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so what did we make of it?

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ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPMar-01-2017 9:45 AM

the latest trailer is awesome. we see a lot yet I don't think a lot has been given away. def looks like david has been busy but we already knew that. has anyones theories changed in any way after watching the new trailer?

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Skrapha

OvomorphMember38 XPMar-01-2017 10:00 AM

Well it looks like David has become fairly naughty....from what Ive gathered reading all the interviews and leaks is that he has experimented on various life forms, possibly even using Shaw as a host, or using her genetics to somehow bring about the new eggs we saw on the poster.  Those eggs puzzle me, for something had to lay them, but what?

It appears that Shaw locked herself in the hypersleep chamber to escape from something, and I think David had some schemes and plans that involved her, and experiments of a...bloody nature....?

The new protomorph looks amazing, Im glad they brought back the faint skull-like eyes showing beneath the front carapace, it gives the beast a far more sinister look, as though something inside it used to be human, but is now suppressed and overcome with the base instincts of the creature.  The overall look of the film feels very nice, and has the same bleak, Icelandic grey look that Prometheus had, with glacial landscapes and black rock waters reflecting a somber grey sky. Very beautiful.

I hope that the film delivers, and answers a few questions, but I wouldnt mind if it left some anansered, as that was one of the things i loved/hated about prometheus, and which gave you and your freinds fodder to chat about for months after.

Ive been reading and following this forum since before the first Prometheus came out, but only now decided to start posting, since I'm so excited about Covenant.  I had to take a break at work simply to watch the trailer when it hit youtube!

Just as this forum did after Prometheus, I cant wait to read the breakdowns and theories leading up to the films release, then the picking apart and puzzle placing after!  That's another thing I loved about Prometheus, and hope Covenant continues the trend.

Cheers

Movie fan

FacehuggerMember500 XPMar-01-2017 10:23 AM

I loved the trailer, it gave us the full look of the xenomorph and the neomorph.

Obsession is a Power, not a Curse ;)

Goddamn Tropics in here

FacehuggerMember288 XPMar-01-2017 11:36 AM

I really liked it

My thoughts have been magnified regarding what David has been up to ( the lab ) it could be on an epic scale if he is responsible for wiping out the inhabitants with the mutagen. However I still feel the damage to the inhabitants was an ancient event, but Davids 'compost heap' of body parts is almost endless for his work

I think they have showed the brutal proto and neo in there full glory as there is something worse they have not showed us

The acting looks believable, esp from KW and Danny Mac ( He looks a real cool customer)

I still feel Walter will try and steal what David has created, Walter is rather low key and too innocent in both main trailers, but this could be a double bluff. I think the confrontation between Walter and David will be epic and that's why it's not shown

I feel Shaw is not shown as this could be part of the crescendo?

I love the look of the Planet sets but that shot of David walking past the bodies to the temple is the money shot for me.

You can also start to piece together some kind of run Order of the film

I still feel there are 4 or 5 key surprises still to be shown

How I think it will pan out from what I've seen so far - 

Once David has disposed of most of his new hosts through his creations, I think the final battle / link will be over the embryos on the Covenant. Daniels wanting to protect them and David wanting to aquire them to continue his work

 

Dr. Curt Connors

ChestbursterMember661 XPMar-01-2017 11:47 AM

The only word I think I can really use to give Alien: Covenant the respect it deserves is, EPIC! The scale, the threats, the suspense, the Xeno/Proto, the Neo, the horror, everything. This is going to be one EPIC movie! Can't wait!

suwhited

FacehuggerMember355 XPMar-01-2017 11:58 AM

My assessment  of the trailer is--

Casual Fan: Overall it was good, had some interesting elements....Whats with this David dude anyways...?

Alien Covenant Junkie: [Like someone after 15 hits of speed...] It was intense, man!!! Did you see the part where the protomorph was trying to bash its head in the ****pit!?!? I'm blown away!!!!!!Stoked! Dude, I just crapped myself, I'm so excited!!!!!!!!

Casual Fan: Uh, okay. I'm trying to understand the whitish looking aliens....Look different that the ones from Aliens and AVP....

Alien Covenant Junkie: [Still amped like a kid off Ritalin...] Man, the Neomorph was great, the Protomorph was great, Katherine Waterson's character is badass!!! David is evilllllll!

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Curt Connors

ChestbursterMember661 XPMar-01-2017 12:00 PM

@suwhited   Hahaha, love that assessment!

cmutt

OvomorphMember50 XPMar-01-2017 3:03 PM

I know this probably isn't the popular opinion, but I think it confirms that Ridley Scott sold out on his original ideas and plans for the prequels.

Instead of a story that concentrated on the engineers, their origin, and their history... we have a typical Alien (xenomorph) movie, that's probably only going to touch on the original engineer plotlines from Prometheus. Probably just enough to connect the dots, and just enough to segue into the new direction of these prequels... which is all about xenomorphs and action.

I'm hoping that I'll still like the films, but I'm anticipating being sadly disappointed. That's my 2 cents.

ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPMar-01-2017 3:14 PM

I don't think that may be the case, I think covenant is something that has developed due to response but I have heard ridley originally wanted a trilogy but I have read that there could be 4 movies in total, 2 more after AC

Dr. Curt Connors

ChestbursterMember661 XPMar-01-2017 3:20 PM

Yeah I have heard and read stuff that says that as well ali81.

Neomorph

ChestbursterMember731 XPMar-01-2017 3:49 PM

I really like the new quadrupedal stance that seem to apply to both the Protomorph and the Neomorph.

I think it was the ultimate way to propel the terrifying nature of the alien into an entirely new level of horror in our present time, and it seems like it was either inspired by the animal kingdom yet again or perhaps japanese psychological horror where monsters tend to be twitchy and backwards w. twisted limbs.

I sure do get a lot of The Exorcist and Silent Hill vibes from the new aliens, effectively erasing all of my concerns that "the man in the suit" might not be scary anymore, particularly in broad daylight. 

I sure wasn't prepared for this, and the moment I saw the Protomorph crawled up like a crab at the end of the trailer, I went full fanboy. I was also genuinely scared at what I saw, and that is all I want. 

Batchpool

FacehuggerMember357 XPMar-01-2017 4:08 PM

I’m finding the centrepiece of the dancing Hawaiian girl in the Prologue: Last Supper becoming more poignant. The theme of fire would appear to be continued, with what may be a reference to The Hawaiian Goddess of fire Pele and may also give a clue to Shaw’s fate possibly. The way the new trailer has exploded onto collective screens has heightened my sense of anticipation for a cracking movie. I think there are going to be lots of nods to Alien. Just as Parker said “No blood, no Dallas, nothing”, we have a similar delivery from Daniels. ”Nothing…No birds, no animals, nothing.”

Although we have what might be a series of snapshots of the storyline, I think that will be nothing compared to what we get.

Buckle up, because I think this going to be  the sort of ride with some severe twists and turns.

Stan Winston (deceased)

FacehuggerMember173 XPMar-01-2017 4:29 PM

Well looks to me the "neomorph" is pretty much the finished article. How many more steps are required in 2 more films before we get to Alien?

ali81

NeomorphMember1823 XPMar-02-2017 8:45 AM

depends on what ridley had planned to show us. remember his original plan for these movies wasn't exactly alien movies. so we have the original plot for Prometheus to continue (who made us?why do they want to kill us?) and we also have the deacon I believe to revisit on lv223. theres so many ways ridley can take us in other films. plus looking at the protomorph, we still have to see how the xeno comes about so theres plenty to cover in 2 films.

Deep Space

FacehuggerMember320 XPMar-02-2017 9:39 AM

Ok, honestly, this trailer left me less excited than the first - I feel it may have given too much away (we shall see).

I think it was aimed more at the fanboy/action crowd: where the first trailer set a dark sinister mood, almost Gothic, this one seemed to be all about the creature feature - which is fine, I expect it, but hope there is more . . .

That said, the Engineer cityscape scene was awesome as was David's 'lab' (which is still debatable as to if it was already there?) and the corpse on the table is very intriguing.  If it is from the Covenant who could it be - guy who is face hugged looks best bet? If so, what is David doing with him?  if not, where is it from and who the hell is it if not Shaw or an engineer?  

It looks like it will be a quick paced film and happen over a short period of (real) time - like Prometheus did.

Promisingly, I hope the best is to come from what we haven't yet seen e.g. Shaw, David/Walter, Engineers(?) and the Covenant ship itself . . .

As a nerdy fan - I'm very excited but cautiously optimistic, you might say.

As a general film goer I'd say "looks like more of the same . . ."  Which could be a good or bad thing?!

 

cmutt

OvomorphMember50 XPMar-02-2017 12:58 PM

Although all of the signs point to the prequels turning towards more classic "Alien - xenomorph" action films... I'm desperately hoping that RS will also keep the depth of the stories in place. 

To me, that's what makes the whole Alien franchise what it is... the futuristic world, the unfamiliar environments, the questions and puzzles that are posed, and the danger and horror of the discoveries.

As long as the stories are still deep and vast... then I'll be happy.

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