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This review sums up how I feel perfectly.
We all got it. It just the vast majority of us just don't like it.
Yep, that guys review nailed it.
It has been my position since its release that A:C is much more than meets the eye, that beneath the surface of the film is a greater story full of thoughtful concepts and ideas; and this further highlights that.
However the execution of the film was poorly handled and the scope so far diminished that it negatively impacts on both Prometheus and Alien combined. David as a creator of the xeno is a poor decision. I like the idea, but in the context of the xenomorph it destroys the legacy and mystery behind this iconic creature.
All we can hope for going forward is that it revealed David had his fun playing god, and that the engineers return with vengeance for his genocidal act on their people. They unleash the true xeno on humanity in response to our self-righteous android's actions.
I kind of agree with the review a bit... but then it has many flaws... the movie... but yes there was a picture being painted just not executed well... Prometheus likewise.
The Interviewer however did not understand a FEW Key things with Prometheus though.
R.I.P Sox 01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017
@IRaptus PLEASE let what you said come true. That could make for an epic masterpiece. As long as its 2 1/2 hrs PLUS, and not chopped down the way Prometheus and A:C both were, unfairly.
Also, I definitely agree with you that A:C will gain more respect once the blu-ray with the deleted scenes comes out and it can be presented properly edited. (C'mon 4K Blu!) Prometheus was met with even more scorn, and it has only gained respect since its release. Time will tell.
I agree with this article. I need to see AC again, like Prometheus it's dripping with information and will reward repeat viewings, I think.
The Morb was marginalized because it's boring. There's no way to make that thing scary anymore, although I do wish the classic chestburster were used, and that more focus was given to the horror of the facehugger, and acid blood. But it again feels like these elements were brought in to gratify the fan base.
I think it's worth considering how well the classic and new elements were married in this movie, especially given the constraints of budget and runtime. But in the end, like Prometheus, AC feels rushed, with important elements not being allowed to breathe.
In Alien, the grail everyone wants to recapture, it worked because there was time to focus on each beat. It worked in large part due to its simplicity, which isn't an option here. A new mythology has to be built on these comparatively simple elements if one hopes to sell them today. Ridley is simply not in an enviable position here. I'm impressed he took it on at all.