Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Horror Movie Challenge: Alien Covenant (2017)

Another new one.  Plus I am running out of tape material.

Note: Spoilers ahead.

Alien Covenant attempts correct some of the mistakes from Prometheus.  Not sure how well it succeeds. For starters, this is a proper Alien movie, with xenomorphs, spaceships, a crazy android. Everything that made the first one a sci-fi and horror classic.

This one doesn't quite work as well.

It's a good sci-fi flick and has some good moments, but otherwise, it is only ok.

I am not exactly sure why that is.

I talked to my wife and son about this.  They pointed out that the alien was not really the enemy. They were only a tool. The real bad guy was the android, David.

Well, I had hoped for more.

1 comment:

Cross Planes said...

After realizing that, to me, mystery is good for some characters (No, I'm not glad I now know Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett or Wolverine's origins) I'm astounded that Hollywood keeps giviing Ridley Scott the greenlight on revealing some strange and awkward origin points for the xenomorphs.

I like David as a villain, mostly because Fassbender is an incredible actor, but I don't need to see how it all lined up to get us first to the Nostromo and then to LV-426.

I don't dislike Prometheus or Covenant, but they don't match up wit the quality of the first 2 films.