Confused by Ridley Scott’s Prometheus? You’re Not the Only One…

Noomi Rapace in Prometheus (2012) Movie Image

If there were things about Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” that left you scratching your head (or perhaps other parts of your body) long after watching it, welcome to the party. You’re not alone, as it turns out, because a lot of people out there just don’t get what the hell was going on in the film. Mind you, this doesn’t mean they weren’t “smart” enough to figure it out, but it sure seem as if Scott and his screenwriters, “Lost’s” Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts had some questionable, er, ideas. Lots of ideas.

Thankfully, there are enough people out on the Interwebs trying to make sense of the movie’s many hanging plot threads and muddy notions to warrant this post.

Needless to say, VAST SPOILERS below if you haven’t seen the movie yet.

For instance, who made what, that in turned made who, and came out of where? To clear this bit up, graphic designer Carlos Poon came up with a simple infographic explaining the “origins” of the movie’s many species:

Prometheus Infographics


Here’s a behind-the-scenes making of the film’s opening sequence by the folks at WETA, which explains what was going on with that Engineer we saw in the film’s opening scene (via Awards Daily). Turns out, it wasn’t just some wicked rash he was developing.


Meanwhile, Red Letter Media has some issues with “Prometheus”. Okay, they have a lot of issues. Enough to fill up 4 minutes of video where they simply ask one question after another, in fact. If you don’t agree with at least half of their questions, you just weren’t paying attention during the movie.