My thoughts after seeing Alien: Covenant
I was excited waiting the anticipation for “Alien: Covenant” especially after watching the marketing videos for the film, it looked promising. I was sure this going to be Alien Film I always wanted to see especially being die-hard Alien fan.
After watching the film like most fans I felt disappointed; the film was going over the same grounds we have seen in Prometheus and other Alien films, since the success of Alien Isolation – I was completely done with the xenomorph and wanted to find out more about what happened to (Shaw and David) and the mystery behind “Engineers” and their “Home World”
It seems David bombed another faction of engineers have seeded other worlds who are seen gardeners of the galaxy according to Ridley Scott in his latest interview, again it’s never made clear in the film this is the case, the audience is only left with the clue that is the docking station coming out of the ground – where I suppose the other engineer ships will be stationed.
Alien: Covenant has left many people feeling it has left more “Questions than Answers” it was Prometheus all over again… More fan service for those who wanted it to be more about xenomorph and how that came about too many scenes left open to interpretation.
Like most alien fans everyone had quite mixed feelings that David was the creator behind the origin of the Alien species. Personally – I would rather this remain a mystery or a dark sinister experiments that “Engineers” had probably experimented on. To be honest I cannot look at the first Alien film in the same light knowing this is what “Ridley Scott” would like to be; it feels like this film more about “David playing Frankenstein in his little shop of horrors” – which takes away the mystery what happened on LV- 426 in some ways completely walks over what James Cameron did with Aliens; will the Alien Queen still remain cannon?
It is by far not the worse Sci-Fi film I have seen it does have it’s merits by the end of film the last few sequences felt rushed. Allot that was shown in marketing videos was largely left out the feature film which could of added so much more… I hope in the future there will be (Directors – Cut) with the other speculated “20 minutes taken out master cut” – according to Ridley Scott.
I am not actually happy with the film-end-product just like Prometheus all the best bits of the film were left out on the cutting room floor, some clips in the marketing videos would had made the film more complete which sold me wanting to watch the film instead we get this train wreck of a feature which I do not like at all.
Also finding the end fate of Dr Shaw was anti-climactic you see her dead body has been necromorphed by the black pathogen and possibly experimented on by David to create possibly his successors, which is pretty twisted thing to do. However all these might get answered in the next Alien installment with – Alien: Awakening.
Overall Alien: Covenant is fan service for those who wanted to see more of the Alien and the black pathogen many forms and David’s experiments trying to play god and his own forms of creation what he considered to be perfect organism.
As for David you learn that he has one goal in mind that is destroy not only his creators but their creators as well; he seems hell-bent on doing it; as we find out during the alteration between him and the other android Walter.
Another theory is that Alien: Covenant was done this way deliberately so that FOX and Ridley Scott can gain interest how fans want the series to go in if this is true then all might be saved, I am not fan of David being creator of our favorite monster…. One theory has it that David actually found the Eggs on the Home-world/ Engineer Garden World. Even if this is true it just adds to convoluted story of Alien: Covenant, I would rather origin of the Alien left either as a Mystery or something the Engineers had been trying to replicate all along only for David to perfect what they had all ready started.
Latest update on Alien: Awakening hope this clears up few things with Alien Covenant even Ridley Scott says he lost the plot lol
I hope with Alien Awakening: Ridley Scott addresses these issues: I would probably give – Alien: Covenant (7 out of 10) it’s not a bad film it has allot to be desired. Again leaving gaping holes in the main story and scenes left open ended, which is left to us to make up our minds, I just hope next film all will be answered.
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