Alien: Covenant


#1

Sounds like Ridley is going for a hard R rating and is the second movie in the trilogy planned that started with Prometheus. Sounds like he is going to do something far worst than the iconic chestburster scene in the original Alien. There is a bit of hint to story in the article as well.

I’m glad to hear the project go forward and hope that I am wrong in that they decided to go in a much different direction due to the luke warm reception of Prometheus (I really liked it though)


#2

And I’m out. I was not a fan of Prometheus.


#3

Sounds like they might divert from Prometheus tho. Which makes me kinda sad.

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus, Alien: Covenant connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.


#4

I thought Prometheus was awesome, but if I compare it to the Alien movies, no.


#5

This this this :slight_smile: It was not a great alien prequel and I feel it was judged as such. It was a good movie on it’s own (Barring a few things I dislike)


#6

I thought it was decent, I wasn’t the biggest fan either . Alien will always be better in my opinion. Not bad for a prequel I suppose.


#7

I feel I could watch them as separate entities, being so far divided by time. Just like Tron. Prometheus was alright, loved the music, but it wasn’t an Alien movie. Even if is supposed to be. I feel the next one will be the same for me. Even though it has Aliens, I’ll be able to keep them apart. Looking forward to it.

Despite everything else, I’m a big Ridley Scott fan.


#8

Alien is my favorite movie and favorite monster/character of all time.

That being said… I LOVED Prometheus! It had plot holes and I didn’t care for it’s explanation of where the Alien creatures come from. But it just had such a cool feel to it, awesome music and visual effects. I really like that the Engineers look like Greek statues.

I used to watch an Alien movie every day when I got home from work, was obsessed. I did the same with Prometheus and even saw it in theaters multiple times.

I am just really glad to see another sci-fi come from Ridley Scott.


#9

I am by no means an artist or anything but when I doodle I always tend to draw Aliens… I just love them so much! This one is sitting near my desk at work.


#10

I wish I could draw. My stickfigures are horrible :frowning:


#11

Considered me…HYPED!!!

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#12

That is exactly how I used to react. That’s until I read what @Matthew had to say about the movie. Now I think it’s a bloody masterpiece.

Peter Weyland and Film as a Consumer Product.
http://squaremans.com/the-last-prometheus-post-peter-weyland-and-film-as-a-consumer-product/

There’s also:

Review.
http://squaremans.com/prometheus/

Prometheus Explained.
http://squaremans.com/prometheus-explained/

Two Kinds of Prometheans.
http://squaremans.com/two-kinds-of-prometheans/

There was also a podcast, but it’s not working. :cry: You wouldn’t happen to still have the MP3 file, Matthew?

Yeah, me too.


#13

Same here Prometheus was just illogical Space-Jesus garbage full of plot holes and laughably incredible characters.


#14

Rofl. Are you serious? “Alien” was a masterpiece. Prometheus is just…garbage.

Just to point out a few masterpieces and gems from Prometheus:

Hmm, great idea to start an expedition to another planet based on flimsy evidence.

What’s the first thing you do when you explore ancient ruins on an alien world? You take off your helmet and throw a party while running around like an utter imbecile. Indians dropped like flies when the first settlers brought nice little things such as flu and pocks - and they were merely fellow humans from a different continent. If you think your immune system can handle the germs you’ll find on alien corpses and alien worlds, you’re either a hopeless optimist - or an idiot.

Map guy manages to get lost.

Biologist craps his pants at the mere thought of alien life. First time he sees an alien creature that loosely resembles a cobra, he wants to pet her. Insert genius meme here.

Ripley MKII can run a Marathon seconds after a cesarean.

A crashing ship is rolling in a straight line towards Ripley MKII and Vickers (or whatever her name was). They decide it might be a great idea to try to outrun the ship instead of simply running sideways or stepping aside.

Then there’s this utter disregard for facts such as the theory of evolution and there’s also the excessively overrepresented Space-Jesus theme…and no real connection to “Alien” either. There doesn’t have to be one but I think you get the point.

Wanna see a true masterpiece? Go watch “Interstellar”, or “The Martian”. They even have credible scientists in their movies!


#15

I actually liked Prometheus.


#16

Prometheus was just “meh”. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. I’m not sure I have high hopes for the next one, but I guess we’ll see what happens.


#17

Alien - Masterpiece

Aliens - Great Film

Alien 3 - Meh, but the Director’s Cut was way better.
A stronger successor to Alien than Aliens, imo.

Alien Resurrection - Garbage. Only made it for
money, confused gore with horror.

Prometheus - It was alright, but nowhere near Alien or Aliens. It didn’t know what it wanted to be so it quite literally landed in the same boat as Alien 3.

As for the new movie, I’m pumped. Alien is my all time favorite franchise of my all time favorite Monster. I draw them almost everyday, have included them in drawing-related projects and just…ugh. I love them more than any other franchise.

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I realize this one isn’t perfect. I wound up discontinuing it.

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Made out of Calculus symbols. Had a lot of fun with this.

I might make another one later and post it :smile:

EDIT: Oh my god, how could I forget my favorite coin bank?!

https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/12523148_1703126543244749_1425314774661827162_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=fc22bf812ff6fee2d0b7202d38a33be0&oe=573B109D


#18

That’s more terrifying than the Alien.


#19

Imagine if I made out of Physics C: Mechanics equations :wink:


#20

I’d die, literally.