Post by davygallagher on Mar 20, 2016 22:13:04 GMT
It's "Covenant" not Convent. Though Nuns v Xenomorphs sounds cool
Honestly, not fussed. Loved the first half of Promethuse. Scott was making a film in the Alien universe that was not jut a copy of what came before. It asked big questions about the dawn of man and the meaning of existence. Then...the second half. From the moment they landed, it was a retread of the first film. Completely. I'd be OK with that if Scott hadn't said for YEARS he wasn't interested in doing a remake. He lied.
Then, to make matters worse, after saying we were at least 4 films away from having "Alien" in the film title as we weren't at the stage in the story, he bowed to studio pressure and calls this one "Alien...." after all. A cynical decision to try and convince filmgoers "don't worry, we're doing an Alien film this time for sure".
He promised intelligent sci-fi and delivered some of that, but mostly just horror. So disapointing. Add to that the ending of Prometheus now carries no weight as Noomi Rapace said she didn't like the script so isn't returning. Scott also insisted Fox shut down Neil Blonkamp's Alien 5 film as well (officially it's postponed but no, it's cancelled). After his film Chappie flopped, Blonkamp didn't have a chance of the studio going with his film instead of Scott's. Sad. At least Blonkamp was up front about wanting to re-do classic Alien elements including bringing back Ripley and Michael Biehn's marine. I'd rather have that than Scott's.