The Vatican Criticises PROMETHEUS For Its Portrayal Of The Origin Of Mankind

The Vatican Criticises PROMETHEUS For Its Portrayal Of The Origin Of Mankind

And no, it has nothing to do with some of the plot holes which left many moviegoers feeling underwhelmed! Instead, the official newspaper of The Vatican ("L’Osservatore Romano") have rather predictably attacked the film for its portrayal of the origin of mankind.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the official newspaper of The Vatican ("a spiritual touchstone" for over 1.1 billion Catholics) has lashed out at Sir Ridley Scott's Prometheus following its release in Italy last week where it opened with $1.3 million. They take issue with how the film portrays the origin of mankind, claiming that it is "a bad idea to defy the gods." They also go on to say that Prometheus, "mishandles the delicate questions raised by...the battle eternal between good and evil in yet another attempt to steak the secret of immortality." Showing a clear lack of understanding of the premise, they argue that "the journey of Prometheus should instead symbolize the search for the supernatural." This isn't the first time that The Vatican have lashed out at Hollywood, although they took it easier on Prometheus than the likes of Avatar and The Da Vinci Code.

In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system's natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers. 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.


Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender as David
Guy Pearce as Stannison
Idris Elba as Captain Janek
Logan Marshall-Green as Holloway
Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers

RELEASE DATE: October 8th, 2012 (UK) October 11th, 2012 (US)

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