Had problems with Prometheus? Turns out, so does the Vatican

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Dec 17, 2012

Despite the buzz leading up to its release, some fans were left disappointed by the finer points of Ridley Scott's epic space drama Prometheus. Turns out, the Vatican also had a few issues with the Alien prequel.

Not to spoil it, but Ridley Scott was trying to address the big questions with Prometheus, touching on everything from the origin of life to the birth of the famed Alien xenomorph. Some fans dug it, though others were left underwhelmed by Scott's take on it all.

It seems the Vatican's official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano was among the latter, saying:

"[Prometheus] mishandles the delicate questions raised by ... the battle eternal between good and evil in yet another attempt to steal the secret of immortality...

The journey of Prometheus should instead symbolize the search for the supernatural."

Considering the fact that the Catholic Church also voiced some ill will toward semi-spiritual movies such as The Da Vinci Code and Avatar, it's not too surprising that Prometheus has also come under fire.

Luckily for Scott, the movie has already pulled in solid numbers at the box office, and is doing solid sales on DVD, so it's a little late for a boycott to start brewing.

But what do you think of the Vatican's opinion on Prometheus? Was it "mishandled"?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)