- Nov 26, 2020
- Reaction score
Alien Covenant has its moments, but is a weird mix of competent filmmaking and really aggressively stupid scenes. Like the girl that gets killed in the shower is straight out of a crappy slasher movie.
Prometheus is a much more interesting movie and has better visuals. It's a pity the writing and characters are even stupider than in Covenant. It's also a movie that suffers from what was cut out of it/edited. Like, the dialogue from the engineer having the subtitles removed for the final release. That was interesting! The scene is much worse without the translation! But god, Noomi Rapace's character is laughably idiotic. Which is too bad, cause I like her as an actress and she has the best scene in the movie (the queasy alien removal self-operation). I was pretty annoyed what they did with her in Covenant. Even though her character was given some truly stupid dialogue ("I choose to believe!!").
I don't remember anything about AVP other than it feeling generic and boring and way too safe. I haven't seen it since probably about 2001. I remember liking AVP: Requiem more just cause at least it had the courage to go full R rating. Not that it wasn't terrible, but yeah. I dunno if I'll ever rewatch either of those. Or ever watch "The Predator."
So you saw AVP three years before it came out?