Post by lukelovesfilm34 on Aug 27, 2017 20:40:52 GMT
I hate the YouTube reviews. Almost every one of them is full of hate, ignorance and close-mindedness. Why does EVERYTHING have to be explained in detail in one movie?? That's insulting to our ability to think and imagine for ourselves. Ambiguity is a good thing in art. Covenant was meant to be cerebral and scary, not action scary like Aliens. Ridley can't do action scary like Cameron... so I'm glad he's not trying.
It was different. And apparently, all people really wanted was the same old formula or nothing at all.
I bought this on DVD and I don't buy movies often. People waiting in line noticed that I was buying it and asked me if I had seen it, because they thought it was a damn good movie. So, YT reviews obviously don't speak for everyone.
As for the argument that the characters are stupid... these characters aren't supposed to be super human. They're normal in extremely terrifying situations. In those situations, when people panic, they don't think very well. They react.
Just look at 9/11. Everyone bought and continue to buy the official story, because of what that event does to their feelings. Any smart, less emotional and weak person can see what really happened.
And don't forget. Audiences can see the aliens for what they are. We subconsciously know far more about these monsters than the characters. But these critics can't appreciate the perspectives of these newbie characters at all. They want the characters to reflect how they feel, what they know. They want a character they can blindly follow.
But I found it fascinating and fun to watch these new characters navigate the dangers on their own. That's all a movie needs to be. Compelling and entertaining.