"You have symphonies in you, brother." (Spoilers review)
Posted May-19-2017 4:53 AM
I loved this movie. I give it a 5/5. It was a lot different than I expected it would be, from the trailers and clips. The Covenant crew was brilliantly acted, that all felt real. Visually it's a feast for the eyes, even the Covenant itself you can just get lost staring at (especially with her sails up).
But obviously, it gets even better halfway through when David shows up. I have never felt so emotionally overwhelmed in a movie before than when he saved the Covenant crew from the first neo attack. If they had just made a movie about David and didn't try to do the crew-under-attack scenario again this would be a 5/5 A+ movie no doubt. Every scene with Fassbender in it is magic. The audience was guffawing at the flute/kissing scene but I WEPT at the beauty of the implications. David's love of music and literature is fascinating. The use of Wagner in this movie is the best usage since Coppola used him in Apocalypse Now. They made David more than synthetic, and more than human - he's a tragic archetype. Only...made of machine. Also, Pearce as Weylan in the beginning - perfect. Probably the best acting scene in the movie is between those two, save for the MF vs MF scenes. Also, Danny McBride was actually good in it too.
The HORROR and GORE were amazing. The part that scared me the most was the faceless neomorph (is that right?) that's standing upright and bites the chicks head off (still learning the names) - THAT made me jump. Also, did anyone else find Fassbender's entire reaction to Orme killing that same creature to be downright chilling? Like it creeped me out when I was laying down to sleep. Also - the blank-eyed face he makes as Walter when David rips out his cord. Fassbender is one-man horror show.
The big Xenos at the end were so glorious, I wanted to jump to my feet and yell it when the first one shows up as a little baby. Wish we had gotten more Xeno still and that they werent dispatched so quickly but it was still great. The twist at the end with David was obvious but CHILLING nonetheless, and the whole sequence after he puts Daniels to sleep and puts on Wagner is so darkly comical and excessively maniacal it's impossible not to love the hell out of it! I was giggling and smiling like a school girl at the end.
Also, I have to say that I think one of the reasons I loved this movie so much is because they included a concept that I have ALWAYS pondered and thought would be cool to explore for YEARS, since I saw Alien3 in theaters - someone being able to BOND and COMMUNICATE with the xenomorph creature (or any of the morphs) - the Xenowhisperer scenes with David, I'm talking about. That was pure art and done so well. I hope they go further with this.
Overall, I was blown away by it and I cannot wait for the next one. I'll probably have to see this another time in theaters. Thank you Ridley Scott, Fox studios and everyone involved in Covenant for making such incredible entertainment.
Here is my revised ranking of the Alien movies:
1. Alien: Covenant
6. Alien: Ressurection
Posted May-19-2017 10:29 AM
I liked the movie as well. I'll just say two thumbs up:) Since we only have two thumbs that means I liked it. Loved the gore. I only wish there was a tad bit more. I thought covenant did a great job of recapturing the alien vibe, especially in the first 45 minutes or so.
I also plan to give this another watch in the theaters along with a blue-ray purchase. Hopefully we get a directors cut. I rate this as the second best alien film. I can't say Alien isn't number one because without that movie there is no franchise. However, Covenant is a film made at a point in pop culture where everyone has become numb to violence and gore due to the torture porn genre. In that sense I thought covenant has evolved and given a nice modern take on the alien franchise.
Posted May-19-2017 11:11 AM
It's so nice to see people actually talking about the great points of Alien:Covenant, and not only about "this should be like this", "this should be like that" etc. Obviously, it's all a matter of opinion - there's nothing wrong with people pointing out what went bad, this is actually great. I just mean that, usually, we love to criticize and to focus on the negative side. I'm still very excited about this movie, to me it's the best of all after A L I E N 1979, it's awesome in so many aspects, and still it seems that all I can find around is a lot of "specialists" dictating how Ridley Scott should put things in way to please them. Again, there's nothing wrong about pointing out if you think the movie was shit, the problem is throwing light only at what you think to be the "bad aspects" of it.
Can't wait for the blu-ray release, and going to watch it again in theaters, at least one more time. :D
"This mighty city shows the wonders of my hand."
Posted May-19-2017 11:22 AM
After watching the last two movies Farlander I kind of agree. I want a box set of just the Scott movies when they are all done. Aliens served a purpose for me as I was just a kid when I saw it and was blown away at the time. I recently rewatched it as I viewed all the alien films and avp films before covenant. Aliens special effects do not hold up at all anymore. I'm not saying it's a terrible movie but I prefer the movies that Scott made to be honest.
Posted May-19-2017 11:27 AM
Really enjoyed it , great movie. I'm going to watch it again Sunday, can't wait
my rankings are as follows:
2. Alien Covenent
while I love the movie Aliens, and I do love it it's one of my favorites I like to think of it as an offshoot or a spin off like in the comic books. The queen, insect, Cameron's movie is outstanding on its own merits but the way he portrayed the Alien creatures is not what was intended and doesn't go with the theme of what they truly are, especially considering what was intended.
I don't hate Alien 3 but I never want to rewatchable it, it's just kind of dull although nice elements of sacrifice and redemption .
alien resurrection is just a steaming pile of hot garbage coated in yeti shit
Posted May-19-2017 11:48 AM
@Grinning :D Long time...
@splatterpunk Imagine this box set once the whole series is finished, with maybe 2, even 3 more movies... will be the actual Paradise lol. Awesome...
I just wish Ridley Scott to live on half a century more. Yes, I know...
"This mighty city shows the wonders of my hand."
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