Alien Covenant: Shaw SPOILERS

This is long overdo, but I saw Alien Covenant last month and I wanted to talk about it. I mean, I loved the movie, but the problem I have is that it’s so ambiguous, not as ambiguous as Prometheus, but still. I don’t think Ridley Scott gets the franchise he started, I hope we get our answers eventually otherwise these movies would be a waste. Not to mention, we don’t know if Scott’s gonna get more movies since Covenant bombed. Don’t know why he had to make a lot movies to explain the Aliens’ origin. But that’s neither here nor there as to what I wanna talk about. I wanna talk about Shaw.

SPOILERS

First of all, I was peeved that they killed off Shaw, just threw her character away just like Newt and Hicks in Alien3. But more importantly, we don’t exactly know what happened. It seemed David killed her, but he kept talking about how he loved her and shit like that, so it doesn’t seem to make sense. So I came up with this theory: someone gave me the idea that Shaw’s death was an accident. David claimed that their ship crashed and she died in the crash after they accidentally released the pathogen. We later find out that David released the pathogen on purpose to kill the Engineers. But it’s possible that both are true. Maybe there was a crash. Maybe after David killed the Engineers, he woke Shaw and distraught by what he did and what he plans to do, she tried to escape with the ship, so he tried to stop her and she crashed and died in the crash. Because, the ship was far away from the city and there were a lot of trees destroyed as if it did crash and that would explain what Shaw’s recording of herself singing Country Road was when she was trying to escape. Then after she died, David, as much he loved her, decided not to waste good material.

I had heard that Ridley Scott’s next movie, Alien: Awakening will be a prequel to Covenant and that “maybe” the next one will be a sequel to Covenant. Maybe Awakening will show what happened between Prometheus and Covenant and what happened to Shaw, which would be nice. But still, I don’t see why he has to make a dozen movies, especially since I don’t see how he’s gonna make more since Covenant bombed. I think he should cut his losses and just make one more movie before the whole thing gets cancelled and we never get our answers.

Alien Covenant Discussion SPOILERS AHEAD

I saw Alien Covenant yesterday. It was great, I loved it a lot, Michael Fassbender was great as always, Katherine Waterson was a good lead, I knew her before she was famous when I saw her in the independent film Enter Nowhere with Scott Eastwood and Sara Paxton, Danny McBride was awesome too, did a really great job doing a drama instead of comedy. I can’t wait for the next one, though I feel Scott is going a little overkill making probably too many than we need to lead into Alien, not to mention that his Alien movies have been underperforming at the box office, so I hope he can lead into Alien before they run out of money. Not to mention, I’m disappointed that so far, it seems like Blomkamp’s Alien 3.5 won’t get off the ground. I was looking forward to that because it was gonna retcon Alien3Alien Resurrection and bring back my favorite characters and go forward instead of backwards. But I have so many things I wanna run by you guys.

SPOILERS AHEAD

First of all, I had heard that Scott had originally intended to make more on the Engineers, but after Prometheus met negative results because of lack of Alien, he decided to focus all on Alien. But, couldn’t he have done both? Focus on Alien while explaining more about the Engineers. For example, will we ever learn why the Engineers created us and then eventually tried to kill us?

I’m a little iffy about them killing off Shaw, I’m kinda wondering if I can like this movie and not look like a hypocrite because it killed off a character in the next movie just like Alien3, which I hate like poison because of that. On the subject, if David loved Shaw so much, why did he do that to her? Maybe there could be a prologue in the next scene where we actually see what happened right after David wiped out the Engineers.

We now know that David created the Xenomorphs, so we’re assuming that his creation will end up on that the Engineer/Derelict ship in Alien, so how do we get from Covenant to Alien? Did David only kill the Engineers on that one planet and there are more Engineer colonized worlds, maybe ones who will seek vengeance on David for attacking them and David will commandeer one of their ships again which will lead into Alien?

Overall I loved it, it wasn’t as frustrating as Prometheus and I feel Alien has returned. I just hope Scott can wrap this up before the money runs out, if there’s one thing I hate more is an unfinished story.

Alien Covenant Trailer

Watched the trailer for Alien Covenant last night. It was incredible and I can’t wait to see it. It’s great to see the Alien again and I am so excited. All I can say is “Welcome back Alien. It’s good to have you back. We’ve missed you so much.”

But there are so many questions. We know the crew of the Covenant find David on this new planet, but where’s Shaw? Did David betray her and kill her, or did he simply leave her for dead and she’ll pop up again later?

Will we see some Engineers?

We know we’ll see some new Xenos, like one popping out of a guy’s back, the Backburster. Maybe that guy who birthed the Backburster was the guy who had that spore fly in his ear.

We see an Egg and a Facehugger. Does David creates the Xenos like the rumors have said before the Covenant crew arrived, or were those Eggs already on the ship. Is that the ship that Shaw and David left LV-223 on?

We know Fassbender plays two androids, David and Walter, Walter is a basic robot, but he’s still a predecessor to the Ash androids, so he might still be a little “twitchy.”

And this one is a big one. A lot of people think that Katherine Waterson’s character, Daniels, is Ripley’s mother. Is that the case? I kinda hope not, seems like a real prequel cliche, and seems too convenient that the Ripley family is fated to run into these Aliens. Again, cliche.

How Prometheus (Really) Should Have Ended

I’ve said before, that I feel that the Prometheus sequel(s) will not lead into Alien because:

Ridley Scott seems adamant that he doesn’t wanna do Alien again, considering that they probably won’t end the movie with another Derelict crash, and because he referenced that the ship in Prometheus, the Juggernaut, and in Alien, the Derelict, were not the same ship but were “brothers, about the same age. Few hundred years, give or take” which is almost exactly the same thing that Shaw said when distinguishing how long the decapitated Engineer’s been dead. He seems to indicate that the Derelict crashed years before Prometheus.

Anywho, it seems Scott wants the series to go its own course without being bound to Alien, like say The Thing Prequel or the Star Wars prequels. This is how I think Prometheus should’ve ended and some of the changes I would’ve made to make Prometheus go its own course and tie up lose ends regarding Alien:

Not make them think Weyland was dead, just believe he’s back on Earth and probably dead since he was so old.

Have the planet actually be LV-426.

Reference that Fifield lost the map when they left the group. In the script, when they leave the group, he asks Milburne for the map, only for both to discover that neither had the map.

Have an Alien, or some different kind of Alien like the Deacon, come out of Shaw in the Med-Pod scene and have her destroy it.

At the end of the movie, here’s the kicker we go to the cargo hold of Juggernaut to see the Alien eggs, being a creation of the black liquid. The Engineer, who is actually THE Space Jockey, would rip off David’s head, kill Weyland, and attempt to use it to plot a course to Earth. Shaw would tell Janek to stop it and he accepts. This is what we’d do different. The Engineer is flying the ship, when an Alien births from his chest, the Ultramorph as they called it, the Engineer would die, but the ship is still active. David would contact Janek and tell him that he has a 2 minute window before the autopilot kicks in. The Prometheus will crash into the Juggernaut, and roll at Vickers and Shaw, it would crush Vickers and Shaw would survive. Shaw would lie on the ground crying after everything that happened. David would contact her telling her that he can pilot another ship. She would meet up with David’s head and she would tell him that she wants to go to the Engineer’s home planet, Paradise, to know why they created and tried to use the Alien eggs to try and kill us. When suddenly, the Ultramorph attacks Shaw where she kills it with Jackson’s shotgun (the guy who shot the Engineer after he awoke), where its body would leak acid melting a hole in the control room leaking into the cargo hold. The same hole that Kane would be lowered into. Shaw and David would take another ship and take off for Paradise. This is a combination of elements from the original script of Prometheus, Alien Engineers, and the final product so it could’ve been good.

Ties lose ends, and still let’s it go its own course. That’s just what I would do.

P.S.

Rest in peace Hans Rudolf Giger, the man who made the monster.