From the moment Prometheus ended, I couldn’t digest it. There was something too Frankenstein-esque about how the story seemed to shoehorn and then outright bolt things on to get into the Alien universe so Ridley Scott had an excuse to do a sequel that got us closer to the first Alien film and its events. In essence, Prometheus is the film that nobody needed. So where does Alien: Covenant sit after the rancour of the first prequel? More after the jump plus NSFW trailer.
I knew that Independence Day: Resurgence was going to happen. One of the most iconic 90’s movie, an assured cast, good SFX, a captive US 4th of July audience and a decent box office haul meant a sequel was going to happen. So here we all are twenty years later, ready for the follow up with new and old cast members together. Does it work? Was it worth the wait? Trailer and review after the break.
Like a forgotten story, Ridley Scott’s Legend keeps coming around all the time to remind me that fairy tales can still look and sound credible and that they have to power to entertain and captivate audiences if done right. A battle for the light against the very manifestation of darkness itself, a quest to save a person’s one true love before they are destroyed and sacrificed on the altar of desire and covetousness. A sumptuous looking film, shot in ochre dungeon oranges, pale whites of winter and hazy technicolor dreams of meadowy youth. Yeah, Legend is all of those things and more. Continue reading