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"Hands Up"

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Oct-10-2017 7:21 AM

"Hands Up"

Captain Janek Screams "Hands Up"


Ion Propulsion Notes Below (NASA)

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Lawrence of Arabia

Oct-10-2017 8:21 AM

Janek was a badass, couldn't care less what WY thinks ;)

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."


Oct-10-2017 8:38 AM

I loved that part Lawrence of Arabia. Captain Janek was criticized for saving the suits at corporate.

Show Weyland-Yutani corporate a feed of what happened on Paradise and then ask if they want to update the report in relation to Captain Janek's job performance.


Oct-10-2017 11:07 AM

Nice breakdown Ingeniero. During the movie the characters didn't seem developed enough for their sacrifice to have the impact it deserved. 


Oct-10-2017 11:50 AM

Ingeniero - Captain Janek Screams "Hands Up"

If I know correctly this scene is about Jesus.

Janek equals to the crucified Jesus, that's why the phrase 'hands up' is used. The two pilots are the two crucified thieves next to Jesus.


Oct-10-2017 7:24 PM

Amazing Ati. I hadn't thought of that. They sacrificed themselves for the sake of others. Really amazing Ati. Thank you, over and over.

Prometheus is still providing gifts.



Oct-21-2017 5:36 AM

Ingeniero - Glad you find it interesting.


Jun-09-2019 8:41 AM

I know this is an old thread...but damn Ali that is one of the craziest "theories" I have ever seen. For one, Ridley Scott is an Atheist. Seriously doubt he would toss a tribute to Jesus. The "Hands Up" command was to keep their hands away from the controls, so they didn't accidentally hit something that might jerk them off their direct collision course. 


Jun-10-2019 12:28 AM

Ridley Scott may be a Atheist but he does use Religious undertones in his Movies, the Hands Up is really just them Embracing their Sacrifice and so it does likely connect to the Cruciform Pose that people associate with Christ.

In the Earlier Drafts for Prometheus the Sacrificial Engineer had taken this Cruciform Pose as he was being consumed by the Mutagen.

The Pose is used in Movies usually to depict Sacrifice, and its interesting that the MURAL has this Pose which some assume must indicate Worship/God... but forget the Reason for the Worship of Christ in the Cruciform Pose (Cross) is because it signifies his SACRIFICE which is the Greatest Deed that he had done for Mankind.

The Hands Up could also be seen as the Captain/Pilots Acknowledgement that they are about to meet their Maker.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Jun-11-2019 7:45 AM

Indeed. Remember also that Holloway also made the same gesture as he gave up his life to Vickers' flame gun.

Likewise the alien mural in the 'just another tomb' room also bore more than a passing resemblance to the crucifixion.


Jun-11-2019 9:15 AM


Back in 2012 i had been drawn to a Theory about the Mural which in a Nutshell was the Engineers had been infected with something that Gave Birth to a Precursor to the Deacon they then either Sacrificed This Organism, or Experimented with it to Create a Hybrid and then Sacrificed it..   By Sacrifice they used the Sacrificial Goo to then make the Cocktail/Soup that would Genetically Evolve Life to take on Traits of the Organism in the MURAL.

A Theory that to me when considering the Bowl/Cup instead of the Crystal (from Trailer and has Originally planned) then my Theory made sense....  Months after we saw the Leak of Jon Spaights Alien Engineers which when we look at its Equivalent of the Goo, this appeared to be EXACTLY as i interpreted.

But then some Fans think the Mural is just to show the Engineers Worship this Organism and tried to Re-Create it and some even suggesting this was their GOD.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


Jun-11-2019 9:44 AM

Thank you so much hox and BigDave for the analysis.

Agreed...the movie isn't meant to be a sermon but the religious overtones are recognized throughout the film.

"Ridley Scott may be a Atheist but he does use Religious undertones in his Movies, the Hands Up is really just them Embracing their Sacrifice and so it does likely connect to the Cruciform Pose that people associate with Christ."

Excellent. It seems to me that Ridley Scott uses the undertones a la carte by choosing them to convey a concept rather than to evangelize.

"Indeed. Remember also that Holloway also made the same gesture as he gave up his life to Vickers' flame gun."

Great reference.  Dr. Holloway stated he wanted to refute all religion, see below.

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