Monsters in these movies work like villains in other movies. Say Joker. Many people said TDK isn't about batman, it's about Joker, while joker is the skewed mirror of Batman pretty much like androids and xenomorphs can work as a skewed mirror to humanity on some level.Ressurection wrote:Its impossible to avoid all the religious motifs and symbolism in Prometheus. Especially after the link RIFA posted has gone viral many other places online, and it has spread like wildfire. Excuse me for not being in your flock of disciples of this highly religious opinion. Where people see hope and faith in Prometheus, I see ignorance and arrogance not yielding to such a big truth. Human nature haunting humans. That notion is yelled throughout the entire Alien franchise; humans are evil. (You don't see them fucking eachother over for a god damn %.) (The perfect organism, unclouded by morality) etc. This was spelled out in the franchise, but I was just blindly in love with the monster. And in Alien 4 its humans who are shown as the real monsters. Prometheus makes me love the monster even more, and just nod a whole lot to the human arrogance themes.
You end up with the mirrors getting much more floodlight and attention than the protagonists. (everyone knows the alien concept, not everyone knows or understands Ripley, similarly in this movie not everyone knows what to think when trying to read Shaw or not everyone understands why TDK was still about batman). You end up with them being more iconic for that particular movie or the franchise, with them being way more entertaining, but that, as deep as it can get, is still cheap compared to the light those mirrors shed on the protagonists.
This is why you're wrong, because you look at David and you look at the engineers and you see them as a nihilistic statement about how naive we are to need faith so much. How helpless we are to pull our mother's skirt every time we clash with the unknown.
In the end faith is a human emotional dependancy that, regardless if it gets misunderstood and perverted/corrupted by religious fanatics, it is THE (noble) human thing that defines us and we need it as much as we need anything else (passion, science) to achieve any goal or purpose.
And that's what the movie is saying.