Alien: Convenant – Blood Splattered Vlog

This week The Horror Guru reviews ALIEN: COVENANT otherwise known as PROMETHEUS 2!

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  1. TragicGuineaPig

    I have heard that Prometheus and the new Alien film draw a lot of inspiration from Lovecraft’s “Mountains of Madness”, or at least share a LOT of parallels. With the god-complex robot bioengineering a powerful deadly organism that could destroy its creators, I can see it.

    Like you, I am tremendously disappointed that they felt they had to expound an origin story for the lovable chest-bursting critters. It works so much better when the only explanation we had for them – indeed the only one we needed – was “They Come From Outer Space.”

    Look, the morality tale of mankind creating some form of life that eventually destroys humanity has been done plenty of times before – Frankenstein, Terminator, Jurassic Park – we don’t really need another crammed down our throat. Thank you, Dr. Malcolm.

    At least “Mountains of Madness” still presents us with a universe that is entirely beyond our control, completely indifferent to us, in which we play a minute insignificant role in on the cosmic scale of things. By making us – or at least our robot – responsible, it does too much to put us back front and center.

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