SupertasioroMay-17-2017 8:39 PM
Okay... Just saw it. It's not "as bad" as Prometheus, but that doesn't make it a good movie unfortunately. And just like Prometheus, if you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie.
Don't expect any surprises, you won't get any. Every deaths are shown in the trailers... There's 9 peoples killed on screen, the trailers count 8 of them!
Just as well, every major scenes are already in the trailers, you'll just get few seconds more, nothing else.
I had hope during the firsts 30 minutes, the movie takes its time to install the characters, maybe to much. About James Franco, really hope you've seen the Last supper featurette cause it contains more screening time of him than the actual movie... I'm not joking! Just... WHY? Why hiring him for THAT? Ridley Scott must have lost a bet or something like that, it's the only explanation.
When they land on the planet, well, the extended version of the trailers starts. And it won't stop untill the very VERY previsible last act.
The Neomorph is the only good point of the movie, but once again, you've already seen most of it. He's by far the most impressive creature and the only thing a bit "scary". Unfortunately, as soon as the Xeno get on stage, the Neo is gone definitely.
Get everything you can from the back and mouth bursting of the Neomorph because the regular chest bursting from the Xeno is just RIDICULUS! I laughed... REALLY! What the f*ck Ridley?!? What is that thing coming out? Have you've ever seen a chest bursting??? You should check your brain cause you've obvioulsy lost every memories of the one you designed 40 years ago.
That leads me to the main problem of the movie, the Xenomorph! Somehow, Scott achieved to remove every bit of charisma from the main character of the franchise. Even when he's there and shown in full light, he's inexistant. Not scary, not a menace for the main characters, killed in 2 sec and worst of all, not very well done. The CGI Xeno is totally f*cked. The only good shot of him is the one from... the trailer.
The crew of the Covenant isn't as dumb as the one from Prometheus, but still, they're very VERY stupid. They don't have any form of interogation about the civilization who lived there. They just don't give a f*ck. They're seeing the temples, the idols the thousands of dead body all around. For them it's "just" the first encouter of an alien civilization but, they have other things to think about so let's move on... What?!? Seriously? If David doesn't get by himself into his flash back sequence (and don't expect anything from it either, 3/4 of it was in the latest featurette too), we won't learn more about the engineers. When I say learn more, I'm kind, cause we actually learn nothing new except what happens when the black goo land on their face. Sploiler alert : they just die. And that's all for the engineers, thanks for coming.
When the end title came, the only thing I could think about was : WHY??? Why this movie? What for? What does it add? The Prometheus part was already seen in... Prometheus, and all the Alien parts were already seen in... every other Aliens movie. It doesn't answer anything more, it's just a mashup of both, nothing else. But a mashup who would destroy the best part of both.
The final twist... My god... I hate you so much Ridley... Well, the last big twist, characteristic of every Alien movie, is litterally the most previsible and most poorly written of cinema history. Just that!!!
I was hoping this movie would correct everything wrong in Prometheus but it doesn't. It repeats all the scenario absurdities one by one and commits new ones, while destroying the Xenomorph legend in the process.
My apologizes to Damon Lindelof, he wasn't the one to blame. Ridley Scott just isn't able the write a good story or an inteligent character anymore.
Final words : disapointed and sad. Not as much as I was after seeing Prometheus, but very close.