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The Cincinnati MovieBears went for Saturday matinee of "Alien: Covenant." Well, it was me and one other guy. The holiday likely kept most away, but there were a lot of "maybe" attendees, so I was surprised that the attendance was THAT low.

Anyway, the movie takes place about a decade after "Prometheus," when a colony ship heading out colonize a new world responds to a signal coming from a previously-unknown and more approximate Earth-like world for colonization. Once they arrive, a landing party goes to check it out, a couple of crew folks get infected, monsters are born, and all hell breaks loose. The formula isn't bad, but it's not the first time we've seen this. There is a returning character in Michael Fassbender, who I admit I find strangely attractive.

The movie has a 71% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes (as of this writing) and I agree that the movie is fairly good, but I can't say I enjoyed it that much. I think my personal expectations were not met, but I can't articulate exactly what I felt was missing. I just thought that bits of it were not well-written. The landing party for example just seems to wander about on this planet without any checking of biological hazards. No quarantine, no protective suits, etc. They just exit the vehicle in their ship uniforms and start investigating. And this seems to be where the problems start.

Maybe I'm overthinking it.

Anyway, I doubt I'd watch it again. And it's not something I'd plan to buy.

Date: 2017-05-30 03:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dendren
I hate it when logical thoughts start getting in the way of good movie watching. I am usually fairly ok with suspension of disbelief but sometimes am having a harder time with just plain stupidity as a plot point... such as 'let's just get off our space ship without checking for bio-hazards' or 'you are in a house where dozens have been killed already but you still go up those dark stairs to see what that weird noise was' LOL

Bob has an awful time with suspension of disbelief. We can watch something like Avengers and he doesn't blink at Iron Man flying in his metal suit but then Black Widow will do some crazy run up the wall flying kick and he'll be like "oh yeah, right, she couldn't do that". He drives me crazy watching things sometimes hahaha

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