In Extremist Movie Debate, Ethan and Joe’s true feelings about the movie do not matter. They flip a coin to decide who loves the movie and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? Alien: Covenant.
Oftentimes, hilarity ensues (or just offensive arguments). As always, SPOILERS AHEAD.
Alien: Covenant [official trailer]
Is Hollywood too sequel/reboot/spin-off happy and does Ridley Scott’s newest Alien: Covenant slip into that unfortunate fold? Joe claims it’s a lopsided movie where the first ninety minutes is a straight Prometheus sequel and the final half hour is all Alien fan-service. Ethan likes the direction the franchise has taken by peppering in philosophy and an overarching character with a God complex. He argues it is refreshing and new, helping Alien: Covenant elevate past the simple survival horror movie it could have been. Joe falls into the trap of trying to talk about artificial intelligence, which he knows nothing about. Unpaid Intern Jeff moderates.
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