Planet of the Apes (2001)

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Planet of the Apes Movie Review

Planet of the Apes is a 2001 science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring Mark Wahlberg. It is such a bad remake that is certainly one of the director’s worst films.

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Never send a monkey to do a man’s job

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I really disliked this film. It serves as a remake to the classic 1968 original, but not only does it butcher it, it also doesn’t know its own identity. It at times tries to emulate it by copying its scenes, but at other times it tries to change things and the result is wildly uneven and, needless to say, very messy.

I don’t know what Tim Burton was thinking when making this film, but it ended up being one of his worst movies as it is so bad. The storyline is so inexcusably complicated, but convoluted in a bad way as I never knew what the hell I was watching. It tried to be romance at times, but it failed. It mostly remained a boring, overly action oriented blockbuster film that is just action and almost nothing else throughout the majority of its running time.

The only good things about the film are the costumes which are very good and look more realistic and polished then before obviously and the effects are fine. The film isn’t terrible, but it is still bad and a two-star film in my opinion as it trades story and themes for action and campiness as yes, some scenes are so silly that I it baffled me what I was watching.

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It is overly dark both in its cinematography and in its approach and although it starts off somewhat promising, it quickly becomes bad, thoroughly uninvolving and completely misguided to the point of having to turn off your brain if you want to at least finish it off. The ending is ridiculously convoluted and to me just stupid. And let’s talk about Mark Wahlberg. Oh boy. I have to agree with most of my YouTubers in that his performance here is truly bad and his puppy expressions and always the same face and tone of voice hurt this film tremendously. The others aren’t too great either, but he totally butchered it as the protagonist.

Tim Burton’s remake of Planet of the Apes is such a butchered, misguided and thoroughly unappealing effort that I was surprised that he made such a bad movie as his movies are usually very good. The costumes are admittedly very good, but Mark Wahlberg’s performance here is so bad, the film is overly dark and action oriented and the plot is one giant incomprehensible nonsense leading to one of the director’s worst films and one of the worst remakes I’ve seen.

My Rating – 2

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The Cat and the Canary (1927)

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The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary is a 1927 silent horror film directed by Paul Leni and starring Laura La Plante and Creighton Hale. It is a pretty good, but not great horror flick.

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That clock hasn’t struck in twenty years – since the old man died!

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The plot is very good and actually quite detailed for a horror film. The movie has a very mysterious and atmospheric quality to it while consistently being a lot of fun. I liked most of the developments here and of course the monster is very memorable and with an interesting, scary for the time look to him.

The Cat and the Canary is a very modern film for better and for worse, certainly hugely influential. That means that the film is very atmospheric and actually scary in a way as it features very modern storytelling and even an early use of jump scares which was certainly unusual for a 1920s horror film.

However, there is also a bad side to its influential and contemporary nature. I am of course talking about an incredible amount of action scenes and a very frenetic pacing which is certainly modern, but I do not like that which is why the film suffered from it. A slower pace and a longer running time were definitely needed this time around.

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As for its humor, it is solid. The film is never truly funny and its mix of horror and comedy is problematic, but certainly original for the time and actually quite interesting. It led to a film that never took itself too seriously which was a departure from other horrors of the time and that makes it more memorable and admirable.

Creighton Hale is the only funny actor here as his character is very amusing. He was definitely modeled after Harold Lloyd. But others aren’t all that interesting and the female characters here were not as strong as the male ones are. But Laura La Plante is very memorable in her role and certainly the acting in this movie is quite strong as everyone was fun and gave pretty stellar performances. It’s a shame that it has too many characters and not that great development for them, though solid for this genre for sure.

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I particularly liked The Cat and the Canary’s technical aspects and those sell this movie in my honest opinion. The old dark house trope here is well utilized owing to a superbly looking house filled with a great attention to detail. And its rooms and corridors are well explored thanks to the fine work of Gilbert Warrenton whose cinematography work here is truly phenomenal. The film is definitely spooky and fun and even though I liked the build-up more than the actual conclusion, the overall storyline was certainly pretty good and meticulously crafted and told. To me the intertitles were the most memorable thing about this film as they are some of the most inventive of any silent film featuring such a clever way to compensate for the lack of sound by having letters enlarge and come at you and even having vibrating letters to increase tension. The effect was achieved tremendously and it strengthened the film in the process to being quite remarkable.

The Cat and the Canary has too many characters and it is influential and modern for better and for worse as it is fun and having a lot of jump scares and modern thrills while also being too action oriented and frenetic in pacing. But the plot is well told and quite detailed actually, the cinematography is stellar, the humor and acting are solid and the strong, spooky atmosphere is achieved through the use of some of the most clever and inventive intertitles in any silent film.

My Rating – 4

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Logan (2017)

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Logan Movie Review

Logan is a 2017 superhero film directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen. It is such a great, competent movie.

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This is what life looks like: people love each other.

You should take a moment…

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I really liked the story here. Yes, most of it was a regular road trip, crime drama flick, but the film delivers in so many memorable, powerful sequences. To me the first half was a bit better than the second one, but the second one is also very good with its fair share of moving and brutal scenes. And yes, the movie defies genre conventions as it cannot easily be classified. It is to me more a crime drama than a superhero film, but I liked that it was still at its core a superhero and X-Men movie and it never forgot that.

As for its R-rating, I definitely was appalled by some scenes and I generally dislike overly violent movies, but it did make the film feel more real and realistic plus most of those gross moments were thankfully very quick and did not last for too long. But what I liked most about its brutality is that it is raw and brutal in its emotion as it’s basically a tragedy with so many heartbreaking, truly horrific scenes and such a high death count.

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The character development is simply fantastic. Wolverine has never been better before and this is his ultimate and most important movie. He is here such a great character owing to the mix of pure animal and human emotion in his portrayal. Such a complex character. The same goes to Charles Xavier who was so great here, not only heartwarming, but also funny at times. The relationship between the two is so moving.

Let’s talk about Laura. So good. She also had some emotional moments near the end, but for the most part, she was such a badass female child character with genuine animalistic behavior and instincts. She was definitely the most memorable and fun addition here. Caliban wasn’t particularly memorable, but the villains are so good and of course X-24 is such a creepy, superb villain whom I just loved.

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The acting is top-notch. Dafne Keen is another strong child actor as there has been quite a few in recent years. She delivered such a strong, stupendous performance. But Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman are simply amazing. Stewart should definitely receive an Oscar nomination for this role and some of his speeches were so heartwarming and beautiful to hear. He sold all of those emotional moments. But we knew of his greatness, what I did not expect is the raw and moving work that Hugh Jackman put in his performance. He really delivered here and gave a perfect performance in his swansong for the series.

I loved the action in Logan. It was too detailed, realistic and brutal, but so well executed with such great camera movements and excellent fighting. The film was so entertaining and even riveting in its action and almost all of those scenes were perfectly executed.

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But the film is not just action. In fact, it is mostly a drama and it has a lot of slower and more subtle scenes which I loved. Of course its emotion is devastating and so strong. I thought the deaths were expected and although the final sequence was beautiful and so well made, I was much more moved by Charles’ death than Logan’s. That was mainly because that entire scene was just so original and unexpected that it was the highlight of the movie. I was honestly a bit scared watching X-24 and the scene not only had such a great, beautiful speech, but it was cut so unexpectedly by that baffling stab. It was quite unsettling, tragic and overall such a crazy scene that really worked.

Logan is very well made technically. I loved its spare usage of special effects, that was refreshing to witness. I liked its diverse genres and I loved the overall tone of the movie. It is so dark and tragic, but it manages to have some laughs in it as well. It is a surprisingly funny movie with its fair share of hilarious moments. Charles was particularly amusing with his smartass remarks. Watching a superhero movie that is both light and dark in almost equal measure just made my day.

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The dialogue is very strong, the script is smart and it has a couple of smart metaphors and observations. The running time is long, but it never felt boring and was in fact surprisingly well edited and structured. It tied in so well with the other X-Men films, but it still works so great as a standalone film. And even though ‘First Class’ and ‘Days of Future Past’ are still better in my opinion, Logan is just behind and that was a great achievement.

Although definitely too violent, Logan is a very realistic, moving and sometimes even genuinely tragic and heartbreaking movie. The character development is absolutely fantastic, the performances from Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman are so good, the humor is quite strong and the film’s action is so well executed, but also never overwhelming. It is such a well edited, clever and emotional film with a couple of truly moving and beautiful sequences that are hard to forget leading to such a phenomenal, genuinely different superhero outing that simultaneously works great as an X-Men and as a standalone movie.

My Rating – 4.5

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Marty (1955)

Marty Movie Review

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Marty Movie Review

Marty is a 1955 romance film directed by Delbert Mann and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair. It is one of the best films of all time.

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You don’t like her. My mother don’t like her. She’s a dog.

And I’m a fat, ugly man. Well, all I know is I had a good time last night.

I’m gonna have a good time tonight. If we have enough good times together,

I’m gonna get down on my knees. I’m gonna beg that girl to marry me.

If we make a party on New Year’s, I got a date for that party.

You don’t like her? That’s too bad!

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The film is about a bachelor butcher who gets pressured to get married by his friends and family as he is 34. One day, he meets a girl with similar problems and the two establish a romantic connection. Now where do I even begin with the praise for one of my favorite movies ever? First of all, this is one of the truly rare Hollywood films that deals with “ugly” people and regular folks with regular professions and problems and that makes it truly special. It is even more special for its time as back then these kinds of “small” films just did not exist.

Secondly, the film is just so damn realistic as it perfectly showcases the constant annoying behavior from parents and family when it comes to getting married. America got past this, but most parts of the world still have this problem so the film remains hugely relatable. The third great thing about it in terms of storytelling is its subplot which is beautiful. Usually movies that have these smaller stories suffer, but this one only got richer and deeper as it showcased in such a sweet, tragic way how getting old is terrible for a single/widowed mother.

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Marty is one of the best protagonists ever in a film. Yes, he is that great. Relatable and realistic, sweet and caring, but not too great a person, he seemed like a real person to me and is the heart and soul of the entire film. Clara is simply a wonderful person and I just loved her awkward, shy personality and her heart was always in the right place.

These two make one of the best romantic pairs ever in a film leading to possibly the best movie romance of all time. Watching them together is a priceless experience. How they met was very much like the movies and their entire date is so romantic and beautiful that it definitely is very cinematic. However, it is also realistic as it showcased in such a sweet manner the beauty of falling in love while also showing the darker side to it in the reactions of family and friends. Him talking constantly and then eventually her starting to talk, him awkwardly paying compliments and her being awkward when it comes to kissing… all of it was beautiful to me. It brought a smile to my face and I was even on the verge of happy tears as that’s how gorgeous this film is.

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Mary’s mother is such a great character too. Again grounded in reality and quite funny at times. Angie is very annoying, but again a realistic character and I loved how Marty eventually came to realize that his friends were holding him back. A great arc. Catherine is so funny and she made me laugh quite a bit and the scenes between the two old women were very heartwarming.

The acting is fabulous here. Ernest Borgnine gave his career best performance for sure and he absolutely excelled in a role that was seemingly not suited for him. His performance is subtle and the reason why Marty seemed like a real person lies in his incredible performance. Truly one of the greats in movie history. Betsy Blair is also excellent in a very charming role and I just loved her smile. She was so wonderful here. The fact that they cast people that look like their roles instead of the usual great looking actors pretending to play ugly people is admirable. And all of the others did a great job, but these two were the film’s soul.

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Let’s talk about the humor. Marty is a romance above all and certainly not a romantic comedy as it is too serious in tone for that classification. However, the film is still incredibly funny. Whenever they asked him when he was going to get married, those moments were both funny and frustratingly relatable. I loved the two old women and both were quite humorous and they made me laugh the most. And of course that line about marrying a girl that is half your age cracked me up as it was such a hilarious, stupid line of dialogue and the funniest and most memorable quote here.

So Marty has it all. The film is so well directed by Delbert Mann and even though some find it to be TV quality when it comes to cinematography, I thought it looked fine and some scenes were quite cinematic and it felt like a movie to me. It is a great example of an indie film as it surely was for its time and that is what makes it more realistic, applicable and ultimately better than most 50s films. The pacing is excellent and the film flies by how fun it is. It is incredibly emotional and sometimes I wanted to cry honestly. Its dialogue is top-notch and the character development is, as I said, stupendous.

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Marty was nominated for eight Oscars and it won four. Betsy Blair should have won for Supporting Actress, but I am so glad that the film won in four major categories. Director and screenplay are much deserved and Ernest Borgnine was thankfully rewarded for one of the best male performances ever. It won Best Picture as the shortest and sweetest film to ever win that award and one of the best. It is one of my top twenty favorite films of all time and a film that I am going to watch for decades to come.

With very relatable and important issues explored, such a great humor with many hilarious lines and one of the best romantic pairs ever in a film, Marty is truly the best romance film of all time. Ernest Borgnine gave one of the best male performances ever and Betsy Blair is also great. They are wonderful together and the film is so sweet, so indescribably beautiful that it almost moved me to tears. The dialogue is top-notch, the characterization is very strong and the film is very realistic and heartwarming leading to one of the best films of all time and one of my personal favorites. A classic for the ages.

My Rating – 5

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Eyes Without a Face (1960)

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Eyes Without a Face Movie Review

Eyes Without a Face is a 1960 French horror film directed by Georges Franju and starring Pierre Brasseur and Alida Valli. It is a very strong, truly memorable horror movie.

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My face frightens me.

My mask frightens me even more

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It is about a doctor who goes out of his length to help his daughter get a new face after she got disfigured in an accident. This is pretty much something that could come up from the mind of Rod Serling and surely the film reminded of a lengthy Twilight Zone episode. And naturally, being a huge fan of the show myself, I ate it up and I loved this film.

Yes, I agree with the critics in that the film is very contemporary today given all the fuss around cosmetic surgery and it was executed in a way that it can be creepy and disturbing even today. A very admirable, timeless horror film this is. I loved the story, its poetic elements are strong and the film’s ending is simply beautiful and emotionally rewarding.

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The acting is very strong and both Pierre Brasseur and Edith Scob did a very good job, but it is Alida Valli who stole the show here and proved how great of an international actress she was. She killed it in such a great, villainous role and her acting is a great mix of theatrical and subtle. Her character and the doctor are both great and I loved how Louise eventually rebelled and her story is so strong.

Eyes Without a Face isn’t a perfect film as its flaws are pretty obvious. The surgery sequence is a bit too gross and overly sensational in approach and in my opinion the third act was filmed in an awkward manner and some scenes were either unnecessary or not at all well paced. But other than that, the film is great and it is a shame that the French rarely made horror movies as this was a proof that they could be great at them.

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So I loved the atmosphere and of course the film is so well acted, directed, filmed and particularly scored as its score is gorgeous and very memorable. The entire film is poetic and artistic, but still containing strong horror elements. The dog attack scene at the end was brutal and the surgery scene is highly unapologetic as well leading to one of the most brutal horror films of its time. Those two scenes and the ending are my favorites. Of course I loved the make-up effects and that mask and especially the new face looked very real. The only scene that rang false was the stabbing moment which was silly and laughable how stupidly it was filmed, but the effects are stellar and the film is otherwise very much ahead of its time. It is again a proof of how great a year 1960 was when it comes to horror and it’s one of the best French films of the period, much better than those infinitely overrated dramas of the time.

Eyes Without a Face is a bit too gross in its surgery sequence and the third act was badly paced, but the film is otherwise such a stellar, ahead of its time horror film that is both artistic and emotional in approach, but also horrific and filled with great genre thrills. The acting and direction are great, the effects are excellent, the score is gorgeous and the film is very memorable owing to a bunch of unforgettable sequences such as the aforementioned surgery one, the dog attack scene and the ending which is beautiful.

My Rating – 4.5

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Old King Cole (1933)

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Old King Cole is a 1933 Disney Silly Symphony film. It is a weak entry that is one of the worst in the series’ run.

I was really disappointed with this film and it currently ranks in the five worst for the series in my opinion. It isn’t bad as the technical aspects are as great as always with good score and very good color animation. But everything else is just so mediocre and dull.

Of the characters, King Cole is somewhat okay, but all of the others are forgettable and are just cameos of nursery rhyme characters and not one got anything substantial to work with. I found the ending to be memorable, but the rest of the film is all pretty much forgettable and uninspired and frankly even boring, at least it was to me. I do not understand why the critics think differently, but to me ‘Mother Goose Melodies’ is a much better film than this one.

Old King Cole is an inferior remake with good animation, but weak characters and many dull scenes.

My Rating – 3.2

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Buddy’s Garage (1934)

Buddy's Garage Review

Buddy’s Garage Review

Buddy’s Garage is a 1934 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is definitely one of the weakest Buddy shorts so far.

There is honestly nothing truly original or interesting to be had here as everything is either rehashed or entirely dull. This film is one of the most boring in the series so far, it really is. I was bored, I thought its characters weren’t particularly well utilized and the overall plot and especially action felt incredibly subpar.

It certainly has its moments with the first half being miles better from the second one where the villain just stumbled across stupidly. I liked the dog a lot here and he was very amusing and that bee provided a couple of interesting, memorable gags. The setting is pretty solidly utilized at first and unfortunately not as greatly in its second half. If it remained solid as it was in its first half, it would have been a much better film.

Buddy’s Garage has its good moments near the beginning, but it afterwards delves into typical plotting and action.

My Rating – 3.3

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Buddy’s Trolley Troubles (1934)

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Buddy’s Trolley Troubles is a 1934 animated short film from the Looney Tunes series. It is a weak Buddy offering.

The railway setting is overused by now within Looney Tunes and here we do not get to see anything new. Even the characters are forgettable as the villain is typical and Buddy and Cookie aren’t memorable at all. The entire first half is so uneventful, dull and familiar.

But the second half is definitely much better as it features pretty solid action. I liked the trolley chase quite a bit and I especially loved how Buddy defeated the villain and saved Cookie. Those action scenes were surprisingly well thought out and executed and I wish the whole entry was like that. The ending itself is also solid, though I do not see the point of the arriving pigs at all.

Buddy’s Trolley Troubles is familiar in setting and weak in first half, but pretty solid in second half with a couple of memorable action sequences.

My Rating – 3.3

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Goin’ to Heaven on a Mule (1934)

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Goin’ to Heaven on a Mule is a 1934 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a film that had huge potential, but was executed weakly.

The execution is all wrong here. The film features interesting characters and setting. The ending is just so great and I loved its imagery, it was very interesting to witness and unique. However, the movie should have used that premise much more. In my opinion, the man should have gone to Hades and we should have seen that a bit before he woke up.

This way he woke up at the worst moment possible. Now I know that this is how dreams work, but I do not expect realism in a cartoon. Another thing that I disliked is the character design. The protagonist is very likable, but the design is just so stereotypical and offence that it hurts the movie in the long run.

Goin’ to Heaven on a Mule definitely has an interesting premise and a great ending, but the execution is weak with a wrong emphasis and offensive character design.

My Rating – 3.3

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

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Alien: Covenant Movie Review

Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender. It is the sixth installment in the Alien series.

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One wrong note eventually ruins the entire symphony

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I really liked this movie. The storyline is excellent and it hooked me in from the beginning. It should have gotten much better audience reaction and reviews as, although flawed, it is a very good, competent entry in the Alien series that further explores its themes and answers some of the questions in an intriguing manner.

The film serves as the sequel to ‘Prometheus’, but it becomes an Alien film almost entirely in the second half. I myself liked that approach, but I do know that it may turn some people off. The entire first half is a science fiction and the second half is pure horror and both are so well executed. The arrival on that odd planet where plants grow but animals don’t, the discovery of the ship and what happened to Elizabeth Shaw and that great engineers sequence were all very fascinating to watch. The film has a well realized mystery and atmosphere to it.

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As for the second half, it has its flaws. The ending’s twist with Walter turning out to be David was well executed, but it was so obvious from the moment he got on the ship that it frustrated me. That ending was excellent and a great way to end this movie and tease the next one, but it was still so expected. And another flaw I’ve had with it is that the film was too bloody and gory at times and it again falls into clichéd horror traps such as only a handful of people surviving and of course people just being plain stupid. Not only do they touch everything on the planet which is beyond ridiculous once again, but they also go to pee or freshen up and leave the group. Why do horror characters continue to be this stupid is beyond me and it really annoys me.

But turning to the positive side, Alien: Covenant is a very interesting and different horror film for introducing couples in its storyline. That introduced a different working dynamic to this team and I do not know why it took for the horror filmmakers so long to do this as in my opinion it is a very obvious and more productive step. By having everyone with their partners in space, they are bound to work better and in happier conditions. Even though this idea should have been better exploited and the film is very low at romance frustratingly, it still has some very heartwarming and of course heartbreaking moments where people lose their loved ones.

Daniels is a Ripley rip-off to a degree, though much more emotional. I have to say that I really liked her character because she was more realistic. She is super confident and the toughest person here, but also the most emotionally fragile which made her more relatable. Tenneessee was very forgettable and the most forgettable person on the team actually. I liked the interracial couple and the gay couple was also interesting and Lope has his moments, but they were so briefly seen as a couple that I did not get the point in introducing that aspect to this plot.

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Katherine Waterston is excellent here as she was in ‘Fantastic Beasts’, but Billy Crudup is even better and very natural in the role of Oram who is such a great character. He is for once a different kind of captain who at first is shy and not at all confident in the captain’s role and that was very interesting to see. Such a lovable character. And of course David is excellent per usual. Walter is good and the two fighting and kissing were two very memorable scenes, but it is David becoming this pure evil, calculating and God-like villain that was so amusing to watch and quite creepy at times. Michael Fassbender is awesome in a dual role and proves again that he is one of the best actors working today.

Alien: Covenant is visually arresting as it has stupendous production design and very good special effects. I loved the aliens’ designs and their different attributes and forms were well explored. They truly are physically perfect killing machines. The fact that they maybe are smart is hinted upon and I would love to see the answer to that in the next installment.

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The gore is overwhelming, but at least the horror/action scenes were so well executed and the film is consistently entertaining. To me the film works much better with the two prologues seen before it as they introduce you to the plot and characters so well and I wish studios would do more of these prologues than regular trailers. The film is pleasantly dark and creepy in atmosphere and some of its themes and very tragic scenes so it was quite uncomfortable at times, thus succeeding as a horror flick. I prefer ‘Prometheus’ in the end, but this was still a very good, satisfactory Alien entry.

Alien: Covenant again features all of those horror trappings that annoy me so much with the group getting separated being stupid and everyone touching everything on the planet being ridiculous by now, but it is still a solid ‘Prometheus’ sequel and a very competent Alien film that is pretty creepy and atmospheric at times while also being dangerous and mysterious from start to finish. Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and particularly Michael Fassbender were great in their very good, interesting roles, the storyline is very intriguing and the idea of couples in space is very interesting.

My Rating – 4

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