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This is a very strong edit combining the two Alien prequels, which (mostly) improves on both. The scattering of certain scenes and extras across the film was very well done. Scenes were intercut at appropriate moments. The edit shifts focus more towards Covenant as the edit progresses, which is the weaker of the two films.

The rescore was well chosen, bar the last scene, which worked better with Wagner's Das Rheingold. I especially liked I Want You by the Beatles. My main critique is that a few unnecessary scenes were kept - such as the two Prometheus pilots discussing their bet, or Shaw and Janek explaining the plot to the audience before heading out to meet the Engineer - along with some poor dialogue. Job Willins could have been even more aggressive with a few cuts, however the pace is quite good despite the edit being almost 2hrs 40mins.

All in all, an excellent edit, which does the best it can with the original films, which are a little weak.
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I want to say that for 99% of the edit, I loved it. Then the ending came. In the theatrical cut of Covenant, David has the A.I. play Richard Wagner's Entry of the Gods into Valhalla. It's a significant piece for David as it is the piece Weyland has him play in the beginning. It's quiet though signifying that David is still the creation, but at the end of the film David becomes the creator and the full orchestra is playing. The edit replaces this with Carry That Weight, a good song, but it doesn't have any story importance. Everything else from the edit is brilliant. It adds and removes the perfect amount and it's just brilliantly edited by someone who respects the subtext of these films.

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I've only seen the source movies once each, and with that in mind, this edit is better than both combined :P I love the story of David, and how they are the main antagonist, but also asking philosophical questions about creation. Cannot recommend this enough as a superior cut, its thought provoking, engaging, and really slims the narrative to something interesting

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Nothing much really needs to be said about this edit other than it's another fantastic interwoven narrative from the mind of JobWillins. I'm convinced this man/woman is the brainchild of Ridley Scott because he/she has crafted better Alien narratives then the man himself.

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WOW! What else can I say?! What a picture. Keep in mind I have not seen Covenant, and I had only seen Prometheus a few months after it's release, but what I watched may just be my new favourite film. JobWillins has done an excellent job of weaving two narrative pieces into one in a way that is both thematically and narratively enticing. The way the film switches between the perspective of The Covenant and The Prometheus creates an engaging journey that will leave you on the edge of your seat. In my opinion, this not only a superb fanedit -- and film of it's own right, but it allows for David to shine in his own spotlight, outside of the overshadowing glow of the Alien films, and in my opinion, is possibly the most fun I have had watching a film from this franchise. 10s all around, what a great job. I would recommend this to friends, I would also recommend they put this on the shelves and in cinemas.

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