Did I mention SPOILERS? I'm not sure. But, if you haven't seen the movie yet and are planning on it, you may wish to stop reading here. Because. You know. SPOILERS.
Alright, so last week Ridley Scott sat down and had a rather candid interview with movies.com, in which he elaborated on some speculation that under any other circumstance one might consider waaay out there.
In other words, as this rather extensive deconstruction of the film puts it so eloquently:
Prometheus (and by extension the entire Alien franchise), then, is based upon... Space Jesus.
So, yeah. Ladies and Gentlemen?
Of course, that origin story doesn't really allow for the modern Christian image of Jesus - by the film's own logic, Jesus should have been very bald, literally white, and built like some cover model for Maximum Fitness.
But, well, I don't even know at this point.
All that aside, the movie is gorgeous to look at, and I had a great time watching it. Quality entries in the Science Fiction/Horror genre are somewhat rare, and in those terms, it was fantastic.
Still... I mean... Space Jesus.