Cameron made the most successful sequel to ALIEN by revisting it, pretty much plot point for plot point, redressed as a war film. It's reasonable to say that expectations on what an Alien film succeeds at is repackaging a similar structure and plot. That's the Aliens legacy.
No, it really isn’t. That’s just how you stubbornly choose to portray it.
Space colonisation wasn't established in Aliens, refinery ships chugging back and forth across the universe infer that from the off.
Yes it did, prior to that, did you hear talk in the first film of an emergency stop at a nearby colony? No, you didn’t. That’s because nothing was said in regards to space colonization. I can infer allot, but it doesn’t make it canon. It’s all just fan speculation at that point.
Colonial marine corps? big deal - mid 80s post Vietnam sensibilities, Queen alien - just up the big bad element. It broadens the story very little if at all.
Look I get it. You hate ALIENS and Cameron. That’s cool and all, but the fact that you feel the need to interject this opinion every time someone else mentions they like it is tiresome. If you’re doing it because you get annoyed, with all these other people doing the polar opposite with ALIEN? Then you’re doing your cause no favors by stooping to the same level.
Who says the Engineers are gone? The black goo certainly hasn't. It was an important element in Covenant with more than one scene devoted to what it was all about - one, the deployment, the other David's explanation of the work he did utilising the pathogen. It's only bad storytelling to someone who's not paying attention to the story that's being told.
Well the whole point at the end of Prometheus was to get to their home world called paradise. As soon as David arrives at Paradise. He kills all the Engineers . This was shown in the film. I guess you weren’t paying attention. As for the black goo? It most certainly is gone. Tell me where you saw any in the film? Aside from the death of the engineers. There isn’t any. All David says in regards to it, is that he used the time he had by himself. To create a symphony. Basically by running experiments with the fallout of his attack on the engineers. But, I wasn’t paying attention. So I guess, I’m wrong and it’s all genius writing to do away with everything you built in the first film.
You've not been around here very long.
You precede me on these boards by three years. I just don’t post as much as you do. However, you’ve not embodied or attempted to embody the change you seek.
My comment wasn't aimed at you by the way. It was just a general observation I've had for some time, and your use of 'stagnant' was an apt description
I understand it wasn’t directed at me. But, I cannot help but see the hypocrisy of such a statement. When you partake in the very same behavior you claim to detest.