3 years ago
Oh I agree. That said--and this is absolutely giving them way too much credit--I'm optimistic that they know that and have chosen to reveal what they did because there's some sophisticated plot we don't know and couldn't possibly piece together from the trailer, and so revealing what they do is of no consequence to the enjoyment of the actual film. The whole thing is of course just an excuse for an "Alien fucks it up again" movie, but I really want to believe that Ridley Scott isn't just making this shit just because he can.
Granted, you can argue the same for Prometheus (which I still like more than I dislike), especially because (1) its trailer is a hype machine that doesn't actually reveal anything except "Alien fucks it up again," same as Alien: Covenant, and (2) Scott was probably 100% passionate about Prometheus and fully believed he was making something amazing--again, same as Covenant--but I'm hoping he's really learned from his past failures. It's hard to tell with him because his last two films were The Martian and Exodus: Gods and Kings, which are so far away from each other in terms of quality that you'd think he's just releasing shit under his name and hasn't actually directed anything since Robin Hood.