Because it was like the first appearance of the original aliens we saw in the old films. Just what does the finale have in store? Why the hell would anybody do this to their fans? It is a lot better than first meets the eye. I also really do consider Prometheus to be one of the most gorgeous-looking special films of the last decade and this continues that- from the Covenant ship to the grain fields and other vegetation eerily covering the mostly desolate other terrain of the planet. And that feeling never entirely abated over the course of the whole thing. There's some surprises in store, with Fassbender a double bonus, and there's some striking chatter ranging from if there's benefits of the human race? Nevertheless, well maintained film in its balance coming from previous hits in the series and going forward to bring more hits.
I'm already anticipating the next film. They are headed on a colonial mission to another planet before an electric shock takes out the ship, the Captain, and 47 other members. From the off disaster strikes, thrusting the crew into emotional strife. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles a lot like the Earth, nevertheless, sooner or later, the unsuspecting members of the Covenant will have to cope with invincible and unconquerable biological foes beyond human comprehension. I really wanted to like it but came a way with a huge sense of disappointment Not sure about all the bad reviews, I enjoyed the movie.
I'm guessing because I wasn't expecting it to be particularly cerebral. The characters don't help either as most just come off like archetypes. The actor's voice and demeanor reflect that of the android Bishop and gives us a bridge to his design. There's nothing in the story. Finally i'm no closer to understanding why these movies are necessary. When I saw the engineers I was disappointed as to why are our creators so pathetic, but that was the genius of it, remember what I said about the dynamics? It's another prequel, hence the prequel series on the making. Any expectation of this turning out to be a fresh masterpiece was always going to be crushed, so really it's best viewed as a loving retread.
Watched Alien: Covenant a 3rd time. The android Walter and how he was portrayed also blends the style of android we see in Aliens. A neutrino burst harms the ship, and slaughters some of the settlers. We start with a prologue involving Weyland and David, the conversation involving creation, the most pertinent of which being the question of the ages, where do we come from? So only 18 years to go between this, from 2104 to 2122. Bad science, plot and logic holes, average acting etc, these rightly don't deserve forgiveness, but it's hardly the devil's spawn here, in fact its's great fun as much as being a visual treat.
His motivations and whether he considers himself human or God is constantly in question and Fassbender's soft-spoken performance continues to haunt. They also seem to be getting worse with age. This flick would serve as a fine bridge between them. Just it's at this point I should probably say that after Aliens there started to be less reason to want these. You're not supposed to make us root for the alien, guys.
For such an authoritative, superior and intelligent film - I find it odd that every character stumbles around like a simple minded cretin making unwise decision after unwise decision. The aliens, when you can see them, are cool, but there is a lot of downtime between them, and a few quality kills does not a 200 million dollar mega blockbuster make. Reluctant to get back into their pods for a 7 year journey, the on board crew responsible for the ship's upkeep decide instead to answer a distress transmission coming from another planet. Billy Crudup plays the faith-based character, and like the last movie, this movie seems to be including that without ever really giving it value in the meaning of life conversation. There is also a lot of subtle reference to Terminator 2. The dynamic between the androids Walter and David and the acting that went into that is something quite special.
Ultimately, what was intended as an exploratory and peaceful mission, under those circumstances, it will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. Particularly, it landed in the hands of the original maker. In that alone is a reference to T:2. Purposely inflicting as much mental damage as he could by making the exact opposite decisions his fans wanted him to make says yes, he should leave the Alien franchise up to someone else. Prometheus was really a lot of questions searching for answers, ambitious in asking not only about the creation of alien life, but human life as well.
We also get the first look at the Neo-morph, who is born the same way, seems a bit faster than the Xeno-morph but the main differences are it doesn't have the Venus fly trap tongue and it can stand like a human. The story focused too much on the robot. Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Imdb Rating 6. Is Ridley Scott as demented as David in this movie? As I have heard, that film would be focused more on the robot. Crew 15 - Colonists 2000 - Embryos 1140. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
It's easy to tell what this movie wants to do and it's even easier to see the twist coming a half hour before it even comes. Ridley Scott, it seems, is damned if he does and damned if he don't as regards the Alien franchise he so gloriously kick-started back in 1979. The movie was nothing short of sublime, David was stranded and the Valkyries picked him up and he entered Valhalla covenant in full Grace as he puts forward the new formula of humanity…. Michael Fassbender really did one hell of a job acting those two parts of Walter and David. Stay away if you value your peace of mind. From David to his creator, from the engineers to us , the beauty of such dynamics is untouched like a grey painting that makes you take a few steps in fear back as its unveiled. This film knows it all.