Feb-11-2018 8:19 AM
Hopefully we will be given something new but I doubt it. They could look around and try to find influences so we will not be given a lot of the same again. Look at what Covenant did and try to avoid much of that.
I hope that we will be given less David and Better Human Characters, at least some. Alien Covenant had Oram and then who? None other than Oram stood out among the humans, which was unfortunate. David and Walter were interesting but they are androids. Some new monsters would be nice to see but I am afraid that we will see much more of the same that Covenant had namely poorly written human characters and an over-reliance on androids so it will suck donkey dick. Characters over plot, thank you very much. I do not want an Alien Covenant 2 (as far as the quality goes), no way.
About an over-reliance on David I can tell you all this: sure he is a good actor but it is kind of boring to have a sadistic android in 60-70% of the movie. That is too much of the total runtime.
Speaking of the plot, I hope that they will change it so it will not be something involving another Derelict. There should be some different ships at least. There have been a derelict in all Scott's alien movies, this is not a big issue but I heard of that in a podcast and that was right. Something new please. You are right that they must change that because it feels a bit old by now to me.
More suspense and keep the monsters in the shadow, do not over-expose them like they did in Alien Covenant. Alien worked because they left a lot of that up to the imagination, that is what good horror movies do. The monsters can be developed in different directions but David is getting old to me no matter what Scott says. I don't want a third prequel movie about an android, that is really boring. I hope that they do not want us to support David and root for him, that is just silly. I will not support a mad android but maybe that is what Scott wants us to do I don't know.
More of the Engineers please, and try to make them interesting. Maybe they could make the SJ either an Engineer or something closely related to the Engineers. They had potential in Prometheus but they got to be better done this time. Try to figure out ways to make them a threat and try to show us more about their society, political structures, and religion. Perhaps there will not be much dedicated to that in a two hour movie but at least there could be hints. I would rather have more of them than about David because we have already had one movie about him (which mainly is what Covenant was about, his agenda).
Speaking of the WY, I would rather see them than David because then it could possibly involve some interesting human characters. Maybe someone that does not know about their agenda and that turns against them when they realize it, that could be interesting and could make for some interesting human characters.
A movie about David creating a lot of eggs? That sounds boring to me
What a good post Theseus, thank you. I agree that Alien evolution is a better title.
"I am drawn to RS comments about it not being so much about Xenomorphs, meaning that David will actually portray himself as Walter and help the Colonist Set up a New World... before things go to POT!"
I am already worried that it will suck, someone should tell Scott that a movie dedicated to an android for 65/75% of the total time is a bad idea. Actually there are alien fans that are not that into David, like me but there are probably other persons too. There are different kind of alien fans since this has been around for a while now so I hope that Scott's ego will not kill it because I think that is what is about to happen to be honest.