Alien: Covenant ($230M)

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Post by ForeverBlu on 5/21/2017, 9:41 am

If the plot summary on Wikipedia is accurate, this should be called
Idiots in Space.

Also I'm pissed at how Shaw was handled.

FUCK YOU Ripley Scott!
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by Tyger on 5/21/2017, 5:47 pm

My friend said this was surprisingly good
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by WyldeMan on 7/21/2017, 12:33 pm

Could Fox Pull the Plug on Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Sequels?!
After nine weeks in release, we can officially call Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant a massive flop. Its $230 million worldwide gross puts the film somewhere between a $50-$100 million loss, a disturbing $170 million less than its predecessor, the 2010 Prometheus. Diminishing returns, indeed.

We’ve suggested multiple times on this site that the franchise’s rebirth is in serious trouble, even if Scott continues to talk about Alien: Awakening‘s planned spring 2018 shoot as if it’s right on schedule. Eyebrows were raised, however, when it was announced that Scott would be helming Getty kidnapping movie All the Money in the World and then drug lord drama The Cartel. Where’s room for Awakening, which would be shooting in early 2018 for release in 2019? There isn’t.

In a new article at THR, the site’s sources tell them that “Fox will have to reassess two intended sequels Scott has pitched” while he is off helming the other two aforementioned films.

Reassess…

This could mean a wide variety of things but one thing we previously pointed out is that Scott is not only a master at coming in on budget but he can trim the fat in ways no other filmmaker can. This is what gave Fox the initial confidence to let Scott go wild with his planned Alien prequels that will (hopefully) eventually bridge directly into his 1979 masterpiece. “Reassess” could directly relate to the next sequel’s budget, forcing Scott to go back to the drawing board and revisit the allegedly completed screenplay. It’s doable but if we’re to look at Covenant as a comp, Alien: Awakening would probably need to have a budget of approximately $50-75 million to at least guarantee a recoup. Again, doable.

Then again…

Maybe Fox is “reassessing” whether or not they even want to continue forth with Scott’s planned trilogy (did the plan to de-aging Sigourney Weaver scare them?)? It’s possible that they kill the franchise dead with Covenant and we’ll never find out how that Engineer ship crashed on the planet that sends Ripley into a life of chaos. That would suck but at least there will probably be novels or comics that bridge the two together.

Another card Fox could play is to finally give the fans what they truly want: a proper Alien sequel with Sigourney Weaver back as Ellen Ripley. Neill Blomkamp has been blowing up the Web with his impressive self-financed shorts that harken back to films such as Alien and Predator. He’s always been primed for his planned Aliens sequel, showing that he’s more than a fan in his body of work, which includes District 9, Elysium and Chappie. Weaver has openly talked about how she always wanted to take Ripley back to the Xenomorph home planet to “kill them all”, what could be better than a reunion with Michael Biehn in the ultimate Alien fan film?
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by WyldeMan on 8/7/2017, 5:12 pm

Just watched Covenant and Yikes.

When David gave himself a haircut five minutes after showing up, anybody who was surprised by that final closing moment "twist" has never seen a movie before.

What a predictable CGI slathered waste of two hours that was and way below my expectations.

Good cast wasted in yet another terrible movie by an overrated hack. That's all I have to say about that.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by Tyger on 8/7/2017, 9:13 pm

Yeah, it was a fuckimg mess. Franco had the right idea.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by WyldeMan on 8/8/2017, 8:06 am

Tyger wrote:Yeah, it was a fuckimg mess. Franco had the right idea.

He really did, 20 second video and then dead.

This was the worst Aliens film since Alien 3 and yet the studio opted for Scott's tale instead of Blomkamp's sequel with Ripley and Hicks because he's the amazing Ridley Scott, the director with the Midas touch they believed and yet this failed so hard, they don't even know if they can make anymore of them now.

Scott is so overrated and I've never understood why people love his movies. I'm fairly certain I've seen everything he's made and yet the only ones of them I even remember watching more than once are Alien, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down while Alien was the only one I enjoyed enough to own. Prometheus the Fan Edit was also enjoyable but I hated Scott's theatrical cut and he refuses to release the superior version of it.  

And next up he's doing a movie about John Paul Getty III's kidnapping. Yeah, cause the Getty's are such an exciting family of rich cunts and we really need another story about their type. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by Tyger on 8/8/2017, 8:41 am

Wait, you think Alien 3 is worse than 4???
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by UltimateMarvel on 8/8/2017, 4:44 pm

I watched this and I also saw that ending coming. I'm just not a big fan of these Alien movies, not my type.
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Post by WyldeMan on 8/8/2017, 9:08 pm

UltimateMarvel wrote:I watched this and I also saw that ending coming. I'm just not a big fan of these Alien movies, not my type.

They always have a predictable formula regardless of who directs since all must have a Final Girl who never survives because she's highly intelligent, or crafty with improvised traps or handy with weapons, it's always just a petite scientiest who survives by outrunning all of her friends with the help of an android and a big piece of machinery in a final battle. I'll always be on Team Predator cause the Zenomorphs are acid spittin mindless little cunts.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by Rusty on 8/8/2017, 10:41 pm

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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:07 pm

Tyger wrote:Yeah, it was a fuckimg mess. Franco had the right idea.


Watching this now, LOL!

Had I blinked, would've missed Franco.

Wonder how much he was paid for this cameo?

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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by WyldeMan on 8/24/2017, 5:09 pm

ForeverBlu wrote:
Tyger wrote:Yeah, it was a fuckimg mess. Franco had the right idea.

Watching this now, LOL!

Had I blinked, would've missed Franco.

Wonder how much he was paid for this cameo?

He's still really good friends with Danny McBride and they probably just paid him in a weed.

Also, being Ridley Scott there is probably at least 30 minutes on the cutting room floor.

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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:13 pm

Katherine looks just like her dad.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by WyldeMan on 8/24/2017, 5:17 pm

ForeverBlu wrote:Katherine looks just like her dad.

LOL.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:23 pm

CGI mountains?

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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by WyldeMan on 8/24/2017, 5:31 pm

ForeverBlu wrote:CGI mountains?

Franco got high in the Forrest and sent in his green screen footage he filmed at home and edited himself.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:35 pm

They took his Red Shirt bleeding ass back on the ship?


LOL!
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:39 pm

A CGI Xenomprph Spider Monkey!

Ridley needs his ass beat for this.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:42 pm

Shocked
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:48 pm

Here go David's ain't shit ass, asking how many Colonists?

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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 5:53 pm

Walter isn't too bright, is he?
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Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 6:03 pm

The CGI in the movie, hilariously bad.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 6:08 pm

Best thing about this movie, is Danny McBride.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 6:11 pm

Billy Crudup bout to get GOT, like John Hurt in Alien.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 6:12 pm

YUP!


What a bunch of fucking idiots.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 6:18 pm

Welp there's Shaw, what's left of her.

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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 7:05 pm

Shame on you Ridley.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by WyldeMan on 8/24/2017, 8:06 pm

ForeverBlu wrote:Welp there's Shaw, what's left of her.

There was a lot of story between Shaw and David filmed including what happened to her that Ridley filmed but felt he didn't need to include.
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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/24/2017, 8:20 pm

The practical efx for Alien/Aliens shits all over the CGI mess in Covenant.

Surprised they didn't use it for the face huggers.

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Re: Alien: Covenant ($230M)

Post by ForeverBlu on 8/25/2017, 5:57 am

WyldeMan wrote:
ForeverBlu wrote:Welp there's Shaw, what's left of her.

There was a lot of story between Shaw and David filmed including what happened to her that Ridley filmed but felt he didn't need to include.




One of the MANY issues I had with this film.

Ridley is usually meticulous in his approach to directing, especially the Alien films.


Covenant is a slapped together CGI Turd.
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