Buy, Rent or Skip Alien: Covenant?

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
« on: November 08, 2017, 05:42:37 am »
Alien: Covenant
3 Stars out of 5



For the first time, in a long time, I'm actually quite confused about whether or not I liked a movie and that is the case with Alien: Covenant. As with all Alien flicks, the setup takes way too long and is damn slow. Expected that. And then it starts to pick up and gain some steam and then....it goes off the rails because it felt like Ridley Scott was shoehorning to much stuff into the flick for the masses to make up for Prometheus, which I never had a problem with. I actually liked it. Anyway, in Alien: Covenant, it just felt like random stuff was being thrown against the wall in an effort to please those naysayers. Furthermore, it felt too reminiscent of what has already been done with regards to plot and characters and setups and "payoffs". The whole David Vs. Walter plot just seemed way too convenient for what transpires. I just don't know how I feel about this movie. Maybe with some needed time away from this viewing, I can revisit the flick and see how it plays the second time around. I think I just wanted it to be more along the lines of what we got in Prometheus instead of what we have already seen in Alien 1-4. But then again, I guess that's what most people want. Anyway, flick does look fantastic and the sets are awesome. Definitely worth a Rent. Biggest WTF moment of course is James Franco, who I had no idea was in this.
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