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What did you think of Alien Covenant?

Loved it. (5/5)
85 (22.4%)
Good, it was enjoyable. (4/5)
128 (33.7%)
It was okay. (3/5)
72 (18.9%)
Could have been better. (2/5)
51 (13.4%)
Didn't like it. (1/5)
20 (5.3%)
Hated it! (0/5)
24 (6.3%)

Total Members Voted: 380

Author Topic: Alien Covenant Fan Reviews  (Read 69771 times)

Darkness
May 09, 2017, 05:39:30 PM
Topic on: May 09, 2017, 05:39:30 PM
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This is the official fan reviews thread for Alien Covenant. It officially comes out tomorrow in some countries including France so here's the place to say what you thought about it after you've seen it. Think about what you liked, what you didn't like, how it compares to Prometheus and the rest of the films in the series. I've also included a little poll for you to rate it.

« Last Edit: Jun 04, 2017, 04:36:14 PM by Darkness »

M_Tak
May 09, 2017, 08:03:53 PM
Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 08:03:53 PM
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Said my thoughts on other threads, but 3.5 or 4/5 for me. I really liked it for the most part, it's just the final act that brings it down a bit otherwise it'd be a classic for me.

Needed improvements:

• A few extended character moments (i.e. Tennesse, Oram)
• **An extended third act**
• Take out the Xeno-vision shots
• Touch up on some CG, mainly wide shots of the Xenomorph need tweaking/improving in some scenes.
• Re-insert the Xeno-bouncing off the walls shot in the corridor.



Stolen
May 09, 2017, 10:04:17 PM
Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 10:04:17 PM
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3.5/5

Very strange movie

Part 1 : too long
Part 2 : scary in several ways
Part 3 : too fast

Finally, everything that touches the monster is less interesting.
Everything about David is fantastic.

It's a nightmarish continuation of Prometheus, incredible, unhealthy, frustrating.
It's an alien film terribly banal, sometimes superb (backburster), sometimes debilitated (Rosenthal, Shower scene)

The film is dark, really, and the sets are fantastic.


Alien³
May 09, 2017, 10:36:49 PM
Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 10:36:49 PM
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Will be hosting a live review after I've seen the film.




« Last Edit: May 12, 2017, 07:50:11 AM by Alien³ »

John Doe
May 10, 2017, 12:57:50 AM
Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 12:57:50 AM
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I prefer Prometheus over Covenant.


Enoch
May 10, 2017, 01:06:21 AM
Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 01:06:21 AM
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I prefer Prometheus over Covenant.

Could you please elaborate on that. Some comparisons and personal opinion... I m interested in comparative reviews and since you are the first to say that you like Prometheus more, it would be nice to see some arrguments behind that statement...


cucuchu
May 10, 2017, 02:57:15 AM
Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 02:57:15 AM
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It would be nice to see where it fits in everyone's rankings of all the alien movies, even avp and avp:r if so inclined. Such as my example, minus A C since I will not see it until the 18th....

Alien=Aliens>>Prometheus>Alien3>>>>Alien:Resurrection>>>>>>>>>>>>AvP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>AvP:R



« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 01:46:56 PM by cucuchu »

Stolen
May 10, 2017, 05:21:25 AM
Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 05:21:25 AM
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My rank
Alien - Aliens - Prometheus - Alien3 - Resurrection - Covenant


Darth Vile
May 10, 2017, 06:01:10 AM
Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 06:01:10 AM
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01) Alien
02) Aliens

03) Alien: Covenant

04) Prometheus
05) Alien 3

06) AVP
07) Alien Resurrection

08) AVP: Requiem



Corporal Hicks
May 10, 2017, 07:43:11 AM
Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 07:43:11 AM
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Here's HuDaFuk's review -

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Overall, I liked this more than Prometheus, but it had definite faults.

It was undeniably a more commercial, less ambitious movie than Prometheus, but I thought that ultimately worked in its favour. There were a few hints of some of the higher concepts of the kind explored in the previous film, chiefly in the scenes involving David, but on the whole it was a more straightforward film. More action-packed, more intense. I'm also happy to say it fixed one of my biggest criticisms from Prometheus - whereas the crew in that were terribly cardboard and uncharismatic, I'm pleased to say the characters in this immediately came across as more interesting and likeable to watch.

However - and this was my main problem - it was one of those movies that suffers quite badly from a case of deterioration; it seemed to get less impressive as it went along, culminating in a final act that I thought was, disappointingly, pretty weak. The Neomorph birth sequence, seen in the previews, was excellent and probably the best part of the movie. But towards the end, more and more things started happening that really disappointed me.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Another issue I had was the big final twist. To say it was obvious is a huge understatement; I saw it coming about 20 minutes before the end of the film, and being so obvious, it was hard to get even slightly thrilled by it. It was just so blatantly telegraphed from the moment it was set up.

It's a shame most of the things I disliked were towards the back end of the movie, because it was a let down after the great opening acts and kinda soured the whole experience with a disappointing conclusion. As I said, the final act aboard the Covenant in particular was quite weak - it felt way too short and didn't portray the Alien in particularly good light. Still, overall it was an entertaining movie, and a definite step up from Prometheus. I've actually seen it twice now, and I enjoyed it more the second time around.

Oh, and as I was asked - I'd probably rank it fourth, after the first three but ahead of Resurrection and Prometheus 🙂 Might be a better-made film than Alien 3, but I have a soft spot for that.

And here's mine - http://www.avpgalaxy.net/alien-movies/alien-covenant/review/

In terms of ranking, for me it goes

Joint 1st Place - Alien/s/3
4th Place - Alien: Covenant
5th Place - Prometheus
Joint 6th Place - AvP & Alien: Resurrection
8th Place - AvP: Requiem

I went for 6.5 out of 10 for my review. I was struggling to settle between 6 or 7. I wanna watch it a few more times to really make my mind up.


juxtapose
May 10, 2017, 07:53:48 AM
Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 07:53:48 AM
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. .ok . .that sounds a bit more encouraging, thankyou Hicks!


gantarat
May 10, 2017, 10:15:07 AM
Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 10:15:07 AM
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overall dissapoint.

many thing on this movie didn't make any sense.


SPECIAL FORCES
May 10, 2017, 10:29:14 AM
Reply #13 on: May 10, 2017, 10:29:14 AM
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For those who watched the movie,are the alien cgi better than those from the trailers?

Like the cgi on the tracking clip.The alien feels weightless while moving.
Did they correct it?
Same question about the shot with the neomorph opening its mouth.Were they unfinished shots used in the trailers?

Do they explain whats with the alien's vision? (tracking clip). Just curious if there is any resemblance with the avp games.
Is there an intense ''long'' scene with facehuggers? like the 2 Burke released on aliens.Except the egg scene from the trailer i mean.

***please no spoilers!

« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 10:32:37 AM by SPECIAL FORCES »

Corporal Hicks
May 10, 2017, 10:42:11 AM
Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 10:42:11 AM
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Like the cgi on the tracking clip.The alien feels weightless while moving.
Did they correct it?
Same question about the shot with the neomorph opening its mouth.Were they unfinished shots used in the trailers?

I'll leave these for someone with better eyes.

Quote
Do they explain whats with the alien's vision? (tracking clip). Just curious if there is any resemblance with the avp games.
Is there an intense ''long'' scene with facehuggers? like the 2 Burke released on aliens.Except the egg scene from the trailer i mean.

No to both of those.


 

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