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Old 08-28-2017, 02:22 PM
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Hey M, This is an excellent review. It's so good you actually made me curious to see this film when I said to myself after Prometheus that I wouldn't
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Thanks, Boston. I appreciate that. I only recommend walking into it with low expectations and as a straight horror flick. I was pleasantly surprised.
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"As though finally correcting the disastrous collision course Prometheus was heading, director Ridley Scott steers Alien: Covenant back on track to dock with the familiar, much-preferred storyline introduced in the original 1979 classic."

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"I hated Prometheus because it didn't give me the same movie over, which Scott has decided to rectify. As such, we now have the same movie recycled that we have been getting for decades."

Sorry, but no. This movie was dreadful. For one thing, because it did just rehash the same thing over. Secondly, because the characters served no purpose other than being there to die. Not to mention they were some of the stupidest people ever. Who goes to an alien planet and not wear proper protection? And these are the people that were put in charge of leading 2000 families to another planet? Was this part of a "Getting Rid of Earth's Dumbest People" deportation program?

Then we have the entire fuck you given to fans of Prometheus. That story will NEVER have an actual conclusion now.

" However, it is good filmmaking that vastly improves on its predecessor by simply being entertaining while adding an arguably satisfying twist to the alien's genesis."

You mean by making David the creator of the Xenomorphs, which completely undermines the fear factor of the original? They are no longer aliens, they are science experiments by man.

Covenant makes Resurrection look like a masterpiece. At least that movie respected its audience enough to answer all questions by the end of the film. My god, the more I think about Covenant the more I hate. While King Arthur, Death Note, Ghost in the Shell, and REsident Evil The Final Chapter are garbage movies, Covenant is without a doubt the worst movie of 2017.

Of course, you probably hated Halloween III because it didn't have Michael in it and praised Halloween 4 for recycling the same story.
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Secondly, because the characters served no purpose other than being there to die. Not to mention they were some of the stupidest people ever. Who goes to an alien planet and not wear proper protection?
Wait, is this about Prometheus or Covenant?
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:37 PM
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"As though finally correcting the disastrous collision course Prometheus was heading, director Ridley Scott steers Alien: Covenant back on track to dock with the familiar, much-preferred storyline introduced in the original 1979 classic."

AKA:

"I hated Prometheus because it didn't give me the same movie over, which Scott has decided to rectify. As such, we now have the same movie recycled that we have been getting for decades."

Sorry, but no. This movie was dreadful. For one thing, because it did just rehash the same thing over. Secondly, because the characters served no purpose other than being there to die. Not to mention they were some of the stupidest people ever. Who goes to an alien planet and not wear proper protection? And these are the people that were put in charge of leading 2000 families to another planet? Was this part of a "Getting Rid of Earth's Dumbest People" deportation program?

Then we have the entire fuck you given to fans of Prometheus. That story will NEVER have an actual conclusion now.
You are always welcomed to think what you want about a movie. There are never right or wrong answers when it comes to preferences or taste, but feeling insulted by someone else's preferences or being angry that a film did not satisfy your particular whims or desires doesn't really make for a reasonable discussion. I prefer not to risk reviving the same argument again because it has been discussed ad nauseam
here
http://forums.highdefdigest.com/blu-ray-software-general-discussion/125411-prometheus-coming-blu-ray-blu-ray-3d-october-9-a.html

here
http://forums.highdefdigest.com/blu-ray-software-general-discussion/127654-prometheus-3d-high-def-digest-review.html


and here
http://forums.highdefdigest.com/blu-ray-software-general-discussion/128054-prometheus-high-def-digest-review.html


Nevertheless, here is a quick recap. Scientists doing stupid things is an oxymoron, insulting and an immensely stupid plot device for the sake of moving the story. This plot removed the pretentiousness of the first and its heavy-handed ambitions in favor for a more streamlined, straightforward horror thriller because it is more entertaining. Granted, there were a few scenes and conversations that were somewhat loaded, but at least, they were not unskillfully overbearing. In this tightly-written script, the characters are average, heavily-flawed individuals capable of mistakes that lead to greater problematic issues and drive them for desperate solutions to survive. The movie is not perfect, but it is more entertaining for my taste and preferences.


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" However, it is good filmmaking that vastly improves on its predecessor by simply being entertaining while adding an arguably satisfying twist to the alien's genesis."

You mean by making David the creator of the Xenomorphs, which completely undermines the fear factor of the original? They are no longer aliens, they are science experiments by man.

Covenant makes Resurrection look like a masterpiece. At least that movie respected its audience enough to answer all questions by the end of the film. My god, the more I think about Covenant the more I hate. While King Arthur, Death Note, Ghost in the Shell, and REsident Evil The Final Chapter are garbage movies, Covenant is without a doubt the worst movie of 2017.
Again, you are welcomed to believe that all you want, but this sequel makes a better connection to the original franchise than the first movie. While you don't like David's involvement, the mystery of the Xenomorph has always been that the creature was designed, which Prometheus tried to explore in no unsubtle terms. Since the original 1979 classic, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation has wanted the creature for experimentation to possibly perfect it further and weaponize it, almost as if they have always known it was designed.

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You do realize who wrote this review, right?
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This was not a good movie. Downright boring, awful plot. Stupid characters. 1/5
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Yeah, not many cared for this movie at all, and it did poorly at the box office, which puts the third installment into question and Fox might just abandon it altogether.
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Wait, is this about Prometheus or Covenant?
lol Technically both, but the people in Prometheus DID wear proper gear most of the time.
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You are always welcomed to think what you want about a movie. There are never right or wrong answers when it comes to preferences or taste, but feeling insulted by someone else's preferences or being angry that a film did not satisfy your particular whims or desires doesn't really make for a reasonable discussion.
So I'm not allowed to disagree with a person's opinion on a DISCUSSION BOARD?

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Again, you are welcomed to believe that all you want, but this sequel makes a better connection to the original franchise than the first movie.
But that was not the point of Prometheus. The point of Prometheus and its original sequels were to explore something NEW in the Alien universe.

The only connection I needed to the original franchise was being told it was in the same timeline, that is it. If I want to watch Alien, I will watch Alien. If I want to watch Aliens, I will watch Aliens. Why would I want to watch an inferior movie that copies Alien and Aliens when I could just watch the originals instead?

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the mystery of the Xenomorph has always been that the creature was designed
No, the mystery of the Xenomorphs was not knowing how they were created and that it seemed like they were naturally born organisms.

Did anyone say back in 1979, "Hmmmmmmm, I want them to make a prequel that tells me how the alien was created because I need to know how this even happened?"

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the Weyland-Yutani Corporation has wanted the creature for experimentation to possibly perfect it further and weaponize it, almost as if they have always known it was designed.
The thing is, we don't know how they knew about it and we didn't need to know. They just did. Not everything has to have an explanation for it.

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