Aliens and Terminator director James Cameron weighed in on Ridley Scott's latest Alien venture Alien: Covenant while discussing the upcoming 3D treatment for Terminator 2: Judgement Day during a Facebook live broadcast event. Following Cameron's unveiling that he plans to give Aliens a similar 3D treatment, he responded to questions concerning his impression of Alien: Covenant.
Although he praises Ridley and his work, Cameron explains that Covenant would not have been a film that he would have made but understands what Ridley and Fox are trying to do for the franchise. He also explains that either way, he will definitely be in attendance for the next one:
I thought that Alien: Covenant was a great ride. It was beautiful. I love Ridley’s films and I love his film making , I love the beauty of the photography, I love the visceral sense that you’re there, that you’re present.
It’s not a film that I would have made. I don’t like films where you invest in a character and they get destroyed at the end. I would not have made that film. I can’t comment on where Ridley is going with it but I think he is obviously trying to create a greater universe around it and more backstory with the Engineers and so on. I’ll show up for the next one, absolutely.
Alien: Covenant has been met with a wide variety of responses since it debuted in theaters this summer and most recently hit retail shelves at the start of this month on home video. It's nice to hear Cameron supporting Ridley but do you share his optimism? Let us know in the comments!
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