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Author Topic: Alien Covenant Review Roundup  (Read 51855 times)

Darkness
May 07, 2017, 03:38:05 AM
Topic on: May 07, 2017, 03:38:05 AM
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The embargo is about to pass. The topic will be the catch all thread for all reviews. Please stay on topic this time. Feel feel free to discuss them here as well as post any reviews you find on the Internet. This post will be updated as they are published. Feel free to spawn more threads to discuss certain aspects of the film in more detail.

So far, the reviews are quite positive! Many of the reviews are praising the cast, locations, sets, visual style and terror while some of the criticism is directed at the pacing of the final act when the Xenomorph we know and love appears. A few of the reviews also lament the use of CGI for the Neomorphs and Xenomorph as opposed to using good old-fashioned practical effects

 Alien Covenant Reviews Roundup!Positive
IGN (7.3/10)
JoBlos (8/10)
The Hollywood Reporter (Positive)
Bloody Disgusing (4/5)
The Wrap (Positive)
The Independent (5/5)
Forbes (Positive)
Birth Movies Death (Positive)
Telegraph (5/5)
Mirror.co.uk (5/5)
Entertainment Weekly (B+)
DigitalSpy (4/5)
The Playlist (B/B+)
Daily Star (4/5)
New York Daily News (4/5)

Mixed

Alien vs. Predator Galaxy (6.5/10)
Collider (B-)
CinemaBlend (3.5/5)
TimeOut (3/5)
Metro (3/5)
We Got This Covered (3/5)
The Guardian (3/5)
Empire (3/5)
Total Film (3/5)
The Verge (Mixed)
Cnet (Mixed)
Den of Geek UK (3/5)
HeyUGuys (3/5)

Negative
CraveOnline (Negative)
We Live Entertainment (Negative)
Den of Geek US (2/5)
Destructoid (3.5/10)
Wired.co.uk (4/10)
io9 (Negative)


« Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 02:04:59 PM by Darkness »

The Joker
May 07, 2017, 03:49:29 AM
Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 03:49:29 AM
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Most of the reviews that I've seen have been positive.

IGN: 7.3/10
Bloody Disgusting: 4/5



Darkness
May 07, 2017, 03:51:05 AM
Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 03:51:05 AM
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Yeah, I'm surprised so far. The reviews are quite positive.




hfeldhaus
May 07, 2017, 04:01:13 AM
Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 04:01:13 AM
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Wow, I'm surprised so far. I thought it would be a middle of the road kind of thing.


echobbase79
May 07, 2017, 04:04:14 AM
Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 04:04:14 AM
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It's also good to hear that the film isn't as empty headed as a lot of people think.


Spidey3121
May 07, 2017, 04:06:51 AM
Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 04:06:51 AM
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Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/05/06/alien-covenant-review-prometheus-sequel-is-a-return-to-formula/#1945b9d71ffa

Birth.Movies.Death http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/05/06/alien-covenant-review-sympathy-for-the-devil

Both positive. The BMD review suggests it's next best after Alien & Aliens. Only skimmed either one tho, fearful of spoilers.

« Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 04:10:45 AM by Spidey3121 »

D88M
May 07, 2017, 04:07:30 AM
Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 04:07:30 AM
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Well it got 5 stars in the UK's Independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/alien-covenant-review-prometheus-sequel-prequel-michael-fassbender-david-walter-a7720371.html

Really loved this review!

what is the deal with reviews nowadays? it is really that hard to get competent writers? now all reviews, of anything but specially movies, told the WHOLE film, it is easy to tell if a movie is good or bad without telling everything about it, why do they have to be so mediocre and amateur? had to stop because of spoilers, i wont be reading any review but the spoiler free ones made by the admins of here


echobbase79
May 07, 2017, 04:13:32 AM
Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 04:13:32 AM
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Well it got 5 stars in the UK's Independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/alien-covenant-review-prometheus-sequel-prequel-michael-fassbender-david-walter-a7720371.html

Really loved this review!


what is the deal with reviews nowadays? it is really that hard to get competent writers? now all reviews, of anything but specially movies, told the WHOLE film, it is easy to tell if a movie is good or bad without telling everything about it, why do they have to be so mediocre and amateur? had to stop because of spoilers, i wont be reading any review but the spoiler free ones made by the admins of here

I usually just read the last paragraph which just summarizes why they liked or disliked the movie.

Also, Craven Online was pretty negative towards the film.


Clowndog
May 07, 2017, 04:18:10 AM
Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 04:18:10 AM
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Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/05/06/alien-covenant-review-prometheus-sequel-is-a-return-to-formula/#1945b9d71ffa

Birth.Movies.Death http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/05/06/alien-covenant-review-sympathy-for-the-devil

Both positive. The BMD review suggests it's next best after Alien & Aliens. Only skimmed either one tho, fearful of spoilers.

The writer of the Forbes one liked Alien: Resurrection and claims that Prometheus was just a variation on the "haunted house" formula, so I'm a little hesitant to trust their opinion. But they did say it was good for what it is trying to do, they are just bored of it and want an Alien film set in a different genre(?), not sure what genre however...

It also got 4/5 in NME: http://www.nme.com/reviews/movie/alien-covenant-review


MajorB
May 07, 2017, 04:22:25 AM
Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 04:22:25 AM
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youtube! your mileage may vary!

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gantarat
May 07, 2017, 04:23:26 AM
Reply #13 on: May 07, 2017, 04:23:26 AM
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Mr H - Alien: Covenant Movie Review


Alien Runner
May 07, 2017, 04:28:35 AM
Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 04:28:35 AM
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Bleh considering alien movie standards. Should be 4-5/5


 

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