Surprise! The Vatican Doesn’t Like Prometheus!

By Steve Barton
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With all of the spiritual themes strewn throughout Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, it was only a matter of time before someone in The Vatican flipped his shroud. Read on for the latest kerfuffle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Vatican’s official newspaper attacked Scott’s film, taking issue with the film’s premise about the origins of mankind and saying it is “a bad idea to defy the gods.

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, said Prometheus “mishandles the delicate questions raised by … the battle eternal between good and evil in yet another attempt to steak the secret of immortality.” The newspaper also said that “the journey of Prometheus should instead symbolize the search for the supernatural,” referring to the original hero of Greek mythology who is said to have created man from clay.

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Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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