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Alien: Covenant - Prometheus sequel by Ridley Scott

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Sorry Ripley...

Sorry Ripley...

Snake

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Posted May-19-2017 2:45 PM

Just back from my second viewing, but this time went to see it in IMAX... Holy sh*t, that was intense! I'm calling it: this is the best Alien-movie ever! Although I love Ripley and have fond memories of the original film, Covenant outdoes it in every single way! I'm so glad Ridley came to his senses and ditched the whole engineer-theme for now. Man, this movie totally kicks ass! It made me feel so humble and fragile as a human being...I'm lost for words to be honest. In all fairness, this movie deserves a lot better than what some us give it credit for. Can't wait for the sequel! Go for it Ridley! You ROCK!

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Necronom IV

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Posted May-19-2017 2:48 PM

Totally agree!

"Kane's son"

splatterpunk

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Posted May-19-2017 2:51 PM

Here here I agree! Too bad it wasn't in 3-d that would be intense.

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 2:56 PM

I guess I didn't see the same movie as you guys. I saw Alien: Covenant what movie did you guys see? Haha, I saw a mostly cheesy sci-fi movie. Best scene the protomorph or whatever the hell it is comes out of Crudup and has arms and legs, hahaha what the f#%k. And I just can't get over the severed head they have to show 3 or 4 times.

Snake

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Posted May-19-2017 2:57 PM

Hey guys!

Besides enjoying the sh*t out of it, I was kind of looking for flaws and such this time, and I just couldn't find any! It's solid as a rock! My nephew looked pale afterwards and was going WTF and Jesus the whole time! 

Snake

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Posted May-19-2017 2:58 PM

Forget it Dr Conners, this movie is just wasted on people like you. Go see LALA land, I'm sure you'll love that one!

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 3:02 PM

To each their own, glad some people enjoyed it. There were a few cool things but the whole movie is practically flawed if that's what you want to call it. There are way too many inconsistencies. Just complete and utter nonsense, rehashing the same ideas over and over. Typical horror movie clichés.

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 3:03 PM

La La Land is one of my favorite movies of all time! Got the poster in my room! What else you got? You're right this movie was a waste.

Snake

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Posted May-19-2017 3:06 PM

Are you kidding me dude?! You actually have a poster of it in your room! AHAHAAHAAHA... :) You just made my entire weekend! :p

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 3:06 PM

People like me? You don't even know me

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 3:08 PM

Yep I do, got two copies of it on Blu Ray, the soundtrack and everything! Fuck yeah!

Ash81

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Posted May-19-2017 3:09 PM

To each their own - for me this was Resurrection Part 2.  Im with Dr Curt Connors on this.

But I wanna say one thing...

Ripley is the soul of this franchise.  Not David, not the Alien.

Her story is thousands of times more compelling & interesting in Alien, Aliens & Alien 3 than anything since.

Sorry, RIDLEY! Two strikes you're out.  Give Sigourney & Blomkamp their chance now.

splatterpunk

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Posted May-19-2017 3:09 PM

Okay gripes. The film fx crew exaggerated on the gore. Yes, it was the goriest movie in the franchise however they still exaggerated. I could think of a couple of scenes that they could of amped up the gore a little bit. Make the screen run red!

Blood aside, the second face hugger attack. The thing barely attached and was cut off. Apparently the face hugger only needs to be attached for a few seconds but it was a full attach. Who would of thought that all you had to do was cut the pouch or the guy got a lucky stick in the kill zone.

after that scene I thought aww they still need the exno in the final scene don't tell me they did that. Sigh, they did:(

plus the acid barely ate through his face, however these aren't the xeno in alien so perhaps more tinkering is needed to get the acid that eats through layers of metal.

could of shown a little more skin in that semi sex scene. Wimped out on this especially since Scott said they were going for a hard R.

basically that's all that kind of bothered me. Most of it is just more more more. The facehugger thing is dodgy but I'll put it aside for the sake of the movie.

 

what I loved about the movie was most of the audience was eek, eww, freaking out over the blood. My forum name is splatterpunk, which is a sub genre of horror where the gore flows free. As a normal horror genre movie it had enough gore though for the normal viewers.

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 3:09 PM

Emma Stone is a goddess, Gosling is the man! Can't wait for Gosling in Blade Runner 2049!

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 3:12 PM

@Ash81  Yes Ripley is the heart of Alien, it is sad how far it has gotten away from where it started. I so wish for Alien 5 to actually happen, need another Aliens so bad especially now.

Stan Winston (deceased)

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Posted May-19-2017 4:01 PM

You didn't find any flaws even when you were deliberately looking for them?

What about having solar sails next to no star?

What about captain Brandon (or rather lack thereof)?

What about Tennessee's helmet picking up the signal but not the big-ass ship?

What about jeopardising the primary mission and 2000 souls, based on a signal not calling for help, without any duress from an evil employer?

What about both the second captain and the next-in-command being on the away party?

What about no spacesuits on an unexplored planet?

What about separating spouses between the planet and space, knowing that rational decision-making will inevitably be compromised?

What about a one-foot neomorph head-butting through quarantine glass?

What about David with growing hair?

What about David with a flare cannon?

What about all the 'engineers' living in one shithole town?

What about David overlooking the face-hugger itself as an exquisite creation?

What about the random existence of eggs, with no means for cocooning nor signs of a queen?

What about the stupid little protomorph doing a curtsey to David?

What about David dealing with Walter, replicating Walter's wounds (and concealing his own), and yet having enough time to swallow 2 embryos, and catch up to the flight?

What about the cheap protomorph CGI?

What about Lope getting infected -- somehow!?

splatterpunk

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Posted May-19-2017 4:04 PM

@not a cool name doesn't bother me at all man.

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 4:31 PM

@Stan Winston  Tell 'em man, the list of flaws or whatever they want to call them goes on and on and on......................

Snake

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Posted May-19-2017 4:33 PM

1. The light from the stars was enough I guess. I'm not a rocket scientist and neither are you.
2. It's called a cameo
3. What?
4. Hah can you imagine : 'You're right Danny, it's not worth taking the risk. see you in 7 years!' roll credits
5. Have to see the movie again, but that didn't bother me at all.
6. Because it had atmoshere and 0.93 G of gravity. Good enough for me, on with the show.
7. Because they didn't think there were any risks.
8. It was time for BEAST-MODE!
9. Lol, he even drinks Jack Daniels ;)
10. He probably made it himself out of boredom during his ten years he stayed on the planet. Seems fair right?
11. All the engineers? Says who? It's only one planet and they can travel at light speed so there's bound to be more.
12. He just created THE PERFECT ORGANISM!
13. Ridley never liked the idea so this is his version.
14. It's a celebration of the Alien to my mind.
15. that's just nitpicking. Again, didnt bother me at all.
16. Buy some glasses.
17. It was on his face long enough to get infected. You can see it's ovipositor wiggle afterwards.

splatterpunk

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Posted May-19-2017 4:36 PM

Omg that guy is complaining about that? Lol, I don't even know much about film and I know it's a cameo. That basically made his post invalid as I don't think he knows what he is talking about. Lol...

the guy with not a cool name. Everyone knows who it is. He's a closed minded hater who I'm sure will go on blogs and write redundant articles that nobody cares about. Probably a Prometheus fanboy who is upset...

BigDave

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Posted May-19-2017 5:47 PM

Ha ha....

Yeah there are a lot of Plot Holes... but then the fun is trying to explain them, a number can be explained.. or given a valid reason... other well it opens up debate for what David did..

I will answer those flaws listed soon...

But a lot i can come up with explanations... The Solar Sails  we dont know how Advanced and Efficient this Technology is, and you dont really have to get up close to a Sun for them to work.

Standard Solar Panels well slightly more advanced ones that NASA use work to power their Probes even when they are very far away from our Sun, even to the point where the Sun would be like 10X further away...

Wishing those around the World who finally get to see AC this week a very good weekend

colonialsoldier

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Posted May-19-2017 6:24 PM

lol @Dr Conners.  Yes, they saw a different movie than we did.  Hopefully, they can continue with their multiple viewings at the box office in IMAX and make Covenant a huge financial success lol.

Fool me once......actually Ridley has gotten me more than once lol.  Good thing I never saw the movie Prometheus in the theater since I was in Afghanistan in 2012.

I think the viewers who are posting on IMDB saw the same movie as Dr and I did.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

splatterpunk

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Posted May-19-2017 6:31 PM

Also big Dave this takes place in the future. Alien is not 2001. It never claimed to be. I have come to the conclusion that many people do not have an imagination or people just need everything spoon fed to them. They can't grasp and remember it's a movie. They can't suspend their disbelief which is a sure sign of a closed mind.

Sigh, so many cinics...

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 6:33 PM

@colonialsoldier   Haha, yeah he's fooled me more than once too. He has made some great movies, I just don't know but for whatever reason he has gone cuckoo. I saw Poopmetheus in the theater with my brother, we were both like what the f#%k. I am curious what is it's IMDB score? And yeah keep going like they all did for Prometheus and give it good box office, good one. Afghanistan huh? I have heard most soldiers don't wanna be thanked for their service but I will tell you thanks man.

Phallic Jaw

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Posted May-19-2017 6:36 PM

I don't think a serious conversation can be had with anybody who thinks AC is the best Alien movie, so I am not going to have one.  Absolutely RIDICULOUS.  It's not even the second best Alien movie.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.  I watched Androids blow and finger each other's flutes.

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 6:38 PM

@Phallic Jaw   Exactly, it's not even the third best one in my opinion.

colonialsoldier

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Posted May-19-2017 6:39 PM

@Dr. Thank you. Yes, I am still in the Army.  I actually served in the Marines a long time ago; but my screen name is based on being a soldier now.  Also, that actor as my avatar was the original Hicks (James Remar from the movie The Warriors) before being replaced.  There are actually some scenes in Aliens in which he is in but his back is shown.

Blackwinter-witch

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Posted May-19-2017 6:41 PM

Frankly, Ripley's time has been long over with. This universe isn't about Ripley, it's not even about the critters.
It's about Humanity reaching out, striding into the silent darkness between the stars and finding Big Things that challenge humanity's assumptions of it's place in the universe.
It's about darkness, terror, horrific new aspects of non-terrestrial biology and humanity learning that all of it's Big Qiestions might have answers that humanity doesn't like.

*NEVER trust anything that won't die when u tear it's head off.*

Dr. Curt Connors

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Posted May-19-2017 6:43 PM

@colonialsoldier  Cool man, you're welcome. And wow I didn't know James Remar was the original Hicks, sweet man good stuff.

colonialsoldier

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Posted May-19-2017 6:43 PM

[email protected] Winston.  Click on my IMDB link above and actually someone asked the same questions that you did.

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May 19th, 2017

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Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS -- and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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