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It has a few miracles of cinema, and a few stinkers. It's amazing that such a franchise can encapsulate two extremes as it does. It also has some movies where people debate whether or not they're good and get all passionate about it, which to me means that you're basically in Star Wars territory as far as cultural significance goes. I think it says a lot about a franchise when a legitimately good sequel/prequel is released, and people start complaining about how it's the worst film ever because it doesn't live up to the original. Anyway, speaking of comparing originals and sequels, let's start the question with a simple question: Alien and Aliens are the most acclaimed in the series, with the claim for both being nearly universal, but if you had to choose one, which do you prefer? Which is nearer to your heart? I wrote about this in my blog. I also really liked Prometheus and Covenant, but it isn't fair comparing them to those two. The original two were perfect, considered some of the greatest movies of all time, whereas these two are really good (I think that they're better than most sci-fi and horror movies released today), and works of art in their own right, but they they aren't monumental culture-defining phenomenons. It's like trying to compare Jurassic Park to Jurassic World, or A New Hope to Rogue One. They're generally well-received sequels/prequels, but not too many people would actually say that they're better than the original. That's how I feel about Prometheus and Covenant, although personally think that the former comes awfully darn close to being as good as Alien. For various reasons, I like Prometheus a little more than its sequel, but I've heard plenty of people say that they much prefer this one. So, as a follow-up question to the Alien vs. Aliens debate, which of the two prequels do you prefer/ Prometheus vs Covenant? 24601
I just got back from seeing the movie Prometheus, and it was incredible. Anyone else seeing it? I also live the things it talks about and the questions it poses. Such as the ones about creationism and the firm and deep stab to scientific optimism. Especially considering how sci-fi is usually enlightened but this movie was delightfully romantic, curiosity killed the cat indeed.
Non-spoiler: Never has a fantastic movie been so terrible. Or never has a jumbled mess of a film looked so great. Which is actually saying two different things. I had heard, going in, that it was very scenic and introduced some very nice "big ideas." I had also heard it had too many big ideas to satisfactorily answer even a few of those. What I did not know was that some of the things they put in made no sense and provided nothing to the story, or that there was potential for foreshadowing that was not followed up upon. Spoilers: What really got my goat was how cliche and stereotypical tropish so many scenes were. I had expected more from Ridley Scott. I'm glad I free passes, but I don't blame you for paying full price to see it (which apparently now is $12 at my theater D: ). But I also don't blame you for wanting your money back, or waiting. -CF