Posted Jun-28-2017 1:18 PM
I am such a nerd, I watched Alien Covenant for the third time at June 28. The movie theater was empty for a while except for me but then some people arrived a bit later. As far as I know there were nine persons there watching it but I think that one or two left after a while so that made it seven.
The Alien connections were more interesting than the Prometheus parts honestly.
I still have a problem that they didn’t wear protective gear at an unknown planet. Sure it was vegetation and that but why risk it? You should scan the planet or possible viruses or at least use protective gear. My complaint is still valid why the spores didn’t infect everybody. The spores in itself was a good idea, it was nasty.
Daniels was alright even though she was too little developed as a character. She was better than Shaw but Ripley is still number one. I hope that we will see more of her in the next movie and as a more developed character. They seriously need to work on that but she wasn’t bad.
Danny MacBride was an interesting character although they could have made his personality more developed. What was his personality? What was his background? Why did he join the Covenant mission? What did he hope to achieve by getting there?
The captain was interesting (Oram) I like how he was religious but not a fanatic about it. He seemed more like an everyday person that wasn’t in your face with his beliefs. Since he spent some time with David and we saw their interaction we learned a bit about how he was as a person, that was nice.
The mouth burster was cool, that was new. They did a good job with the Neomorph, it seemed to be faster and deadlier than the Xeno. Hopefully we will see more of the Neos in the next movie, that would be cool.
David arrived and took them to his house or what ever to call it. There lie bodies that look like grilled chicken and nobody says a word? I don’t get it. At least someone could have said something or at least reacted somehow.
Walter and David were interesting and to see their differences. Their discussions about creation and androids versus humans was alright even though I am not very interested in seeing Alien turning into android movie. One other thing that their discussion about creation was that it dragged on for too long. Keep David but focus less on AI for the next movie. Yes each Alien movie has had AI but it was given a too big of a role here, that was kind of disappointing.
Ledward puking blood was nasty, that and also the mouth burster were the grossest scenes in the movie.
The Engineer flashback was good, when David bombed them with the goo. As far as the Engineers go I would like to know a little more about them, but they shouldn’t have as big role as they had in Prometheus at the same time they were given a too small of a role in AC. Somewhere in between could be alright although I would prefer the time they got in AC compared to Prometheus if I must choose between them.
It was good that they didn’t show Rosenthals death, that made it more effective. You could use your imagination. They should have done this more often because we saw most of the deaths oh yeah we didn’t really see the shower death scene either.
David’s lair was cool but I would like to know more about what Oram meant when he said that he had seen the devil. That should have been better explained in the movie. Unfortunately, that was too vague, I would like to know more about that comment.
Shaw was dead, ha ha.
When David answered creation to what he believed in, it showed some sort of fanaticism in him but the answer was still lame. They could have written that answer in a better way, at least let him explain it a little bit in that sentence.
I still hope that David re-created the Xeno, not that he made the original. They should have been more exact with that even though some ambiguity can be good sometimes.
The David Walter switch at the end was still not too surprising. Maybe they could have done it in a better way.
Hopefully we will get a sequel to AC, that would be nice. Please develop Daniels and MacBride as characters, that is needed. Keep it closer to the Xeno since that is what started it.
Alien Covenant gets a 3 out of five, compared to Prometheus that gets 2 out of 5 so it is an improvement without a doubt.
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