Alien: Covenant

Why AC followed Prometheus roots.....

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FacehuggerMember380 XPMay-20-2017 9:10 AM

I think its safe to assume (in Ash's tone lol), was a producing money grab.  The producers (and Ridley) knew fans were divisive on that movie and that Prometheus had a solid core following.  They way to increase ticket sales and bring those fans/viewers back was to continue with the Prometheus premise.  Its all about dollars and cents people.  That is the bottom line.

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ChestbursterMember736 XPMay-20-2017 9:45 AM

Its all about dollars and cents people.  That is the bottom line.

Yeah that's usually how it it works.


FacehuggerMember380 XPMay-20-2017 9:51 AM

Some independent productions and other projects do not compare about the bottom line but obviously, commercial film productions (as you responded) sure do.

Dr. Curt Connors

ChestbursterMember661 XPMay-20-2017 9:53 AM

Yep and hopefully it doesn't make much dollars cause it doesn't make any sense, haha.


FacehuggerMember357 XPMay-20-2017 10:05 AM

I think Shakespeare went through a similar thought process.

“Commit the oldest sins, the newest kind of ways “

King Henry IV Part II


FacehuggerMember190 XPMay-20-2017 1:48 PM

@Dr. covenant is already on its way to making money. I believe it had the second highest sci-fi debut. It didn't have a big budget. Honestly with its smaller budget the film looks better than some films with a bigger bugdet. 

One thing about forums they represent a small slice of the fan base. There are many people who don't bother with forums or social media for that matter. Some people just simply go to the movie and that's that and tell their friends or people they run into if asked.

Also the franchise as a whole eclipsed the 1 billion mark. Not too shabby.

Bottom line. I don't really care. I don't get any of that money. If they make movies I go see them. I spend my twenty bucks or whatever and get two hours of entertainment. 


With that hat said I always enjoy when an R rated movie has success. It's important that R rated movies continue to be viable or stupid studio execs will think twice about allowing the R and push annoying pg-13. 


FacehuggerMember388 XPMay-20-2017 1:59 PM

It's a Prometheus sequel, of course it's following its roots, isn't it? 

I actually think the Company changes the title with "Alien" on it so they can grab more money, and it really works.



FacehuggerMember380 XPMay-20-2017 8:18 PM

 @Splatter, I agree with the quality of the film with its 97 million budget but I have seen movies made with much less with great quality.  I think it is going to make a profit but may fall short of what Prometheus did and obviously, there are many reasons that Prometheus made over 400 million worldwide for a reason.

@Jonesy, my topic was created because I read somewhere on the forums that they drifted too much away from Prometheus and appears to be drifting away from the ideas that were conjured in that film.  My post is my reasoning as to why Prometheus was not abandoned completely.

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