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by Hexx » Fri May 12, 2017 11:19 pm

Alien Covenant

Haven't seen Prometheus.

That was legitimately gooseberry fool.

Terrible characters. I could tell you maybe 4-6 names. When everyone's defining characteristic is incompetent and/or stupid it's hard to differeniate or care. The 'last supper' photograph someone looks towards the end wasn't a genuine 'wait who are all those people?' moment rather than a somberinb reflection.

The 'threats' look ridiculous and fake CGI. (Also they grow to full size in about 30 seconds now)

Its badly shot in frantic shakes quick cut action came. I didn't even realise a 5th person had died due bad editing and not even realising we wew missing a character.

I'd rate it below AR and both AvPs - mainly cus of massive disservice to the Alien. It's not a threat on its own - its a threat because incompetent crew and writer created contrivance rather any menace or skill.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 pm

Hexx wrote:Alien Covenant

Haven't seen Prometheus.

That was legitimately gooseberry fool.

Terrible characters. I could tell you maybe 4-6 names. When everyone's defining characteristic is incompetent and/or stupid it's hard to differeniate or care. The 'last supper' photograph someone looks towards the end wasn't a genuine 'wait who are all those people?' moment rather than a somberinb reflection.

The 'threats' look ridiculous and fake CGI. (Also they grow to full size in about 30 seconds now)

Its badly shot in frantic shakes quick cut action came. I didn't even realise a 5th person had died due bad editing and not even realising we wew missing a character.

I'd rate it below AR and both AvPs - mainly cus of massive disservice to the Alien. It's not a threat on its own - its a threat because incompetent crew and writer created contrivance rather any menace or skill.

Yeah I thought it was very unrealistic how the alien came to life in what seemed like minutes or hours. The fights were too easy as well and did not feel tense at all. Finally yes none of the characters except David/Walter and Daniels were memorable.


Very nostalgic 8/10
But still rather watch Alien and Aliens any day. Can't believe they have canned Alien 5.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by zXe » Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 pm

Ouch

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Peter Crisp » Sat May 13, 2017 12:06 am

I found Alien Covenant to be ok but just an overall disappointment.
I'd give it a 6 or 7.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Hexx » Sat May 13, 2017 6:01 am

Re:Ending

Wtf was with her standing in front of the truck, which seems to have zero ground clearance, magically dodging it and Alan?

Then just happily some how effortlessly holding on during decompression?

Reshoot or something?

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Denster » Sat May 13, 2017 9:24 am

Rating it below both AvsP and Resurrection is a hell of a claim.

Also if it's top three (chalky) are you saying it's better than 3? I'd be ecstatic if that was the case.
I'm seeing this on IMAX tomorrow.

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by Ironhide » Sat May 13, 2017 3:51 pm

The Descent -8/10

That was far more tense than I expected, mainly due to the horribly claustrophobic setting in which everything takes place.

Some of the characters were annoying as strawberry float though.

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by Godzilla » Sat May 13, 2017 4:04 pm

Alien Covenant - 2/10

Wow. So this will be a long review/rant as it's genuinely a cluster strawberry float. Spoilers will be spoilered.

I'd rate Aliens 10/10, Alien 10/10 Alien 3 Directors Cut 7/10. Along Resurrection 5/10 . Prometheus 7/10. avp is crap buy fun crap, avp uncut is fun crap 6/10.

So...... Ridley Scott needs to retire after this.

It's basically movie tropes bingo.

They remove all practical effects and use 100% CGI, well lit CGI. Which in a sci Fi movie would be good but in horror looks awful. Each cgi enemy is worst than the last and there is an arms out stretched moment which should be in some 80s ET Knock off.

The plot is beyond gooseberry fool and I called each twist and kill way before the moment they occured.

The ending and shock moment is no shock as it belongs in strawberry floating Sunset Beach or hollyoaks.

The positive reviews are from critics who don't know horror or sci Fi and because they see the name Ridley Scott. If this was made by someone else and they did what has been done to the franchise then it would be getting horrendous reviews.

The changes to the alien, the terrible writing, it feels like a student film with a big budget.

I was bored and the last section was so sign posted and so bloody dull. It's CGI wank and it's all just a gooseberry fool re hash to better movies.

Only thing I liked was the potential for a very good villian but it went panto by the end. I can't imagine how God awful the next one will be.

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Alien showed us how to make an Android scary. This is star wars Episode 3 villian level of panto shite.

My God the CGI, face burster and back burster both terrible.

The breathe on the nose of a horse scene , looked like an outtake from doom.

Speed up tht incubation period, everyone hated that in AVP.

CGI alien crushed in a metal hand. Why not just paint it yellow and fully piss over Aliens.


A sad film, even if you remove the title and see it as stand alone sci Fi movie..... It's forgettable I can remember 4 characters names.

For once the spoiler heavy trailer was better than the film.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Godzilla » Sat May 13, 2017 4:08 pm

Ironhide wrote:The Descent -8/10

That was far more tense than I expected, mainly due to the horribly claustrophobic setting in which everything takes place.

Some of the characters were annoying as strawberry float though.


Sequel is worth a look too. Not a patch on the original but has a few good moments.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Nibble » Sat May 13, 2017 7:20 pm

Alien Covenant

3/10

Can't believe that after the flak Prometheus (deservedly) received for the crew members' ridiculously WTF actions/decisions, they've only gone and done the same thing again. Can't even blame Lindelof this time.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by chalkitdown » Sat May 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Am I the only one who liked it or what? :slol:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Hexx » Sat May 13, 2017 9:20 pm

chalkitdown wrote:Am I the only one who liked it or what? :slol:


Where by any chance very very very drunk when you saw it?

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by Death's Head » Sat May 13, 2017 11:10 pm

Star Trek - Beyond. Wasn't sure what this was going to be like as there seemed to be some hate on here. Checked IMDB and it scored fairly well so gave it a chance.

Found it enjoyable so not really sure why people have a problem. Solid 7 at least.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by BOR » Sat May 13, 2017 11:44 pm

chalkitdown wrote:Am I the only one who liked it or what? :slol:

I'm going to see it tomorrow so hopefully I'll like it.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Pell » Sun May 14, 2017 12:43 am

Alien Covenant - 2/10

What a strawberry floating shambles. Not scary, not tense, and not even interesting. The researcher woman would have made a far better lead - at least there was something to her.

gooseberry fools over Alien's legacy and managed to be worse than Prometheus. Was properly yawning in the cinema. Life absolutely destroyed it this year.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by BOR » Sun May 14, 2017 2:44 pm

Just got back from Vue and I saw Alien Covenant.

I have to say I'm going to the Covenant ship with chalky as a crew and I agreed with his view. I thought it was great and easily the third best in the series.

Fassbender was awesome though.

8/10

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Floex » Sun May 14, 2017 2:47 pm

Seeing it tonight but refuse to believe it's worse than AvP. Majority of you have lowered my expectations so here's hoping for the best :lol:

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Memento Mori » Sun May 14, 2017 2:55 pm

Alien Covenant- 8/10

Enjoyed that a lot. It's an overall better film than Prometheus but there's nothing as good as Prometheus' standout scene.

I burst out laughing in the cinema at David's "It's perfectly safe" line. As with Promeheus he was easily the best character.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by chalkitdown » Sun May 14, 2017 3:16 pm

Mori & BOR :wub:

The fingering line also got a good chuckle out of me.

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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating: The Directors Cut
by Denster » Sun May 14, 2017 5:35 pm

There's not a chance it's worse than AVsP

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