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James Cameron Discusses and Criticizes Alien: Covenant

While some fans may be ecstatic to have Ridley Scott directing Alien films again since his first 1979 venture, some can’t help but think how James Cameron must feel. As we all know, Cameron directed the 1986 sequel Aliens, which is largely considered the best of the entire franchise.

Now we know how Cameron feels about Alien: Covenant. He said this during a FB live chat transcribed by AvP Galaxy:

“I thought that Alien: Covenant was a great ride. It was beautiful, I love Ridley’s films and I love his film making. I love the beauty of the photography. I love the visceral sense that you’re there, that you’re present.”

Then he begins to list his criticisms.

“It’s not a film that I would have made. I don’t like films where you invest in a character and they get destroyed at the end. I would not have made that film. I can’t comment on where Ridley is going with it but I think he is obviously trying to create a greater universe around it and more backstory with the Engineers and so on.”

But Cameron still remains optimistic regarding the franchise.

“I’ll show up for the next one, absolutely.”

It certainly was an interesting choice to kill off the lead character from Prometheus, considering Alien 3 took a similar turn by killing Newt, Hicks, and Bishop. Let’s hope the next Alien film, whatever it may be, is for the better.

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

Alien: Covenant is released on home video August 15, 2017.

Source: AvP Galaxy

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