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Author Topic: Empire's ALIEN COVENANT Exclusive Cover, and Image...  (Read 81021 times)

rabidranger
Apr 21, 2017, 02:29:55 PM
Reply #525 on: Apr 21, 2017, 02:29:55 PM
So, we're sure David and Shaw are on the horizontally flying ship and not the scorpionaut?


Xenomorphine
Apr 21, 2017, 03:22:47 PM
Reply #526 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:22:47 PM
It's a bit depressing that a lot of key scenes have now been spoiled through publicity hype. Now that it's become clear what David 8 does, it amuses me that early 21st century Israel Iron Dome technology is actually a more advanced than what the Engineers have come up with... Shouldn't they have something to protect their colonised planets from, say, a completely natural series of asteroid bombardments?

And yeah - House on Haunted Hill is just one of the low-budget horror flicks that used the similar face design over the last 20 years. It became old hat.

'Cabin In The Woods' did it the best.



SpeedyMaxx
Apr 21, 2017, 03:27:09 PM
Reply #527 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:27:09 PM
It's a bit depressing that a lot of key scenes have now been spoiled through publicity hype.

They did the same thing with a lot of Prometheus and both times I feel it's been a mistake.

And yes, I think the apparent setup with how to get rid of the Engineers/inconvenient storylines is very lazy and random, even if the setpiece is almost certainly going to be gorgeous to watch.

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'Cabin In The Woods' did it the best.

And even then it was old!


Evanus
Apr 21, 2017, 03:31:01 PM
Reply #528 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:31:01 PM
If they're truly going to kill off all the engineers, :(,  I don't see how they could squeeze two more movies out of this story.

I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.


hfeldhaus
Apr 21, 2017, 03:33:45 PM
Reply #529 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:33:45 PM
It's a bit depressing that a lot of key scenes have now been spoiled through publicity hype. Now that it's become clear what David 8 does, it amuses me that early 21st century Israel Iron Dome technology is actually a more advanced than what the Engineers have come up with... Shouldn't they have something to protect their colonised planets from, say, a completely natural series of asteroid bombardments?

And yeah - House on Haunted Hill is just one of the low-budget horror flicks that used the similar face design over the last 20 years. It became old hat.

'Cabin In The Woods' did it the best.



Why would they shoot down their own ship?

Who's to say they're are as violent to there own kind as humans are?



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SpeedyMaxx
Apr 21, 2017, 03:35:42 PM
Reply #530 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:35:42 PM
If they're truly going to kill off all the engineers, :(,  I don't see how they could squeeze two more movies out of this story.

My concern is that the very literal prequelization approach evident in elements of this film and Ridley's recent comments about future direction is going to lead us down the road to the Thing prequel, where you ended up seeing how every little bit happened right down to an axe in the door or a frozen guy with slashed wrists, no matter the contrivance to get there.

I just don't feel this franchise or these monsters need that, I feel it diminishes them. I felt the meta-prequel/sequel approach Prometheus had, for all its faults, which led to a wider canvas and left the alien and the backstory of the first film mostly undiluted, was best.

I know I seem relentlessly down on the larger story direction and that's because I honestly am. But I also feel AC looks gorgeous style-wise and I expect it to be a fun and scary movie.


Evanus
Apr 21, 2017, 03:39:22 PM
Reply #531 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:39:22 PM
Agreed, man. :( I don't really like the direction they're taking either.

But like you said, at least these films will be scary, entertaining and gorgeous looking.


hfeldhaus
Apr 21, 2017, 03:42:12 PM
Reply #532 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:42:12 PM
Not many people liked the direction Prometheus took, and from what has been said in interviews it looks like Covenant is going to follow that.


SpeedyMaxx
Apr 21, 2017, 03:44:07 PM
Reply #533 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:44:07 PM
I think AC is actually a very overt move away from Prometheus. Which I can understand on one level, but creatively I feel it's regressing.


hfeldhaus
Apr 21, 2017, 03:52:06 PM
Reply #534 on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:52:06 PM
The same questions are being asked just now there is an Alien in it, and more of a horror angle. That's what I'm seeing. The question of creation comes with David and we've had nothing of him during marketing. David is the link to Prometheus, he will bring the questions and, hopefully, answers this time.

Like you said there is regression to the series base. It's what the majority of fans wanted. Prometheus did move far away, which isn't a bad thing. It was just horribly executed.

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Adorianu
Apr 21, 2017, 04:12:53 PM
Reply #535 on: Apr 21, 2017, 04:12:53 PM
I'm not keen on the forward shot of the neomorph going in for the attack. I need to see the final film in order to be convinced of its necessity. If its mouth moves like the deacon's did, then it would be pretty cool.

I like how the neomorph's design is a direct reference to the unused creature design in Prometheus:



In Empire magazine you can read that Neomorph is inspired by Goblin Shark,so his jaw probably will be working like this:




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hfeldhaus
Apr 21, 2017, 04:16:53 PM
Reply #536 on: Apr 21, 2017, 04:16:53 PM
Stupid fish. Swam right in  :laugh:



lv_226
Apr 21, 2017, 06:32:30 PM
Reply #538 on: Apr 21, 2017, 06:32:30 PM
If they had given the Engineers black contact lenses, it would make up for their rather humanoid look here-which admittedly, is the only thing about this that has bugged me so far.


Morose
Apr 21, 2017, 07:14:15 PM
Reply #539 on: Apr 21, 2017, 07:14:15 PM
I never thought I would see an engineer wearing a hat


 

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