Wisecrack Breaks Down The Hidden Meaning Of Prometheus
Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is only a few days away, and every popular channel in Youtube is trying to hype people up for the movie. The geniuses down in Wisecrack have now done a breakdown of Covenant’s predecessor, Prometheus, and has delved into the metaphors and symbolisms in the movie in their classic fashion.
For one, a lot of people saw the ambition that Prometheus was hoping to achieve, asking big questions like where do we come from, and what will we do once we meet out creators? Though some symbolism is outright obvious in the film, I had no idea that the abortion scene with Elizabeth Shaw could be likened to the Titan Prometheus in the Greek myth.
In the myth, Prometheus was punished by Zeus by binding him to a rock and having an eagle tear out his liver everyday — only to have the same organ regrow overnight, thus making his punishment eternal. Just like Prometheus, Shaw had to be strapped down and have something painfully removed from her body. It’s not the exact same thing, but you get the idea.
I’ve already seen Alien: Covenant, and honestly, I have to say that I admired Prometheus’ attempt to make a more compelling and intellectual movie. It pissed me off more that we still didn’t get any answers to the big questions that were asked in Prometheus. Plus, a lot like Prometheus, a lot of the human characters in the film are kind of moronic.
Alien: Covenant comes out May 19.