This post inevitably includes spoilers. These spoilers will not be enough to destroy the movie for you, since I will not discuss the ending of the movie. The main purpose of this post, is to discuss the flawed ideological assumptions underpinning the movie.
Last night we watched Prometheus. I didn’t like the end because it was open to two conflicting interpretations. The first one was that there is an evolution of creation that leads back to God: humans are created by the alien people, which in turn are created by someone else, hinting towards the existence of an ultimate creator, God. The other one was that there is no creator, and the existence of God is just the thing that keeps the woman-survivor sane; in this interpretation, God is understood as a weakness of humans.
A few days ago I had the chance to watch the movie The Iron Lady which shows the story of Lady Margaret Tatcher, the former Tory Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and one of the most controversial politicians of the previous century. The lead actress who was playing Thatcher, Meryl Streep, absolutely deserves the best actress Oscar as she was brilliant.