Let’s be honest, nobody really likes the new entries Ridley Scott is bringing to the Alien saga, but at the same time we can’t help but wanting more and more Xenomorphs. Prometheus (2012) left half the audience disappointed, and Alien: Covenant (2017) collected the worst reviews of the whole franchise (even worse than the forgettable Alien: Resurrection (1997)). But that doesn’t seem to stop mister Scott, focused on throwing more and more redundant light to the dark masterpiece series he started with Alien (1979).
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine’s podcast, the veteran filmmaker said he is working on continuing his modern times Alien series with a new movie, and this time he will focus on other sides of the story and not on the killer monsters. Scott said “I think the evolution of the Alien himself is nearly over. But what I was trying to do was transcend and move to another story, which would be taken over by A.I.’s. The world that the A.I. might create as a leader if he finds himself onto a new planet. We have actually quite a big layout for the next one”.
Me, as a lover of the creature and a die-hard fan of the first two movies (I think James Cameron’s Aliens (1986) might be –only might– even better than the original film), this statement left me cold, very cold. I don’t think the Xenomorph is over. Don’t take him away from our lives! Even unnecessary side stories like AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) and its sequel had their highlights when the creature created by HR Giger was on the screen.
What do you think of the latest to date contribute of Ridley Scott to the Alien universe Alien: Covenant (2017)? This is what we thought, read our review. And here, the trailer of the movie:
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