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Author Topic: Alien Covenant Review Roundup  (Read 62052 times)

May 07, 2017, 04:34:02 AM
Reply #15 on: May 07, 2017, 04:34:02 AM


Both positive. The BMD review suggests it's next best after Alien & Aliens. Only skimmed either one tho, fearful of spoilers.

The writer of the Forbes one liked Alien: Resurrection and claims that Prometheus was just a variation on the "haunted house" formula, so I'm a little hesitant to trust their opinion. But they did say it was good for what it is trying to do, they are just bored of it and want an Alien film set in a different genre(?), not sure what genre however...

It also got 4/5 in NME:

I've followed the Forbes writer on twitter for years. I enjoy his opinions, even when I don't agree. He tends to be harsher on the MCU films than I ever am. He's a recommended follow for box office info. Also, I understand wanting a variation on the theme. I was disappointed by the first Alien Covenant trailer b/c it had too many call backs to the original film. I understand that they were trying to remind people what they loved about the original, but redundancy takes its toll. That's why films like Jurassic World or Force Awakens, while entertaining, don't match up to previous installments, b/c the core plot is the same. Given the relatively basic premise of Alien franchise, it's a problem every installment faces. How do you tell the same story differently? Needs to retain what people love, but add enough to make it worthwhile.

The Joker
May 07, 2017, 04:38:52 AM
Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 04:38:52 AM
Bleh considering alien movie standards. Should be 4-5/5

I get what you're saying but Alien movie standards have gone down a bit with the last few films and therefor fans will take what they can get with reviews that are mostly positive. [Mostly].

« Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 04:40:54 AM by The Joker »

May 07, 2017, 04:56:54 AM
Reply #19 on: May 07, 2017, 04:56:54 AM
The British newspapers seem to be loving it.

Well, apart from the Guardian.

May 07, 2017, 05:00:13 AM
Reply #21 on: May 07, 2017, 05:00:13 AM
What's the links? I can't find them.

Necronomicon II
May 07, 2017, 05:07:28 AM
Reply #26 on: May 07, 2017, 05:07:28 AM
No wonder Fox were confident, pretty damn positive on the whole, some surprising scores there.

May 07, 2017, 05:13:00 AM
Reply #29 on: May 07, 2017, 05:13:00 AM
It's doing well so far. It's got its fair share of phenomenal reviews, a bunch of solid/good reviews, and as to be expected a couple of stinkers.


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