For those of you who do not know Ridley Scott was the guy that was nice enough to make a movie about my younger days called Gladiator. He also did Alien, Blade Runner, Black Hawk Down, and American Gangster among others. I personally am not a huge fan of stuff like Alien (Sci-fi thriller’s—they call them) but I have to admit that Prometheus looks pretty dope (it’s been called an Alien prequel). Prometheus marks Sir Ridley Scott’s return to the genre he redefined. The plot follows the crew of the spaceship Prometheus in the late 21st century, as they explore an advanced alien civilization in search of the origins of humanity. What they find evidently is NOT daisies and lollipops. Which is what I thought might initially be the case. It’s not. What is Prometheus REALLY about you ask? A Rationals’ dark side.
“To make man more like the gods, Prometheus gave him fire: the symbol of light and energy. In harnessing light and energy mankind gains control and understanding of nature. To understand and control nature is to possess powers, and it is that—the desire for powers—that sets the Promethean apart from others.” — Please Understand Me p. 47