Sign in with your E-Mail & Password
Alien Discussion Forums
This Guy Gets It

This Guy Gets It

2,531 Views8 RepliesAdd A Reply
Forum Topic


OvomorphMember29 XPJun-15-2017 2:38 PM

This review sums up how I feel perfectly.

8 Responses to This Guy Gets It


OvomorphMember29 XPJun-15-2017 2:39 PM


NeomorphMember1541 XPJun-15-2017 2:56 PM

We all got it. It just the vast majority of us just don't like it.


ChestbursterMember511 XPJun-15-2017 3:31 PM

Yep, that guys review nailed it.


PraetorianStaff2414 XPJun-15-2017 4:28 PM

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.


DeaconMember10128 XPJun-16-2017 7:50 AM

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


ChestbursterMember907 XPJun-16-2017 8:20 AM

@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.


FacehuggerMember316 XPJun-16-2017 11:41 AM

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.


OvomorphMember29 XPJun-16-2017 4:23 PM

^^^^^Great post

Add A Reply
Log in to Post
Enter Your E-Mail
Enter Your Password

Stay Logged In
Scified Network
Godzilla-Movies.comHosted Community
JurassicWorld3.netHosted Community
Alien-Covenant.comHosted Community
Hosted Community
Predator4-Movie.comHosted Community
New Alien: Covenant Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
51% To Next Rank
84% To Next Rank
Michelle Johnston
Michelle Johnston
76% To Next Rank
67% To Next Rank
91% To Next Rank
Latest Alien Fandom Activity
Get this Prometheus sweater!
Alien Sweater

Alien: Covenant is a sequel to 2012's Prometheus as well as a prequel to 1979's ALIEN. Alien fans looking to know more about Alien: Covenant should check back often. is an information resource for film enthusiasts looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Alien: Covenant. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Alien: Covenant, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Alien & Predator Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Alien and Prometheus looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Alien: Covenant, Prometheus and its associated names, logos and images are property of 20th Century Fox and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Alien: Covenant's release. If you have any questions about this site, its content or the Scified Network in general, feel free to contact Scified directly.

Scified is an entertainment media network covering the latest news on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of unless otherwise stated. Images and names of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2021