However, all that said, Prometheus deals well with ambiguity and its own enigmatic meaning.
No Spoilers first: Now, I’m not one to spend time arguing and explaining the meaning of a film, but I’ve read too many negative reviews and misguided interpretations of this film. Well, it is when a storyteller deliberately obscures the meaning or explanation of an event.
But before we begin: PROMETHEUS IS AN INCREDIBLE, LANDMARK SCIENCE FICTION FILM. Now, my call-to-arms here are the many, many reviews that say there is, essentially ONE severe problem, and it deals with ambiguity. Not to be confused with , which is when something indeliberately uncertain, that is, poorly explained.
Prometheus is ambiguous, so when you discuss meaning, you must allow for a number of “or” statements or “we just don’t know for certain” statements.
I’ll admit, when these start stacking up, it gets difficult for the viewer to juggle the multiplicity of outcomes.
Emphasis on this theme is contained in the story of David the android.
He himself is a “creation” of a new kind of life by Humans.
So the story of the humans seeking their creator is very much David’s own.
He too is coming to terms with his creator, namely, the fallibility of his creator, who doesn’t respect nor love him.
David’s story serves as a helpful map for understanding the rest of the film as a whole.