The overall impact of the classifiable elements in both versions of Prometheus was no higher than moderate.
The M classification is not recommended for persons under 15 years of age. Consumer advice is additional information about the main content of a film which is intended to help consumers decide if they want to view this type of material.
The Classification Review Board convened in response to an application from the original applicant, 20th Century Fox Film Distributors to review the decision made by the Classification Board on 24 May 2012 to classify Prometheus (2D & 3D) MA 15+
Update: Sensitive Stomach
11th June 2012. See article
Surgery scenes in new sci-fi movie Prometheus resulted in a 15 year old boy being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure yesterday. The boy's condition is now reported as stable.
The boy's collapse raised nutter questions about whether the film was given too low a rating.
The film was was given an M rating in Australia, an advisory 15 rating. The Australian Classification Board originally classified Prometheus as MA15+, meaning under 15s needed to be accompanied by a guardian. But that was dropped to M on appeal by
distributor Fox to the Australian Classification Review Board so it could be seen by younger viewers without an accompanying adult.
Either way, the lad would have been allowed to see the film anyway.