Chariots of the Gods

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  • G
  • 1970
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.2  (1,725)

Chariots of the Gods is a 1970 documentary-style film that explores the theory of ancient astronauts and proposes the idea that extraterrestrial beings played a role in shaping human civilization. The film is based on the book of the same name by Erich von Däniken. The film begins by presenting various ancient archaeological sites, such as Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza, and asks the question "how were these structures built?" While traditional historians suggest that it was done by human labor, the film suggests that extraterrestrial beings helped to build these structures. The filmmakers present various pieces of evidence to support their theory, such as ancient artwork and carvings that appear to depict beings from other planets.

The film suggests that these extraterrestrial beings had an impact on many different cultures throughout history, such as the Sumerians and the Mayans. The filmmakers propose that these beings came to Earth in spaceships and imparted knowledge and technology to these cultures. For example, the film proposes that the ancient Egyptians were able to build the pyramids through the help of these extraterrestrial beings.

The film also explores the idea of religious texts being interpreted as stories of interactions with extraterrestrial beings. For example, the film suggests that the story of Moses and the burning bush in the Bible was actually a portrayal of an extraterrestrial spacecraft.

Throughout the film, various experts and academics are interviewed to provide their opinions on the theory of ancient astronauts. Some are supportive of the theory, while others are skeptical. However, the filmmakers make it clear that they believe there is enough evidence to suggest that ancient astronauts played a role in shaping human civilization.

One of the most striking aspects of the film is its use of dramatic reenactments to depict the interactions between humans and extraterrestrial beings. These scenes are presented in a serious and almost ominous manner, which helps to create an atmosphere of mystery and intrigue throughout the film.

Overall, Chariots of the Gods is a thought-provoking film that challenges traditional understandings of human history. While its claims are controversial and have been criticized by many academics, the film's emphasis on the importance of questioning accepted beliefs and exploring new ideas is still relevant today. Whether or not one believes in the theory of ancient astronauts, the film is an interesting exploration of the human fascination with the unknown and our desire to understand the mysteries of the universe.

Chariots of the Gods is a 1970 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (1,725)