With Prometheus, Ridley Scott promised a prequel to the Alien franchise that would explain the events leading up to the Nostromo’s landing on LV-426. Not even close. He attempted to placate alienated Alien fans by promising Alien: Covenant was the true prequel fans had been clamoring for. Again, not even close. After dicking around franchise fans for years, not to mention effectively shattering the continuity of the Alien franchise, Scott has a new tip for those craving a return to the Xeno-centric terror of 1979: Get over it.
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Apparently, Scott thinks the Xenomorph is, like, so 20th Century and fans should be more enamored with the artificial human, David (played by Michael Fassbender). My personal response: Scott has officially gone off his rocker and is being enabled towards destroying everything that made Alien exceptional. Stop the madness!
Scott: “I think the beast has almost run out, personally,” Scott said. “You’ve got to come in with something else. You’ve got to replace that. And so I was right, I was ahead of the game.”
No, Ridley—you’re wrong; dead wrong. What do you guys think? As an Alien fan, I’m still fascinated by the Xenomorphs; they remain one of the greatest fictional intergalactic terrors ever conceived. A pretentious robot, no matter how intelligent or devious, can’t hold a torch to hardcore extraterrestrial horror.
Alien: Covenant recently hit Blu-ray/DVD. Peep the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.