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Alien Covenant is more for the fans

tcr! · May 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

alien covenant is more for the fans

Alien Covenant drips with blood and plot resolutions—but you better be a fan

It took Ridley Scott 35 years, but the sci-fi filmmaking legend finally got to make his version of Aliens. All it took to get there was a decades-long dwindling of the series, a kind-of-but-not-exactly reboot in the form of 2012’s Prometheus, and a five-year cloud of confusion for series fans. Maybe that was Scott’s game plan all along!

At any rate, now we have Alien Covenant, and it’s probably as much of a James Cameron-styled film as we may ever get out of Scott. But that makes Covenant sound more accessible than it really is. If you’re a longtime series fan and have grown into either an apologist or a hater, you’re going to love this sequel’s adherence to Alien film lore, its zillions of answers, and its return to terror sequences chock full of gooey, murderous xenomorphs.

If you’re just looking for some solid sci-fi, on the other hand, you may find yourself adrift. This movie is only going to work if you at least have a clue about what happened in Prometheus—even though Alien Covenant is a completely different kind of film.

I think most people going will have a clue.

#movies #aliens

tcr! tcr! · May 19, 2017 at 12:53 pm

And Sunday can’t get here soon enough…

Alien Covenant   Fandango ticket

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 21, 2017 at 11:37 pm

Ok. I know you’ve seen it now. I gotta say, it sucked. Big Green Donkey Dicks. It wasn’t any good. It was bunk. That dog won’t hunt.

I liked parts of it. Other parts should go on an Apology Tour. It sucked so bad, I had to ——-ck it while I was ———— — — —— with a pair of ======= in order to get any kind of friction.

Like changing a flat in a blizzard with no gloves and the trucker rides by and splashes you with the window down laughing and Journey blasting from his 8 track.

I know we all know what the Alien looks like but the reveal was too soon and too much. And the idea of what is obviously a person in an Alien suit hurdies my gurdies.

Unless of course if you loved it. In that case, i guess it was an eclectic effort and revolutionary in it’s approach.

tcr! tcr! · May 22, 2017 at 9:45 am

I did like it overall but still gathering my thoughts. I have a hard being realistic or objective because I was so excited to see it.

The xenomorph on the cargo lift doing its thing, head butts, drool — that plays to everything I love about them.

I do think they had to put the aliens more front and center after the Predator-crossover farce and the meager teases we got in Prometheus.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 22, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Those were my initial thougthts. I sat with it and I will again before I deliniate my objections.

I LOVED the first 2. They were a great time in my life. I should not have been expecting that to happen again.

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