When discussing which film in the Alien franchise is the best one, answers are often split between the original Alien, a tense, paranoia-driven survival
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“It’s not a film that I would have made," Cameron said
Cameron hasn't been the only one frustrated with the film's narrative, with many audiences and critics taking issue with this being yet another installment in the franchise where the only character who survives is an android.
The first four films in the franchise all featured different directors, but, for the most part, the narratives of these installments involved elaborate games of cat and mouse, with Ripley (Sigourney Weaver)
Following two poorly received crossover films with the Predator series, the original film's director, Ridley Scott, returned to the franchise for the prequel Prometheus. Despite being marketed as a "prequel," there were very few narrative connections to the original franchise, with Scott instead exploring themes of creator and creation through the use of the android David (Michael Fassbender).
Covenant continued these themes, but added in a few more scenes of horror and brought back the iconic xenomorph creature from the original films.
Despite Cameron's comments about how he
With both Scott and Cameron providing integral contributions to the Alien franchise, if you prefer Cameron's installment, you might side with the filmmaker when it comes to views on Covenant.
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