Spidey3121May 07, 2017, 04:34:02 AM Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 04:34:02 AM Q Quote Quote from: Clowndog on May 07, 2017, 04:18:10 AMQuote from: Spidey3121 on May 07, 2017, 04:06:51 AMForbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/05/06/alien-covenant-review-prometheus-sequel-is-a-return-to-formula/#1945b9d71ffaBirth.Movies.Death http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/05/06/alien-covenant-review-sympathy-for-the-devilBoth 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-reviewI've followed the Forbes writer on twitter for years. I enjoy his opinions, even when I don't agree. He tends to be harsher on the MCU films than I ever am. He's a recommended follow for box office info. Also, I understand wanting a variation on the theme. I was disappointed by the first Alien Covenant trailer b/c it had too many call backs to the original film. I understand that they were trying to remind people what they loved about the original, but redundancy takes its toll. That's why films like Jurassic World or Force Awakens, while entertaining, don't match up to previous installments, b/c the core plot is the same. Given the relatively basic premise of Alien franchise, it's a problem every installment faces. How do you tell the same story differently? Needs to retain what people love, but add enough to make it worthwhile.