If anyone is in a position to talk about Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, it is James Cameron. The writer/director of the second (and, arguably, best) film in the Alien franchise said that 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,”
But it can't all be praise from the notoriously outspoken director:
“It’s not a film that I would have made," Cameron said on a Facebook Live interview. "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."
Cameron did finish up his chat with: "I’ll show up for the next one, absolutely.” Is this a hint that he wants to come back for another Alien movie? Not terribly likely, but if he does, it will probably be a while. Cameron is deeply entrenched in directing four more Avatar films, each shot back to back, with the first one slated for a theatrical release in 2020.
Do you think Cameron makes some good points about the ending of Covenant?
(Via The Playlist)