Mike Matei / May 26th, 2017
Alien Covenant movie review
May 26, 2017 at 4:05 am
Mike, you left arm is disappearing, did you have some accident when time traveling?
May 26, 2017 at 7:07 am
Is this comment section working?
May 26, 2017 at 7:18 am
People can’t comment when certain words are blocked, like ‘f i r s t’.
The others are a mystery.
May 26, 2017 at 7:32 am
I thought it was the worst of the series.
The David stuff is wonderful, but everything around it is a horrible bore.
The Covenant crew I care nothing for.
The biggest mistake was getting rid of Elizabeth Shaw.
She’s a very likable and interesting character.
There are two prologues that James mentioned that you have to watch on the internet because they couldn’t be bothered to waste time on anything not boring in the movie.
There’s a prologue focusing on the crew which still makes me care nothing for them as they are just cliched characters with no appeal.
There’s a nice prologue featuring Shaw and David, which should have been expanded to be the beginning half of the film.
May 26, 2017 at 7:38 am
Imagine if Shaw and David arrive on the planet and its just them bonding intellectually.
They get close but Shaw slowly starts to realize that David doesn’t have her staying alive in his best interests.
She realizes he wants her dead to fuel his experiments and then it becomes a mental game of cat and mouse.
Shaw eventually escapes but is now left alone to survive on this planet.
David may think she’s dead.
May 26, 2017 at 7:44 am
Ten years later and the Covenant arrives.
Shaw survived to be a badass (like Sarah Connor from T1 to T2).
Half of the Covenant crew is greeted by David then Shaw arrives to try to convince them of what David’s real intentions are.
David tries to make it look like Shaw is just some crazy religious fanatic that lost it.
So its a tug of war between Shaw and David with these people that can get them off this planet.
Then David unleashes his creations and Shaw must protect these people, including herself.
The prize for the survivors is the Covenant ship.
May 26, 2017 at 8:54 am
I liked it surprisingly. I thought it was better than Prometheus. Gawd, I hated the music in Prometh… That alone ruined it for me.
May 26, 2017 at 8:58 am
I rewatched Alien3, but a different version from the theatrical version and it was actually very good! I also thought it was mediocre before seeing that version. And I don’t get the hate for Resurrection, it was an action comedy and awesome and different.
May 26, 2017 at 9:08 am
*SPOILER* Yeah, the clichés..I thought the end was dumb though, it was so predictable that David was impersonating that I thought they wouldn’t do that. They should’ve written instead that David would’ve hidden, somehow, aliens inside the other android without knowing. Because we all knew it would have a bad ending since there are four other movies chronologically after. SPOILER
May 26, 2017 at 9:15 am
Data and Lore, good comparison though.. Alien is good A to Z. Aliens used to be my favorite movie ever, but the more I watch it lately, the more I find the ending silly. The power-loader fight I mean.
May 26, 2017 at 10:31 am
I wouldnt say it was better than Alien 3 Assembly cut.
May 26, 2017 at 10:32 am
Please play Alien: Isolation on J&MM!
It’s right up both of your alleys, just edit to where the Alien comes in since it takes a while.
May 26, 2017 at 2:08 pm
They made this to UN canon AVP movies.
May 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm
Which is more quotable, This is Spinal Tap or American Movie? Oops, on a more related note: This movie was like a breath of fresh air to me.
May 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Damn it stop saying par.
May 27, 2017 at 3:59 am
Alien Covenant is a steaming pile of shit. It shits down the throat of all which made Alien and Aliens cool.
May 27, 2017 at 4:17 am
James…. “Alien 5” aka Alien: Awakening was the brain child of Neil Blomkamp. Which of course acted like Alien 3 and 4 never happened. But Since douche bag, Ridley Scott changed the name of Prometheus 2 to Alien: Paradise Lost, Fox thought it would be too confusing to have two Alien movies coming out. So they stopped the production of Alien “5”. And now it is never going to happen. So now we can look forward to another shitty prequel. Thanks Ridley Scott!
May 31, 2017 at 3:19 pm
I totally agree with the positision in the line up. Itsb etter than 3. (unsure if better than prometheus, i need to watch it again) but def. better than 3 which makes it one of the top 3 Alien movies.
The video on youtube is the ALien: Covenant Prologue
Doesnt really set anything up just shows a tad bit of story/cut scenes which Noomi Rapace/Shaw and David.
DAmn shame they got her back for the movie and just up and Alien 3’d the fuck out of the movie.
June 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm
I thought Covenant did its job as Prometheus 2, my feeling is people are having a hard time between expectations and what they’re plated.
As I understood the original intent of this trilogy, it was not designed to be a direct Alien prequel, but movies existing in the same universe as Alien. I still enjoy that vibe that ‘sort of’ exists, but my sense is this was overridden (‘Alien’ wasn’t even supposed to be in this films title).
I’m still super pleased, again, treating it as its own sequel to Prometheus, as opposed to what we hear Mike constantly compare to Alien, like most do, and granted, this is hard not to do.
The growth and demise of David’s unspoken goals, as they have been laid out on screen have been my favorite piece of these movies.
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