BlueantApr-05-2017 7:59 PM
Interesting postulations, reveals, fast cut shots, angles, deals, games, space ships, and so on it goes.
Where Mr. Scott is taking us is extra special. I have been waiting 38 long years since I saw the first Alien film to see what this space jockey business is all about. I really do not expect a movie to be completely seamless in every detail because no one can do it. That type of movie is also so real it would have to defy reality.
I have to admit the adult in me knows better. I like the big reveals in the trailers. Daniel’s speech to fellow crew members was deeply compelling and moving. Her speech just resonated with me on a much deeper level.
I will say it first that Alien Covenant is partially Scotts very well disguised remake of Alien from 1979. When I saw it as a kid in the theater people were so scared they ran out of the film. They slowly walked the isles. People stood in the back of the room looking through their hands this film terrified them so hard.
It is all unfortunate that we all have been desensitized to the very real global violence around us on a daily basis. Large continents over run with real war. To many places around the world are in so much trouble.
We see even more daily violence in the prime time on network tv. Thousands of hours of weapons being used in many tv shows. So many of our layers of external stimuli is the repetitive violence we see in the day to day events all around all of us. Some parents are filtering it out as with others and that is all good.
Now if you are like me we all know what should happen in an incredible Alien film and this time around is no different. I love the back story on the entire crew getting down and parting hard before the real work of colonization. I want to see this film and revisit parts of Prometheus.
I suppose this could be possible. As David and Shaw have a look at the surface of the planet. David decides to use a lot of those black goo containers on the Engineers, Elders ??? what ever is on the surface of this planet and Dr. Shaw gets in his way. When she does she gets taken down by the black goo and becomes an Alien Queen. Something had to lay those eggs in the crashed Juggernaut. Which could make David the devil for killing so many innocent creatures; however, he may also be the saint at the same time because hey that ship was heavy with enough of the stuff for thousands of planets. They were going to come to Earth and wipe us all out. So is David justified in this action of genocide if this is what really happens, perhaps if it means saving the Human race.
Oh let us all hope there is not going to be any kind of Ash moment in this as there was in Aliens when old Bishop got torn in half, and I cannot forget when they still tried again in Alien 3 when they turned him back on. Wait a seconnnnnnnnnd! they did it again in Promethus when an Engineer messes up David. Ok so every brace yourself for this guy to be in some kind of harms way too.
Other than that all bets are on Daniels and Walter being the sole survivors and yours should be too.