May 27, 2017
Movie Meltdown - Episode 396
This week the Meltdown
Gang gets together to have a large scale discussion about
Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. How it
works as an individual movie as well as how it fits into and
essentially changes the entire franchise.
And as we break down this lovely parallel for the futility of life, we also mention... Noomi Rapace, the susceptibility of humans and pugs, big wheat, the lost episode of Heavy Metal, an overwhelming sense of mystery, Michael Fassbender, kind of timeless, planet designers, hinges on insanity, you knew that was coming because the movie kept going, less-predictable twists, the bastion of humility, masking frustration, this... means something, Don Knotts in every movie ever, what's the point of all this, faith-based leader, as the years go on... these do become our myths, science fiction my ass, person gets into a situation... then it's non-stop action 'til the end of the movie, replacing cloud with butt, it's mouth has a mouth, that stuff does other stuff, a landing party full of red shirts, shut-ins with no cable, Lawrence of Arabia, eating high school graduates, Fassbender on Fassbender action, CGI aliens, connecting dots that I didn't necessarily need connected, not believe in Darwinism, do we need that level of complexity, subtle yet distinct, tiny John Cena, like Jurassic Park, Mr. robotic by the books guy, the Nazi, shorthand, divorce lawyers in space, hey I'm gonna make... art, concentrated acid for blood, oxygen tanks and guns, dogburster and I want to go over to Giger's house and just touch things.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for Alien: Covenant. So go see the movie before you listen. You have been warned!
"You can keep ramming new stories in the middle of your story you already thought you had figured out - I guess? Seems to be the case."