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Reply #70 on: August 07, 2017, 05:31:13 PM

I feel like if Ridley Scott had thought he was creating a universe, they would have been.
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Reply #71 on: August 07, 2017, 05:54:39 PM

I feel like if Ridley Scott had thought he was creating a universe, they would have been.

He didn't create a universe, he created an anthology series where 4 different directors did their take on Ripley vs. Xenomorph and each of those takes is in a completely different subgenre from the rest. Now he's just making fanfic level backstory that should have been relegated to a chapter of some Alien art book or something. Instead Scott thinks he's making the Silmarillion of the Alien franchise or something because he thinks paying lip service to the ideas of gods and creation is somehow the same as actually having something to say about the subject.
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Reply #72 on: August 07, 2017, 09:11:39 PM

I feel like if Ridley Scott had thought he was creating a universe, they would have been.

He didn't create a universe, he created an anthology series where 4 different directors did their take on Ripley vs. Xenomorph and each of those takes is in a completely different subgenre from the rest. Now he's just making fanfic level backstory that should have been relegated to a chapter of some Alien art book or something. Instead Scott thinks he's making the Silmarillion of the Alien franchise or something because he thinks paying lip service to the ideas of gods and creation is somehow the same as actually having something to say about the subject.
When I say this about Star Wars, people split a fucking lip.
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Reply #73 on: August 08, 2017, 01:27:26 AM

Doesn't mean you're wrong.

Expect poison from the standing water.
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Reply #74 on: August 08, 2017, 05:05:10 AM

I feel like if Ridley Scott had thought he was creating a universe, they would have been.

He didn't create a universe, he created an anthology series where 4 different directors did their take on Ripley vs. Xenomorph and each of those takes is in a completely different subgenre from the rest. Now he's just making fanfic level backstory that should have been relegated to a chapter of some Alien art book or something. Instead Scott thinks he's making the Silmarillion of the Alien franchise or something because he thinks paying lip service to the ideas of gods and creation is somehow the same as actually having something to say about the subject.
When I say this about Star Wars, people split a fucking lip.

I have a lot of the same issues with Rogue One that I have with Alien: Covenant.
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Reply #75 on: August 27, 2017, 03:49:05 AM

Rented this last night, knowing very little except "it's related to Prometheus" thinking "oops, I forgot to see that new Alien movie; at last some proper sci-fi to watch!"

I've enjoyed every previous Alien movie. I should confirm that I like Alien 3, Alien:Resurrection, and Promethius.

Alien: Covenant was fucking awful. A story that detracted from all the others, made bad use of aliens, and was stupidly predictable at every turn. Not even worth a rental. I wish I'd waited until it turned up on an SVOD service, and even if it does I'd recommend re-watching The Expanse instead.

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Reply #76 on: September 02, 2017, 06:36:37 PM

Yeah this isn't a good movie.

Expect poison from the standing water.
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Reply #77 on: September 03, 2017, 06:02:45 AM

I saw it recently too, borrowed it from someone whose friendship I am now doubting.

It was fucking awful, and I was watching it with very low expectations to start with.
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