It beginning to hit a point where there’s just no way around avoiding Prometheus spoilers. The entire plot has already been let out of the bag and various stars have confirmed it shares the same DNA as Scott’s breakthrough 1979 Alien. In an interview with Speakeasy, Scott talks about the film’s central metaphor and also revealed something huge about the final eight minutes of the film. You have been warned.
The central metaphor of Prometheus is about a “higher being” who challenges the gods, and the gods don’t want to give him fire, says the site. “Fire is our first form of technology,” Scott says, and so by taking fire, the higher being is punished “in perpetuity in a horrible fashion.” Much like the story of the mythological god, Prometheus, who stole fire from Zeus and for his actions was bound to a rock with an eagle eternally devouring his liver.
But the big news is that the concluding eight minutes of the Prometheus story evolve into “a pretty good DNA of the ‘Alien’ one.” Early reports were that Prometheus leads up to the space jockey crash landing and setting up the events of Alien.
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