Unfortunately, his Gold Member-like portrait didn't do any favor to the character. He was almost wasted on Prometheus in my opinion.
This 100 times over.
Honestly, to me, it has nothing to do with likeability or nature of character. It is simply the awful old man makeup on Guy Pearce, only matched by an equally awful old man acting. There was no geniune believability in his appearance nor his performance.
So it will forever be, to me, in relation to AVP and Prometheus...
Charles Bishop Weyland > Peter Weyland
Lance Henriksen > Guy Pearce
Fair enough. You are right, and beyond any potential, what matters is what is on the screen. The Ted Talk is unfortunately not part of the movie. However, I'd say Weyland at the white room with David, at the beginning of Covenant, was so much better. I may be overreacting, but I got the impression that there was whole another movie there
perhaps something along the lines of Westworld or even Blade Runner. But that's just me, anyway
That being said, I agree. In my way but I agree
Charles Bishop Weyland > Peter Weyland (Prometheus)
Lance Henriksen > Guy Pearce (Prometheus)