The highly anticipated sequel to Prometheus, Alien Covenant was released last Friday, disappointing the fans of the franchise who were expecting a little more than Ridley Scott managed to offer. Now, fans are saying that the short Rick and Morty promotional video was more intense than the actual movie as it actually featured a thrilling plot twist.
Rick’s Alcoholism Is Deadly to Face Huggers
In the short video, Rick and Morty are shown flying around in space, a big red HELP button pulsating like crazy on the dashboard. At first, the inventor/genius/grandfather chooses to ignore it, but his incarnated conscience, also known as his grandson Morty, pushes him into investigating the matter.
As soon as they reach the Covenant, a face hugger attacks Rick. To the alien creature’s misfortune, Rick’s body is filled with alcoholic and drug residue, killing the monster in a matter of minutes. The following conversation is a reverse lesson Rick and Morty style, the conclusion being that
“somebody [should] get a memo to all the characters in those Alien movies, stat!”
Although the video is 15 seconds short of a minute, it features intelligent conversations, canon aliens, and an unexpected plot twist. It’s more than some critics had to say about the recent xenomorph origin story.
Why Is Alien Covenant Such a Big Disappointment?
For the moment, we will not go into details as many fans are still waiting to see the movie and judge its quality by themselves. However, we will say this, for those who want a classic mix of female lead, scary monsters, and a bunch of gruesome deaths, Scott made an excellent movie. The fans that wanted something more, the spark that turned the initial franchise into such a roaring success, the movie is a disappointment.
— The Ricky Collins (@RickySpurs101) May 12, 2017
Nevertheless, a good horror movie is hard to come by these days, so fans should at least sit back and enjoy watching the crew trying to escape a grizzly death at the hands of xenomorphs.