Boy Has Seizure Over Gory Scene in Prometheus
Noomi Rapace scene is just too gross for Aussie teen
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2012 5:28 PM CDT
Noomi Rapace in 'Prometheus.'   (Fox)

(Newser) – A gruesome scene in Prometheus proved too much for one teenage boy in Australia, who suffered a seizure and was rushed to hospital, Australia's News Network reports. Spoiler alert: The scene involves Noomi Rapace performing an emergency caesarean section on herself to pull out a squirming alien. The sci-fi thriller, rated R in the US, received an M rating in Australia after lobbying by Fox—meaning young people can see the film without an accompanying adult.

Such movie-house collapses have happened before. One audience member vomited and two fainted in 2010 during screenings of the James Franco nail-biter, 127 Hours. And people passed out during the John Travolta-Uma Thurman adrenaline shot scene in Pulp Fiction, as filmmaker Joseph Sims points out: "There's a famous story where Quentin Tarantino was at a New York theater presenting the film and someone had a seizure during that scene."

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Jun 12, 2012 6:51 AM CDT
How do they know that the scene caused the seizure? Was he sitting next to a neurologist? I guess "Millions of People Have Seizures Every Day" is not a very catchy headline.
Jun 11, 2012 11:08 AM CDT
Clearly this kid was watching the wrong movie. Maybe The Land Before Time 13 is more his speed.
Jun 11, 2012 10:54 AM CDT
Noomi is gorgeous!