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Ridley Scott reveals the deeper meaning behind Prometheus (spoilers)

06.13.2012by: Andy Madrzak

Few movies can stay in the limelight after their release, but I guess it's no wonder PROMETHEUS is one of them. The movie has been out for days, but it still manages to steal headlines - it's just that news regarding some new poster or piece of viral marketing have now given way to debates concerning the movie's plot and its potential continuation. Ridley Scott himself certainly doesn't shy away from presenting his own take on the ideas expressed in the film.

Speaking of which, here's a statement from the director, courtesy of WorstPreviews, that might put everything you saw and think you know in a different light (and yes, it contains spoilers for the movie, obviously):

"If you look at it as an 'our children are misbehaving down there' scenario, there are moments where it looks like we've gone out of control, running around with armor and skirts, which of course would be the Roman Empire. And they were given a long run. A thousand years before their disintegration actually started to happen. And you can say, 'Let's send down one more of our emissaries to see if he can stop it.' Guess what? They crucified him."

Oh! That certainly puts a spin on the story. While there's been no question that the movie explored some very profound ideas concerning the creation of humanity, so far it was regarded in rather irreligious terms, i.e. more Erich von Däniken than Space Jesus. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own interpretation, but it's hard to disregard one coming straight from the movie's creator.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of this new insight from Ridley Scott? How does it fit into your interpretation of the story?
Source: Worst Previews

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5:21AM on 06/14/2012
What a shit movie. Bring on the down-thumbs, fan boys.
What a shit movie. Bring on the down-thumbs, fan boys.
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5:05PM on 06/13/2012

Come on Ridley?

I am a big Ridley fan and also a committed Christian. I don't expect all films to adhere to my worldview and admire insightful films from all perspectives. But this idea that Jesus was an Alien and they are mad we killed him shows a fundamental misunderstanding of who Christ was (or claimed to be for you non-believers). I am fine with what was on film as just what it is - science fiction saying Aliens created us. But pulling Jesus into it creates some issues for me personnaly. But I still
I am a big Ridley fan and also a committed Christian. I don't expect all films to adhere to my worldview and admire insightful films from all perspectives. But this idea that Jesus was an Alien and they are mad we killed him shows a fundamental misunderstanding of who Christ was (or claimed to be for you non-believers). I am fine with what was on film as just what it is - science fiction saying Aliens created us. But pulling Jesus into it creates some issues for me personnaly. But I still love the movie and admire Scott's grand ambitions even if I find some of these explanations a little silly.
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4:28PM on 06/13/2012

Doesn't Matter

It's a bad movie, doesn't matter if you come out and make all the explanations you should have made in the movie, the movie was boring and badly written.
It's a bad movie, doesn't matter if you come out and make all the explanations you should have made in the movie, the movie was boring and badly written.
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3:15PM on 06/13/2012
I like Ridley Scott, but one of the biggest rules of film is that anything that WASN'T in the movie WASN'T in the movie. You can tell a lot of tales and sidenotes, write books about it but all that really matters are the informations IN the film itself. The only exception is - as strange to believe - a sequel, a supposedly equal part of the story.
I like Ridley Scott, but one of the biggest rules of film is that anything that WASN'T in the movie WASN'T in the movie. You can tell a lot of tales and sidenotes, write books about it but all that really matters are the informations IN the film itself. The only exception is - as strange to believe - a sequel, a supposedly equal part of the story.
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2:44PM on 06/13/2012
That's actually a pretty badass way to look at it. Suddenly the Engineers don't seem so menacing anymore. They seem more dissapointed in us, and with Ridley's explanation, I can't help but feel like we're the douchebags who asked for a Xenomorph Apocalypse as opposed to they're just killing us for selfish reasons.
That's actually a pretty badass way to look at it. Suddenly the Engineers don't seem so menacing anymore. They seem more dissapointed in us, and with Ridley's explanation, I can't help but feel like we're the douchebags who asked for a Xenomorph Apocalypse as opposed to they're just killing us for selfish reasons.
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