Dirty Horror’s Rapid Reviews: ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, ‘Beyond The Gates’, ‘Alien: Covenant’

It’s that time again where I don’t have a lot of time to write full reviews for recent movies that I have had the pleasure of viewing, so I will sum each of them up in a few sentences of my thoughts.  Sound good?  Here we go!    Continue reading

A Month Later And I Have Some Thoughts On The ‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer……

Ok – get your rocks and tomatoes ready for throwing, because I’m here to say that I really liked Ridley Scott’s loose Alien prequel Prometheus!  (ducks and runs for cover)

Visually, I think it’s amazing (and am actually going to give it a whirl in 3D on my TV this week) and I actually thought the ending was more satisfactory than most did.  Which is why I didn’t have any issues with the announcement that Scott would be doing a new movie in the franchise that continue after Prometheus ended.  And thy movie is called……ALIEN: Covenant!  Oh – and here’s the trailer that dropped about a month ago.

Ok.  Let’s discuss:

Now, I love how the trailer opens and how we get a bit of a glimpse at a ‘back burster’ instead of the usual ‘chest burster’.  From there, it looks like visually that it picks up right where Prometheus left off – with Michael Fassbender portraying a different android this time around.  I’m cool with that.  And then….oh hey look!  It’s Danny McBride!  Alright, keeping my attention so far…….And then the whole “We don’t know what the fuck’s out there!” line comes.  SMH.

From there on out, everything looks and feels sooooooo generic.  Even the explosions.  And the edgy ‘shower scene’ at the end reminded me of something you would see from one of the Alien Vs. Predator movies (and no, that’s not a compliment).  So anyway, I’m hesitant at the moment with ALIEN: Covenant, but I will keep an open mind until May 19th when it opens in theaters.  There is a ton of talent there on the acting side, Ridley Scott still has the goods, and we should definitely get more Xenomorph action this time around.  Personally, I want Neill Blomkamp’s Alien movie.  But until that time comes, I’ll gladly watch Danny McBride throwing the ‘La Flama Blanca’ smackdown around on some ugly ass aliens.  That was mean.  They’re not ugly – just misunderstood and unique.

News: Prometheus Sequel Confirmed And People Already Complain About The Plot Holes

It was inevitable, but it was confirmed yesterday via The Hollywood Reporter, that Ridley Scott will be returning for the sequel to his highly debated blockbuster Prometheus.  Buildings were burned, people rioted, and various statues were decimated once the news spread…..Why the sarcasm you ask? Because I hadn’t seen a movie in a long time that sparked as much debate and outrage as this one did.  Me myself, I dug it.  Didn’t think it was perfect by any stretch, but it satisfied my horror/sci-fi craving and even made me use a brain cell or two afterwards.  And I’m hoping the sequel will shed light on some of the unanswered questions plaguing the minds of the faithful moviegoers.

*a common side effect of too many plotholes*

Looks like they’re planning for a 2014 or 2015 release as of now.  And it also looks like Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will be joining in on the fun again too!  Let’s throw Lance Henriksen in there and it’ll really be a party! Wouldn’t it be fun to party with some androids?  Or maybe not….I most likely retract that statement.  Something tells me the androids would fuck with you and it wouldn’t be much fun.  But throw Charlize Theron in there and now we’ve got a party!  Am I right?!  What was I talking about again btw?  Oh yeah – Prometheus sequel.  Get excited for it!