- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1712192/referenceMessage From The King
I watched it again the other night and feel pretty much the same. As a fan of the franchise, I absolutely hate the direction this movie went. While Prometheus was not exactly a great movie, at least it went in a different direction and did something different. Scott completely missed the mark with what people hated about Prometheus. I don't know who he was listening to, but it wasn't the internet.Alien Covenant - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/reviews
not as laughably bad as the star wars prequels, but wrong on so many aspects.
1. aliens can now spawn from SPORES. not sure why they need a enormous cocoon when the spores are far more effective.
truth be told, as the film veers from classic Alien to The Black Goo saga, where the goo is unobtanium and can do anything, you could feasibly explain why spores = aliens, if you chose to ignore how unrelatable this is. It turns the "hunted by a ferocious beast" film into your typical zombie/disease film.
2. CGI like it 1999.
this is really unforgivable. you know that CGI that POPS out and is absolutely obvious? yes, they have that stuff alongside spaceship models that would make you drool.
3. idiotic characters AGAIN
the story, although very much not-alien, isn't too stupid, but once again it uses "this spacefaring crewman is a moron" as a plot device.
i'm gonna take a break to say that a couple things were really great, for example, the very last scene is majestic and possibly the best scene Scott has ever filmed. but then again, you remind yourself that the first scene in the film is horrible and you question if artistic freedom actually ever produces good films. There is outstanding production side by side with some of the worst ideas ever put on film.
but the real tragedy is that Scott once again fails to show the story from the point of view of characters we can relate to; instead he goes for the abstract and occasionally only focuses on the action, as if this was a bad soldiers-shoot-monsters film.
5/10 bad and emotionally confusing .. you want it to be good, and then some CGI crap or idiotic script scene comes along and ruins the feeling.
Huh, interesting. I think I will look this one up. If anyone was wondering, the series is named "3%" (oddly enough).3% 8/10 Brazilian show by the cinematographer of City of God on Netflix. World is devided into the haves and the have nots. Each year there is a selection process to admit candidates into the rich part. Only top 3% of the candidates are picked up.
Very good thriller drama. Too short, can't wait for season 2.
I'm not sure that's such a bad thing. OH SNAPScott completely missed the mark with what people hated about Prometheus. I don't know who he was listening to, but it wasn't the internet.
Huh, that bad hey? I'm a bit surprised at the universal acclaim for the movie but I haven't seen it yet. I will when it's available for rent on Google Play Movies.omg, i managed to suffer through Wonder Woman - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/reference
it's things like these that make me lose faith in humanity. how can you like this pile of ..
no seriously, it was so horribly bad that i cannot even begin to put pen to paper (figuratively) to describe the awfulness. maybe one day. maybe. maybe mr Plinket will save me and do the work for me, or maybe i will do it myself.
i seriously watched spider man 3 earlier today and liked it way better than wonder woman.
4/10 - bleeeeeuurghh
ok, let me explain.Huh, that bad hey?
He made The Man from U.N.C.L.E remake. It got panned by critics, but I loved every second of it.KING ARTHUR DAWG ! - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/reference
oh wow so much contrasting emotions.
So, it's a Guy Ritchie film. Well, "film", it's a film-like thing.
Set in ... oh god .. set in some sort of very confused middle-ages england .. with magical monsters. Oh and king arthur. There's plenty of sexy ladies hanging around and everyone has that gangster accent from london. There's vikings and kung fu. Mountain-sized magical elephants that shoot fireballs.
Think The Great Wall, but even less historically accurate.
So, south-london-born King Arthur is a scoundrel who runs a protection racket. He was abandoned as a child after his dad the true king was murdered by the bad guy. For some reason David Beckham has him (yes, david beckham the football guy) draw The Sword from the stone and when he does, the Bad Guy(tm) immediately proceeds to piss him off by killing his girlfriend and trying to have him executed. Aw shiet dawg, IT IS ON!
So arthur like, escapes and stuff, and immediately scores a new GF much skinnier and sexier than the one before. Aaand i think they got confused with Robin Hood here because he goes into hiding in the woods and basically joins up with a band of merry men, where they use magic to send him on a quest, erm .. something like Luke's test on Dagobah,with giant animals .. Yoda's part is played by some discount Samule L Jackson clone.
Ok well you get the drift.
It's a totally unrealistic fantasy film where the script is drunk and running naked in a store high on acid.
So, gorgeous production, fairlry solid acting, insane direction typical of Guy Ritchie, nice effects, i gotta say, if i was 15yo i would LOVE this film. It's got a lot of random bullshit in it but it's the immortal story of the sword in the stone and some things in this film are actually pretty clever. The lead is a bit wooden and the bad guy is horrible, but they have little dialogue, with most of the work being done by the supporting actors.
If you are not offended by a retelling that takes more inspiration from Hellboy than from the original fable, then you will enjoy this film. if you are a stick in the mud, then you will find this film offensive and you should go watch Excalibur (1981) instead.
my rating: 7/10 - it's bad and good at the same time.