A 15-year-old Australian boy was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Sunday after viewing a gory scene in the new Ridley Scott, sci-fi thriller, ‘Prometheus’. One particular seen reportedly grossed him out so much, it actually induced a seizure.
‘Prometheus’ is the prequel to the 1979 ultra sci-fi classic ‘Aliens’ starring Charlize Theron and Guy Pearce.
While the film was released in the U.S. with an “R” rating, meaning that nobody under the age of 17 can view it in a commercial movie theater without an adult, it was only given an “M” rating in Australia. The Australian rating allows children to see the movie without an adult present. The rating change was purposeful, to allow more children the ability to see the film.
One particular scene is notably graphic. (Warning: Spoiler alert) Apparently the character Elizabeth gives herself a c-section to remove an alien from her womb.
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital and was listed in stable condition.
According to the Long Island Press, an Australian film maker said the reaction is reminiscent of ‘Pulp Fiction’ in 1994, which caused movie goers to seize after witnessing graphic scenes.