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Can’t Stop Thinking About Prometheus!

Posted by Luther D. Powell on June 28, 2012

I cannot. It was just too good. I haven’t been this obsessed with a movie since watching Let the Right One In, and any of my close friends should know by now how bonkers I am for that one! Prometheus has to be the greatest science fiction/horror film of the decade. Not because it has a great cast, great effects, great thrills, or great music (‘cause it does have all that), but because it makes me think. A lot. So much so that I couldn’t come up with anything else to blog about for today!

Truthfully, despite its mainstream status, I believe Prometheus has some important things to say in terms of spirituality and faith. Interpret the film as you may; I choose to look into things from the faith perspective as much as possible, no matter how far from God something may appear to be. If we didn’t do that, we Christians would have to avoid a whole lotta stuff, you know?

*SPOILER ALERT!* If you haven’t seen Prometheus yet and plan to and don’t want to know anything about it, don’t read on. But do anyway, because then you’ll hurt my feelings. Not really, but yeah, this movie spoke a lot to me. The basic plot of the film is that a group of scientists and geologists (and an android) venture into space in search of what they believe may be the “engineers” of humanity, so to speak. They think aliens made us, pretty much. I won’t say whether or not that turns out to be true, but what I respect so much about it is that it poses the argument: “Aliens made us. So, no God, right?” to which one character responds something along the lines of, “But who made them?”

At least one character appears to practice the Christian faith to some extent, a bold move on the part of director, Ridley Scott, if you ask me. Her faith seems to hold her together from start to finish, and she goes through a whole lot of you-know-what that could bring her down. Turns out, in the end, she gets off the easiest out of her group (…she lives), and one could say she was strong-willed, her circumstances were in her favor, etc. I say, she had faith that something other than the hulking, bald, white alien dudes was in control of things. Faith is everything. If you only put it in yourself, your friends, family, humanity, mortals, then you may not find what you’re looking for (or, in the case of one unfortunate character, you’ll fall face-first into a puddle of black ooze and become a raging mutant).

Another apparent theme of Prometheus which could be interpreted from multiple viewpoints is that of imperfect creation, the product of sinful hands. It is suggested at one point or another that these humanoid aliens made humanity, for reasons unclear. At the same time, said aliens may or may not have been responsible for some horrible, horrible creatures that cause all kinds of trouble. When all three beings meet –humans, ‘engineers’ and the…other things, nothing good comes from it. Moral of the story? Well, don’t play around with that stuff! In other words, if you don’t actively involve God in the things you do (or make), you’ll make a huge mess of yourself and others around you. Again, raging mutants. “Playing god” isn’t just messing with DNA and genetics and creating dinosaurs that run amok through your theme park. It’s when you pretend the real God isn’t there and try to do your own thing. To quote the tagline of one of Frank Peretti’s novels (I’ll let you guess which one), “Left to his own devices, man will always create a monster.”

Aliens and androids are no exception. They need Jesus too.

If you really want to go so far as to say Prometheus also speaks out against abortion, I can dig that too. ‘Cause basically, a character has…one nasty baby, but she doesn’t kill it. In the end, it saves her life. Boom. Don’t kill babies, no matter what.

For sci-fi and horror fans alike, Prometheus is an all-around fantastic movie, and fairly safe too, apart from all the alien mayhem. And slime. Lots of slime. The F word is used once, there’s a very brief scene of sensuality, no nudity. Rated R for violence and creepy stuff, mostly. I highly recommend it, and if you still have a chance to view it in 3D, do it. It’s totally worth it, and you can practically feel the alien slime on your FACE! :)

Thanks for reading, God bless!

In Christ,

Luther D. Powell

2 Responses to “Can’t Stop Thinking About Prometheus!”

  1. OOh, good to hear. That one’s on my list, but I know I’ll have to go by myself.

  2. Adam said

    “Aliens and androids are no exception. They need Jesus too.

    If you really want to go so far as to say Prometheus also speaks out against abortion, I can dig that too. ‘Cause basically, a character has…one nasty baby, but she doesn’t kill it. In the end, it saves her life. Boom. Don’t kill babies, no matter what.”

    I find the lens in which Christians view the world around them terrifying.

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