Alien: Covenant

This may be the last for a while......

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colonialsoldier

FacehuggerMember380 XPJun-07-2017 6:12 AM

http://variety.com/2017/film/columns/jack-sparrow-and-the-alien-time-for-you-to-go-johnny-depp-1202453403/

 

In “Alien: Covenant,” the Alien’s first appearance gives you a similar what’s-old-is-new-but-not-really feeling. We’re on a leafy planet, in rugged terrain that looks perfect for a camping trip; the novelty is that the Alien is going to explode into view not on a sterile spaceship, or inside a slimy obsidian cave with walls like a T. rex’s rib cage, but in the great outdoors. We’ve already seen microbes float into a crew member’s ear like pollen, which leaves you wondering what happened to the facehugger (as it happens, the facehugger is still around, which makes the film seem like it’s playing by two sets of rules, which it is, but never mind). Then the moment of truth arrives. There is much coughing and writhing, there is blood-vomiting, there’s a mood that strains to come off like shock and awe. But when the alien fetus bursts out, the audience feels a bit like an obstetrician presiding over his 10,000th birth. Yep, that’s what it looks like. Next!

9 Responses to This may be the last for a while......

Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPJun-07-2017 8:31 AM

Oram's chest-burster scene was the most uncomfortable scene in the entire movie.  I felt as though Sir Ridley was saying to FOX et al, "Here it is & I hope you choke on it!".  It was truly cringe-worthy for me.  The fetus looked like the bugs from Men in Black, but much less funny!

Barf The Mog

FacehuggerMember146 XPJun-07-2017 9:08 AM

The article is an "opinion," from Gleiberman, a film critic. He refers to ALIEN as being a tired franchise in comparison to Pirates, a film franchise based off a theme park ride.  

Did you read some of the comments that call Gleiberman out about ALIEN? 

Some comments --

The pirate, yes. The Aliens franchise not, because it’s still VERY GOOD. Hollywood is a big prequel, franchise by this point. So, the Aliens franchise will stay, bye!

ALIEN has comic books through Dark Horse, quality toys from NECA, books, video games, and probably a lot more that I failed to mention, oh, and most importantly, it has ties to Giger’s artwork and Dan O’Bannnon’s original story. ALIEN has a greater historical significance in popular culture than Pirates. Gleiberman’s argument is very weak.

What were you hoping for, Gleiberman? The most original ALIEN film to date? Sorry, that happened in 1979. I just hope your sour perspective on ALIEN doesn’t influence the suits at FOX squash the plans for future films.

FOX should give Ridley a smaller budget; ALIEN films do not need $97 Mill. What they need are a great screenplay and excellent characters, and a few A-lister actors to draw in moviegoers.  

@Cerulean Blue - I wholeheartedly disagree with you, because of this -see photo- But, yes it was a different Xeno birth from what we're a familiar with. I doubt Ridley wanted to sabotage this film and the future of ALIEN from the use of practical effects. CGI will never come close to tangible creature effects. 

Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPJun-07-2017 9:28 AM

@Barf The Mog - We are all free to express our opinions & you can disagree with me, that is fine.  I am not upset.  I am perplexed that the Xeno was born as a smaller version of himself, instead of the wormy-guy in your signature?  I guess I should not have expected it to be the same creature, but if it was not going to be, I did expect something in the movie to explain why?  I dunno, I just expect so much from this franchise, that I can only blame myself when I am not amazed at what happens on the screen?

drop your linen

OvomorphMember17 XPJun-07-2017 9:42 AM

What I couldn't understand is why, during Orham's chest buster scene, they had music in the background that sounded like it was from a gardening program

Barf The Mog

FacehuggerMember146 XPJun-07-2017 9:51 AM

@Cerulean Blue - You're so right about the Xeno birth. For some reason, my mind when to the birth of Buddha - he stood and pointed up, and began speaking. I wish the scene had more have a Father/child sentiment. David just taught the Xeno to mimic him, the arms, but there should have been more of "I am your father/creator" moment like the one with Weyland in the beginning. I tend to favor practical effects over CGI any day.  

 

Barf The Mog

FacehuggerMember146 XPJun-07-2017 9:53 AM

@Cerulean Blue - BTW, your name is one of my favorite shades of blue. Friends?

Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPJun-07-2017 10:38 AM

@BTM - Absolutely!  We also need to continue to motivate Sir Ridley!!

Gralen

FacehuggerMember139 XPJun-07-2017 10:41 AM

Oram's path to demise was indeed cringe worthy from start to to the end.

1) He sees the ripped off head

2) He see the Alien Whisperer David communicating with that beast which killed his crew member.

3) He shoots at it but with some hesitation.

4) Dont kill/destroys David because he saw the "devil" before

5) Follows David to his torture/birth chamber after an excuse, like a dumb sheep ready for slaugther.

6) Gives birth and sees the devil one more (last) time. A fitting ending. ;)

Cerulean Blue

FacehuggerMember446 XPJun-07-2017 10:44 AM

@Gralen - Oram was not thinking very clearly.  It was Milburn-esque!

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