Firstly, I should preface this by saying that the original Alien is my favourite film of all time. I consider it to be a flawless work of art and Ridley Scott's masterpiece. Aliens is also one of my favourite ever films so whenever I hear there is a new film to be added to this franchise, I'm always excited for it.
I also really like Prometheus which I think was a very ambitious project and I was big fan of the direction it was heading.
After avoiding all marketing and trailers for the last 5 months, I finally got to see Covenant in glorious iMax with no knowledge of plot etc...
I was thoroughly entertained throughout but it is generally a bit of a disappointment. Much like Prometheus, this film just constantly throws plot holes and stupidity at you;
There are no memorable human characters. The creatures are on screen too much. Characters are constantly doing and saying ridiculous things. Some of the CGI reminded me of the stop motion figurines used in Alien 3.
There were just too many flaws for me to enjoy it fully.
I'm looking forward to the inevitable 10 page discussion/argument about this. I have a few questions to say the least. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Didn't think much to the first one when I first saw it so rewatched it on Saturday. My brother said he enjoyed it a lot more second time around. I feel like I'm missing something. Everyone seems to love it. It has its moments but for me, it's very hit and miss.
Went to see Vol 2 yesterday and absolutely loved it. Much much better than the first one. It didn't matter that the plot is just a rip off of Futurama's 'A Bicyclops built for two', this is a character driven film that thrives on the dynamics and interactions between its stars.
One of the funniest films I've seen for a while. Drax/Bautista puts in a comedic performance worthy of awards imo. Note perfect.
Coming back to the futurama thing... Is it just coincidence that the plots are almost identical?