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Author Topic: Alien: Covenant TV Spots  (Read 76529 times)

Predaker
Apr 18, 2017, 06:21:48 PM
Reply #390 on: Apr 18, 2017, 06:21:48 PM
Hi all - I made some more creature gifs from these latest clips:

Facehugger scamper:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Neomorph wrestling:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Xenomorph:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Could that xenomorph be Javier Botet in a suit? There's something about the lighting that suggests it could be a practical effect.
What do we think?

Nice, thanks.

The alien looks CG to me. Javier Botet did motion capture and I doubt he wore any actual alien suit.


cliffhanger
Apr 18, 2017, 06:49:45 PM
Reply #391 on: Apr 18, 2017, 06:49:45 PM
Looking at these, I'm quite confident that Ridley has achieved something I never thought: the alien is actually scary again after so many years of misuse. Bar Isolation, of course.

But the Alien got boring and predictable after a while. Even if at times i didn't see it coming or it suddenly popped up at the wrong moment - for me- and i got 'frightened' for a moment, it got really 'same old' by the end of the game.
And visually, it got a bit boring too. I mean, it looked absolutely great and detailled, but i saw it so many times at certain point, and hiding became so easy at times that it just became a blur. In contrast, the working joes were much more disruptive and at times frightening.

The working joes had me on edge. Constantly. The franchise really knows how to nail androids and unpredictability.

But yeah, there are moments in Isolation like that, but then you're rewarded with scenes like the derelict exploration. Everything about that was unsettling, and even the last half hour and the reveal/ending was done do well after such a grind through certain areas. I feel a sequel wouldn't work as efficiently unless it shook up a lot of Isolation's formula.


It's exactly this sensation during the working joes that i relished even more than the alien, whilst it should have been vise versa imho.
exploring the derelict was fantastic, though i was huuuuuuuugely not entertained with deactivating the beacon. i also liked the ending, though i feel that the hive part was a bit of a buzzkill and the amount of aliens in the end. i enjoyed that it was just 1 alien f*cking things up, but i can also imagine that would be too much of a 1979 ripoff.



Xenomorphine
Apr 18, 2017, 06:50:41 PM
Reply #392 on: Apr 18, 2017, 06:50:41 PM
Am I the only one thinking the CGI looks terrible????

The facehugger motion looks excellent (it's a bonier version of the familiar design), but it's possible that was a practical effect. CGI Alien still looks fake.


echobbase79
Apr 18, 2017, 07:07:08 PM
Reply #393 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:07:08 PM

I wonder if the shower scene used a CGI xeno?


Predaker
Apr 18, 2017, 07:29:42 PM
Reply #394 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:29:42 PM


Look at how the left wall bends around the facehugger as it leaps into the shadows.

Alien spacetime warping confirmed.


Str1der
Apr 18, 2017, 07:31:05 PM
Reply #395 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:31:05 PM
Can't tell if troll? ... or not?


Gazz
Apr 18, 2017, 07:35:47 PM
Reply #396 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:35:47 PM
That's because it's not a wall but rather a cloth sheet.   :laugh:


Ingwar
Apr 18, 2017, 07:37:58 PM
Reply #397 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:37:58 PM


Look at how the left wall bends around the facehugger as it leaps into the shadows.

Alien spacetime warping confirmed.

It's not a wall. It's just rag-alike curtain :)


locusta
Apr 18, 2017, 07:43:12 PM
Reply #398 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:43:12 PM
It´s one of Davids huge sketches in his lab.


Predatorium
Apr 18, 2017, 07:44:16 PM
Reply #399 on: Apr 18, 2017, 07:44:16 PM
It's Xenotime! I'm so excited to see a Scott directed xeno again but I'm going on an airplane next week and I'm terrified of flying and think I'm going to die... I hope I live to see this movie... :(


shawsbaby
Apr 18, 2017, 09:20:48 PM
Reply #400 on: Apr 18, 2017, 09:20:48 PM
Wow, that second jaw is very evident in these new xeno shots.


Jpaley
Apr 18, 2017, 10:05:54 PM
Reply #401 on: Apr 18, 2017, 10:05:54 PM
the new neomorph footage is very brief at the 0.07 point in the blessed trailer.

No one noticed the burning alien in the first video?

No one noticed the burning alien in the first video?

« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2017, 11:45:39 PM by Jpaley »

ChrisPachi
Apr 19, 2017, 12:10:50 AM
Reply #402 on: Apr 19, 2017, 12:10:50 AM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

If this is CG then it is good. I'm calling it a guy in a suit though. Check how the back tubes kind of bounce like they are rubber. Seems odd they would do that with CG.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Definitely CG. And awesome.

So many aliens. So darn happy. ;D

« Last Edit: Apr 19, 2017, 12:12:40 AM by ChrisPachi »

KillCrites
Apr 19, 2017, 12:38:08 AM
Reply #403 on: Apr 19, 2017, 12:38:08 AM
All the aliens in these TV Spots look CG to me, but still look very nice. 


Scorpio
Apr 19, 2017, 12:51:12 AM
Reply #404 on: Apr 19, 2017, 12:51:12 AM
I want to see more scenes with the facehugger.  The scariest creature in the Alien films, yet we rarely see them.  That scene in Aliens with the 2 facehuggers is the most suspenseful scene in that movie.


 

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