wautd wrote:Still waiting for an Alien movie that brings back the damn pulse rifle. The single most coolest gun in the whole franchise any sci-fi movie ever made
Well it is a dressed up Tommy Gun with a cut down Remington 870 underneath, both fantastic guns IRL so its no wonder the Pulse Rifle itself is kickass. Plus that sound, truly awesome.
On topic, David doing what he did really makes the Xenos far less cool then they used to be. They used to be somewhat mysterious, their origins too. Were they weapons of war or something being sent to be disposed of? Were they made or naturally occurring? What was their relationship with the Space Jockeys?
But we got the answer and it sucks, same with the answer of who the Space Jockeys were. Not some completely alien creature or eldritch abomination, nah just a bunch of Shaq sized pale Mark Strong looking humans, thats fucking it.
As an aside, what the frak is up with David's obsession with the xenos? I kinda assumed in Prometheus him pretty much date raping that sterile dude was part of some plot to study the effects of the red matter....I mean macguffin....I mean black goo for Weyland. Pretty much all the synths with an obession with the xenos have done so for a reason. Like Ash having a hardon for them, calling them a perfect organism because I guess in his robit brain the perfect organism is a living gimp suit rape machine, was done because the company ordered him. David, I dunno, maybe I'm forgetting some or missed some subtext.
Another aside, Promi and Covenant really confirm what some here said I think after Prometheus came out, that Ridley Scott is living in the shadows of Alien and Aliens but seeming to not understand what made them work. Alien was an amazing science fiction horror movie with an ensemble cast of likable believable characters that you felt for when they died. Normal people thrust in an impossible situation, reacting pretty intelligently and fighting tooth and nail to survive. Aliens was a actiony romp with probably the greatest badass female lead ever, a great cast of supporting characters, and again believable characters you actually didn't want to die, even the green Lt Gorman you kinda grew attached to. Considered by some to be one of the most realistic portrayals of soldiers in sci-fi and cinema in general, just normal people trying to do their job.
Noe of the followup movies managed to do the series right. Aliens 3 had a decent cast playing okay characters who seemed atleast moderately intelligent but had no suspense, no real action, and was maligned by interference. Alien Resurrection has a incredibly bland cast of characters (despite Ron Perlman being there) who were pretty much total idiot cardboard cutouts and the action and suspense was crap. AvP had decent-ish characters that showed some....some intelligence but bland action, no horror. AvP2 had gore and rape that seemed to only exist to shock people like forcing Xeno embryos down pregnant women's throats to eat their unborn babies and a kid with a chestburster.
Ridley got the reigns back, seemed to want to do his series justice and.....more of the same. Prometheus was a freaking mess with scarcely a likeable character, most of the cast seemed to only exist to pad the body count, everyone was idiots, and the plot was nonsensical. There was no suspense, the action was crap, and they wasted the talents of so goddamn many good actors. And didn't exactly add anything positive to the mythos of the Alien universe.
Covenant seems to be more of the same with the added benefit of tons more rape and the shitting on the fans of Prometheus who wanted to see how Shaws story continued. Well now they know, with genocide and rape. Wooo, bet those fans feel lucky.
I have my problems with Neill Blomkamp, like the fact he seems to make the same movie over and over and also Die Antwerp ruining an otherwise decent movie, but I so goddamn wish it was his Aliens sequel being made instead of this even if it would somehow involve some graffiti covered urban wasteland and something to do with class divide and racism.