That said, it’s not a film he would have made.
The only man more synonymous with the Alien franchise than Ridley Scott is James Cameron, who of course directed 1986 sequel Aliens. Many fans consider Aliens to be the hands down best film in the entire franchise, so it’s at least interesting to hear what Cameron thinks about the current state of the series.
Back in January, Cameron didn’t seem so convinced that there was any need to continue the Alien franchise past Prometheus, but he did also note that he’d always be in line for anything Ridley Scott put out.
So then, what did James Cameron think of Alien: Covenant?
During a FB live chat, transcribed by AvP Galaxy, Cameron gave his thoughts.
“I thought that Alien: Covenant was a great ride. It was beautiful,” Cameron said of this year’s film. “I love Ridley’s films and I love his film making. I love the beauty of the photography. I love the visceral sense that you’re there, that you’re present.”
However, Cameron continued, “It’s not a film that I would have made. I don’t like films where you invest in a character and they get destroyed at the end. I would not have made that film. I can’t comment on where Ridley is going with it but I think he is obviously trying to create a greater universe around it and more backstory with the Engineers and so on.”
“I’ll show up for the next one, absolutely,” Cameron added.