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Ridley Scott Thinks Alien: Covenant Will “Scare the Shit Out of People”

Ridley Scott thinks Alien: Covenant will “scare the shit out of people.” While 20th Century Fox will not be showing any footage from their upcoming films at San Diago Comic Con next month, they were at CineEurope showing off their upcoming slate of films and The Hollywood Reporter was there to witness the 2-hour long presentation.

According to THR, Alien: Covenant made an appearance in the presentation in the form of a video showing off the sets of Alien: Covenant and a short message from Ridley Scott:

“Elsewhere, there was an exclusive preview of Assassin’s Creed, including a video message from actor Michael Fassbender who called director Justin Kurzel “Australia’s greatest export,” plus an exclusive trip to the sets of Alien: Covenant, due out in August 2017.

“I think this will scare the shit out of people,” Ridley Scott said, via video, of his Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.”

Ridley Scott thinks Alien: Covenant will "scare the shit out of people". Ridley Scott Thinks Alien: Covenant Will

Ridley Scott thinks Alien: Covenant will “scare the shit out of people”.

Unfortunately, The Hollywood Reporter article doesn’t go into any further detail about the video or the sets that were shown off in the video.

Ridley Scott has previously spoken about the rating of Alien: Covenant, saying that it was going to be a Hard-R. In the same instance, he also spoke about wanting to go back to the horror aspect of the series and that the film would feature a scene “much worse” that the legendary chestburster scene from Alien.

Thanks to Stolen and Crazy Shrimp for the news.



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  1. NickisSmart
    I hated the deleted scene, where Holloway takes Shaw pretty roughly. In the end, she yields (whatever floats her boat, I guess) but for two characters who are supposed to have chemistry the scene didn't really explain their attraction. In fact, I couldn't tell why they were together apart their mutual desire to meet aliens, or whatever, but even then, they disagreed rather strongly. Opposites, attract, and all that--sure, fine, whatever. I understand the concept, but didn't like the characters when they were onscreen, together. They did nothing but argue and bicker, it felt like.

    The movie wasn't really that funny. For such a short film (shorter than Alien, and that film, with the number of characters and the rate at which they are dealt with, is expeditious), I found it far easier to bond with jokers like Parker and Brett, than, say, Milburn and Fifield, who clearly were supposedly to be the comedic relief, in Prometheus. The short amount of time they spend onscreen is used to demonstrate how much they dislike each other, with a small chuckle being delivered right before the Hammerpede scene. Nobody in the movie likes each other, even remotely. It's like, none of them could relate to each other, and if they can't, how are we supposed to relate to them? There has to be some kind of understandable animosity or friendship. Alien did this very well, was a very lean film at the same time. Prometheus, on the other hand, was far too skeletal to stand on its own two feet.

    My point is, this skeletal, truncated, terminally-abreviated quality to Prometheus, left it unable to function as a horror film or an adventure film, because most of the characters were unlikeable or difficult to relate to, or just downright confusing. People die in horror films, so you have to be able to relate to them, or the deaths don't mean anything.

    The one character I appreciated the most was David, who is ironically the most enigmatic and duplicitous, but infinitely more enjoyable than the bevy of other baffling crew members. While the others were confusing, however, I was able, with David, to theorize and potentially understand his motives. He's a complex character, but studying his actions gleans something satisfying: a) He was funny and b) while he hated certain characters, I got why. He pretended to like them, but had things going on beneath the surface that gave him a layered, satisfyingly-mysterious quality to his persona. With characters like Shaw or Holloway or Vickers, they were simple, and did things that were more confusing than anything else. Attempting to reason their actions yielded confusion, and frustration, because they really are simple, with everything laid up in front of you, but the pieces don't add up. It's like having a jigsaw puzzle with 2-3 pieces where none of them fit. There's nothing complex going on--it's just nothing works.

    If Scott really wants to scare people, he needs to avoid the kind of simple, confusing character design that populated Prometheus' cast. Less characters, more screen time, more laughs, more compatible and sympathetic people and situations. I'm not a trucker, but I can still identify with the Nostromo crew, on some level. The only person I could relate with in Prometheus is David, and he's not even human! Maybe that's the point, sort of like in 2001, where the human characters have essentially become dehumanized. But then, in Prometheus, trying to tug at the audience's heartstrings when Holloway buys the farm, or scaring us properly during any of the other fatalities, is like mixing beer and wine.
  2. szkoki
    Yes and Ridley doesnt seem like understands the jist of it, see Holloway was introduced troughout the movie as a loudmouth jerk.
    Same goes for Vickers and for her dead.. So i didnt give two cents about them.
    And the pilots death was also irrelevant since they werent flushed out at all, same goes for no name goons. They all just died without knowing anything about them.

    Milburn and Shaw were the most flushed out and most likeable ones.


    I was more sad when Aaron, Clemens, Dillon died. They've a got build up, also the xeno got one. Alien3 is a good horror :3


    I dont have such computer to produce movies in HD but i always wanted to cut together a Prometheus - Personal cut with

    - cutting out the enginers and the digging part at the beginning (unnecessary)
    - addign the transmission scenes while Prometheus burst trough space, it would make total sense that those transmissions are dritfting trough space (helps building characters)
    - and adding every extra scene to the movie wich helps building characters and tension (too bad some of them were unfinished)
    - also exchanging asshole Holloway in the bedroom with romantic Holloway

    These wouldnt make the movie a 9/10 but would make it reasonable that its a 7/10.
  3. szkoki
    Prometheus did a good job with the surgery scene. If only there had been proper build-up to the scene, and Shaw dying during the surgery or shortly afterwards. It was close, but no cigar.

    Problem is gore isnt scary, it just creates disgust. The director needs to build up to the monster and tp create tension amongst the characters and audiance....the less u get the more u appriciate it, ie. Alien, Jurassic Park, Predator. Prometheus first act works really well, even the worm attack too...but after that,it slips out of Ridley's hand as he throws all kinds of threats in your face and at his characters like space zombies, space tentacles, giant alien humanoids, space infection, a spaecraft destroying Earth...all out of the blue.
  4. The Eighth Passenger
    The surgery scene was considerably more harrowing in the earlier drafts. The whole scene was almost the raison d'être for the film. Shaw would have become the first person to survive a chest-bursting. It was really hectic (and messy), probably a little bit too much for modern audiences.

    We actually got a very watered-down version of the original concept.
  5. Scorpio
    The surgery scene is brilliant.  It exploits modern fears well.  In Alien, it was the trauma of natural birth.  In Prometheus, it's about surgery (specifically, a cesarean which a lot of women get nowadays instead of the traditional 'birth').

    I think it's a classic scene and right up there with the chesburster.  ;D
  6. NickisSmart
    Prometheus did a good job with the surgery scene. If only there had been proper build-up to the scene, and Shaw dying during the surgery or shortly afterwards. It was close, but no cigar.
  7. szkoki
    Behave yourselves!


    Now with that out of the way; some people think Alien³ is the best alien movie ever made.

    Alien3 is only hated bc

    - it could have been much more bc of the restrictions of Fox
    - extended cut is much entertaining
    - they killed of characters at the beginning
    - its the same chasedown-horror as Alien


    Personaly i think, for the character Ripley is a "nice" ending. How she cant escape her faith and the xeno and how it destroys and takes everything away from her. The movie is just realistic, im glad they made it like that and not to go back to the xenos homeworld, this saga didnt need an epic ending, its a story of Ripley, she saved the world in the butthole of the universe, no one will know about it. Shes just an ordenary woman(troughout all the 3 movies), yet the bigest hero of the universe.
    Alien3 is underrated big time.

    Now i dunno whats so special about Prometheus besides the sets, that its an Alien movie and Fassbender. The whole movie is shallow, not scary at all, has no tension and most of the characters do the dumbest things ever for no reason. And not such dumb things like Dallas going the wrong way because he scared or Golic loving the Xeno because hes a psycho. For me Prometheus is an Alien vs Predator remake with better actors and sets.
  8. itshouldneverhavebeenabug
    In fact, I'll raise that point with an example of Fear of the Walking Dead. It's a zombie prequel! I've seen zombies all my life, I know what they look like, what happens if you get bitten ... but it's the emotional attachment you develop to a character and then when they are confronted with danger you edge to the edge of your seat. Or, and I don't mean to be silly, but I just watched Mi5, and the scene with Tom Cruise when he's under water ... I really thought he wasn't going to make it. Now I know it's an action movie, but whoever directed that film, hats off for that scene. I really thought he was dead! Now if Ridley can recapture that with great character that you really care about, then you're talking star-beast fear refresh, and lots of happy cinema goers :) So to conclude, great characters you really care about + excellent "Alien" aliens = fear reboot: one doesn't work without the other
  9. BishopShouldGo
    It's not scaring with the unknown at this point. It's scaring by putting characters we like in peril. And plenty of people knew what a shark looked like before Jaws. And I'm sure a master like Ridley will think up novel ways of scaring us. Different shots, editing and music, etc.
  10. Thomas H.
    Oh dear, I see I have offended you again. Pity the ignore button doesn't work. Will it help if I send some flowers?


    I prefer chocolates. Dark, if possible. Flowers upset my hayfever. ;)

    Haha... you're okay dude. Apologies for any real offence I may have caused though.

    We cool man, we cool. ;)
  11. oduodu
    Yep the scene where the jugg starts lifting off .....the low rumble........that weird vibrating noise - awesome especially the way it follows the engineer getting into the chair - taking a breath before the suit closes - that beautiful clunk noise when it clicks into place.

    Awesome.
  12. Stolen
    For me, the best part is that shot of Shaw looking up at the juggernaut looming above her, before it starts rolling. Actually that entire juggernaut crash scene, even the straight-line running. It's just so damned epic.

    Scale is impressive, EPIC. I love the whole scene, the departure of the ship, race of  Vickers in Prometheus, the ejection of cabins, collision, music, debris ... The achievement is amazing.

    But there are so many good moments in Prometheus, the first 15 minutes are fantastic. The storm, C-Section (counting the discussion between David and Shaw, perfect), Orrery Scene. The discovery of the giant head, the vehicle enters the gigantic pyramid.

    And the very end is great, mysterious and exciting. And finally we have a sequel....
  13. Giger Beast
    The snake part is the BEST part. I love how Milburn dies. Best death in a quasi-horror film, ever. :)
    That's a question that seems to have escaped these boards. What was the best part about Prometheus. I mean the hammerpede was awesome but it couldn't be the best moment, could it? Waking the engineer seemed to be even better in my opinion.

    I really love the whole third act. It seems like a lot of people aren't a fan of it, but I think that's where it gets really really good. Everything from the Orrery scene to the end is brilliant, IMO.
  14. Mr. Clemens
    For me, the best part is that shot of Shaw looking up at the juggernaut looming above her, before it starts rolling. Actually that entire juggernaut crash scene, even the straight-line running. It's just so damned epic.
  15. Nostromo
    The best part for me is from the moment Halloway spots the Engineer pyramids until the part they discover the black goo urns/ampules inside the tomb/temple. The music during most of this period is Bad Ass. "This is just another tomb".

    Anyone notice some weird sh!t coming out of the tomb  into the atmosphere during this scene? As if that storm was caused by something that evaporated from in there. Maybe black goo condensation causes weird storm patters too :).
  16. Corporal Hicks
    Holy shit, guys. I keep seeing all these ages thrown around and they just don't seem to match up with the words I'm reading. Seriously. We can have differing opinions but there's absolutely zero need to go around throwing insults at each other for those opinions or throwing out true fan bullshit. You're all better than that.

    Cassus, I'm immensely bored of having to warn you. Please enjoy a sojourn away from this community. If you're unable to maintain a decent attitude then don't come back.
  17. Nostromo
    I've been an Alien fan since 1979. Have you?

    BWAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!!1!

    Who cares if Riddles wants to scare the shit out of his audience when Mr. Clemens does such a better job.

    Rarely, is it a good time to pull that argument out of the deck but good on you for doing so.  If you really want to get full mileage out of that fact you can always say "I've been an Alien fan since 1979.  Have you?  Which means I've been a fan since before you were born.  ...probably before your parents even met!" ...and then cap it off with "I was a fan before 'ALIENS' even existed!" just to put 'em in their proper space.  Of course, it works best when you know their age. 

    You just got to be careful how you use it as it's most powerful when used in jest.  Especially in a social gathering with a group of people drinking at the bar. The guffaws will be worth it!
     

    LOL.

    -Windebieste.


    Ahahahaha! One can also try:

    I've been an Alien fan since 1979 you son of a b!tch lol,  Have you?

    Or

    Why you son of a b!tch! I've been an Alien fan since '79! Have you?

    😃😂😁

    PS- Hey LordCassusSnow I put Prometheus in my all time top five, let's hear it lol..

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=54765.0
  18. Perfect-Organism
    He was a much older and more emotionally mature guy in the Engineers script though.

    I so wish they had kept that element. It would be so much more intriguing of a relationship. My guess is they changed it because they were worried about accusations of sexism. Too bad... it's not like this was gonna be Saturn 3, or something!  :D

    http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/_img/2898-2.jpg

    I love Saturn 3.  It is flawed of course, especially by it's effects, but it's a great fun watch.  I mean it is like The Terminator in many ways.  They could do a remake of this as Saturn 4...
  19. NickisSmart
    I'm 45, intelligent, and I like Prometheus quite a bit. Of course it has its flaws, but I find the film to be an enjoyable sensory experience.

    (I still think Holloway looks more like a guy who would pants you in front of your high school crush than a scientist, however.)

    I'm 42, intelligent, and I like Prometheus quite a bit. Of course it has its flaws, but I find the film to be an enjoyable sensory experience. 😄

    Ok so the snake part was total crap and the Fifield scene should have been the one in the deleted scenes but the damn movie is friggin great and could have been a lot better if the deacon evolved and went after Shaw...

    I'm an Astronomy & Space fanatic as well as loving adventure so for me this film was almost perfect. People don't like it because there was not enough guns and action or what exactly? I think it opened up the whole Alien franchise to almost endless possibilities.

    The snake part is the BEST part. I love how Milburn dies. Best death in a quasi-horror film, ever. :)
  20. 426Buddy
    Funny how many people on this board and in this fan base judge and cut each other down based on something so subjective such as taste in films. Especially great how everyone thinks they get to decide who is a real fan and who is not.

    LordCassusSnow makes offensive and rude remarks in most of his posts... Just an observation.
  21. windebieste
    I've been an Alien fan since 1979. Have you?

    BWAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!!1!

    Who cares if Riddles wants to scare the shit out of his audience when Mr. Clemens does such a better job.

    Rarely, is it a good time to pull that argument out of the deck but good on you for doing so.  If you really want to get full mileage out of that fact you can always say "I've been an Alien fan since 1979.  Have you?  Which means I've been a fan since before you were born.  ...probably before your parents even met!" ...and then cap it off with "I was a fan before 'ALIENS' even existed!" just to put 'em in their proper space.  Of course, it works best when you know their age. 

    You just got to be careful how you use it as it's most powerful when used in jest.  Especially in a social gathering with a group of people drinking at the bar.  The guffaws will be worth it!

    Superhero movies truly are for the lowest common denominator. And I'll stand by that, too.

    Most super hero movies are glorified stupid.  Loads of fun, sure.  ...but still stupid.  As far as "the lowest common denominator" goes, 'Average' is not an achievement - it's a target demographic aimed at by marketing analysts. 

    LOL.

    -Windebieste.
  22. LordCassusSnow
    Mr clemens, i made my points. Theres no point in arguing the obvious so i understand your backing down. As for your opinion on superhero movies, really? Your gonna get on my case without any real argument and then totally slam everyone who likes superhero movies? For shame sir. If people like Prometheus thats fine. I collect the comics and research the new lore myself. But to scream your love for this movie from the mountains and put it in your top 5 favorites of all time is just unreal. Thats when i gotta ask why.
  23. whiterabbit
    I'm 38, a total smartass and I like Prometheus quite a bit. Yea I may not be old fart 40'ish but the 30's most be represented, yo.

    Most of the people on the Prometheus were mercenaries and Indiana Jones types. What a shock they royally f**ked everything up.
  24. Mr. Clemens
    The pros of this movie outweighs the cons? Are you for real? Ill just put you folks in the Batman v Superman corner. You love it because its shiny and big while the real fans hate it because real fans know who batman and superman are supposed to be just like Alien fans know what an Alien movie is supposed to be.

    I'm gonna try to avoid arguing with you because you seem pretty consistently angry and dim, which is an ugly combination, but I couldn't let these two points go. I've been an Alien fan since 1979. Have you? It and Blade Runner are my two favourite films, and I like Prometheus, warts and all. I'll stand by that.

    Batman and Superman, on the other hand, can go pound sand. Superhero movies truly are for the lowest common denominator. And I'll stand by that, too.
  25. The Eighth Passenger
    There's rufflin' feathers, and there's simply being an asshole because you can't actually keep an intelligent discussion and just shout very loud to make yourself seem clever. Donald Trump comes to mind now......

    But yes, you truly come across as someone that has a particular level of IQ. This is the point where I insert the laughing emoticon to make myself seem extra clever/smart, right?

    Oh dear, I see I have offended you again. Pity the ignore button doesn't work. Will it help if I send some flowers?

    I'm 45, intelligent, and I like Prometheus quite a bit. Of course it has its flaws, but I find the film to be an enjoyable sensory experience.

    (I still think Holloway looks more like a guy who would pants you in front of your high school crush than a scientist, however.)

    He does doesn't he? He was a much older and more emotionally mature guy in the Engineers script though. Fifield and Millburn also act like they should still be in high school.

    But seriously guys, if you enjoy Prometheus then good for you. We all have our guilty pleasures. I really enjoy the visuals as well but taken as a whole it's simply not a timeless classic no matter how you may try and spin it. In many ways it's a lot like Alien 3. A film that could have been really great but ultimately let down by a sub-par script, inconsistent editing and a general lack of direction in what exactly it wanted to be.
  26. LordCassusSnow
    The pros of this movie outweighs the cons? Are you for real? Ill just put you folks in the Batman v Superman corner. You love it because its shiny and big while the real fans hate it because real fans know who batman and superman are supposed to be just like Alien fans know what an Alien movie is supposed to be. Even Riddles himself is trying to rehash Prometheus with Covenant. Why do you think its called Alien Covenant? No Aliens means a shit Alien movie. Riddles is a businesses man and after Fankamps Alien heavy movie was announced and met with positive reception the only right move was to make this movie xeno heavy as well. Even going so far as to change the tital to Alien. Again, James Cameron felt it doesnt work continuity wise. Lance Henrikson still isn't sure what he saw and everyone who isnt a hardcore alien fan who i lend the movie to say the same. The only thing they really enjoyed was the visuals. And David 8.

    I take hate back. Hate is too strong of a word in this case. I dont hate Prometheus. I just rather watch any of the other 4 Alien movies. At least i get some actual Xenos and Sigourney Weaver bein a bad ass.
  27. Nostromo
    I'm 45, intelligent, and I like Prometheus quite a bit. Of course it has its flaws, but I find the film to be an enjoyable sensory experience.

    (I still think Holloway looks more like a guy who would pants you in front of your high school crush than a scientist, however.)

    I'm 42, intelligent, and I like Prometheus quite a bit. Of course it has its flaws, but I find the film to be an enjoyable sensory experience. 😄

    Ok so the snake part was total crap and the Fifield scene should have been the one in the deleted scenes but the damn movie is friggin great and could have been a lot better if the deacon evolved and went after Shaw...

    I'm an Astronomy & Space fanatic as well as loving adventure so for me this film was almost perfect. People don't like it because there was not enough guns and action or what exactly? I think it opened up the whole Alien franchise to almost endless possibilities.
  28. Giger Beast
    That really is the most untrue statement of the year. I'm young, 34, and feel quite offended now. I love Alien and Prometheus, equally. For both movies, effects are part of the reason. Funny, how Alien doesn't have shiny CGI effects and Prometheus does....

    What can I say, I like ruffling feathers. Me an' that rabbit fella, total assholes. People get so easily offended on here. Crack a joke or two about people who smoke pot and certain individuals get all up in arms.  :P

    But I was referring more to the 14 - 25 crowd. Kids in other words. Have you ever encountered a teenager with good taste before?

    Yeah, I can't really agree with that assessment 8th.

    Don't make me dig up all your old posts from when you were a wee lad in order to prove my statement Corporal.  :P  ;)

    Oh, and side note.... So far, the newer, younger fans seem to be the ones who love this movie, and atleast like it. It's been my experience that it's mostly the older guard, who expected a movie almost identical to Alien/Aliens, that were disappointed. I love this movie for being feeling sometimes the same, but mostly completely different.

    ^See, I'm not the only asshole on here!

    Anyway, if it isn't an age issue then it must be an IQ issue.  :laugh:

    Whelp, I'm 16 and I love Prometheus. Of course I see it's flaws, and I think that everybody who likes this movie does as well, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of it. As someone else here said, the pros far outweigh the cons.

    As a young person I can confirm that young people aren't as easily swayed by special effects as many think we are. What I look for in a movie is a great story, interesting characters, good music, cinematography, etc. what I'm saying is that, as George Lucas once shockingly said, special effects without a good story makes for a shitty movie (paraphrasing). I don't love Prometheus for the special effects, however a lot of the practical effects in the movie certainly enforce my enjoyment.

    I can speak for most, not all, of my teenage friends when I say that they have better taste than you would think.
  29. BishopShouldGo
    Prometheus was awesome. I wish people would admit that they didn't like it because it wasn't about gooey monsters slashing people up in ugly, crushed-black corridors. You didn't hate it because Vickers ran in a straight line, you hated it because it wasn't an action-horror film.
  30. Thomas H.
    That really is the most untrue statement of the year. I'm young, 34, and feel quite offended now. I love Alien and Prometheus, equally. For both movies, effects are part of the reason. Funny, how Alien doesn't have shiny CGI effects and Prometheus does....

    What can I say, I like ruffling feathers. Me an' that rabbit fella, total assholes. People get so easily offended on here. Crack a joke or two about people who smoke pot and certain individuals get all up in arms.  :P

    But I was referring more to the 14 - 25 crowd. Kids in other words. Have you ever encountered a teenager with good taste before?

    Yeah, I can't really agree with that assessment 8th.

    Don't make me dig up all your old posts from when you were a wee lad in order to prove my statement Corporal.  :P  ;)

    Oh, and side note.... So far, the newer, younger fans seem to be the ones who love this movie, and atleast like it. It's been my experience that it's mostly the older guard, who expected a movie almost identical to Alien/Aliens, that were disappointed. I love this movie for being feeling sometimes the same, but mostly completely different.

    ^See, I'm not the only asshole on here!

    Anyway, if it isn't an age issue then it must be an IQ issue.  :laugh:

    There's rufflin' feathers, and there's simply being an asshole because you can't actually keep an intelligent discussion and just shout very loud to make yourself seem clever. Donald Trump comes to mind now......

    But yes, you truly come across as someone that has a particular level of IQ. This is the point where I insert the laughing emoticon to make myself seem extra clever/smart, right?
  31. Mr. Clemens
    I'm 45, intelligent, and I like Prometheus quite a bit. Of course it has its flaws, but I find the film to be an enjoyable sensory experience.

    (I still think Holloway looks more like a guy who would pants you in front of your high school crush than a scientist, however.)
  32. The Eighth Passenger
    That really is the most untrue statement of the year. I'm young, 34, and feel quite offended now. I love Alien and Prometheus, equally. For both movies, effects are part of the reason. Funny, how Alien doesn't have shiny CGI effects and Prometheus does....

    What can I say, I like ruffling feathers. Me an' that rabbit fella, total assholes. People get so easily offended on here. Crack a joke or two about people who smoke pot and certain individuals get all up in arms.  :P

    But I was referring more to the 14 - 25 crowd. Kids in other words. Have you ever encountered a teenager with good taste before?

    Yeah, I can't really agree with that assessment 8th.

    Don't make me dig up all your old posts from when you were a wee lad in order to prove my statement Corporal.  :P  ;)

    Oh, and side note.... So far, the newer, younger fans seem to be the ones who love this movie, and atleast like it. It's been my experience that it's mostly the older guard, who expected a movie almost identical to Alien/Aliens, that were disappointed. I love this movie for being feeling sometimes the same, but mostly completely different.

    ^See, I'm not the only asshole on here!

    Anyway, if it isn't an age issue then it must be an IQ issue.  :laugh:

  33. Infected
    If Prometheus was as good as Alien or Aliens there'd practically be no divide amongst Aliens fans old and new. Which puts the movie on par with Alien 3 and Resurrection. I'm hearing alot of people here saying how they think Prometheus was far better than 3 and R but no real reason for it other than it looked great. You can polish a turd and dress it up so it looks really good. but underneath, if you have the brain to figure out somethings wrong and investigate for yourself, you'll see that shiny looking something is actually a big fat turd gone wrong. But i'd really like to know why some of you mainstreamers love this movie. Is it the reveal of the engineers so soon in the movie? Is it that a mega corporation funded a trillion dollars to a hunch and a vague ass cave painting? Is it Guy P's terrible old man make up? Is it that Shaw uses the carbon reader to somehow re animate a dead head for shits and giggles? Is it the geologist who never picks up a rock and gets lost in a tunnel system that he mapped? is it the lame zombie Fifield attack and not the Alien Fifield attack that was originally supposed to be used but Riddles said f**k it? Ones things for sure, those of you who did love this movie should never be allowed to make a movie of your own.
    Hey i love the zombie Fifield attack, should have been longer and much more violent towards the maintenance crew,
    and maybe Riddles should have included a Worker Joe in that scene just to show how strong Fifield got.
    And some things didnt add up like for instance the hologram of the enigneers through the facility, if you wanted to know what happened then you should have followed the hologram through the whole facility, it didnt make sense.
    The scientists didnt make sense and so didnt the dangerous cobra alien that wrapped around his arm, yeah the engineers did dissapoint when they became defineable after all these years of speculation of that mysterious un-defineable creature in the chair.
    Yeah the death of Vickers was probably more of a Sharknado kill and cringe worthy.
    But still i see it in the category of Predators, also an entertaining movie, i dont support anybody to go in that direction again because i dislike the super predators, they could have easily played this on Earth with normal predators.
    If i had a chance then i would retcon both movies(Prometheus only for the jockeys and there not so mysterious outcome) (and Predators for the super predators)  but both movies i have bought and i have them on my shelf,
    because i find them both entertaining and beautiful to watch and i dont mind watching them every once in a while.
    I see this turd movie as, even Ridley's most worst and bad turd is Paul Anderson's best turd.
  34. Thomas H.
    If Prometheus was as good as Alien or Aliens there'd practically be no divide amongst Aliens fans old and new. Which puts the movie on par with Alien 3 and Resurrection. I'm hearing alot of people here saying how they think Prometheus was far better than 3 and R but no real reason for it other than it looked great. You can polish a turd and dress it up so it looks really good. but underneath, if you have the brain to figure out somethings wrong and investigate for yourself, you'll see that shiny looking something is actually a big fat turd gone wrong. But i'd really like to know why some of you mainstreamers love this movie. Is it the reveal of the engineers so soon in the movie? Is it that a mega corporation funded a trillion dollars to a hunch and a vague ass cave painting? Is it Guy P's terrible old man make up? Is it that Shaw uses the carbon reader to somehow re animate a dead head for shits and giggles? Is it the geologist who never picks up a rock and gets lost in a tunnel system that he mapped? is it the lame zombie Fifield attack and not the Alien Fifield attack that was originally supposed to be used but Riddles said f**k it? Ones things for sure, those of you who did love this movie should never be allowed to make a movie of your own.

    And again with the shitty comments towards people who love this movie.... Any reason why you feel the need to be rude like that?

    In YOUR opinion it sucks. In the opinion of others it's a good movie, even according to some well known names in movie-reviewing. I'm very happy that yourself as the be-all-end-all when it comes to wether or not this movie is good or not, but honestly, your opinion isn't fact.

    Personally, Ilove this movie because of how it deals with humanity's own illusions. We feel so great about ourself, that we asume our Gods or creators must be even better. We have solved so much already, but still have questions. Surely those that are responsible for us have the answers, right? And when we find our are creators are as much 'human' as we are, we get angry. We get disappointed. We get furious. Some of us can't even accept the answer and will try to find different ones (Shaw).

    Sure, I aware of a few mistakes. But I do not see that as critical flaws, because to me, the pro's of this movie outweight the cons. Read that carefully... 'to me...'.

    You hate this movie. Fine, go ahead. But stop bashing it simply for the sake of wanting others to feel bad about loving it. That's their right.

    Oh, and side note.... So far, the newer, younger fans seem to be the ones who love this movie, and atleast like it. It's been my experience that it's mostly the older guard, who expected a movie almost identical to Alien/Aliens, that were disappointed. I love this movie for being feeling sometimes the same, but mostly completely different.
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