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Holy Smokes! The Pope Hates Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

24 September 2012
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'Prometheus', Ridley Scott's sci-fi follow up to his 'Alien' franchise got mixed to positive reviews and big audiences at the time of its release, but unbeknown to some it also ruffled a few cassocks in the Vatican.

The Vatican’s official newspaper has attacked the film, taking issue with its premise about the origins of mankind and saying it is “a bad idea to defy the gods.”

The film, which opened in Italy on Sept. 14, stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Charlize Theron. When the film opened in the USA and Britain in the summer few seemed to regard its religious opinions as an issue, but it seems that the Papal paper has a bone to pick with the movie.

'Prometheus' tells the story of a team of explorers seeking to understand the origins of mankind after discovering a series of clues left behind by ancient civilizations.

Holy Smokes! The Pope Hates Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'
Holy Smokes! The Pope Hates Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

Charlize Theron in 'Prometheus', a movie now condemned by The Vatican (Photo: WENN)

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, wrote that it “mishandles the delicate questions raised by … the battle eternal between good and evil in yet another attempt to steak the secret of immortality.”

The newspaper also opined that “the journey of Prometheus should instead symbolize the search for the supernatural,” this refers to the original Prometheus story, which was the tale of aTitan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man, with disasterous consequences for himself.

The Vatican has taken issue with films before, notably those based on Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' and its sequels, although this is perhaps understandable given Brown's writing style and the fact that it accuses the Catholic Church of being  the biggest conspiracy in history.

PHOTOS: Stills from 'Prometheus'

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