I liked Prometheus. The deleted scenes should have not been deleted, and it had some flaws, but it was a good movie, and the cliffhanger was great.
I did not liked Covenant much. It starts great but the lack of continuity with Prometheus (this means, discarding everything from that movie at the point like it felt a whole movie happened before Covenant) and the recycled ending from Alien was not great, but like Prometheus it also had great stuff in it.
I dont trust disney at all, they buy brands just to ruin them, they did it with Star Wars, they did it with Marvel, and i am afraid they are gonna do with everything else.
But i do trust Ridley, and if disney let him tell his story, we could have a great movie, i know he still has the magic in him, and i really want to see the end of the trilogy.
Has the Alien, himself; the facehugger, the chestburster, have they all run out of steam?
Says the man who's apparently never watched the 'Alien Isolation' adverts.
I came to detest the glitch-ridden, AI-cheating gameplay, but there's no doubting the presentation style of that game debunked Scott's frequently aired assumptions.
It's like vampires and sharks. Can they be scary? Absolutely, they f**king can. And it won't just be one or two classic films people will revisit which feature them, because there are countless ways in which to portray them with serious impact.
Just because the material in which Aliens, Predators and Terminators have appeared, has largely been sub-standard, doesn't mean they can't be elevated back to - or even surpass - their initial few appearances. They need something well-written with competent direction. Nobody can argue the 'Alien' films have lacked for good directors, but good scripts? Good execution? That's something else.
And it's no good him declaring, in one breathe, that both 'Prometheus' and 'Covenant' were supposedly going to "scare the shit out of" us, featuring sequences we would allegedly find more disturbing than Lambert's demise, only to immediately reverse course and lament how doing so is somehow impossible.
I hated the Alien in Alien Isolation, i had to cheat to finish the game which of course killed the game, the AI was completely broken and after hearing so much praise from everywhere for so long i was dissapointed.
The Alien is not omnipotent, it was ridiculous that he was over on me literally all the time and there was literally nothing i could do about it.
I remember once i was under a table around 15/20 minutes because the thing would just not leave the room.
I would go to the bathroom, eat something, talk to my family, come back and it was still going around. Awful.
But you are right, the game had several problems but the presentation was outstanding, i would love to see a return to that aesthetic etc, and EVERYTHING can be fixed with a good script, any franchise, any character, anything can be good if it is well written, and the best part is that it does not cost any money (i mean besides hiring the writer of course), is all just creativity and talent, they just have to put the effort on telling a good story with good characters and the rest will flow naturally i think.
Fingers crossed that we get this movie and that disney does not meddle with it, at least one last good Alien movie.
And i would be nice to see a good Predator and AVP movie too.