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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 69817 times)

SPECIAL FORCES
May 10, 2017, 10:51:16 AM
Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 10:51:16 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.

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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.

Well,at least you were satisfied with the creature effects right? No wtf moment.
Thanks boss,trying to get an answer since yesterday.

« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 10:53:00 AM by SPECIAL FORCES »

Corporal Hicks
May 10, 2017, 10:54:56 AM
Reply #16 on: May 10, 2017, 10:54:56 AM
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Well,at least you were satisfied with the creature effects right? No wtf moment.

I don't remember hating any of them but unless it's noticeably bad, I don't really get bothered.

Thanks boss,trying to get an answer since yesterday.

It's busy, stuff get's lost in the tide unfortunately.


SyntaX
May 10, 2017, 11:07:42 AM
Reply #17 on: May 10, 2017, 11:07:42 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.

Well,at least you were satisfied with the creature effects right? No wtf moment.
Thanks boss,trying to get an answer since yesterday.

The CGI is good and not distracting.


juxtapose
May 10, 2017, 11:39:11 AM
Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 11:39:11 AM
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I read the audience reviews from imdb and at least  the majority of those seem very positive. .it's sometimes more interesting to read reviews from more casual fans. .people who don't have so much invested in the franchise as we do. .


SPECIAL FORCES
May 10, 2017, 12:01:33 PM
Reply #19 on: May 10, 2017, 12:01:33 PM
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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.

Well,at least you were satisfied with the creature effects right? No wtf moment.
Thanks boss,trying to get an answer since yesterday.

The CGI is good and not distracting.

Thank you SyntaX...still i think it was wrong to show unfinished cgi on trailers.
Im not a cgi freak,my favourite movie is Carpender's The Thing...but i was a little worried.


John Doe
May 10, 2017, 12:27:01 PM
Reply #20 on: May 10, 2017, 12:27:01 PM
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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...

Ok, i will try it, im spanish and it´s difficult for me to write in english what i feel. I made a video on my YT chanell explaning everything but in spanish:



Buy, yeah, i will try it:

I prefer Prometheus because i hate what Ridley did mixing Prometheus with Alien. It doesn´t works well and we don´t have Engineers. He erased them from this sequel of Prometheus.

The 3 act it´s rushed, he takes so much from Alien (closing doors), but rushed, and i hate the CGI Xeno (looks fake, looks more like an Alien 3 than the Giger design, it moves fast, so fast, like the third act of the movie. I hate the fast growth of the Xeno and the fast gestation of the Alien Burster or how fast a facehugger could infect you.

I prefer what they did with the Engineer on Prometheus, real man with make up.

Noomi Rapace it´s so much better than Katherine Watterston, she doesn´t have the charisma of Shaw/Rapace. I don´t like how Ridley erased Noomi from the movie. We only
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. That´s bad !!!!  :-[

I don´t like the Oram dialogues, some of the them are overplanation of his character (like Christopher Nolan did with Interestellar).

I don´t like the James Franco scene, the
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and i can´t believe how fast Daniels change on what she feels. It looks like a copy of Prometheus (ring/necklace).

I like David, but when he appears the rest of the cast suffers so much and i lost interest in them. There are some stupid things like Prometheus, but in Prometheus they created new concepts, they surprised us and in this movie Ridley it´s trying to give to Alien fans what they want in the third act.

Alien : Covenant it´s more a Prometheus 2 sequel than an Alien movie, and i like it. But for me it could be better to take out
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. I think it could be a better movie if Ridley only showed us Neomorphs and Engineers. And then, later, show how the Engineers created the Alien (maybe in the next movie).

Visuallly it´s amazing, i like what Wolski did with the cinematography and Jed Kurzel OST it´s good, but the used so much CGI for the monster. It´s strange, because in this video they shows a real puppet, but they finally didn´t use it (second 29):



Sad.

By the way, i saw the Arnold Blöklin reference on the David temple.


My rating:
Alien: 10
Aliens: 10
Prometheus: 7
Alien 3: 6´7
Alien : Covenant: 6´5
Alien Resurrection: 4

« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 12:39:42 PM by John Doe »

Enoch
May 10, 2017, 01:07:35 PM
Reply #21 on: May 10, 2017, 01:07:35 PM
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Great. Thanks.

What Bocklin reference?


Stolen
May 10, 2017, 01:17:43 PM
Reply #22 on: May 10, 2017, 01:17:43 PM
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The bocklin inspiration is great. The sets are really fantastic.
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cucuchu
May 10, 2017, 01:57:44 PM
Reply #24 on: May 10, 2017, 01:57:44 PM
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I have noticed a number of people showing their displeasure with the final act in regards to
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So is it a matter of them showing
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John Doe
May 10, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
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I think alien Isolation did it good and adult Xeno from Covenant it´s more like the CGI Aliens from AVP.



Corporal Hicks
May 10, 2017, 02:14:51 PM
Reply #27 on: May 10, 2017, 02:14:51 PM
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I completely disagree with that. It was noticeably CG to my eye but it wasn't to the level of AvP's. Definitely looked better.


426Buddy
May 10, 2017, 02:30:33 PM
Reply #28 on: May 10, 2017, 02:30:33 PM
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Always the same with CGI, there is no such thing as perfect CGI but that doesn't stop everyone from expecting it.

The cgi in this film will be as good as it can be with today's tech and while I wish more practical was used here, I am happy to at least move away from man-in-suit stuff.


Evanus
May 10, 2017, 02:32:53 PM
Reply #29 on: May 10, 2017, 02:32:53 PM
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Well, I think the CGI in Prometheus looks better than what I've seen of Covenant so far...

But it still looks really good, so it doesn't bother me that much.


 

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