Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko)
Been reading Predator: South China Sea since felix recommended it to me several years ago.
That sounds like a zany novel. Then again, I imagine I'd enjoy those novels more than I did those AvP films or Predators, which I really did not enjoy.
Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
A Personal BS interlude:
Originally Posted by Engineer
Watching that nutty 80s comedy I mentioned a while back, VOYAGE OF THE ROCK ALIENS (1984, YouTube) with Pia Zadora and Craig Sheffer.
Wow. Sorry to hear you have anxiety at the doctor's office. Then again, I imagine many do; I haven't even been to the doctor's office in way too long, which probably isn't good... anyhow, I imagine Engineer wishes he could have had one of those mellow pills in order to make Voyage of the Rock Aliens actually enjoyable to watch!
Originally Posted by felix
The AV Club's A History of Violence - The Fast And The Furious (2001)
I know many won't like that movie being spotlited over some other genre movies from '01. Then again, I don't think 2001 was great for motion pictures in general.
Tonight, I went and saw Alien: Covenant in its debut. I saw it at a Cinemark, a joint Rene is familiar with; it was on their giant XD screen. As the visuals and sound was what I enjoyed the most about Prometheus, seeing it that way seemed logical to me... and it was a good call on my part. It looks and sounds great. I actually had dinner there beforehand; it was a pizza. It had the same effect on me as a gas station hotdog... that is not a good thing. Not eating a meal there is something I'll remember for the future. Before then I stopped at a Big Lots, and one I hadn't been to before. It was a pretty nice one, as least in comparison to the others. I rarely get movies there but they had a clearance rack where various DVD's were $2.50 or less, so it made sense to pick up stuff like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty when they're cheaper than an Amazon rental. I also got some things not as prestigious but maybe I'll mention them in the future. I was happy I got those, along with some random food & drink.
As for the movie... I imagine it'll divide people like Prometheus did, and if you liked Pro, you may not like Covenant as much. I'll try to be vague and informative at the same time. This is not as ambitious as Pro was, yet I did not feel as insulted by the story and all its plot points dependent on people being dumb as a box of hair, although as it's modern Hollywood, there are still stupid character moments in Covenant. At least, that's where I place the blame for it. There is plenty of gore for those that enjoy such things. As in the other one, Fassbender was a highlight, although the cast as a whole did a nice job and I wasn't as annoyed with them as I was in Pro. McBride actually did a swell job and wasn't over the top in a Kenny Powers sort of way. I guess I'll say A:C is good or maybe even pretty good... it's not legendary like the first two movies in the franchise, but I wasn't expecting it to be. I don't blame anyone if they aren't fans. At least this still has some interesting ideas.
One interesting moment was that a line was said in the movie... I am not sure if it was supposed to make people guffaw, but it was a "that's what she said" sort of comment, and people did end up laughing. It was a juvenile sort of thing, although I did snicker too. Then again...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
a rather obvious plot twist happens-I mean, I figured it out long before it occurs, and it is teased nicely-and some reacted out loud, as if they never suspected it. Maybe it was just me...
I can't complain about the crowd overall; they did not do anything to anger me. Speaking of that, someone I know also saw this tonight (it was elsewhere) & they mentioned on a social media platform that they had an incident where a random person accused them of piracy by filming the screen. It wasn't true... but this pal of mine mentioned that they were texting during the movie. They tried to rationalize it but I was gravely disappointed as I really thought they were the type of person to know better than to do shit like that. I wanted to reply with a comment but I'd rather not get into an argument when I imagine someone else will eventually mention how what they did was BS. I hope no one else I know does things like that, but I imagine a few do... I am better off not knowing about it.