Ridley Scott cemented in Hollywood history

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One day, Reginald Hudlin (Director) came to me and asked me "I want you to do a cameo on my next movie" and I was like 'are you kidding me?', of course I want. It's been decades since the first movie hit theaters and now we've had multiple installments.

Starting tomorrow, fans of Alien, and especially fans of Prometheus, can check out Scott's latest dalliance with this franchise when Alien: Covenant opens. All the others are either bad or just plain terrible. James Cameron turned it into the shoot-'em-up action of Aliens, Joss Whedon wrote a weird farewell to Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in Alien Resurrection, and the whole thing degenerated into unapologetic genre cash-grab with two Alien vs. Predator movies. With all the crew being couples, it's not just their own life they have to worry about and protect, but the life of their loved one as well - this adds another level of fear and foreboding. The biggest secret of the movie isn't about any space aliens, but instead, that director Ridley Scott chose to develop most of the characters' biographies only for the film's trailers.

The ground crew finds an unlikely savior in David, on the planet since crashing there a decade ago.

When a mysterious transmission is intercepted from a nearby Earth-like planet, Oram makes a controversial decision: Fearing that the storm damage will keep the ship from reaching its original destination, he diverts to this new planet. In the trailers, it's unclear what planet they are on.

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Turner's TNT has begun working with master storyteller and filmmaker Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien: Covenant) to develop a night of original science-fiction programming. Alien, arguably, was a simple horror and survival story with little else to think about. Completely understandable, but not always the best thing for the story *points at Alien: Covenant*. The intensity of some of the scenes, the gore, and the gruesome attacks bring the series back to its roots and then some. Don't have time to watch all seven films in the series and get caught up?

The main characters are just empathetic enough to care about whether or not they die while the rest are easy xenomorph fodder. The scenario of a Weyland industries ship landing on an unknown planet has truly ran its course, and the final battle between Daniels and the "Xenomorph" feels like a unusual mash-up of the finales from both Alien and Aliens (1986). All his scenes are fantastic.

Alien: Covenant has sterling production design, and an nearly regally solemn Jed Curzal score.

Set in 2105, Covenant serves as more or less a direct 10-years-later follow-up to Prometheus, beginning with a vessel on a multi-year journey to colonize a distant planet. Some of the exact plot points, pacing, and timing, make it too predictable. "It's wonderful. There's no other word for it". Projections indicate that the Marvel movie may take a 50% drop in viewership on its third weekend, allowing the film to earn around $30 million during the time. Prometheus is essentially Alien: Prometheus, now that Covenant links the two.

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