Alien: Covenant's Honest Trailer Points Out How Ridiculous The Characters Were
If you saw Alien: Covenant, then chances are that at least once in your screening you thought "wow, that was a dumb move." Alien: Covenant is filled with characters who make some real questionable decisions, whether it's sticking their face in front of an alien spore or sticking their face in front of an alien egg. It wasn't quite the return to form for the franchise that fans had been hoping for, and all of its faults are put on full display in the recent Honest Trailer. Watch the poor decision-making skills of just about every character in the video below.
Screen Junkies' Honest Trailer sets its sights on Alien: Covenant and they didn't have any shortage of material to make fun of. The main source of ammo for the video was the frequent dumb decisions made by characters whose sole qualifications for being on the ship seem to be that they are married. A number of the worst mistakes were highlighted, including the same puddle of blood causing two different people to slip, and abandoning their mission to follow a John Denver song. Honest Trailers also pokes plenty of fun at Michael Fassbender Jack and Jill-ing it as two android characters and their obsession over a certain flute.
Alien: Covenant is a movie full of strange things that don't completely make sense. The Xenomorph attacks are fun and noticeable highlights, but the movie does take a turn when Fassbender's David is given the spotlight and he begins giving his "Philosophy 101" course. You never quite understand why David does what he does in the movie, as he doesn't do much to explain himself beyond quoting Ozymandias.
Directed by Ridley Scott, described in the video as "one of the best directors working today. And also one of the worst", Alien: Covenant is trying to be a Prometheus movie disguised as an Alien movie. There's plenty of ruminations about the meaning of creation, but it's mixed with the origin of the Xenomorph -- something no one is really asking to learn about. It all never really comes together and while Covenant is not a train wreck, it's a largely disappointing movie. But at least there's six more on the way...maybe.
You'll have the opportunity to relive and pour over all the weird choices in Alien: Covenant when it drops on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on August 15, 2017. The home release contains a full commentary from Ridley Scott, as well as 22 minutes of missing scenes and unused footage -- the ones that weren't plot points released online, that is. To learn about more upcoming movies, make sure to visit our 2017 upcoming movies guide to better plan all your theater trips. For more movie news, keep it right here at CinemaBlend.
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