Prometheus (2012): The universe seems to be getting much larger in the Alien mythology, Prometheus gives us a gray, foggy, lifeless planet and Alien: Covenant gives us another gray, foggy, lifeless planet. While Prometheus is throughly disappointing, there are some interesting ideas thrown into the movie. What truly is man's relationship with their creator? Were humans merely a mistake, that Prometheus was wrong to defend? It does this by reflecting the identical sacrifices of Jesús H. and Prometheus, that both were for the disgustingly imperfect mankind, then the twist makes us look at this further and the meaning of the existence of Prometheus. But what seems to be an intriguing premise is washed away by the boring colorless color pallet and the tiringly uninterested universe. Not to say that it didn't have its perks, I will say, that the opening was fascinating, and it prepared me, excited me for something that would soon disappoint. There's no real risk in this film, like there was in Alien, and it's not just because it tries nothing new (even though that is a problem that I have with this film), and expanding a universe is fine with me, but when a movie looks more disinterested with itself than I am, there's really nothing much for me to grasp on to. This retells almost the exact same story as Alien, but with even less color and a more in your face philosophical message. Characters lack common sense and any knowledge of the world around them. I agree with the rest of the weird grey people, fuck humans, what's the point? This film has been talked about to death, and if it wasn't for Covenant, I probably wouldn't have ever discussed it. So I really don't have much of anything to say. That's about it. My apologies to Ridley Scott, who is a fantastic director, but this just isn't very good.
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