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Alien Covenant on video: another downer from Ridley Scott

As the thread title suggests, I finally got around to viewing this movie from Ridley Scott. Rented on-demand for $5.99.

My thoughts:
This movie predicts the coming extinction of the human race. It shows how it will come. It shows who will cause it and how. It shows how humans will react to it.

But is it the 'alien monsters' that will cause our extinction? Not really. In the same way an assassin carries out his assigned task, the alien monsters are just a tool for the job.

Is it the 'Engineers' that will cause our extinction? Not really, though they did create the alien monsters. It is suggested in the movie 'Prometheus' that these same 'Engineers' also created us. For what purpose an answer has not really been supplied. Afterall it was Shaw and David that went on a trek to confront these engineers on this very topic.

There is a bleak and fearful inevitability of doom in the atmosphere. Like in that other Ridley Scott movie; The Counsellor, there is this sense of loss and despair. Of dread in knowing that we are no longer at the top of the food chain. The dread of vastly superior predators that will end us in bloody, horrific and painful death.

There is no fun. There is no humor. There is misery.

All this comes from the brain of Ridley Scott. I used to be a fan, but not lately. Not since The Counselor, and certainly not after this horror flick.

That said, I really enjoyed the cgi and F/X in the outer space and aboard ship sequences. Top notch special effects and movie-set decor.

-Steve


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Topic - Alien Covenant on video: another downer from Ridley Scott - user510 10:36:39 08/19/17 (15)

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